June 2015 Calendar

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June 6

Indigenous Bloc of the Tar Sands

Resistance March

Indigenous Environmental Network invites you

to join with our relatives from Tar Sands and pipeline impacted

communities to say no to the extreme energy projects that harm our

lands, peoples and ways of life! Let’s march together as Indigenous

communities to fight for Mother Earth and our future.

Bring your

drums, bring your signs, bring your relatives!

10 a.m.: Water

Ceremony; Noon: March Begins both at Lambert Landing is on the

Mississippi River right by Union Depot in downtown Saint Paul; 2

p.m.: Rally at State Capitol Lawn featuring speakers from impacted

communities and a performance by Indigenous hip-hop artist Frank

Waln.

For more information, visit

www.tarsandsresistance.org or email shinaabikwe@gmail.com.

June 10

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.

June 11

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.

5 to 7 p.m.,

Hennepin County Library-Golden Valley, 830 Winnetka Ave. N., Golden

Valley, MN. For more information, visit

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

June 12

The World Through Our Eyes

Join All My Relations Arts, Native

American Community Development Institute and the MN Two-Spirit

Society to celebrate and honor our Two-Spirit Family. The night will

feature: Art Opening guest curated by Orlando Avery and featuring

many Two-Spirit Artists from around the country; Music from DJ Shelei

aka Michelle Be; Entertainment by Indigenous Drag Queen Georgie

Lyoun; Fashion Show featuring pieces by Jolonzo Goldtooth, Diné

fashion designer; Music, food and much more!

5 to 8 p.m., All My Relations Gallery,

1414 E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis, MN. For more information, call

612-235-4976.

June 15

American Indian Movement Spiritual

Gathering of First Nations

Come and rejuvenate your spirit, all

tribes welcome. First Nation Organizations welcome, First Nation

schools welcome. Ceremonies of First Nations people, Sweat Lodges

provided, elder teachings daily, singing and dancing. All youth and

drums invited, camping is free.

Leech Lake Powwow Grounds, Cass Lake,

MN. If interested in teaching or performing ceremonies, assisting, or

for any other questions, call Jason Elias at 763-458-7289 or email

ojibwa1974@yahoo.com; Mike Forcia at 612-437-0075, email

wolves-den@live.com; Dennis Banks at 763-242-4242, email

nowacumig@gmail.com; or Darla Banks at 763-354-9434.

June 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.

5 to 7 p.m.,

Hennepin County Library-St. Louis Park, 3240 Library Lane, St. Louis

Park, MN. For more information, visit

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

June 17

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.

June 19

Waa Wiye Gaa Maag (Round Lake)

10thTraditional 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 Pow Wow

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.

28 miles North of Deer River, Hwy 46,

South Lake, MN. For more information, contact: Gary Charwood,

218-760-7955, maang40@yahoo.com; or LaVonne Thompson, 218-308-3680,

lavonne.thompson@leechlakegaming.com.

June 19-21, 2015

24th Annual Grand Casino Hinckley

Grand Celebration Powwow

Grand Entries: Friday, 7 p.m.;

Saturday, 1 and 7 p.m.; Sunday, 1 p.m.

Craft vendor fees apply, call Nathan

Sutton at 320-384-4475 for a vendor application. Campsites are

available at the pow wow grounds, showers available at RV Park.

Please bring your own camping gear. No drugs or alcohol allowed.

Grand Casino Hinckley Powwow Grounds,

777 Lady Luck Dr., Hinckley, MN. For

more information, call Nathan Sutton at 320-384-4475 or email

nsutton@grcasinos.com. For

hotel or RV reservation, call 800-472-6321.

June 20

Twin Cities Native Lacrosse

Tournament

Tentative Schedule: Registration,

9-9:30 a.m.; Invocation & Games, 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. (with break

for lunch). Final Schedule will be sent via email and posted on our

Facebook Page & Event Page.

Osseo

Senior Highschool, 317 2nd Ave NW, Osseo, MN. For more information,

visit

www.facebook.com/pages/Twin-Cities-Native-Lacrosse/1488367821441753

or www.facebook.com/events/1602530310034105.

June 20

Financial Literacy Workshop

Join us for a Native American-based

curriculum on topics, including: money management, budgeting to

create savings, credit and your credit report. Lunch provided, open

to everyone.

9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free. Bii Gii Wiin

CDLF, 1113 E Franklin Ave., Suite 200, 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.

June 24

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.

June 24

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.

June 27

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: Jonny Red Star: Native male, mid

20s-early 30s, Native gang leader; Young Star: Native male, younger

version of Jonny Red Star, teen/early 20s; 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; 15-20 extras needed for most scenes in the film.

Headshot/bio/resume is requested, but you can audition without them.

Noon to 4 p.m., Two Rivers Gallery,

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

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

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

July 4

Indigenous Independence Day

Please join us at the MN State Capitol as

"Crazy Horse Booking Agency" presents Minnesota’s second

and very own, "Indigenous Independence Day 2015" to let

your voice and opinion be heard on an array of topics affecting our

state and local communities such as human and sex trafficking, sexual

violence against women, men and children, police corruption and

outright, blatant brutality and disrespect towards citizens in

general, oil companies, just to name a few.

Hosted by C.W.

Bearshield with the following keynote speakers: Martha Fast Horse,

Joye Braun, Chong Kim, Scotti Clifford, Juliana BrownEyes-Clifford,

Tantoo Cardinal, Patricia Shepard, Christine Stark, Reyna

Crow,Cameron Monkman and special performances by Scatter Their Own,

Young Jibwe with special guests Music Store Junkies. This is a

peaceful event where all ages, families and cultures are welcome to

attend.

Noon to 5 p.m., Minnesota State Capital, 75 Rev. Dr.

Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, St. Paul, MN 55155. For more

information, call Crazy Horse Booking Agency at 320-290-8497 or email

cwbearshield114@gmail.com.

July 3

4th of July Traditional Pow Wow

The Leech Lake Pow Wow Committee is not

responsible for any accidents, damages or stolen items.

Veterans Memorial Grounds, Palace

Casino Drive, Cass Lake, MN. For more information, contact: Anita

Cloud, 218-256-6163; Rod Northbird, 218-308-3120; Leah Gale Monroe,

218-760-3127, leahgale@hotmail.com; or LaVonne Thompson,

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

Located next to Palace Casino, Palace

Drive: Cass Lake, Cass Lake, MN

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.