April 2015 Calendar

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Through April 26

Modern Spirit: The Art of

George Morrison”

Born in the now-vanished village of

Chippewa City, Minn., near the Grand Portage Reservation, George

Morrison later adopted that signature Indian motif, the totem pole,

which he reinterpreted in modernist sculptures. His accomplishments

are eloquently reprised with over 80 paintings, drawings and

sculpture spanning his 60-year career, the show is a well-deserved

tribute to Morrison’s complexity, steady vision, integrity and

character.

Though initiated by the Minnesota

Museum of American Art (MMAA) in St. Paul, and drawn primarily from

the MMAA collection, the show is too big to fit into that museum’s

small exhibition galleries. Its History Center presentation is the

conclusion of a two-year tour to museums in Fargo, New York,

Indianapolis and Phoenix.

Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.;

Wednesdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sundays, noon-5 p.m. Minnesota

History Center, 345 W. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul, MN. Admission: $11

adults; free on Tuesday evenings.

For more information, call 651-259-3000

or visit www.mnhs.org.

Through May 9

The Art of Indigenous Resistance”

The Art of Indigenous Resistance is a

traveling exhibition of work by 20 Indigenous artists co-curated by

All My Relations Gallery and Honor the Earth. The exhibition is made

of both prints and original works of art that highlights Honor the

Earth’s 31 years of Indigenous outreach and community resistance. In

correspondence with the art and activism theme, we are excited to

also include paintings from the Minneapolis community.

Visual art plays an important role as

it has the ability to stimulate and encourage a unifying perspective.

Through art, it can evoke emotion, tell stories, inspire and

motivate. When channeled as a vehicle it carries issues of

consciousness where it can become a catalyst for meaningful change.

Artist Participants: John Isaiah

Pepion, Jesus Barraza, Jaque Fragua, Betty Laduke, Votan, Gregg Deal,

Nani Chacon, Chip Thomas, Kim Smith, Tom Greyeyes, Star

Wallowingbull, Rabbet Strickland, Donald Montileaux, Alania Buffalo

Spirit, Ron Toahanie Jackson, Michael Horse, Remy Fredenberg, Jaycee

Beyale, Cheyenne Randall and Lucie Skjefte.

All My Relations Gallery, 1414 E.

Franklin Ave., Minneapolis, MN. Gallery hours: Tuesday-Friday, 10

a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Closed Sunday and Monday. For

more information, call 612-235-4970 or visit

www.allmyrelationsarts.com.

April 1-18

Louise Erdrich: Asynchronous

Reading”

A collaborative installation with Aza

Erdrich, Pallas Erdrich, and Heid E. Erdrich. The Bockley Gallery is

pleased to announce the first ever show of visual art and text by

distinguished author Louise Erdrich. Asynchronous Reading presents

Erdrich’s paintings, collage boxes and found-object constructions

along with poetic text and audio works to create an experienced to be

viewed, read and heard. Aza Erdrich and Pallas Erdrich contribute key

images and media works to an installation curated by Heid E. Erdrich,

who also collaborated on parts of the exhibit.

Opening Reception: April 1, 6 to 9

p.m.; Artist Talk: April 17, 7 p.m.; Gallery Hours:

Wednesday-Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Bockley Gallery, 2123 W 21st St,

Minneapolis, MN. For more information, call 612-377-4669 or visit

www.bockleygallery.com.

April 4

U of M Spring Powwow

Come join us for our annual spring pow

wow! Emcee: Jerry Dearly; Arena Director: Matt Thornhill; Host Drum:

Red Bone; Head Man: Miskwa Desjarlait; Head Woman: Misty Rose.

Grand

Entries: 1 and 7 p.m.; Feast: 5 p.m.

Head Man Special: Men’s

Chicken and Grass (3 prizes); Head Woman Special: Women’s Old Style

Jingle (3 prizes); Committee Special: Men’s Fancy (3 prizes)

U of

M Recreation & Wellness Center, North Gym, 123 Harvard Street SE,

Minneapolis, MN.

Vendor & Volunteer info: If you are

interested in reserving a vendor table, or have general questions

regarding the event, contact the AISCC at aiscc@umn.edu or by phone

at 612-624-0243. If you are interested in being a volunteer, contact

Marie Armstrong at armst478@umn.edu.

