JULY-AUGUST Community Calendar


July 7

Native Youth Farmers Markets

Dream of Wild Health Farm is returning with Farmers Markets! Buy fresh, organic, locally grown vegetables and support Native teens from our Garden Warriors program who plant, grow, harvest, cook and sell vegetables. Stop by and say hello! Visit us on: Thursday, July 7, from 12 pm to 2 pm, at the Mpls American Indian Center, 1530 East Franklin Avenue, Mpls. We also support St. Paul families with a Mobile Market that visits the American Indian Family Center, Elders Lodge, Department of Indian Works, and Ain Dah Yung. Call for more information. Produce available week of June 28: Lettuce, greens, peas, garlic scapes, radishes, spinach, summer squash. For more info about our markets, call Dream of Wild Health at 651-439-3840.

July 7

Adoptees/Fostered people and families Potluck

First Nations Repatriation Institute (Formerly First Nations Orphan Association) Wicoicage Ake Un Ku Pi -Generation After Generation We Are Coming Home invites adoptess and fostered people and families – and any who had a family member in foster care or adopted out – to a pot luck and talking circle. All Nations Indian Church, 1515 East 23rd St., Minneapolis, MN. 6-9 pm: Pot luck from 6-7 pm, Talking Circle from 7-9 pm. For more info, call Sandy White Hawk at 651-442-4872 or: sandywhitehawk@gmail.com. www.wearecominghome.com

July 8

Memorial Feast


July 14

Mobile Mammography Day

The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) Mobile Unit will visit NACC every quarter to provide FREE MAMMOGRAMS to our patients! Mammograms screen women for signs of breast cancer. They are recommended for women 40 years of age and older. Women with family history of breast cancer should start at age 35. Mobile Mammography Day Activities: Breast & Cervical Cancer Education, Colon Cancer Education, Door Prizes, Lunch Provided. If you have insurance, please bring your card with you. If you do not have insurance, please call the clinic before your appointment to sign up for the SAGE FREE MAMMOGRAM Program. Call Myra at 612-872-8086, ext.120 to reserve your 20 minute appointment.

July 15

Women’s Health Day Event

Native women over 40 can get free mammograms and pap smears, and  free breast and cervical health education. Food and door prizes. 9 am to 4 pm. Transportation available. Call 612-721-9800. Takes place at the Indian Health Board, 1315 East 24th Street , Minneapolis.

July 19 – 21

Project Planning and Development Training

Administration for Native Americans (ANA) Project Planning and Development Training. ANA is offering  training to provide prospective eligible applicants with skills to plan successful community development projects, specifically those dealing with language preservation. This will be the only language-specific Project Planning and Development Training held this year in ANA Region I. Participants will learn how to: work with the community and key partners to identify and document specific community problems that stand in the way of meeting community goals regarding language preservation; create a project work plan to address those problems and attain community goals; and develop measurable outcomes and impacts to the community; and determine the level of resources and funding needed to implement the project. The training session is being offered free of charge to tribal governments and native non-profit organizations. Each participant is responsible for paying their own travel costs to attend the training. The training is limited to 20 participants with a maximum of 2 registrants per tribe/organization. A minimum of 5 tribes/organizations must register for the training in order for the training to be held. This training is designed to build capacity in native communities and organizations and therefore, professional grant writers are not eligible. Participation in the training session is limited to individuals who are employed by tribal governments and native nonprofit organizations serving American Indians, Native Hawaiians, Alaskan Natives, and Native American Pacific Islanders. We are also holding additional Project Planning and Development Trainings that are not geared to any specific type of funding. Held at Mystic Lake Casino Hotel in Prior Lake, MN. For additional information please call 1-888-221-9686 or see: www.anaeastern.org/pdm.aspx.

July 20

Roundtable on Domestic Trafficking

Roundtable on Domestic Trafficking: Telling local stories and making national connections. Featuring Rachel Lloyd of GEMS, Artika Roller of PRIDE, Vednita Carter of Breaking Free, and Sarah El-Fakahany of MIWRC. 7 pm at MIWRC, 2300 15th Ave. S., Minneapolis. For more info, call Dawn Campbell at 612-728-2000.

July 22

Actors’ Ensemble Cabaret

New Native Theatre WELL RED Series presents Actors’ Ensemble Cabaret! An evening featuring NNT’s actors doing comedy, music, sketches, poetry, and much more! Bring a date, enjoy the fun – even find out how you can join the Fall 2011 ensemble. 7 pm at the Minneapolis American Indian Center, 1530 E. Franklin Avenue, Mpls. More info can be found at: www.newnativetheatre.org or email: info@newnativetheatre.org.

July 28-31

Protecting Mother Earth Gathering

The 16th Protecing Mother Earth Gathering looks to educate and inform on environmental issues from across the Americas. The gathering will be held at the Four Bears Tribal Park in New Town, N.D. The theme of this year will explore the importance of Water, Climate, Energy and the importance of Health & Culture in our modern world. The Indigenous Environmental Network is inclusive of all Indigenous Peoples across Mother Earth and their plight to help protect their ancestral lands and better work together with government agencies and private industries to ensure lands are left pristine and clean for generations to come. For more information on the Indigenous Environmental Network please visit www.ienearth.org, or call 218-751-4967.

