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Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post
43411 Oodena Dr.
Onamia, MN 56359

Hours

Memorial Day Weekend-Labor Day:
Tue-Sat 10 am-5 pm
 
Open Memorial Day, July 4 and Labor Day, 10 am-5 pm
 
April & May, Sept & Oct:
Wed-Sat 11 am-4 pm
 
Trading Post open year round Hours

Admission

  • $9 adults
  • $7 seniors and college students
  • $6 children ages 6-17
  • Free for children age 5 and under, MNHS members and Mille Lacs Band members w/ID.

Contact

320-532-3632

Signature Events

The Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post presents a variety of seasonal events and programming year round. Visit our calendar of events for upcoming dates.

Kids Crafts

Kids Crafts

This series highlights American Indian design and handcrafts. A different craft is featured on select Saturdays once a month. For a small kit fee ($3-$7) kids can decorate a shoulder bag reminiscent of Ojibwe bandolier bags, bead a ring to learn basic stringing techniques, make a corn husk doll, create their own dream catcher, or weave a “God’s Eye,” used to decorate ceremonial shields of southwestern American Indians. The kids also learn about the tradition of the craft and the materials used.

 

Beading 101

Beading 101

Workshop participants view examples of Ojibwe crafts, learn about traditional design, materials and techniques, and make an item to take home. Workshops are two day programs, with four hours of instruction each day. A light lunch is provided. Discounted hotel rooms at nearby Grand Casino are available. Workshop sizes are kept small to allow for individual attention. Whenever possible workshops are taught by members of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe.

 

Ojibwe Moccasin Workshop

Ojibwe Moccasin Workshop

Workshop participants view examples of Ojibwe crafts, learn about traditional design, materials and techniques, and make an item to take home. Workshops are two day programs, with four hours of instruction each day. A light lunch is provided. Discounted hotel rooms at nearby Grand Casino are available. Workshop sizes are kept small to allow for individual attention. Whenever possible workshops are taught by members of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe.

 

Sweetgrass Basket Workshop

Sweetgrass Basket Workshop

Workshop participants view examples of Ojibwe crafts, learn about traditional design, materials and techniques, and make an item to take home. Workshops are two day programs, with four hours of instruction each day. A light lunch is provided. Discounted hotel rooms at nearby Grand Casino are available. Workshop sizes are kept small to allow for individual attention. Whenever possible workshops are taught by members of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe.

 

Birch Bark Ornament Workshop

Birch Bark Ornament Workshop

Workshop participants view examples of Ojibwe crafts, learn about traditional design, materials and techniques, and make an item to take home. This workshop is one day, with four hours of instruction. A light lunch is provided. Workshop sizes are kept small to allow for individual attention. Whenever possible workshops are taught by members of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe.

 

Porcupine Quill Jewelry Workshop

Porcupine Quill Jewelry Workshop

Workshop participants view examples of Ojibwe crafts, learn about traditional design, materials and techniques, and make an item to take home. Workshops are two day programs, with four hours of instruction each day. A light lunch is provided. Workshop sizes are kept small to allow for individual attention. Whenever possible workshops are taught by members of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe.

 

Woodland Pottery Workshop

Woodland Pottery Workshop

Workshop participants view examples of Ojibwe crafts, learn about traditional design, materials and techniques, and make an item to take home. Workshops are two day programs, with four hours of instruction each day. A light lunch is provided. Discounted hotel rooms at nearby Grand Casino are available. Workshop sizes are kept small to allow for individual attention. Whenever possible workshops are taught by members of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe.

 

Appliqué Beading Workshop

Appliqué Beading Workshop

Workshop participants view examples of Ojibwe crafts, learn about traditional design, materials and techniques, and make an item to take home. Workshops are two day programs, with four hours of instruction each day. A light lunch is provided. Discounted hotel rooms at nearby Grand Casino are available. Workshop sizes are kept small to allow for individual attention. Whenever possible workshops are taught by members of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe.

 

Memorial Day Powwow

Memorial Day Powwow

The powwow is a favorite as American Indian Veterans, their families and the community, gather to dance and hear the heartbeat of our nations through singing and drumming. This event is open to the public and continues to grow each year with more dancers and more vendors who sell authentic American Indian arts and crafts.

 

Ojibwe Mitten Workshop

Ojibwe Mitten Workshop

Workshop participants view examples of Ojibwe crafts, learn about traditional design, materials and techniques, and make an item to take home. Workshops are two days, with five hours of instruction each day. A light lunch is provided. Discounted hotel rooms at nearby Grand Casino are available. Workshop sizes are kept small to allow for individual attention. Whenever possible workshops are taught by members of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe.

 

Birch Bark Harvest

Birch Bark Harvest

Workshop participants view examples of Ojibwe crafts, learn about traditional design, materials and techniques, and make an item to take home. Workshops are two day programs, with four hours of instruction each day. A light lunch is provided. Discounted hotel rooms at nearby Grand Casino are available. Workshop sizes are kept small to allow for individual attention. Whenever possible workshops are taught by members of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe.

 

Beaded Medallion Workshop

Beaded Medallion Workshop

Workshop participants view examples of Ojibwe crafts, learn about traditional design, materials and techniques, and make an item to take home. Workshops are two days, with five hours of instruction each day. A light lunch is provided. Discounted hotel rooms at nearby Grand Casino are available. Workshop sizes are kept small to allow for individual attention. Whenever possible workshops are taught by members of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe.