The dates have been announced for this year's Great Dakota Gathering event which will take place for the 11th year.
The activities will be held in Unity Park in East Lake Park September 12th through the 14th.
The event is sponsored by the Winona-Dakota Unity Alliance and invites American Indians from the Upper Midwest and Canada to come to Winona for a weekend filled with activities to honor the Dakota Nation.
New this year, the festival will be welcoming all other American Indians who once lived in the Winona area,
There will also be a pow wow with exhibition dancing plus a dancing competition and a Sunday feast. In addition, new this year will be exhibition lacrosse games and a genealogist who can help people "find their roots"
The gathering annually invites the Dakota to return to their ancestral homeland.....