July 7 – Aug. 24 Contemporary American Indian Art Exhibit “Transmissions: Contemporary American Indian Art 2003-2013,” features artwork by prominent regional Native artists. The exhibit features artwork by prominent regional artists such as Ahmoo Angeconeb, Frank Big Bear, Jim Denomie, Pat and Gage Kruse, Star Wallowing Bull and Francis Yellow. The display will include drawings, collage works, paintings and sculpture. The artists have worked with a variety of materials including color pencil, acrylic, oil, ink, paper, canvas, birch bark and red willow. On Tuesday, July 9, from 7 pm to 8 pm, acclaimed artist Jim Denomie (Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe) will discuss his paintings in the current Cargill Hall exhibit in the Doty Board Room in Minneapolis Central Library. The exhibit will open July 7 and run through Aug. 24 at the Cargill Hall Gallery in Hennepin County Library – Minneapolis Central, 300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis. Cargill Hall Gallery hours are: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday; and noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Both the exhibit and event are free. “Transmissions: Contemporary American Indian Art 2003-2013,” is presented in collaboration with Bockley Gallery, Minneapolis.
July 8, Aug. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, Adventures in Nature: Atlatl The atlatl is an ancient hunting device used by the Native people of the area before the bow and arrow. Considered a symbol of power, it was used for thousands of years. There are many atlatl petroglyphs carved into the Sioux Quartzite at the site. During this program learn how to use an atlatl while trying to “hunt” a life-size buffalo target. While at the site, view the rock carvings and learn more about the people who created them on guided tours at 10:30 a.m., 1 or 3 p.m. Jeffers Petroglyphs Historic Site, Comfrey MN. Fee: $7 adults, $6 seniors and college students, $5 children ages 6-17; free for children age 5 and under and MHS members. For more info, call 507-628-5591.
July 15, Aug. 29, 30, Sept. 1, 2 Adventures in Nature: American Indian Games Play games popular among American Indians of the past including the moccasin game, awl game and the double-ball game. While at the site, view the rock carvings and learn more about the Native people who created them on guided tours at 10:30 a.m., 1 or 3 p.m. Fee: $7 adults, $6 seniors and college students, $5 children ages 6-17; free for children age 5 and under and MHS members. Jeffers Petroglyphs Historic Site, C27160 County Road 2, Comfrey, MN. For more info, call 507-628-5591.
July 25 Tribal Government Center and Red Lake Nation College Ground Breaking All Community Members are encouraged to attend and help celebrate this historic occasion. 11 am at the site of the new Red Lake Nation Capitol. 23750 Highway 1 East, Red Lake, mn. (Located just north of the Red Lake powwow grounds.) Fish Fry Lunch featuring Red Lake Walleye & Perch as prepared by the Red Lake Fisheries Association Fry Crew. Potato Salad & Fry Bread provided by the Red Lake Nation College. Sponsored by the Red Lake Tribal Council & the Red Lake Nation College. For more information, contact Chairman Jourdain’s office at 218-679-3341.
Through July 27 Exhibit:?The River The River: evolving group show. Bockley Gallery presents an extended group show that will be constantly changing through the course of its run. The beginning iteration will include work by Barbara Kreft, Jim Denomie, Frank Big Bear, Star Wallowing Bull, Wendy Red Star, among others. Gallery Hours: Wednesday through Saturday, Noon to 5 pm. Bockley Gallery, 2123 W 21st Street (west of Lake of the Isles, near Franklin), Minneapolis. For more info, call 612 377 4669 or see: www.bockleygallery.com.
Aug. 1 (deadline) Applications Available for SMSC Scholarship at U of M Applications available for Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community Endowed Scholarship at the U of MN for 2013-2014 academic year. SMSC scholarship program supports incoming U of MN freshmen and transfer students with financial need. May also be awarded to qualified, newly admitted graduate and professional students in specific disciplines. Criteria: Admission to one of the U of MN’s five campuses (Twin Cities, Crookston, Duluth, Morris, or Rochester) as a full-time undergraduate or graduate student; Enrollment in a federally recognized tribe or students who qualify under the Indian Education Act; A focus in medicine, dentistry/health, public health, engineering, business administration/accounting, math, science, technology, public policy, government administration, education or law. For more info, visit www.shakopeedakota.org/scholarships.html or e-mail Rickey Hall at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications postmarked on or before Aug. 1.
Aug. 2 (deadline) Boards and Commission Leadership Institute The Tiwahe Foundation would like to share this opportunity to participate in a leadership institute focused on engaging American Indians and other people of color to serve in decision making roles: such as serving on commissions, councils and boards. If interested, we would nominate individuals to participate in the Boards and Commissions Leadership 2013-2014 Institute through Nexus Community Partners. The Boards and Commissions Leadership Institute BCLI trains community members and leaders from communities of color to serve on decision-making bodies. A primary goal of the BCLI is to build a progressive network of decision makers and advocates working for more equitable policies on key issues affecting the lives of people of color communities in economic development, employment, health, housing, and transportation in the Twin Cities region. If interested, or know someone who you would like to recommend, contact Kelly Drummer at: email@example.com. Nominations are due Friday, August 2. For more information contact Angie Brown, at 651-289-7029 or: firstname.lastname@example.org, or see:?http://nexuscp.org/index.php.
Sept. 23 – 24 Minnesota Indigenous Language Symposium Co-hosted by the Grassroots Indigenous Multimedia and the Grotto Foundation. Held at Mystic Lake Casino and Conference Center, Prior Lake, MN. This year’s theme: Revitalization in Action: Language Learning in Practice, a hands on learning Institute, will feature learning opportunities for curriculum and materials development, teaching indigenous languages, multimedia and technology, best practices, designing and implementing immersion programs, master-apprentice models, evaluation of language programs, teacher certification, innovative language models, grassroots language programs, language documentation and youth voices on language revitalization. The focus is to learn from one another, share information, build support among programs committed to language revitalization. 200 people are expected to attend. The public is invited to attend. The early bird symposium registration deadline is July 30. The hotel deadline for room reservations is August 23. For more information on registration and hotel cost visit: grassrootsindigenousmultimedia.org or email: ErinKelly@gmail.com or call 612-655-9365.