Chesapeake, VA: American Indian Festival

Celebration features American Indian storytelling, traditional dancing, and demonstrations. Native jewelry, crafts, festival and Native American food vendors.  Find out More

MCCN attended the event.  See the Grand Entry Video:

European Cultural Heritages of Wisconsin

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New Glarus (Swiss) and Mt. Horeb (Norwegian) are examples of rural towns that reflect the traditions of the original residents’ homeland. An emphasis on historic preservation is evident in logging towns and mining communities that have maintained the flavor of the past. With the greatest number of Native American tribes and bands east of the Mississippi, there are Native American powwows, arts and crafts exhibitions, and museums. Few states in the nation have maintained cultural ties with their European ancestors as diligently as Wisconsin. From the ornate German restaurants of Milwaukee to the Swiss cheese factories of Green County to the Scandinavian attractions of Door County, Wisconsin’s European heritage is proudly on display, providing visitors with a fascinating glimpse of the state’s ethnic heritage.

Read More about the German Heritage in Wisconsin

Read More about the Scandinavian Culture of Wisconsin

Read More about the Swiss Culture of Wisconsin

November: Native American Heritage Month

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The purpose of National American Indian Heritage Month is to honor and recognize the original peoples of this land. The 1996 proclamation details their contributions to the past and to the future:

Throughout our history, American Indian and Alaska Native peoples have been an integral part of the American character. Against the odds, America’s first peoples have endured, and they remain a vital cultural, political, social, and moral presence. Tribal America has brought to this great country certain values and ideas that have become ingrained in the American spirit: the knowledge that humans can thrive and prosper without destroying the natural environment; the understanding that people from very different backgrounds, cultures, religions, and traditions can come together to build a great country; and the awareness that diversity can be a source of strength rather than division.

Learn about the Native American Culture & Fry Bread:

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