Community Calendar – January 2019

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Thru Jan.
Responsibilities and Obligations: Understanding Mitákuye Oyásʼiŋ
This exhibit is co-curated and includes artwork by Lakota artists Mary V. Bordeaux, Clementine Bordeaux and Layli Long Soldier. Mitákuye Oyásʼi is a phrase in the Lakota language and culture that loosely translates to “we are all related” or “all my relatives.” It is used by Lakota and non-Lakota alike and has been appropriated as an all-encompassing idea of inclusiveness. This exhibition is a reflective journey highlighting Lakota female perspectives surrounding the idea of Mitákuye Oyásʼiŋand the implications of this phrase. The project aims to engage Lakota artists, scholars and general audiences to reflect on the (mis)appropriation of this phrase through video and multimedia installations. The exhibition provides an opportunity to share the Lakota language and build understanding within the Titonwan communities and the Native and non-Native populations in the region through the arts and culture. All My Relations Gallery, 1414 E Franklin, Mpls. For info, see: AllMyRelationsArts.com.

Thru Feb. 8
Tamara Aupaumut and Jeremy Pomani
Two Rivers Gallery presents the work of two local artists: Tamara Aupaumut and Jeremy Pomani. Two Rivers Gallery, 1530 E Franklin Ave, Mpls. For info, contact: cthompson@maicnet.org.

Thru Feb. 18
States of Incarceration Exhibit
Carceral Colonialism: Imprisonment in Indian Country. Settler colonialism has involved denying Native people sovereignty and access to land and resources. It has also produced high rates of incarceration of American Indians in Minnesota and the US. For over two centuries, American Indians have been forcibly removed from their lands and home through unfair treaties that created the reservation system; systemic violence and warfare, the takeover of tribal jurisdiction, and taking children from their families and placing them in boarding schools. Mass incarceration continues this pattern of removal by displacing Native people from communities and transferring power to others through gerrymandering and other means. Public dialogues and events. Runs thru February 18. For info, see: https://statesofincarceration.org/states/minnesota-carceral-colonialism-imprisonment-indian-country.

Jan. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
Drum and Dance Practice
Activity is free for youth and families. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 7– 8:30pm. MAIC, 1530 E Franklin Ave, Mpls. For info, contact: mdesjarlait@maicnet.org.

Jan. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
Ojibwe language Intro/Novice
Language classes are free. 5-7pm. MAIC, 1530 E Franklin Ave, Mpls. For info, contact: Csecola@maicnet.org.

Jan. 3, 10 17, 24, 31
Dakota language Intro to Conversational
Language classes are free. 5-7pm. MAIC, 1530 E Franklin Ave, Mpls. For info, contact: Csecola@maicnet.org

Jan. 4, 11, 18, 25
Ojibwe language Ongoing
Language classes are free. 5-7pm. MAIC, 1530 E Franklin Ave, Mpls. For info, contact: Csecola@maicnet.org.

Jan. 4, 11, 18, 25
Dakota language Ongoing
Language classes are free. 5-7pm. MAIC, 1530 E Franklin Ave, Mpls. For info, contact: Csecola@maicnet.org.

Jan. 5
Dakota language 12 Week
The next 12 week, Dakota language series starts January. For info, contact: csecola@maicnet.org.

Jan. 5
Wakinyan Luta Taco Fundraiser
Menu: Chili and Frybread – $8. NDN Taco – $6. Bowl of Chili – $5. Frybread – $3. Drink – $1. 11am – 2 pm. Indigenous Roots Cultural Arts Center, 788 E 7th St., St Paul. For info, contact Maggie Lorenz at: mmlorenz24@gmail.com or 612-440-5690. Upcoming fundraiser events include:
• Feb 2, March 2, April 6, May 4, June 1

Jan. 5, 7, 9, 10
Weave events
Complementing the Weave performance on June 12, the Ordway and O’Shaughnessy will host several community engagement events for the Native community, dance community, and the general public. All events are free. More info is at: www.rosysimasweave.com. Events include:
• Jan. 5: Weave Open Rehearsal at 2pm at The O’Shaughnessy, St. Catherine University, 2004 Randolph Avenue in St. Paul. An open rehearsal where the audience will see dance being created and artists discussing with each other parts of the creation process.
Jan. 7: Get Real: A Native Feminist Artists Dialogue at 6pm at All My Relations Arts, 1414 E. Franklin Aveue in Minneapolis. Panelists will include Sharon Day, Marcie Rendon, Elizabeth Day, Heid Erdrich, Rhiana Yazzie, Rosy Simas, and Ananya Chatterjea (moderator). An exciting and engaging dialogue with Native feminist filmmakers, playwrights, performers, directors, authors, community organizers, and activists.
• Jan. 9: Intergenerational Gathering – IIkidowin Youth Theater Ensemble and Rosy Simas Danse. 6-8pm at All Nations Indian Church, 1515 E 23rd St, Minneapolis.
• Jan. 10: Movement Class with Visiting Artist Sam Aros Mitchell, from 11:30am-12:45pm at the the Ananya Dance Theatre, Shawngram Institute for Performance and Social Justice, 1197 University Ave W, in St. Paul. A movement class led by Yaqui choreographer and dancer, Sam Aros Mitchell. This class is open to all kinds of movers – beginning, intermediate, and advanced.