April 6

FULCRUM Anthology of Poetry &

Aesthetics”

Special Folio of Contemporary Native

Poets Launch

Join us during the Association of

Writers & Writing Programs Conference & Bookfair 2015 in to

celebrate the launch of this very special folio of contemporary

Native poets and poetics – readings from Fulcrum folio contributors

and other innovators in the realm of Indigenous poetics including:

Chip Livingston; Allison Hedge Coke; Bojan Louis; Sara Marie Ortiz;

Trevino Brings Plenty; Linda Rodriguez; LeAnne Howe; Orlando White;

and special surprise guests!

6 to 7:15 p.m., All My Relations Art

Gallery, 1414 E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis, MN. For more

information, call 612-235-4970 or visit www.allmyrelationsarts.com.

April 7

Adoption Information Meetings

ICWA foster and adoptive families are

needed. Do you know someone who has love to share? All are welcome!

Please come to an information session to learn more.

5:30 to 7:30 p.m.,

Hennepin County Library-Hosmer, 347 East 36th St., Minneapolis, MN.

For more information, visit

www.hennepin.us/residents/human-services/adoption.

April 9

Mobile Mammography Day

The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux

Community Mobile Unit will visit NACC every quarter to provide free

mammograms to our patients! Mammograms screen women for signs of

breast cancer. They are recommended for women 40 years of age and

older. Women with family history of breast cancer should start at age

35.

10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Native

American Community Clinic, 1213 E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis, MN.

For more information or to register at 612-872-8086. To reserve your

spot, call Sarah Morris at 612-872-8086, ext. 1023.

April 10 deadline

MPS Indian Education Title VII

Parent Committee Nomination

Do you know an incredible

parent/guardian of an American Indian student in Minneapolis Public

Schools? Do you know an extraordinary American Indian student in

Minneapolis Public Schools? Do you know a phenomenal teacher who

works with American Indian students in Minneapolis Public Schools?

Minneapolis Public Schools Indian

Education is now accepting nominations to serve on the Title VII

Parent Committee! Please provide the following information for

nominee: Name; Email; and Phone Number. Nominees must meet one of the

following: Be a parent or legal guardian of an American Indian MPS

student; Be an American Indian MPS High school student in good

academic standing; Be an MPS teacher. Self-nominations accepted!

For more information, call 612-668-0612

or email Deanna StandingCloud at deanna.standingcloud@mpls.k12.mn.us.

April 11

Responding Together

Community Emergency Preparedness

Do you know what to do during a natural disaster, or in extreme

weather? What are your legal rights? Be prepared and informed! Come

learn how to make your own family emergency kit. Join us to learn and

share how to prepare and respond to natural disasters and emergencies

at home and in our communities. Take part in creating a city-wide

community emergency preparedness plan.

Workshops, Resource Tables,

Youth Art & Emergency Response Training. Limited child care,

Community Feast, interpreters available.

Organized by the Zenteotl

Project in collaboration with Center for Earth, Energy and Democracy.

Sponsors: MPCA; City of Mpls Ward 9; Makers & Bakers donors; with

the participation of Fairview Hospital; William Mitchell College of

Law; Mpls Fire Department.

Noon to 5 p.m. Free. East Phillips Park

Cultural and Community Center, 2307 17th Ave South, Minneapolis, MN.

For more information or to volunteer, call 612-486-2493, email

info@zenteotl.org or visit www.zenteotl.org.

Indigenous-Aboriginal AWP Caucus

Reception & Reading

Hosts Layli LongSoldier, Bryan Bearhart and Linda LeGarde Grover will

read with featured author LeAnne Howe and present authors of new

books including Margaret Noodin, Elissa Washuta, Orlando White, Erika

Wurth and more. Refreshments to start. Open Mic until close!

Reception sponsored by Wiigwaas Press in honor of Margaret Noodin’s

historic bi-lingual poetry collection, Weweni from Wayne State

University.

5-8 p.m., All My Relations Arts, 1414 E Franklin Ave,

Minneapolis, MN. For more information, visit

www.facebook.com/events/892433080814923.

April 13

THE AMERiCAN SOUND: American

Indian Dance and Music”

The University of Minnesota American

Indian Cultural House proudly presents the 6th Annual American Indian

Film Series showing of “Sousa on the Rez: Marching to the Beat of a

Different Drum.”

When you hear the phrase "Native American

music" you may not think of tubas, trumpets and Sousa marches.

Yet this rich musical tradition has been a part of Native American

culture for over one hundred years.

