April 2014 Calendar

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Ongoing

NACC MNsure

Navigators are still able to assist those who have no income or who

are low-income in applying for Medicaid and MinnesotaCare. If you

attempted to apply for MNsure and had issues with the application,

you may qualify for an extension.

For more

information, contact: Lori Williams, 612-872-8086, ext. 1013,

lwilliams@nacc-healthcare.org; Sandra Lorentz, 612-872-8086, ext.

1018, slorentz@nacc-healthcare.org; or Patti DuFault, 612-872-8086,

ext. 1045, pdufault@nacc-healthcare.org.

Through May 31

“Where I Fit”

Textile

works by Maggie Thompson (Fond du Lac Ojibwe). All My Relations

Gallery, 1414 E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis, MN, 612-235-4970,

www.AllMyRelationsArts.com.

April 5

Food and Farm Conversations

Please join us to connect with people,

share ideas and create community. Local, healthy food prepared by

Austin Bartold and the Waite House Kitchen. Child care available.

Free event, space is limited, RSVP to Lannesse Baker at 612-721-9886

or email lannesseb@ihb-mpls.org. 11 a.m.-2 p.m., All Nations Indian

Church, 1515 E 23rd Street, Minneapolis, MN

Starting

April 7

Dakota

Language Immersion Early Childhood Program

Wicoie

Nandagikendan will offer a Dakota Language Program Immersion

experience for preschool children from 9:30 a.m. to noon for children

18 months to 5 years-old. For more information contact Diane Seurer,

Four Directions Family Center, 2438 18th Ave. South, Minneapolis, MN,

612-722-0766 or email dseurer@thefamilypartnership.org.

April 9

deadline

Construction

Trade Training

Summit

Academy OIC is accepting applications for construction jobs for the

new football stadium and for free construction trade training.

Training for pipefitters, plumbers, ironworkers and sheet metal

workers begins in April for 20 weeks. No out of pocket costs.

For more

information, contact Tiffany Hand, Little Earth Employment Director,

612-455-2831.

April 9

Circle of

Generations

Dakota

Language with Neil McKay, 4-5 p.m.; Manido Bimibatoowin (Spiritual

Running): First Nations Unite; Outfit Repair/Tips with Wayne Reyes

and Miskwa DesJarlait; Naagadawendamowin, Wiiyawimaa, Aabiziijigan

(Mind, Body, Medicine) with Linda EagleSpeaker and Donna LaChapelle;

Makizin-ataagewin/Han’pana (Moccasin Games) with Grady Renville;

Teaching Circle, 5 to 7:30 p.m. Minneapolis American Indian Center,

1530 E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis, MN. For more information, call

Stephanie Thompson at 612-879-1768 or email stthompson@maicnet.org.

April 10

Circle of

Generations Ojibwemowin (Ojibwe Language)

Joe Spears,

5-6 p.m., Minneapolis American Indian Center, 1530 E. Franklin Ave.,

Minneapolis, MN. For more information, call Stephanie Thompson at

612-879-1768 or email stthompson@maicnet.org.

April 15

Celebrating

Equity and Diversity in Faculty Publications

Join us for

a reading in celebration of equity and diversity in University of

Minnesota faculty publications. Refreshments will be provided. Brenda

Child will read from her recent book “Holding Our World Together:

Ojibwe Women and the Survival of the Community.” Zenzele Isoke will

read from her book “Urban Black Woman and the Politics of

Resistance.” 4:30 to 6 p.m., Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120,

222 21st Ave. South, Minneapolis, MN.

April 15

Department

of Indian Work Family Education Diabetes Series

These free

sessions were developed by and for the American Indian community. No

registration is required. Each session offers: confidential

five-point health screenings; delicious and healthy meals; health

presentation and discussion; Talking Circles; program for children;

fitness activities; and attendance incentives and rewards. 5:30-7:30

p.m., Department of Indian Work, 1671 Summit Ave., St. Paul, MN,

Sheila White Eagle Hall, lower level of SPACC. For more information,

call Mikayla Schaaf at 651-789-3862, email mschaaf@spacc.org or visit

www.spacc.org/diw.

April 16

Circle of

Generations

Dakota

Language with Neil McKay, 4-5 p.m.; Manido Bimibatoowin (Spiritual

Running): First Nations Unite; Outfit Repair/Tips with Wayne Reyes

and Miskwa DesJarlait; Naagadawendamowin, Wiiyawimaa, Aabiziijigan

(Mind, Body, Medicine) with Linda EagleSpeaker and Donna LaChapelle;

Makizin-ataagewin/Han’pana (Moccasin Games) with Grady Renville;

Teaching Circle, 5 to 7:30 p.m. Minneapolis American Indian Center,

1530 E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis, MN. For more information, call

Stephanie Thompson at 612-879-1768 or email stthompson@maicnet.org.

