BEMIDJI -- Rock The Vote Native Style and MN350 Action hosted the Rock’n in the Park event on Saturday at Rail River Folk School.

The aim of the event was voter registration and particularly within the Native American community.

Speakers included Nancy Beaulieu, of MN350; Will Robinson, of the 7th Generation organization; Rita Albrecht, Minnesota Senate District 5 candidate; John Persell, Minnesota House of Representatives District 5A candidate; Audrey Thayer, Bemidji City Council Ward 1 candidate; and Jeremiah Liend, Minnesota House District 2A candidate; and more.

The event was originally scheduled to be held at Library Park, however, due to potential rain, it was held at the Rail River Folk School from 2 to 4 p.m.

Josh Desjarlait from Red Lake Nation performs as the hand drum host for the Rock’n in the Park event hosted by Rock The Vote Native Style and MN350 Action Saturday at Rail River Folk School. (Jillian Gandsey / Bemidji Pioneer)
Josh Desjarlait from Red Lake Nation performs as the hand drum host for the Rock’n in the Park event hosted by Rock The Vote Native Style and MN350 Action Saturday at Rail River Folk School. (Jillian Gandsey / Bemidji Pioneer)

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Bemidji Mayor and Senate District 5 candidate Rita Albrecht speaks at the Rock’n in the Park event hosted by Rock The Vote Native Style and MN350 Action Saturday at Rail River Folk School. (Jillian Gandsey / Bemidji Pioneer)
Bemidji Mayor and Senate District 5 candidate Rita Albrecht speaks at the Rock’n in the Park event hosted by Rock The Vote Native Style and MN350 Action Saturday at Rail River Folk School. (Jillian Gandsey / Bemidji Pioneer)

Minnesota House District 5A Rep. John Persell, DFL-Bemidji, who is up for re-election, takes off his veteran masks before speaking at the Rock’n in the Park event hosted by Rock The Vote Native Style and MN350 Action Saturday at Rail River Folk School. (Jillian Gandsey / Bemidji Pioneer)
Minnesota House District 5A Rep. John Persell, DFL-Bemidji, who is up for re-election, takes off his veteran masks before speaking at the Rock’n in the Park event hosted by Rock The Vote Native Style and MN350 Action Saturday at Rail River Folk School. (Jillian Gandsey / Bemidji Pioneer)

Attendees of the Rock’n in the Park event hosted by Rock The Vote Native Style and MN350 Action chat on Saturday at Rail River Folk School. (Jillian Gandsey / Bemidji Pioneer)
Attendees of the Rock’n in the Park event hosted by Rock The Vote Native Style and MN350 Action chat on Saturday at Rail River Folk School. (Jillian Gandsey / Bemidji Pioneer)