National Welcoming Week is celebrated across the United States
in over 220 communities to promote awareness,learning, tolerance and unity.
It inspires us to build a different kind of community where everyone belongs.
This year 15+ organizations and businesses have joined in to bring you
10 full days of events across Fargo, Moorhead, & West Fargo!
Come learn and embrace about our cultures new and existing.
Annual Multi-Ethnic Summer Picnic
"Summer picnic" is an annual picnic for all New Americans ( refugees from Somalia, Bhutan, Kurdistan, Iraq, Sudan, Liberia, Haiti etc) with individuals and families from all different cultural and socio-ecomomic backgrounds to socialize, connect and learn from one another thus fostering trust and building better relationships among new immigrant arrivals in the communities. Hornbacher's Foods is a major sponsor of this annual summer picnic feeding 80-100 families.
For the third year in a row, Growing Together is hosting a Community Table in order to kick off Welcoming Week. Unlike the previous two events at Rabanus Park, however, Growing Together is partnering with the monthly International Potluck efforts and the Plains Art Museum to host an evening event, inside! Please bring a dish important to your family or culture; include a story with the dish. There are cultural performances as well as activities for adults and children.
Come and experience our diverse community
Native American Festival & Educational Series
Join the Fargo Public Library, Cultural Diversity Resources, the Fargo Native American Commisson, and the Plains Art Museum to celebrate Native American Hertigage Month. Enjoy a host of speakers,storytellers, musicians, artists, activities & documentaries as part of this series of events.
Series Events List:
November 4 ● Main Library
10 a.m. – Welcome
10:15 a.m. – Buffalo River Singers perform
10:30 a.m. – Storyteller Michael Gabbard performs
11 a.m. – Speaker Darlene St. Clair
12 p.m. – Native American food tasting & sampling
12:15 p.m. – Native American Commission
1 p.m. – Family & Youth activities
2:15 p.m. – S...toryteller Anne Dunn performs
3:15 p.m. – Musician Annie Humphrey performs
November 5 ● Main Library
1 p.m. – Native American artist demonstrations
2 p.m. – Speaker Bob Shimok will discuss the White Earth Land Recovery Project
4 p.m. – Speaker Melody Staebner will discuss Native American education programs our community
November 7 ● Main Library
6:30 p.m. – Film screening of "Mino-Bimadiziwin:The Good Life", about wild rice harvesting in Minnesota. Producer and filmmaker Deb Wallwork will be on hand to facilitate this screening and lead a brief discussion.
November 8 ● Main Library
6:30 p.m.– Film screening of "Warriors", stories of Native Americans as soldiers in Vietnam and as Vietnam veterans in America. Producer and filmmaker Deb Wallwork will be on hand to facilitate this screening and lead a brief discussion.
November 11 ● Plains Art Museum
11 a.m. – Native American Juried Arts & Crafts Festival; free & open to the public.
Please note: This project is a partnership with the Native American Commission, the Fargo Public Library, Cultural Diversity Resources , and the Plains Art Museum.
Additional support for this project is provided by Bell Bank and Knight Printing.
Cultivate our Cultures is a free, indoor, one-day family celebration of the rich cultural diversity in the Fargo-Moorhead community held annually at Heritage Hjemkomast Center, Moorhead. The event draws community members together to share and learn about the crafts, skills and talents of diverse cultural groups through cultural performances, ethnic foods, cultural exhibits and children's activities. Attendance increasing annually with more than 1,600 attendees in 2014.