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Through Aug. 21

The World Through Our Eyes

The World Through Our Eyes is an

exhibition of works by eight Two Spirit artists curated by 2015 Guest

Curator, Orlando Avery. The exhibition showcases a beautiful variety

of art from fashion design, photography, acrylic, and installation

art. Featured artwork depicts the artistic rendition of the world

seen through the eyes of a Two spirit artist. Avery is a citizen of

the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe. He grew up in Redscaffold Community

in South Dakota. Avery studied Museum Studies from the Institute of

American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, NM.

2015 Guest Curator Artist Participants:

Nadya Kwandibens, Asa Wright, Sharon Day, Whitney Minthorn, George

Bettleyoun, Jolonzo Goldtooth, Ryan Dennison and Edison Richards

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.

July 31-Aug. 2

Pezihutazizi

Oyate Traditional Wacipi

Warm-ups: Friday, 7 p.m.; Grand

Entries: Saturday, 1 and 7 p.m.; Sunday, 1 p.m.

Pezihutazizi Oyate: Upper Sioux

Community, Granite Falls, MN.

Aug. 1

Owamni: Falling Water Festival

This one-day event celebrates

Minnesota’s Indigenous culture with music, art, food, exhibitors

and more. Featuring Scatter Their Own, Bluedog, and Wade Fernandez.

An arts fair area focused on American

Indian contemporary and traditional arts will showcase the talents of

Anishinaabe, Hochunk, and Dakota visual artists. This event is made

possible by a grant from the St. Anthony Falls Heritage Board. Events

partners include the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board, St

Anthony Falls Heritage Board, Minnesota Historical Society, and Dream

of Wild Health.

Father Hennepin Bluff Park

4 to 8 p.m., Father Hennepin Bluff

Park, 420 SE Main St, Minneapolis, MN. For more information, call

MaryLynn Pulscher at 612-313-7784 or email

mpulscher@minneapolisparks.org.

Aug. 3-5

Minnesota Fringe Festival: Bring the

Children Home?

Written by Marcie Rendon. Oday journeys

to find his/her identity by breaking free of the pull toward Western

society and relies on the spirits and elders. A story that blends

physical and spiritual realities about the power of healing.

Appropriate for ages 7 and up.

Warnings: Adult language, Loud noises/gunshots.

Monday, 5:30 and 7 p.m.; Tuesday, 5:30

and 8:30 p.m.; Wednesday, 7 p.m., Minneapolis American Indian Center,

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

tickets, visit www.fringefestival.org.

Aug. 5

Creativity Among Native Artists

Initiative

Attention North Dakota, South Dakota,

Minnesota and Wisconsin Native American artists. Providing

opportunities for: exhibitions; professional development; and artist

residency program.

3:30 to 5 p.m., Mille Lacs Indian

Museum & Trading Post, 43411 Oodena Dr, Onamia, MN. For more

information, call Laura Youngbird at 701-551-6119 or email

lyoungbird@plainsart.org.

Aug. 5-Oct. 21

Plan It! An Entrepreneur’s Guide to

Success

Bii Gii Wiin CDLF Entrepreneurial

Training is fast approaching if you know of any Natives wanting to

start or expand their business, this training is a great opportunity

to learn everything needed to start your dream of owning your own

business!

1508 E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis, MN.

For more information or to register, call Rich Antell or Andrea Reese

at 612-354-2249 or email rantell@bgwcdlf.org, areese@bgwcdlf.org,

visit www.bgwcdlf.org or www.facebook.com/biigiiwiin.

Aug. 5

Grow Your Own with Mashkiikii

Gitigan

Subjects will include: Growing,

Harvesting, Preparing and preserving food, Traditional Native

American methods, Foraging, Sacred tobacco, Wild rice, Nutrition,

Diabetes and heart disease prevention and Diabetes Screening. Healthy

Living Starts with Healthy Eating!

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

drop-ins welcome!

