The Minnesota Timberwolves celebrate the Prairie Island Indian community at Native American Heritage Night on Nov. 18


Minneapolis/St. Paul – The Minnesota Timberwolves will host Native American Heritage Night, presented by the Prairie Island Indian Community and Treasure Island Resort & Casino on Thursday, November 18, when the Timberwolves host the San Antonio Spurs.

The annual Native American Heritage Night celebrates the rich heritage, traditions and culture of the Prairie Indian community and the Bdewakantunwan Dakota Tribal Nation. The Timberwolves and Treasure Island Resort & Casino introduced a new cultural inclusion platform at the start of the season focused on year-round activations and Native American heritage education, some of which will debut at Thursday’s game. . New initiatives include:

“Minnesota Strong” PSA: A new anti-bullying PSA presented by the Prairie Island Indian community promotes a message of cultural inclusion with appearances from Timberwolves and Lynx players and coaches, former students and current members of the Prairie Island Indian Community Tribal Council.

Prairie Island Indian Community DJ: Austin Owen will DJ alongside Timberwolves DJ Mad Mardigan for the evening.

Flag Song: Members of the Prairie Island Indian community will perform their pre-game Flag Song with singers and dancers at halftime.

Prairie Island Indian Community Historical Exhibit: Fans can view the historical exhibit located in the atrium lobby and read about the history of the Prairie Island Indian community in Minnesota.

Native American Heritage Night T-Shirts: Action Pack will be releasing Native American Heritage Night themed t-shirts throughout the night.

Fhima’s Test Kitchen Native American Dish: From Chef Sean Sherman, Fhima’s Test Kitchen, located in Section 126, will serve roast turkey with berry mint sauce and black walnuts.

“We thank our longtime partner for continuing to share the rich traditions and heritage of our people,” said Shelley Buck, Chair of the Prairie Island Indian Community Tribal Council. “We proudly support the Timberwolves and Lynx as together we stand up for our community and are committed to continuing education about the importance of diversity and inclusion.”

“Treasure Island Resort & Casino has been a proud partner for over twenty years. We are honored to work with them in our mutual commitment to education, inclusion and advancement,” said Ethan Casson, CEO of Timberwolves. and Lynx. The night is a special night for our fans and our community, especially as we expand its reach through expanded programming and initiatives.

Native American Heritage Month is celebrated every November. Native American Heritage Day is a holiday celebrated the day after Thanksgiving.

In October, the Timberwolves and Treasure Island Resort & Casino unveiled a renovated outdoor court for the Prairie Island Indian community in Welch, Minnesota. Former Wolves Quincy Lewis and Lynx guard Rachel Banham helped break into the new ground.

Treasure Island Resort & Casino and the Minnesota Timberwolves previously announced the renewal of their partnership, naming Treasure Island Resort & Casino a Founder-Level Partner and Exclusive Casino and Gaming Partner of the teams. Treasure Island Resort & Casino has been a longtime partner of Wolves for over 20 years.

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