May 2014 Calendar

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Celebrate American Indian Month 2014!

May

3

American

Indian Cancer Foundation’s Third Annual Powwow for Hope

This

special powwow is a fundraiser to support cancer education and

supportive services for American Indian communities. Host drum:

Ringing Shield, Eyabay; Emcees: Dave Larsen, Murphy Thomas; Arena

Director: Miziway Desjarlait; Head Female Dancer: Patty Sam; Head

Male Dancer: Robert Desjarlait.

Grand

Entries, 1 and 7 p.m.; Honoring Survivors and Caregivers, 3 p.m.;

Feast, 5 p.m.; Jingle Dress Healing Song, 8 p.m.; Closing Ceremony, 9

p.m.; Silent Auction, noon-5 p.m.; Hand Drum Contestants must

register by 2 p.m., first round held in the afternoon, finals during

feast. Base Camp Facility, 201 Bloomington Road, Minneapolis, MN. For

more information, call 612-314-4852 or visit www.PowwowforHope.org.

May

3

Susan

G. Komen 3-Day 16 week Training Kick-Off

Start your

training off on the right foot! You’re probably not ready to walk a

60-mile journey just yet, but our Training Kick-Off Event will get

you started. Meet your fellow Susan G. Komen 3-Day walkers for a

training walk, led by one of our volunteer training walk leaders.

Share your stories about past event experiences, training and

fundraising. After the walk, you may receive outfitter discounts as

well as training advice. 9:30 a.m., GEAR Running Store, 4406 France

Avenue South, Edina, MN. For more information, email Andrea Franz at

afranz@crossroads.us.

May

4

“A

Pipeline Runs Through It”

A benefit

concert hosted by Winona LaDuke of Honor the Earth with performances

by special musical and spoken-word guests, including Peter Erlinder,

an attorney for Honor the Earth to support the organization’s Stop

the Sandpiper Legal Defense fund, Janet Rogers, Sonny Johnson and

Prudence Johnson. One-pound bags of native harvested certified

organic wild rice and Honor the Earth T-Shirts will be

available-for-sale the night of the show. 7 p.m., Lake of the Isles

Lutheran Church, 2020 West Lake of the Isles Parkway, Minneapolis,

MN.

For more

information, call Alyssa Hoppe at 612-385-1557 or visit

www.honorearth.org/events.

May 6-June

5

Indigenous

Lax lacrosse series

Homegrown

Lacrosse will present a new Indigenous Lax series for those in the

community. These clinics are for both new and experienced lacrosse

players looking to experience the sport and both learn the heritage

of the game and its Native roots. Clinics will run every Tuesday at

East Phillips Park and every Thursday at Cedar Field. Clinics for

Grades 2-5 will run 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. and Clinics for Grades 6-8 will

run 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. For more information, call Shane Thompson at

612-708-0699 or email shane@homegrownlacrosse.org

May 7

19th Annual

American Indian Wellness Fair

Increasing

awareness of current health issues facing American Indian people by

providing access to a variety of health screenings, education,

information and community resources. Over 60 exhibitors, free health

assessments and community feast. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Minneapolis

American Indian Center, 1530 East Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN.

For more information, call Stephanie Graves at 612-673-3735 or email

stephanie.graves@minneapolismn.gov.

May 10-11

Little

Earth of United Tribes 15th Annual Powwow and Mothers Day Celebration

Emcee:

Jerry Dearly; Arena Director: John Oakgrove; Host Drum: Little Earth

Singers; Color Guard: Weber/Kahler Ch. 15 173rd Airborne Brigade.

Dancer registration, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday only, must be in full

regalia.

$5 buttons,

Minneapolis American Indian Center, 1530 East Franklin Avenue,

Minneapolis, MN. For more information on vending, call Connie Bruce

at 612-636-9039 or email kyndeb4ever@yahoo.com. Not responsible for

lost, damaged or stolen items.

 

May 11

Rock the

Tribal Vote

Engaging

and encouraging all citizens of tribal nations to get out and in vote

in our tribal elections! All ages concert and rally featuring Rez Rap

Records, Tall Paul, Knox, Wahwahtay Benais, STDCG, Manny Phesto. BBQ

and live art.

Free event,

open to the public, 1 to 6 p.m., Minneapolis American Indian Center,

1530 East Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN. For more information

visit www.Facebook.com/rockthetribalvote.

 

May 13

“Sacred

Wilderness” Reading

Standing

Rock Sioux Tribe author Susan Power reads from her new novel

A clan

mother story for the 21st century, “Sacred Wilderness” explores

the lives of four women of different eras and backgrounds who come

together to restore foundation to a mixed-up, mixed-blood woman who

had been living the American dream and found it a great maw of

emptiness.

7 p.m.,

SubText: a Bookstore, 165 Western Avenue North, Saint Paul, MN. For

more information, call 651-493-3781 or visit www.SubTextBooks.com.

