How to Celebrate Native American Heritage Month in Milwaukee

Native American Heritage Month kicks off in November and Milwaukee is the place to be to experience traditional Native American culture, cuisine and craftsmanship. Whether you’re interested in an immersive culinary experience, trying your hand at classic crafts or watching an impressive Grand Entry at the Hunting Moon Pow Wow, you’re sure to be dazzled.

Check out all that we’ve got in store:

1. Hunting Moon Pow Wow – Okay, you’re right. The Pow wow takes place Oct. 20-22 at the Wisconsin Center so it’s not technically scheduled during Native American Heritage Month. That being said, this is an event you won’t want to miss! Attendees will witness an event steeped in tradition, full of color and sound and featuring some of the finest Native American dancers, drummers and singers. Like other celebrations, the Hunting Moon Pow Wow will feature Native American cuisine and handmade crafts, so make sure you check it out!

2. Native American Heritage Dinner - On November 7, Potawatomi Hotel & Casino’s annual Native American Heritage Dinner will be held at Dream Dance Steak. Executive Chef Mike Christensen, a member of the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians, will share his passion for fusing classic French cooking techniques with traditional Ojibwe ingredients. The dinner will include a seven-course menu with wine pairings for $85, not including tax or gratuity. Check back for details!

3. Milwaukee Art Museum After Dark – Potawatomi Hotel & Casino will host the Milwaukee Art Museum’s MAM After Dark event on November 17, highlighting Native American culture through a variety of mediums. Guests will experience Native American song, dance, story-telling and a special activity table, plus a performance from Native American hip hop artist Supaman! The event is from 7 p.m. until 11 p.m. and is free to attend for Milwaukee Art Museum members ($12 for non-members).

Whether you’re interested in experiencing the time-honored traditions of old, learning some modern tricks to update classical menu items or simply want a taste of Native American culture at its best, Milwaukee is the place to be this November.