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, art, and cuisine. Whether you’re interested in an immersive culinary experience, partying the night away at a museum, or watching films from some of the most talented Native American filmmakers in the United States, you’re sure to have an unforgettable experience. 

Check out all that we’ve got in store:

  • Native American Heritage Month Film Series: Partnering with Milwaukee Film, Potawatomi Hotel & Casino will be presenting a three-film series throughout the month of November to honor Native American culture and traditions. On Saturday, November 2nd, 9th, and 16thth, you can stop by The Oriental Theater to see a new Native American film. During the month of November, Smoke Signals, and The Seventh Fire will be playing. 
  • Milwaukee Art Museum After Dark: Potawatomi Hotel & Casino will host the Milwaukee Art Museum’s MAM After Dark event on November 15th, highlighting Native American culture through a variety of mediums. It’s a Friendsgiving theme, so not only will you get to enjoy art, treats, games, and crafts honoring Native American Heritage Month, there will also be a F-R-I-E-N-D-S-themed trivia. 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).
  • Native American Heritage Dinner: On November 19th, Potawatomi Hotel & Casino’s annual Native American Heritage Dinner, a celebratory meal with local community leaders and partners, will be held on the property. Chef Quentin Glabus has represented Canaidian First Nations cuisine around the world and on November 19th, he will be offering cuisine inspired not only from his roots and his travels, but combined with flavors our region. 
  • Marquette vs Robert Morris: In honor of the Native American Heritage Month, Potawatomi Hotel & Casino will be sponsoring the Marquette Men's Basketball game on November 23rd. During the month of November, the team has been wearing their Nike N7 uniforms to bring awareness to Native American culture and heritage. 
  • Traditional Native American Recipes: Last year, several of our team members wrote about the recipes that they love to make at home. If you’re looking to celebrate Native American Heritage Month at home, then consider trying this Ojibwe Fry Bread, Wojape Berry Jam, or Wild Rice Casserole.

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.