Mashkiikii Gitigan

(Medicine Garden), 24th Street Community Urban Farm, 1316 E. 24th

St., Minneapolis, MN. For more information call Christina or Annelie

at 612-436- 2676 or email 24thStFarm@gmail.com.

Aug. 6

Treasure Island Resort & Casino

Recruitment Fair

Employment Reps from Treasure Island

Resort and Casino will be coming to American Indian OIC/Takoda

Institute to present information on various employment opportunities

they have available. They will also be doing on-site interviews. If

enough job-seekers apply and are hired Treasure Island is willing to

provide an employee shuttle.

10 a.m. to 1 p.m., American Indian OIC,

1845 East Franklin Ave Minneapolis MN. To fill out an application

online, visit https://careers.ticasino.com.

Aug. 6-9

101st

Annual Meskwaki Powwow

Meskwaki Powwow Grounds: Battleground

Road, Tama, IA. For more information, call 641-484-4678, email

meskwakipowwow@gmail.com or visit www.meskwakipowwow.com.

Aug. 7

Elder Picnic Fundraiser

Every year the Minneapolis American

Indian Center and other American Indian agencies plan the Elder

Picnic and this year we want to continue to party! Come have a great

meal and help out the elders. We will be using the money for food,

supplies and gifts.

Menu: Indian tacos with water or

coffee, fry bread, fry bread with wojapi, water or coffee. Volunteers

needed.

11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Minneapolis American

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

information, prices or to volunteer, call April Smith at 612-616-0115

or email asmith@maicnet.org.

Aug. 7

Back to School Education Group for

Families

Back to School is right around the

corner! Do you have questions about getting prepared for the school

year? Learn about and test healthy after school snacks and lunch box

meals. Enter a raffle for a backpack full of school supplies and get

answers to your beginning the school year healthcare questions!

Noon

to 2 p.m., Minneapolis American Indian Center Auditorium, 1530 E.

Franklin Ave., Minneapolis, MN. For more information, email Katelyn

Matheny at kmatheny@nacc-healthcare.org

Aug. 7

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.

Noon to 2 p.m., Hennepin County

Library-North Regional, 1315 Lowry Ave. N., Minneapolis, MN. For more

information, visit

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

Aug.

8

Honoring

Community through Strength and Healing”

Natives

Against Heroin invite the community for its First Annual Traditional

Powwow to sing and dance for those who have overcome addiction, are

in recovery and need to find recovery.

Head

Dancers: Dave Larson and Valerie Larson; Host Drum: Redbone and

Ringing Shield; MCs: James Cross and Joe Perez. Movie during dinner:

“State of Using.” Resources on treatment and recovery will be

available. Outdoor event, bring your own lawn chair and canopy.

Firearms prohibited, security will be provided, not responsible for

lost/stolen items, accidents or injuries.

Free.

Grand Entry, 1 p.m., Feast, 5 p.m., Cedar Avenue Field, 2500 Cedar

Ave., Minneapolis, MN. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1451145845193307.

Aug. 9

Telling Queer History: Two Spirit

A series of gatherings based on sharing

stories in an open, informal, and participatory format. It’s about

connecting queer communities, queer history and generations so that

we can learn from our shared past, present, and future.

Featured speaker: Coya White

Hat-Artichoker, Reva. Allies are welcome to join, listen and

volunteer. Hearing our stories is a great way to be an ally, allowing

and assisting us in having the space to tell our stories is a way to

be an advocate.

Suggested donation, 2 to 4:30 p.m.,

Hennepin History Museum, 2303 Third Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN. For

more information, email hello@tellingqueerhistory.com.

 

Aug. 11

Summer Blood Drive

According to Memorial Blood Centers,

the SMSC’s blood drive partner, someone in the local community

needs blood every two seconds. All blood types are needed. To donate

blood, a donor must be healthy and at least 17 years old (16

year-olds can donate with written parental consent). A donor cannot

have donated blood in the last 56 days. For those 19 years and older,

one must also weigh at least 110 pounds.