Event is free and open to the public,

RSVP is encouraged, but not required. Jones Hall Auditorium, 27

Pleasant Street SE, Minneapolis, MN. Doors open, 5:30 p.m., film

begins, 6 p.m. Parking in any UMN ramp or garage will be validated.

For validation, please bring your ticket with you into the event.

For more information, visit

http://z.umn.edu/aichfilmseries.

April 16

Foster Care Information Meeting

ICWA foster and adoptive families are

needed. Do you know someone who has love to share? All are welcome!

Please come to an information session to learn more.

5 to 7 p.m., Hennepin County

Library-Northeast, 2200 Central Ave. NE, Minneapolis, MN. For more

information, visit

www.hennepin.us/residents/human-services/foster-care.

April 18

Oral Head & Neck Cancer Survivor

Conference

Celebrate oral, head and neck cancer survivorship

with a half-day conference on the University of Minnesota campus.

There will be large group and breakout sessions with topics including

Oncology Nutrition, Self-Care for the Caregiver, and Dental Health

after Head and Neck Cancer. Patient stories will also be shared.A

light breakfast will be provided.

Admission to the conference is

free and a discounted valet parking is available. Goodwill donations

accepted. This event is supported by the University of Minnesota

Department of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery.

8 a.m.

to 12:30 p.m., Moos Tower 2-620, second floor (tunnel level), 515

Delaware St. SE, Minneapolis, MN. For more information email

oto@umn.edu or visit us on Facebook: Minnesota Head and Neck Cancer

Survivors Conference.

April 18

Financial Literacy Workshop

Join us for a Native American-based

curriculum on topics, including: money management, budgeting to

create savings, credit and your credit report. Lunch provided, open

to everyone.

9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Free. Bii Gii Wiin CDLF, 1113 E Franklin Ave., Suite 200,

Minneapolis, MN. For more information or to register, call

612-354-2249, email areese@bgwcdlf.org, visit www.bgwcdlf.org or

www.facebook.com/biigiiwiin.

April 19

Minnesota Two Spirit Society Potluck

Social

Join us for our monthly social!

Event is free and open to all that

identify as Two Spirit and Allies. Noon-3 p.m., All My Relations

Gallery, 1414 E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis, MN. For more

information, visit www.mn2ss.org or email mn2spirit@gmail.com.

April 20

Dental Kids Day!

Is your child due

for their 6 month dental check up? Did you know your child can have

their first dental exam by the age of 1? Need to schedule a 1st time

visit? Children ages 0 to 18, come visit us at Native American

Community Clinic – Dental Clinic For Kids Day! Kids will be given

floss, tooth brush and tooth paste. Dental providers will be going

over oral hygiene instructions and talking about the importance of

taking care of teeth. Activities in dental conference room. Snacks

provided

9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Native American Community Clinic,

1213 E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis, MN. For more information or make

an appointment, call 612-872-8086, ext. 1201 or 1202.

April 29

The Native American Cancer Support

Group

If you or someone you know is a cancer

patient or survivor, we encourage you to join us. Every group session

is potluck style, bring something if you can or just bring yourself.

6 to 8 p.m., East Phillips Cultural & Community Center, 2307 17th

Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN.

For more

information, call Joy Rivera at 612-202-0588 or email

jrivera@americanindiancancer.org.

May 23

First Time Homebuyer Workshop

A Native American based curriculum will

cover topics including: Steps to becoming a homeowner; How to prepare

financially; What can you afford?; The importance of credit; How to

choose the right mortgage loan and get it; Responsibilities of

homeownership; and more!

HomeStretch Workshops meet the National

Industry Standards of Homeownership Education

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Open to the public;

Lunch Provided. Bii Gii Wiin CDLF, 1113 E. Franklin Ave., Suite 200,

Minneapolis, MN.

For more information or to register

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

or visit www.facebook.com/biigiiwiin.

MONDAYS

Indian Education Family Language

Table

Experience the teachings of our

ancestors. Anishinaabe scholar and James Vukelich and Dakota teacher

and linguist Neil McKay and 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 E. 28th St.,

Minneapolis, MN.

Medicine Wheel AA Meeting

Open 12 Step AA meeting, no

transportation or childcare provided. Come to parking lot door.

6 p.m., Church of Gitchiwaa Kateri,

3045 Park Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN.

Alcoholics Anonymous

7 to 9 p.m., Minneapolis American

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

Walking Group

10 to 11:30 a.m., Minneapolis American

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

information, call April Smith at 612-879-1770.

