December 2014 Calendar

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Dec. 9

We are Still Here: The Circle at 35!

Join us to celebrate the work of

pioneering Native American author Laura Waterman Wittstock and

photographer Dick Bancroft as well as The Circle’s continued mission

to presenting the news from a Native American perspective.

8-9 a.m., All Nations Church, 1515 E.

23rd St., Minneapolis, MN. Doors open at 7:30 for coffee.

$35 suggested donation, to RSVP, call 612-722-3686 or email

thecirclenews@gmail.com.

Dec. 9

Parents of Tradition Family Winter

Gathering

Families with children, ages birth to

five winters-old are invited! Learn how to reclaim tradition ways of

parenting. Learn more about using Indigenous language in your home.

Hosted by Minneapolis Indian Education Parents of Tradition Early

Childhood Education Program. Lunch will be provided and children are

welcome!

12:30 to 2:30 p.m., Division of Indian

Work, 1001 East Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN. Call to reserve your

space for lunch. Transportation is available upon request, call Jean

at 612-290-9936.

Dec. 10

Prevention through Culture Awareness

Program

Dakota Language Table by Neil McKay.

4-5 p.m., Minneapolis American Indian

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

Dec. 11

Twin Cities Native Lacrosse Meeting

Twin Cities Native Lacrosse

Organization is hosting a community feast and information meeting

about our new boys and girls lacrosse teams. Children and parents are

invited to eat and learn about playing lacrosse on a youth team.

Players do not need to have any experience playing lacrosse before.

Practices are after school and run from January through the spring.

6 p.m., Minneapolis American Indian

Center, Second Floor Auditorium, Minneapolis, MN.

Dec. 11

Prevention through Culture Awareness

Program

Ojibwe Language Table by Joe Spears.

6-7 p.m., Minneapolis American Indian

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

Dec. 12-13

Native Art & Craft Sales

For those last minute shoppers! Come on

down and check out our locally-made items! We appreciate your

continued community support of our artists and crafters!

10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Minnesota Chippewa

Tribe, 1308 E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis. For more information, call

Jacque at 612-871-6618.

Dec. 13

Building Native Communities:

Financial Skills for Families

Topics include: money management,

budgeting to create savings, credit and your credit report. The

Native American-based curriculum is free and open to everyone.

9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Bii Gii Wiin CDLF,

1113 E. Franklin Ave., Suite 200, Minneapolis, MN. For more

information or to register, call 612-354-2249 or email

areese@bgwcdlf.org.

Dec. 13

White Earth Nation Senior Party

3 to 7 p.m., Minneapolis American

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

Dec. 17

Prevention through Culture Awareness

Program

Cultural Activity: Gift of Giving

(making holiday gifts). This activity is for program participants if

you are interested in joining our program contact staff. For more

information, email gspears@maicnet.org or csecola@maicnet.org.

Dec. 17

Prevention through Culture Awareness

Program

Dakota Language Table by Neil McKay.

4-5 p.m., Minneapolis American Indian

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

Dec. 17

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.

Dec. 18

Free Tour of Minneapolis Institute

of Arts Native American Art

Ms. Jill Ahlberg Yohe, the Minneapolis

Institute of Arts new Curator of Native American Art, warmly invites

you for conversation and an Native Arts of America gallery tour. All

American Indian/Native American community members are invited to meet

Jill and take a tour to see the MIA’s Native American art collection.

4-6 p.m., Minneapolis Institute of

Arts, 2400 Third Avenue South. This is a free tour and all are

welcome. An RSVP is requested, but not required. Contact Heather at,

heverhart@artsmia.org or

612-870-3286.

Dec. 18

Prevention through Culture Awareness

Program

Ojibwe Language Table by Joe Spears.

6-7 p.m., Minneapolis American Indian

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

Dec. 19

A Very Merry Kids Day

NACC welcomes our families to bring

their children for a day of holiday cheer! Santa will have a gift for

every child there!

9 a.m.-4 p.m., gifts from 2-4 p.m.,

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

MN. For more information, call 612-872-8086.

Dec. 19

Native Art & Craft Sales

For those last minute shoppers! Come on

down and check out our locally-made items! We appreciate your

continued community support of our artists and crafters!

10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Minnesota Chippewa

Tribe, 1308 E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis. For more information, call

Jacque at 612-871-6618.

Dec. 21

Moon of the Little Spirit

Feast/Craft Fair

In honor of the Solstice and the sacred

waters in our region. Join Winona LaDuke and Honor the Earth,

WaterLegacy. This event features Chef Sean Sherman, aka the Sioux

Chef, Oglala Lakota Sioux of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in

South Dakota, and a meal of “pre-contact” inspired Native

American cuisine. Sherman has spent the past 25 years harvesting

wisdom from his ancestors by studying the indigenous knowledge of

wild foods prior to colonization. With that knowledge, Sherman

prepares modern dishes utilizing wild and cultivated food of the

Dakota and Ojibwe tribes.

Craft Fair, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Social

Hour, 5:30 p.m., Dinner served at 6:30 p.m. Clyde Iron Works, 2920 W

Michigan St, Duluth, MN 55806. Tickets for the dinner are $45 per

person, $80 per couple, or $300 for an eight-person table. All

proceeds go to benefit the campaigns protecting clean water from

sulfide mining and pipeline development in Minnesota.

Those interested in participating in

the fair, call (612) 385-1557. For more information

or to purchase tickets to the dinner, visit

www.honorearth.org/manidoo_giizisoons_feast

Dec. 21

Minnesota Two Spirit Society

Join the state’s Native LGBTQA alliance

at its quarterly meeting and potluck social. If you identify as

Native lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or a straight ally,

please join us to find a place to belong.

Council meeting, noon to 1 p.m.;

social, 1 to 3 p.m., All My Relations Gallery, 1414 E. Franklin Ave.,

Minneapolis, MN. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/MN2SS.

Jan. 3

Kids’ Crafts: Story Book Time and

God’s Eye activity

Enjoy stories and light snacks from

noon to 1 p.m. Then learn how to weave a "God’s Eye" to

take home. The decorative designs are used on ceremonial shields of

Native American tribes of the southwestern United States.

Participants will receive an instructional handout and materials to

make the craft item. Please allow an hour for the activity. This

project is recommended for children ages 8 and up.

Noon to 3 p.m., Mille Lacs Indian

Museum and Trading Post, Onamia, MN. Fee: $4 per kit (museum

admission not included). For more information, call 320-532-3632.

Jan. 25

Ojibwe Mitten Workshop

Learn techniques of leather working at

this two-day workshop. Participants will make a pair of Ojibwe-style

mittens to take home. A light lunch and refreshments will be provided

both days. A minimum of 5 participants required to host workshop.

Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is

required 3 days prior to workshop. Discounted hotel rooms are

available for workshop participants on Saturday night at Grand Casino

Mille Lacs.

Saturday: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sunday: 10

a.m.-2 p.m. Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post, Onamia, MN.

Fee: $65/$60 for MNHS members; additional supply fee of $15.

Reservations: required, call 320-532-3632

ONGOING

Mondays

Indian Education Family Language

Table

Experience the teachings of our

ancestors. Anishinaabe scholar and James “Kaagegaabaw” Vukelich

and Dakota teacher and linguist Neil “Chantemaza” 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.

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

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.

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

Enhancing Wellbeing

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.

Women’s Historical Trauma Group

Women’s historical trauma group on

Wednesdays from 1-2:30 p.m. The group will offer culturally-based

approach to healing historical trauma and living wellness as

Indigenous peoples. Women who are interested can call our front desk

at 612-721-9807 for more information.

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

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.

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.

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.