Duluth’s Native Culture & Heritage

Photo courtesy of Ivy Vainio

The shores of Lake Superior have been home to native people for centuries. The City of Duluth and the surrounding region rests on the traditional Indigenous land of the Lake Superior Anishinaabe (Ojibwe) people. You’ll find special celebrations and attractions that preserve and celebrate native culture.

Photo by Lucas Reynolds


Indigenous First Art and Gift Shop sells quality gifts and goods with a mission of advancing and promoting 80 different contemporary Indigenous and diverse artists, authors and agriculturalists! You’ll find original art, giclee prints, jewelry, pottery, books, apparel and traditional foods such as maple syrup and wild rice!

Photo courtesy of Ivy Vainio


Attend a summer powwow, hosted by the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, that blends tribal tradition and modern hospitality. While there, visit the Fond du Lac Reservation Cultural Center & Museum.

November Is
National Native American Heritage Month