TUESDAYS

Women’s Anger Management

Educational and culturally specific

anger management and domestic violence classes for women. Groups are

free of charge and daycare is provided. Groups meet for 15 sessions.

Intake required prior to participation.

10:30 to 11:30

a.m. Division of Indian Work, 1001 E. Lake St., Minneapolis, MN. For

intake or more information, call Fredora Justin-Alcindor at

612-279-6319.

Red Road Wellbriety Meeting

Light lunch provided. Noon-1 p.m., St.

Stephen’s, 2309 Nicollet Ave., Minneapolis, MN.

Parents of Tradition

Guiding Elder: Ida Downwind. For

parents with small children ages birth to five years-old. Parent and

child learning activities and reconnect to the good path of parenting

through Ojibwe and Dakota languages.

Little Earth of United Tribes, 2495

18th Avenue South, LERA Youth Center, noon to 2 p.m. To register call

Jean Colemen at 612-290-9936.

On the Red Road AA Meeting

The

first Tuesday of every month is a speaker pot luck. Please bring a

dish to share and stay to hear an AA speaker. We welcome community

members who bring food to share.

7 to 9 p.m., Minneapolis American

Indian Center Auditorium, 1530 E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis, MN.

Women of Traditional Birthing

Topics and activities include:

breastfeeding, labor and delivery, infant mortality, baby blankets,

birthing plans, prenatal yoga, dream catchers, tobacco ties. Upon

completion, participants receive a Target gift card. Dinner, daycare

and transportation will be provided.

5 to 7:30 p.m., Division of Indian

Work, 1001 E. Lake St., Minneapolis, MN. For more information, call

Ruth Mestas at 612-279-6312 or email rmestas@diw-mn.org.

Father Project

Comprehensive parenting support for

fathers. Services included are child support services, employment

training, case management, GED tutoring and legal services (family

law).

Free, 5 to 7 p.m. Division of Indian

Work, 1001 E. Lake St., Minneapolis, MN. Call Joe Regguinti to

complete an intake for the program at 612-279-6342.

DSMMA Class

7 to 9 p.m. Minneapolis American Indian

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

call Vaughn Buffalo Bull Lodge at 612-913-2619.

WEDNESDAYS

Women’s Domestic Violence Support

Group

Educational and supportive environment

for survivors of domestic violence. Groups are free of charge and

daycare is provided. Intake required prior to participation. Groups

meet for 12 weeks.

1 to 3 p.m. Division of Indian Work,

1001 E. Lake St., Minneapolis, MN. For more information, call

612-279-6319.

Men’s Anger Management

Educational and culturally specific

anger management and domestic violence classes for men. Groups meet

for 18 sessions or 37 hours. Intake required prior to participation.

5:30-7:30 p.m. Division of Indian Work,

1001 E. Lake St., Minneapolis, MN. For more information, call Fredora

Justin-Alcindor at 612-279-6319.

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.

Drumming

Meal served, participants are welcomed

to bring a dish to share. 4:30 to 7 p.m., Northwest Indian OIC, 520

Fourth Street, Bemidji, MN. For more information, call 218-759-2022

or visit www.nwoic.org.

THURSDAYS

Men’s Anger Management

Educational and culturally specific

anger management and domestic violence classes for men. Groups meet

for 18 sessions or 37 hours. Intake required prior to participation.

1 to 3 p.m. Division of Indian Work,

1001 E. Lake St., Minneapolis, MN. For more information, call Fredora

Justin-Alcindor at 612-279-6319.

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.

DSMMA Class

7 to 9 p.m. Minneapolis American Indian

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

call Vaughn Buffalo Bull Lodge at 612-913-2619.

FRIDAYS

Stress Management Group

Are you worried, stressed, or tense a

lot?

Then maybe this new group is for you. It’s normal to feel

tense, stressed, and worried when the moment puts you under pressure.

Just so you know, 2 out of every 5 of us worries at least once every

day. But, it’s not okay when those feelings of worry, stress, and

being tense keep us from doing what we want in life. This group can

help you learn how to reduce how much tension and stress you feel and

help you better control your worrying thoughts. Give it a try!

Group

open to anyone, 11 a.m. to noon, Native American Community Clinic,

1213 E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis, MN. For more information or to

register at 612-872-8086 option 1.

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 SATURDAY 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.