April 17

Circle of

Generations Ojibwemowin (Ojibwe Language)

Joe Spears,

5-6 p.m., Minneapolis American Indian Center, 1530 E. Franklin Ave.,

Minneapolis, MN. For more information, call Stephanie Thompson at

612-879-1768 or email stthompson@maicnet.org.

April 23

Circle of

Generations Spring Feast

5 to 7:30

p.m., Minneapolis American Indian Center, 1530 E. Franklin Ave.,

Minneapolis, MN. For more information, call Stephanie Thompson at

612-879-1768 or email stthompson@maicnet.org.

April 24

A Partnership Of Diabetics (APOD)

Monthly Breakfast

You’re

invited for yummies for the tummy, tasty topics for the mind and

always supporting diabetics! Breakfast beings at 8:30 a.m., Phillips

Community Center Dining Room, 2323 11th Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN. For

more information, call 612-812-2429 or visit

www.meetup.com/A-Partnership-Of-Diabetics.

April 24

Circle of

Generations

Men’s

Basketball, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Closing Drum, noon, light lunch

provided; Ojibwemowin (Ojibwe Language) with Joe Spears, 5-6 p.m.

Minneapolis American Indian Center, 1530 E. Franklin Ave.,

Minneapolis, MN. For more information, call Stephanie Thompson at

612-879-1768 or email stthompson@maicnet.org.

April 25

“Delve Deep: Authenticity,

Appropriation and the Arts” Panel Discussion

Join us for a panel discussion with the

creator of “Beyond Buckskin Boutique” Jessica Metcalfe, Ph.D.,

Sasha Houston Brown and Maggie Thompson. Light refreshments will be

served. 6 to 8 p.m., All My Relations Gallery, 1414 E. Franklin Ave.,

Minneapolis, MN, 612-235-4970, www.AllMyRelationsArts.com.

April 25

American

Indian Early Childhood Resource Fair/Circle of Generations Pow Wow

Tiny Tot

Special, Spot Dance, early childhood vendors invited, hosted by

MNTrecc Metro Work Group. 6-8 p.m., Minneapolis American Indian

Center, 1530 E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis, MN. For more information,

call Kay at 612-294-2659, email

ktellinghuisen@thefamilypartnership.org or Janice at 651-274-5946 or

email jlafloe@gmail.com.

April 26

Financial

Literacy Class

Hosted by

Bii Gii Wiin Community Development Load Fund, topics include

accessing credit, credit reports, checking and savings accounts,

spending plans, building a healthy economy. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., 1508 E.

Franklin Ave., Suite 100, Minneapolis, MN. To register or for more

information, call 612-354-2249 or email areese@bgwcdlf.org.

April 28

Native

American Somali Friendship Committee

Please join

us for our monthly meeting. Everybody is welcome. Dinner will be

served, we will be sharing Native American and Somali dishes. 5:30 to

7:30 p.m., East Phillips Park and Community Center, 2307 17th

Ave. South, Minneapolis, MN. For more information, call Norma Smith

at 612-850-2383, email norma_gene86@yahoo.com or Amina Saleh at

612-729-0340, email asaleh@thefamilyparnership.org.

April 30

IHB’s Women’s Health Day

The

Shakopee Mobile Mammogram Unit will be on site to provide mammograms

to those scheduled. A light breakfast and lunch will be provided and

we will be doing education and games throughout the day, $10 gift

cards available to those that complete mammogram. 10 a.m.-4 .m.,

Indian Health Board, 1315 E 24th St., Minneapolis, MN.

Call to schedule pap and/or mammogram or for more information

612-721-9881.

April 30

Food and Farm Conversations

Please join us to connect with people,

share ideas and create community. Local, healthy food prepared by

Austin Bartold and the Waite House Kitchen. Child care available.

Free event, space is limited, RSVP to Lannesse Baker at 612-721-9886

or email lannesseb@ihb-mpls.org. 11 a.m.-2 p.m., All Nations Indian

Church, 1515 E 23rd Street, Minneapolis, MN

May 1

American

Indian Month Kick-Off

Show your

Native pride at this year’s kick-off event that will feature the

Parade of Nations, community speakers, round dance and a community

feast. Sponsored in part by the City of Minneapolis, MUID and Native

American Community Development Institute.

Gathering/Opening,

10 a.m., Cedar Field-Little Earth, Cedar Avenue and 25th Street;

Parade of Nations, 10:30 a.m., Cedar Field to Minneapolis American

Indian Center/Wakiagun Lawn; Community Speakers, 11:30 a.m.,

MAIC/Wakiagun; Round Dance, 11:45 a.m.; Community Feast, noon. For

more information, call 612-235-4969 or email dyang@nacdi.org.

Mondays

A Partnership Of Diabetics (APOD)

Self-Management Meet-Ups

Come to learn more about managing

diabetes! 7 p.m., Phillips Community Center Dining Room, 2323 11th

Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN. For more information, call 612-812-2429 or

visit www.meetup.com/A-Partnership-Of-Diabetics.