Donors will go through a brief

screening process as part of the approval, including a mini-physical

and a health history questionnaire. The questionnaire can be answered

ahead of time on the date of the donation at mbc.org/idonate. The

entire process takes 45 minutes.

Free, open to the public. 10 a.m. to 6

p.m., Dakotah! Sport and Fitness, 2100 Trail of Dreams, Prior Lake,

MN. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call SMSC

Wellness Coordinator Chris Blum at 952-233-2926. Appointments are

recommended, but walk-ins are accepted.

Aug. 11

Native Professionals Networking

Night

Come connect with other Native American

professionals and aspiring professionals in a less-formal, more fun

setting!

5 to 8 p.m., Moto-I Restaurant, 2940

Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN. For more information, call

Stephanie Zadora at 612-284-1091 or email szadora@nacdi.org

Aug. 12

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.

1 to 3:30 p.m., Hennepin County

Library-Southdale, Ethel Berry Room, 7001 York Ave. S., Edina, MN.

For more information, visit

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

Aug. 12

Grow Your Own with Mashkiikii

Gitigan

Subjects will include: Growing,

Harvesting, Preparing and preserving food, Traditional Native

American methods, Foraging, Sacred tobacco, Wild rice, Nutrition,

Diabetes and heart disease prevention and Diabetes Screening. Healthy

Living Starts with Healthy Eating!

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

drop-ins welcome!

Mashkiikii Gitigan

(Medicine Garden), 24th Street Community Urban Farm, 1316 E. 24th

St., Minneapolis, MN. For more information call Christina or Annelie

at 612-436- 2676 or email 24thStFarm@gmail.com.

Aug. 14-16

Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community

Wacipi

Color Guard: Sisseton-Wahpeton Vietnam

Veterans (Kit Fox Society); MCs: Wallace Coffey and Danny Seaboy;

Arena Directors: Rusty Gillette and Juaquin Hamilton.

Dance specials, moccasin games and

prize money for first through fifth place.

Junior Adults (ages 18-34): Men’s:

Traditional, Grass, Fancy, Southern Straight, Chicken

Women’s:

Traditional, Southern Buckskin/Cloth (comb.), Fancy Shawl, Jingle;

Senior Adults (ages 35-54): Men’s: Traditional, Grass, Fancy,

Southern Straight, Chicken; Women’s: Traditional, Southern

Buckskin/Cloth (combined), Fancy Shawl, Jingle; Golden Age (ages 55 &

over): Men’s: Fancy/Grass (combined), Traditional/Southern Straight

(combined); Women’s: Fancy/Jingle (combined), Traditional/Southern

Buckskin/Cloth (combined); Teens (ages 13-17): Boys: Traditional,

Fancy, Grass

Girls: Traditional, Fancy Shawl, Jingle; Juniors

(ages 6-12 ): Boys: Traditional, Fancy, Grass

Girls: Traditional,

Fancy Shawl, Jingle; Tiny Tots (ages 5 and under): paid daily; Day

money for all categories. All dancers not receiving prize money will

be paid. Individual must be present with number on Sunday evening

(only after winners are announced).

Dance registration begins Friday at

12:30 p.m. (must have button to register). Point system to begin

Friday. Grand Entry/registrations closes at 12:30 p,m., Saturday.

$5 admission for entire weekend with

button purchase; free for 60 years and older, 10 years and younger.

Includes meal on Saturday.

Grand Entries: Friday, 7 p.m.; Saturday

1 and 7 p.m., and Sunday 1 p.m.; Flag Raising: Saturday/Sunday, 9

a.m.; Fireworks: Saturday, 10 p.m. SMSC Wacipi Grounds, 3212 Dakotah

Parkway Shakopee, MN. For more information, visit smscwacipi.org.

Aug. 16

Franklin Avenue Open Streets

Open Streets = Happy Streets! Open

Streets Mpls allows people of all ages to experience their streets in

a new way. For the past five years, streets in Minneapolis have

transformed to allow residents to experience their city in a whole

new way: by bike, by skateboard, however they please. We call this

Open Streets Mpls and it has grown from one event in 2011 to eight in

2015 events all across the city!

