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AIMS Students Perform During Debut of American Indian Exhibit at U.S. District Courthouse

Students from American Indian Magnet School recently performed a cultural demonstration of drumming, singing and dancing for a public reception at the U.S. District Courthouse in Minneapolis.

The performance on Nov. 3 debuted the exhibit “Why Treaties Matter: Self-governance in the Ojibwe and Dakota Nations” at the U.S. Courthouse, 300 S. Fourth St. in Minneapolis.

Some students from Harding Senior High School also performed during the event. A narrator informed the audience of the significance of various American Indian dance and regalia styles.

The keynote address was performed by U.S. District Judge Diane Humetewa of Arizona, who was the first ever American Indian women to be confirmed by the U.S. Senate as a U.S. District Court Judge.

The following students performed in the event:

Boys Traditional Dancers
Bronson Grant - Harding High School
Brandon Grant - AIMS

Girls Traditional Dancers
Callista Grant - AIMS
Nina Burgland - Harding High School
Boys Grass Dancers
Santino DeCory - AIMS
Wakinyan DeCory - AIMS
Girls Jingle Dancers
Kathy Goggleye - AIMS
Rayna Goggleye - AIMS
Girls Fancy Shawl Dancers
Skyler Kuczabowski - Harding High School
Caley Coyne - AIMS
Erasto Quevedo Guevara - AIMS
William Yang - AIMS
Deondre Whiteface - AIMS
Jonathan Calles - AIMS
Luis Garzon Villanueva - AIMS
Nathan Burgland - AIMS