We are currently planning the 36th American Indian Graduation for Spring 2022 to be held on Friday, April 29th in a hybrid model virtually and at South High School in Minneapolis. American Indian students, their families, college representatives and local and state American Indian leaders and community members in education and in tribal government, attend this annual celebratory event to recognize our American Indian Graduates.
Historically, American Indian college graduation rates are far below other ethnic groups. Volunteers who recognized the importance of honoring American Indian graduates created the American Indian Graduation Event over 30 years ago. This graduation is fully funded by donations and organized by volunteers from post-secondary institutions and community members. To meet our modest budget, we invite you to contribute monetarily. Your individual name or the name of your organization will be publicly acknowledged and listed in our program.
Our graduates represent tribes from Minnesota, South Dakota, North Dakota, Wisconsin, Michigan and many other states through out the United States and Canada. We honor our graduates with an invocation from an American Indian elder, followed by a keynote speaker, recognition ceremony where they are presented with a certificate, braid of sweet grass and a pendleton stole that they can where at their institutions graduation ceremony. The ceremony is concluded with an honor song from a local Drum group. All graduates are invited to attend along with up to 4 (four) guests. A meal is also provided for everyone in attendance.
You may send any contributions to our fiscal agent – see information below. Please be sure to indicate the donation is for the American Indian Graduation Celebration.
Attn: Carole Kampf, Accounting Manager
American Indian Graduation Celebration
2211 Riverside Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55454