Mondays

The Medicine Wheel Open AA Meeting

This is an open 12 Step AA Meeting. No

transportation or child care provided. Enter through parking lot door

entrance. Church of Gichitwaa Kateri, 3045 Park Ave., Minneapolis,

MN. For more information, call 612-824-7606.

Mondays

Stress Management Group, 11 a.m.-noon,

Native American Community Clinic, 1213 East Frankline Avenue,

Minneapolis, MN. For more information, call 612-872-8086 or visit

www.nacc-healthcare.org.

Mondays

“Healing Journey” Men’s Support

Group

This group provides a supportive

environment for those recovering from co-occuring disorders. Ideal

for those who have already completed treatment programs. This group

provides emotional, mental, physical and spiritual support for

relapse prevention. The group meets once a week from 3 to 4 p.m.

Indian Health Board, 1315 E. 24th St., Minneapolis, MN 55404. To set

up an appointment, call 612-721-9807.

Tuesdays

Women’s Empowerment Group, 3:30-4:30

p.m., Native American Community Clinic, 1213 East Frankline Avenue,

Minneapolis, MN. For more information, call 612-872-8086 or visit

www.nacc-healthcare.org.

Tuesdays

Women of Traditional Birthing

Pregnant women and expecting fathers

are invited to join groups that will cover nutrition, FASD, SIDS,

anatomy of pregnancy and fetal development, mental health, pregnancy

yoga, prenatal parenting, breast feeding, labor and delivery. The

event will also include activities, daycare is available to enrolled

participants. Dinner is served promptly at 5 p.m. and tokens are

given for transportation. 5 to 7 p.m., Division of Indian Work, 1001

E. Lake St., Minneapolis, MN. For more information or to enroll, call

Fawn Edberg-Marquez at 612-279-6312 or email fmarquez@diw-mn.org.

Tuesdays

On the Red Road AA Meeting

Open/mixed, Step Meeting. 7 p.m.

Minneapolis American Indian Center, side entrance, 1530 East Franklin

Avenue, Minneapolis, MN.

Wednesdays

Enhancing Wellbeing with Chronic Health

Conditions, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Native American Community Clinic,

1213 East Frankline Avenue, Minneapolis, MN. For more information,

call 612-872-8086 or visit www.nacc-healthcare.org.

Thursdays

Women’s Grief and Loss Support Group,

11 a.m.-noon, Native American Community Clinic, 1213 East Frankline

Avenue, Minneapolis, MN. For more information, call 612-872-8086 or

visit www.nacc-healthcare.org.

Thursdays

Anishinabe Academy Family Language

Table

Experience the teachings of our

ancestors. Anishinaabe scholar and indigenous linguist James

“Kaagegaabaw” Vukelich and Dakota star visionary and teacher Jim

Rock explore the teachings of the Dakota and Ojibwe people. All

community members are welcome to attend. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.,

Anishinabe Academy, 3100 East 28th Street, Minneapolis, MN.

Thursdays

Parents of Tradition

A program of Early Childhood Family

Education & MPS Indian Education. Join us for parent and child

learning activities (ages birth-Kindergarten enrollment); learninghow

to prepare your child for school; meet other parents and reconnect to

the good path of parenting. Guiding Elder: Ida Downwind. 1-2:30 p.m.,

Anishinabe Academy, Room 294, 3100 E. 28th St., Minneapolis, MN

55406. To register call Jean Coleman at 612-290-9936.

First Saturday

Parent Resource Group Meets in

Minneapolis

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of

Minnesota provides support groups for families of children with

mental illness. The support groups will help parents discover

resources to meet the challenges of raising a child with mental

illness, learn coping skills and develop problem-solving skills.

Parent resource groups are facilitated by a parent who has a child

with a mental illness and who has been trained to lead support

groups. This group also offers bilingual support for

Spanish-speakers. 2:15-3:45 p.m., Lake Nokomis Recreation Center,

Arts and Crafts Room, 4955 West Lake Nokomis Pkwy, Minneapolis, MN.

For more information, call Susan at 612-424-1823.

1st and 3rd Saturdays of every month

Ojibwe Language Table

Everyone is welcome. Potluck dinner,

feel free to bring a dish to share, drinks can be purchased at the

coffee shop. 5:30-7:30 p.m., Pow Wow Grounds, 1414 E. Franklin Ave.,

Minneapolis, MN 55404. For more information, call 612-545-5598.

First Saturday

Parent

Resource Group Meets in Minneapolis

The National Alliance on

Mental Illness (NAMI) of Minnesota provides support groups for

families of children with mental illness. The support groups will

help parents discover resources to meet the challenges of raising a

child with mental illness, learn coping skills and develop

problem-solving skills. Parent resource groups are facilitated by a

parent who has a child with a mental illness and who has been trained

to lead support groups. This group also offers bilingual support for

Spanish-speakers. 2:15-3:45 p.m., Lake Nokomis Recreation Center,

Arts and Crafts Room, 4955 West Lake Nokomis Pkwy, Minneapolis, MN.

For more information, call Susan at 612-424-1823.