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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 10

Prairie

Island Dakota Days Wacipi Celebration 2015

MC’s: Wallace Coffey, Danny Seaboy;

Head Staff: Juaquin Hamilton, Rusty Gillette, Darrell Goodwill; Head

Whistle Man: Jonathan Windyboy; Host Drums: Prairie Island Singers,

Tinta Winta Takojas; Northern Drums: Red Leaf, Midnight Express, Iron

Boy, Mato Pejuta, Lame Deer Singers; Southern Drums: Cozad Singers,

Wild Band of Comanches, Young Bird Singers. Invited drums only.

Pow Wow Committee Members: Kelly

Taylor, Chair; Anne Starr, Vice Chair; Natalie Nielson, Secretary;

Emmaline Chapman, Jesse Childs, Arts & Crafts.

Grand Entries: Friday, 7 p.m.;

Saturday, 1 and 7 p.m.; Sunday, 1 p.m. Flag Raising daily.

Registration: Friday, 1 p.m. until end of competition; Saturday, 9

a.m. to noon. All dancers and drummers must have photo ID and Social

Security Number to register. Tiny Tots will receive day money. Cash

prizes for all categories.

Free admission, Prairie Island Indian

Community, Welch, MN. For more information, call 800-554-5473, ext.

4024 or visit www.prairieisland.org.

July 14

Step Out In Nature

Step Out in Nature

at Como Lake is a walking program designed to engage both FEDS

participants and members of the American Indian community who are at

risk for diabetes or who have diabetes and are taking steps to live a

healthier lifestyle.

Como Lake has

paved paths with beautiful scenery. We will provide healthy snacks,

diabetes education and pedometers. All ages and fitness levels

welcome. Enjoy great company and get moving out in nature!

6 to 7 p.m.,

Lakeside Pavillion, Como Lake, 1360 N. Lexington Pkwy, St. Paul, MN.

For more information, call Roxanne Johnson at 218-407-0210 or email

rjohnson@interfaithaction.org.

July 15

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.

1 to 3 p.m.,

Hennepin County Library-Brookdale, 6125 Shingle Creek Parkway,

Brooklyn Center, MN. For more information, visit

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

July 15

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.

July 16

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-Maple Grove, 8001 Main

Street North, Maple Grove, MN. For

more information, visit

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

July 17-19

Mii Gwitch Mahnomen Days 53rd

Traditional Pow Wow

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.

6 miles West of Deer Diver, MN on U.S.

Highway 2, Ball Club, MN. For more information, contact:

David Cronin,

218-556-9702; Rose Wilson, 218-398-2893; Jamie Mitchel, 218-368-4767;

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

July 17

Casting Call

Independent Indigenous Film and

Media/New Native Theatre will host a casting call for their upcoming

project, “The Coyote Way: Going Back Home” is a short

sci-fi/fantasy film about a boy named Charlie, who must make a life

changing decision to join an urban street gang or begin an epic

pilgrimage that will reveal the truth of his existence. Production to

begin September 2015.

Who we are looking for: knowledge of

Plains Indian sign language, cultural ways and a familiarity with

local urban Native culture a plus. Non-actors and young people are

welcome and encouraged to audition.

Cast: Teenage Boy 1: Native male,

teen/early 20s; Teenage Boy 2: Native male, teens/early 20s; Teacher:

Can be a non-Native actor, male, 40s-50s; Plains Native Woman:

Traditional, historic character, 30s; Plains Native Man: Traditional,

historic character, 30s; Wild West Show Manager: male, European

looking, 30-plus; Teacher: can be a non-Native actor, male, 40-50s;

Ice Cream Truck Driver: male, European looking, 30-plus; 15-20 extras

needed for street gang members: male and female, early teens to

mid-20s. Headshot/bio/resume is requested, but you can audition

without them.

3 to 7 p.m.,

Little Earth of United Tribes Youth Center, 2495 18th Ave.

S., Minneapolis, MN. For more information, call Missy Whiteman at

612-217-0848 or email iifm.mw@gmail.com.

July 18

First Time Homebuyer Workshop

Topics include: steps to becoming a

homeowner; how to prepare financially; what you can afford; the

importance of credit; how to choose the right mortgage loan; and

responsibilities of home ownership. Lunch provided, open to everyone.

Free, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Bii Gii Wiin

CDLF, 1508 E. Franklin Ave., Suite 100, 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.

July 22

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.

July 23-Aug. 1

25th Annual

Gathering of the Sacred Pipes Sundance

Camp Days Begin: July 23; Elders and

Youth Cultural Gathering: July 25-July 28; AIM Grand Governing

Council Meeting: July 26-27; Tree Day Ceremonies: July 29; Sundance:

Daybreak to Dawn: July 30-Aug. 2; Healing Day-Buffalo Dance: Aug. 1

Sundance Chief: Joe Morales; Head

Dancer: Steve Moon; Spiritual Adviser: Chief Nii Gon Neway Wii Dung.

Pipestone National Monument, 36

Reservation Ave., Pipestone, MN. For more information, call Clyde

Bellecourt, AIM IC Office, Frank Paro or Joe Morales at 612-251-5836,

612-886-2107 or email info@aim-ic.com, aimster4evr1@yahoo.com,

bluesman7163@gmail.com or visit www.aim-ic.com.

July 24-26

Onigum 17th Traditional Pow Wow

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.

13 miles East of Walker, MN on County

Road 13, Onigum, MN. For more information, call Priscilla Smith at

218-547-2270 or LaVonne Thompson at 218-252-6484, 218-308-3680.

July 25

Minneapolis Public Safety Career

Fair

The Public Safety Career Fair (hosted

by the City of Minneapolis) is a free career fair and persons from

all backgrounds and industries are encouraged to attend. Share with

your family, neighbors and young adults in your life, many of the

participating agencies offer both paid and unpaid internship

opportunities for young adults (17+).

Participating Departments: City of

Minneapolis Human Resources Department; Minneapolis 911 & 311;

Minneapolis Fire Dept.; Hennepin County Medical Center; Minneapolis

Park Police and Recreation Board; Saint Paul Police Dept.;

Minneapolis Police Dept.; Metro Transit Police Dept.; Ramsey County

Sheriff’s Office; Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office.

11:30 to 2:30 p.m., Urban Research and

Outreach-Engagement Center, 2001 Plymouth Ave. N., Minneapolis, MN.

For more information, call Ayianna Kennerly at 612-490.2222.

July 29

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.

July 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.

July 31

Lynx vs. Dream

MN Lynx American Indian Heritage

Night

Come celebrate Native American Heritage

Night as the Minnesota Lynx take on Shoni Schimmel and the Atlanta

Dream! Portion of each ticket will go back to support the American

Indian Cancer Foundation!

7 p.m. Ticket prices vary, to order

online, visit aicf.org/lynx. For more information, call Emma

Sandstrom at 612-673-8433 or email emma.sandstrom@lynxbasketball.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. 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. 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.

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 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.