May 17

First Time

Homebuyer Workshop

Join Bii

Gii Wiin Community Development Load Fund to learn the steps to

becoming a homeowner, how to financially prepare, what you can afford

to pay, the importance of credit, how to choose the right mortgage

loan and get approved, the responsibilities of home ownership and

more! This Native American-based curriculum is free and open to the

public, lunch provided.

9 a.m. to 5

p.m., 1508 East Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN. To register or for

more information, call 612-354-2249 or email areese@bgwcdlf.org.

May 21

Kateri

Residence Open House

Join us for

food, blessing of our space, program information, tour and door

prizes! Noon to 2 p.m., 2408 4th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN. For

more information, call 612-767-4451.

May 29

Ain Dah

Yung Center Open House & Celebration

Come

celebrate all that we do together! Food, fun and formalities for your

enjoyment!

Door prize

drawings, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.; Community camaraderie, ADYC shelter

tours and the ADYC Singers, 11 to 11:45 a.m.; Prayer and Honor Song

and Feast (buffalo/chicken shish kabobs, wild rice dish, fresh fruit

and fry bread), 11:45 a.m.; Youth Presenter and Ally of the Year

Recognition, 12:30-1 p.m. 1089 Portland Avenue, Saint Paul, MN. For

more information call 651-227-4184 or visit www.ADYCenter.org.

May 31

Kick Ball

Tournament

Do you

think you have what it takes to take on the 2012 and 2013 Indian

Month Kick Ball Champions? Anishinabe Wakiagun’s Kickaholics will be

defending their title at the 2014 Indian Month Kickball tournament.

Connect with the Native American Community and earn some bragging

rights! $50 to register a team (no refunds), minimum of 11 team

members, registration closes May 9.

Minneapolis

American Indian Center, 1530 East Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN.

For more information or to register, call Stephanie Thompson at

612-879-1768.

June 15

deadline

MHS Native

American Artist-in-Residence

The

Minnesota Historical Society announces a new artist-in-residence

program designed to revive the study of technique, knowledge and

lifeways associated with traditional forms of American Indian

artistry. Five American Indian artists will be selected to serve

six-month paid residencies with MNHS beginning in spring 2014. To

apply or for more information, call 651-259-3000 or visit

www.mnhs.org/residencies.

Mondays

A

Partnership Of Diabetics (APOD) Self-Management Meet-Ups

Come to

learn more about managing diabetes! 7 p.m., Phillips Community Center

Dining Room, 2323 11th Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN. For more

information, call 612-812-2429 or visit

www.meetup.com/A-Partnership-Of-Diabetics.

Mondays

The

Medicine Wheel Open AA Meeting

This is an

open 12 Step AA Meeting. No transportation or child care provided.

Enter through parking lot door entrance. Church of Gichitwaa Kateri,

3045 Park Ave., Minneapolis, MN. For more information, call

612-824-7606.

Mondays

Stress

Management 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.

Mondays

“Healing

Journey” Men’s Support Group

This group

provides a supportive environment for those recovering from

co-occuring disorders. Ideal for those who have already completed

treatment programs. This group provides emotional, mental, physical

and spiritual support for relapse prevention. The group meets once a

week from 3 to 4 p.m. Indian Health Board, 1315 E. 24th St.,

Minneapolis, MN 55404. To set up an appointment, call 612-721-9807.

Tuesdays

Women’s

Empowerment Group, 3:30-4:30 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.

Tuesdays

Women of

Traditional Birthing

Pregnant

women and expecting fathers are invited to join groups that will

cover nutrition, FASD, SIDS, anatomy of pregnancy and fetal

development, mental health, pregnancy yoga, prenatal parenting,

breast feeding, labor and delivery. The event will also include

activities, daycare is available to enrolled participants. Dinner is

served promptly at 5 p.m. and tokens are given for transportation. 5

to 7 p.m., Division of Indian Work, 1001 E. Lake St., Minneapolis,

MN. For more information or to enroll, call Fawn Edberg-Marquez at

612-279-6312 or email fmarquez@diw-mn.org.

Tuesdays

On the Red

Road AA Meeting

Open/mixed,

Step Meeting. 7 p.m. Minneapolis American Indian Center, side

entrance, 1530 East Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN.

Wednesdays

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.

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 .

Thursdays

Anishinabe

Academy Family Language Table

Experience

the teachings of our ancestors. Anishinaabe scholar and indigenous

linguist James “Kaagegaabaw” Vukelich and Dakota star visionary

and teacher Jim Rock 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 East 28th Street, Minneapolis, MN.

Thursdays

Parents of

Tradition

A program

of Early Childhood Family Education & MPS Indian Education. Join

us for parent and child learning activities (ages birth-Kindergarten

enrollment); learninghow to prepare your child for school; meet other

parents and reconnect to the good path of parenting. Guiding Elder:

Ida Downwind. 1-2:30 p.m., Anishinabe Academy, Room 294, 3100 E. 28th

St., Minneapolis, MN 55406. To register call Jean Coleman at

612-290-9936.

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.

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.