Jan. 5, 12, 19, 26
Dakota language 12 Week
10am – Noon. MAIC, 1530 E Franklin Ave, Mpls. For info, contact: Csecola@maicnet.org.

Jan. 7 (deadline)
Community Dev. Black Grant Program for Indian Tribes
HUD will award up to $65 million to tribal programs. The purpose of the ICDBG program is the development of viable Indian and Alaska Native communities, including the creation of decent housing, suitable living environments, and economic opportunities primarily for persons with low- and moderate- incomes.  For info, see: www.grants.gov/web/
grants/view-opportunity.html.

Jan. 7, 14, 21, 28
Wakinyan Luta Drum and Dance Society
Weekly song and dance practice on Mondays from 6-8 pm. Indigenous Roots Cultural Arts Center, 788 E 7th St., St Paul.

Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29
Hoop Dance Class
Activity is free for youth and families and children must be accompanied by an adult. 5pm – 6:30pm. MAIC, 1530 E Franklin Ave, Mpls. For info, contact: csecola@maicnet.org.

Jan. 8, 29
States of Incarceration: Emerging Leaders
Join activists and people who have experienced incarceration for a conversation series about mass incarceration in Minnesota and the US. Join an evening of stories of healing, empowerment, and leadership with local leaders who have experienced incarceration. This series is offered in conjunction with the traveling exhibit “States of Incarceration” on display at the Minnesota History Center. Jan. 8th from 7pm – 8:30pm, and Jan 29 from 7pm – 8pm. Minnesota History Center, 345 W. Kellogg Blvd. St Paul. Free. For info, see: www.mnhs.org/media/news/10747.

Jan. 9
College Horizons Pre-college Summer Program Info Session
College Horizons is an annual pre-college summer program for Native American, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian high school sophomores and juniors. Students work with college admissions officers, college counselors, essay specialists, and other educators in a six-day college admissions crash course focused on understanding the college admissions application process. Our rigorous workshops inspire students to find a college that will satisfy their needs for a fun, challenging and supportive environment. We strive to equip our students with the tools to make their college dreams and goals a reality. DeLaSalle High School invites you to come to Wíta Wašté, Chi-minis, to meet Hilary Abe Coordinator of Recruitment and Alumni Affairs for College Horizons. Hilary will give a presentation to students, families, caretakers, and educators about the College Horizons summer program for high school sophomore and juniors, discuss the application process, and take time to answer questions. 7pm. Wíta Wašté, Chi-minis, Nicollet Island at DeLaSalle High School, Room D104, 1 De La Salle Dr, Mpls. For info, contact Stacey Carter at 612-676-7619 or see: www.delasalle.com.

Jan. 9-11
13th Annual Community Wellness Gathering
The Thirteenth Annual Red Lake Community Wellness Gathering (formerly Drug & Gang Summit) will be held at Red Lake Nation College in Red Lake. Community members, Tribal Programs, school personnel, Mental Health Services and other programs and services from all nations are welcome. Register on site. The event is free and open to the public with lunch provided each day. Workshops and presentations will be held from 8am to 4:30pm each day. Friday until noon. Each morning will feature key-note speakers with workshops in the afternoon. Storytelling and music will be featured the first night at 7pm, and a Comedy Showcase will take place the second night. Red Lake Nation College, Red Lake. For info, contact Tom Barrett at 218-679-1545, Reyna Lussier at 218-679-1547, or Floyd Jourdain Jr. at 218-679-3350.

Jan. 10
Native Elders Games Meeting
Elders who are 50 plus years old who still have that competitive spirit, or who would like to make a healthy change in their life and would love to have lots of fun, please join us at our next meeting. Agenda: Forming the future Native Elders Games 2019, National Albuquerque Senior Games 2019, MN Senior Games. Many low impact games like archery, bowling, golf, swimming, free throws, and cycling available. More physically competitive games also available. 4:30pm at American Indian Community Development Corp., 2400 Bloomington Ave S, Mpls. For info, contact Diane Grooms 612-843-2511.

Jan. 11
Bring Her Home Call For Artists
All Indigenous artists residing on Turtle Island are welcome to apply. All works must be original and can be 2D, 3D, video, performance, or installation. Bring Her Home: Stolen Daughters of Turtle Island will highlight the ongoing epidemic of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, and the increased level of human trafficking. Artist will be notified if they are selected by January 18, 2019. For info, see: www.allmyrelationsarts.com/call-for-artist-bring-her-home-2019-stolen-daughters-of-turtle-island.

