Native arts and crafts in St. Paul
If you weren’t already aware, November is Native American Heritage Month. The website for Native American Heritage Month tells us, “What started at the turn of the century as an effort to gain a day of recognition for the significant contributions the first Americans made to the establishment and growth of the U.S., has resulted in a whole month being designated for that purpose.” President Obama recently proclaimed November as National Native American Heritage Month.
For us here at Black Bear Crossings Café and Banquet Center, November is a time for us to reflect on our strong roots and celebrate our heritage. As you may know, our name comes from our owner’s Ojibwe roots. In Ojibwe, “Maaka de Maakwa Azha Wiskaad” translates to “where black bears roam.” Black Bear Crossings was founded as an establishment to help celebrate and support positive American Indian identity. Black Bear Crossings continues that mission today as a St. Paul community fixture where multicultural sharing and positive community building can occur.
Celebrate Native American Heritage Month at Black Bear Crossings Café and Banquet Center: When you stop into the café, you’ll find a variety of jewelry, Continue reading