We see Open Streets Mpls as the perfect

chance to promote healthy living, local businesses, sustainable

transportation and civic pride in Minneapolis. On multiple days

throughout the year, we create miles of safe, car-free streets so

that residents of all ages can walk, bike, shop, participate in

spontaneous play activities, and get to know one another.

We hope you’ll join us this year on a

street in your own neighborhood, and enjoy it from a different

perspective. Come wander the Open Streets and have some fun! You can

even bring your dog. And of course, it’s free!

11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Frankline Avenue,

Minneapolis. For more information, call the Minneapolis Bicycle

Coalition at 612-568-6227.

Aug. 18-19

Native Business World Café

As American Indian business owners,

entrepreneurs and artisans, we would like to invite your presence and

voice to be part of a World Café conversation to get at the heart of

how we can increase and sustain American Indian business in

Minnesota. We will be hosting two conversations, one on Tuesday,

August 18 and one on Wednesday, August 19. A family style meal will

be served at 5:00 pm.

If you know of other

entrepreneurs/artisans/business owners that would be interested,

please feel free to forward to your colleagues.

From this perspective, conversations

are action: the very heartbeat and lifeblood of social systems like

organizations, communities, and cultures

5 to 9 p.m., Minnesota Chippewa Tribe

Building, Front Meeting Room, 1308 E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis, MN.

For more information, call Pamela Standing at 218-847-9554 or email

info@mniba.org.

Aug. 19

Grow Your Own with Mashkiikii

Gitigan

Subjects will include: Growing,

Harvesting, Preparing and preserving food, Traditional Native

American methods, Foraging, Sacred tobacco, Wild rice, Nutrition,

Diabetes and heart disease prevention and Diabetes Screening. Healthy

Living Starts with Healthy Eating!

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

drop-ins welcome!

Mashkiikii Gitigan

(Medicine Garden), 24th Street Community Urban Farm, 1316 E. 24th

St., Minneapolis, MN. For more information call Christina or Annelie

at 612-436- 2676 or email 24thStFarm@gmail.com.

Aug. 26

Grow Your Own with Mashkiikii

Gitigan

Subjects will include: Growing,

Harvesting, Preparing and preserving food, Traditional Native

American methods, Foraging, Sacred tobacco, Wild rice, Nutrition,

Diabetes and heart disease prevention and Diabetes Screening. Healthy

Living Starts with Healthy Eating!

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

drop-ins welcome!

Mashkiikii Gitigan (Medicine Garden),

24th Street Community Urban Farm, 1316 E. 24th St., Minneapolis, MN.

For more information call Christina or Annelie at 612-436- 2676 or

email 24thStFarm@gmail.com.

Aug. 26

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.

Aug. 28-30

Cha Cha Bah Ning 35th Traditional

Powwow

The Leech Lake Pow Wow Committee will

not tolerate any drug or alcohol use while on property. Fighting or

gang related activities such as displaying gang colors, bandanas, cap

and other gang related attire to promote a negative atmosphere will

not be allowed. Any violators will result in removal from the Powwow

grounds by security and/or onsite law enforcement personnels. No

alcohol, drugs, firearms or weapons allowed. The Leech Lake Pow Wow

Committee is not responsible for any accidents, damages or stolen

items.

21 miles North of Deer River, MN on,

Hwy 46, Right on County Road 35, Inger, MN.

For more information, contact: Dorothy

Robinson, 218-659-2708, dorthy.robinson@llojibwe.com; Anita Cloud,

218-256-6163; Sarah or Selma Jackson, 218-659-2196; or LaVonne

Thompson, 218-308-3680, lavonne.thompson@leechlakegaming.com.

Aug. 29

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 Andrea Reese at 612-354-2249, email

areese@bgwcdlf.org, visit www.bgwcdlf.org or

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.