Jan. 12
Weave
Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, in collaboration with The O’Shaughnessy, is honored to present Weave, a new dance project choreographed by Rosy Simas, an award-winning Haudenosaunee (Seneca) artist. The dance performance pays tribute to the interwoven and interdependent nature of our world. 7:30pm. Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, 345 Washington St, St Paul. Tickets start at $22 at www.ordway.org, by phone at 651-224-4222, or in person at the Ordway ticket office.

Jan. 16
Breck School Open House
Parents are invited to attend Breck’s Admissions Open House. Administration and members of the faculty will be on hand to answer questions, and Breck students act as tour guides. 5:30pm – 8pm. Breck School, 123 Ottawa Ave N, Golden Valley, MN. For info, call 763-381-8100 or see: Breckschool.org.

Jan. 18
Family Fun Night
Fun art, culture and language infused activities for the whole family. Activity is free for youth and families and children must be accompanied by an adult. 6-8:30pm. MAIC, 1530 E Franklin Ave, Mpls. For info, contact: Csecola@maicnet.org.

Jan 18 – Feb. 18
The Three Snow Bears
The Three Snow Bears is a musical done in collaboration with New Native Theatre. Inspired by THE THREE SNOW BEARS by Jan Brett. Script written by Rhiana Yazzie in collaboration with Alicia Smith and Grace Smith. Music composition by P. Ossie Kairaiuak. Ride along with us this winter through the magnificent Arctic landscape as a young Yup’ik girl embarks on a heroic sled-dog journey to save her village. On the search for the reasons of the widening river she meets a raven, a hare, a baby seal and finally, three snow bears. Join us as an endearing Baby Bear and a determined Yup’ik girl meet center stage in our world premiere musical. Stages Theatre, 1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN. For info, see: www.stagestheatre.org/upcoming-shows/2018-2019-season/three-snow-bears.

Jan. 25 (deadline)
Heritage Partnership Program Grant
The Heritage Partnership Program grants build the capacity of two or more organizations to help each other with their shared goals for Minnesota’s history. These goals can address shared workforce, services, or resource needs or the creation of a partnership itself. The Heritage Partnership Program will consider creative joint solutions to the problems of history. All applicant organizations must reside in the state of Minnesota and be a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, state/local government unit, federally-recognized tribes, or educational institution. For info, see: www.mnhs.org/ preservation/grants/partnership.

Jan. 29
Leech Lake Local Indian Council Meeting
Leech Lake Twin Cities Local Indian Council meets monthly on the last Tuesday of each month. We will spend time reviewing the needs, opportunities and services for band members here in the Twin Cities Metro Area. Reservation Tribal Council often visits the Local Indian Council to share news and answer questions. 5:30-8 pm. MIWRC, 2300 15th Ave S, Mpls. For info, contact Shannon Nordby at 612-229-1986.

Jan. 29
Families Impacted by Mass Incarceration
A fourth program – “Families Impacted by Mass Incarceration” – is schedule at the Center for discussion on how incarceration impacts families and communities, focusing on the 10 million U.S. children that have had or are having that experience. For info, see: https://statesofincarceration.org/states/minnesota-carceral-colonialism-imprisonment-indian-country.

Feb. 14 – June 21
Bring Her Home 2019
Bring Her Home: Stolen Daughters of Turtle Island exhibit will highlight the ongoing epidemic of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women. The exhibit will feature selected Native artists of Turtle Island, and features works from established Indigenous artists Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, Karen Goulet, and Angela Babby, alongside emerging artist. The exhibht shares visual stories of the impacted women and families affected by the ongoing epidemic of Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women. All My Relations Gallery, 1414 E Franklin Ave, Mpls. For info, see: www.allmyrelationsarts.com.

Feb. 23–24
Ain Dah Yung Center’s 21st Annual Powwow
Cherish the Children Traditional Powwow. Mark your calendars as we once again host numerous specials and fun activities. Powwow dance specials – 17 years and under, 2 step specials, ambassador contest, 50/50 raffles throughout the weekend. Feast on Saturday at 5pm. Central High School, 275 Lexington Ave. St. Paul. For info, contact Travis DeCory at travis.decory@adycenter, or Holly Henning at holly.henning@adycenter.org.

Feb. 26
Leech Lake Local Indian Council Meeting
Leech Lake Twin Cities Local Indian Council meets monthly on the last Tuesday of each month. We will spend time reviewing the needs, opportunities and services for band members here in the Twin Cities Metro Area. Reservation Tribal Council often visits the Local Indian Council to share news and answer questions. 5:30-8 pm. MIWRC, 2300 15th Ave S, Mpls. For info, contact Shannon Nordby at 612-229-1986.