Ends August 5

Exhibit:?This Is Displacement

This Is Displacement: Native Artists Consider the Relationship Between Land and Identity. Curated by Carolyn Lee Anderson and Emily Johnson. The exhibit features the work of over forty contemporary Native American artists from nineteen tribal nations across the United States, whose sculpture, painting, drawing, music, written work, short film, and mixed media relates to experiences of displacement – its effects, ills, joys, discomforts, and never-ending complexities. This Is Displacement has been on tour since 2009. We celebrate a closing exhibit with artist talks, a film screening, and the launch of our exhibit catalogue. (This Is Displacement film screening July 29  from 7-9 pm.)Featured artists include: Joe Allen (Dakota/Lakota/Ojibwe), Judith Allen (Bois Forte-Nett Lake Band of Ojibwe), Carolyn Lee Anderson (Din?), Jay Bad Heart Bull (Oglala Lakota), Andrea Carlson, Colleen Casey (Dakota descent), Gordon M. Coons (Ojibwe/Ottawa), Elizabeth Day (Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe), Jim Denomie (Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Ojibwe), Heid Erdrich (Turtle Mountain Band of Ojibwe), Tom Fields (Cherokee/Muscogee Creek), Nicholas Galanin (Tlingit/Aleut), Joe Geshick (Ojibwe), Shan Goshorn (Eastern Band Cherokee), Brent Greenwood (Ponca/Chickasaw), Kennetha Greenwood (Otoe/Missouria), Priscilla Naungagiaq Hensley Holthouse (I?upiaq), Charles Her Many Horses (Rosebud Lakota), Dakota Hoska, Emily Johnson (Yup’ik), Sonya Kelliher-Combs (I?upiaq/Athabaskan), Douglas K. Limon (Oneida/Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe), Andrew Okpeaha MacLean (I?upiaq), Daniel McCoy Jr. (Muscogee Creek/Citizen Band Potawatomi), Carter Meland (Ojibwe heritage), America Meredith (Cherokee),Melissa Olson (Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe), Point of Contact, Savannah Rose Parisien (Anishinaabe), Steven Premo (Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe), Project Preserve (Red Lake Band of Ojibwe), Kimberly Rodriguez (Creek), Mona Smith (Sisseton-Wahpeton Dakota),  Jonathan Thunder (Red Lake Ojibwe), Robert W. Two Bulls (Oglala Lakota ), Star Wallowing Bull (White Earth Ojibwe/Arapaho), Gwen Westerman (Dakota), Wilma Whitaker (Prairie Band Potawatomi/Cherokee). All My Relations Gallery 1414 East Franklin, Minneapolis. Gallery Hours : Tuesday-Friday 11-6 p.m. Weekends 11-3 p.m.

August 12

MNIBA Golf Classic Fundraiser

The 2011 MNIBA "Driving Opportunities Fore American Indian Entrepreneurs" Golf Classic is a one-day, 18-hole, team scramble and award dinner event which will be held at the Dacotah Ridge Golf Club in Morton, MN. Registration:  $100 per player/$400 per team. Entry Deadline: July 15 – space limited to 144 players. Funds raised during this event will support the following projects: Travel and registration scholarships for high school juniors and seniors to attend Native Nations Institute’s 6-day residential "Native Youth Entrepreneurship Camp" in Arizona: Development of a series of webinars, workshops and tools designed for native entrepreneurs and tribal communities; Launch of Red Lake Nation’s "Mini-Bank" elementary, middle and high school youth savings program. This year’s event will include a Native Youth Golf Outing for middle and high school students.vThe Native Youth Golf Outing includes; golf lessons, play, luncheon and a "teens" financial education presentation with inter-active handouts. Sponsorships: The 2011 MNIBA Golf Classic offer opportunities for sponsorships at every level, from  title sponsors to hole sponsors. Sponsors enjoy both promotional recognition and public relations benefits from the association with the Minnesota Indian Business Alliance, the golfers who compete, and the charitable activities which benefit. Entry Deadline July 15. For more info call Courtney Aitken-Gifford at 218-335-8582 for golfing inquiries. Call Pamela Standing at 218-847-9554 for sponsorship opportunities.

August 22-24

Nibi & Manoomin: Bridging Worldviews Symposium

This symposium builds on work begun two years ago between tribal communities and the University of Minnesota. The first symposium (2009) brought researchers from the University together with tribal elders from across northern Minnesota. It offered an opportunity to share knowledge about manoomin and build a better understanding between native knowledge holders and University researchers on wild rice in a good way. That initial gathering was very powerful and long overdue. One outcome of the symposium was a request by tribal members in attendance for more opportunities to share stories, research, and learning and build trust so that wild rice is appreciated as a sacred gift from the creator by us all-this second symposium honors that request. Another outcome of the initial meeting was to draft a wild rice white paper. This paper would identify issues where University and tribal interests could begin to engage in meaningful dialogue on wild rice research conducted at the University and offer recommendations for action. This second symposium entitled, "Nibi and Manoomin: Bridging Worldviews," provides another occasion for exchanging teachings between Western and Anishinaabe cultural frames. In addition to manoomin we will include sessions on water (nibi) at this symposium. Water and manoomin belong together. White Earth Tribal and Community College will be offering college credit and CEU’s. More information coming on scholarships for students wanting college credit or those needing CEU’s. This conference is free to all tribal community members and tribal entities. Shooting Star Hotel & Event Center, Mahnomen, MN. 800-453-7827. Blocked Room Rate $50 – Mention Wild Rice Symposium. For more info, see: www.cfans.umn.edu/diversity/Initiatives/wildrice2011.htm. Or call Pamela Standing at 218-847-9554 or email:?pamelastanding@msn.com.