May 2015 Calendar

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Through May 9

The Art of Indigenous Resistance”

The Art of Indigenous Resistance is a

traveling exhibition of work by 20 Indigenous artists co-curated by

All My Relations Gallery and Honor the Earth. The exhibition is made

of both prints and original works of art that highlights Honor the

Earth’s 31 years of Indigenous outreach and community resistance. In

correspondence with the art and activism theme, we are excited to

also include paintings from the Minneapolis community.

Visual art plays an important role as

it has the ability to stimulate and encourage a unifying perspective.

Through art, it can evoke emotion, tell stories, inspire and

motivate. When channeled as a vehicle it carries issues of

consciousness where it can become a catalyst for meaningful change.

Artist Participants: John Isaiah

Pepion, Jesus Barraza, Jaque Fragua, Betty Laduke, Votan, Gregg Deal,

Nani Chacon, Chip Thomas, Kim Smith, Tom Greyeyes, Star

Wallowingbull, Rabbet Strickland, Donald Montileaux, Alania Buffalo

Spirit, Ron Toahanie Jackson, Michael Horse, Remy Fredenberg, Jaycee

Beyale, Cheyenne Randall and Lucie Skjefte.

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.

Through May 31

American Indian Month at the

Minneapolis Institute of Arts

Celebrate

Minnesota American Indian Month at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.

Take a free tour with one of our fantastic Native American

guides. See the great Native art in the Art of the Americas

galleries. And view the new exhibition – “Arriving in Fresh

Water: Contemporary Native Artists of Our Great Lakes,” including

the work of some of the most important artists of our region.

Tours: May 14, 7

p.m.; Fridays, 7 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays, 2 p.m. Minneapolis

Institute of Arts, 2400 3rd Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN. For

more information, call 612-870-3000 or visit www.artsmia.org.

May 1

2015 Minnesota American Indian Month

Kick-Off

Opening Ceremony, 10 a.m., Cedar Field,

Little Earth of United Tribes, Cedar Avenue and 25th St.;

Parade of Nations, 10:30, Cedar Field to Minneapolis American Indian

Center; Community Speakers, 11:30 a.m.; Round Dance, 11:45; Community

Feast, noon. Sponsored by NACDI.

For more information, call Ashley

Fairbanks at 612-235-4969.

May 1

American Indian Wellness Fair

Community Feast featuring food by The

Sioux Chef; Free Health Assessments, blood pressure, diabetes

screenings and more; more than 60 vendors.

11 to 3 p.m., Minneapolis American

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

information, call Stephanie Graves at 612-673-3735.

May 8

Cooking Matters for Adults

A professional chef demonstrates

recipes that you prepare new recipes each week, sample what is

prepared. Healthy food tips for you and your family, advice on making

healthy choices on a limited budget. Take home groceries to practice

for your family!

1 to 3 p.m.,

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

Minneapolis, MN. For more information, call April Smith at

612-879-1770 or email asmith@maicnet.org.

May 8

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.

3 to 5 p.m.,

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

Minneapolis, MN. For more information, visit

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

May 12

News from a

Franklin Avenue Perspective

Newsroom Cafe Hosted by The Circle

and the Twin Cities Daily Planet. Join Alfred Walking Bull, editor of

The Circle, Allison Herrera, editor of the Twin Cities

Daily Planet and Bruce Johansen of the Twin Cities Media Alliance

for a newsroom cafe.

Bring your suggestions for written and video

stories or photo essays, either stories you want to write or that you

think someone else should write. No registration necessary – just

show up! We want to hear about news from your community.

12:30

p.m., Maria’s Cafe, 1113 E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis, MN. For more

information, call 612-722-3686, email thecirclenews@gmail.com or

editor@tcdailyplanet.net.

May 13

Minneapolis American Indian Center

Open House

Lunch served until gone.

Noon to 2 p.m., Minneapolis American

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

May 13

AIFC Early Childhood Screening

Join the American Indian Family Center

for an early childhood screening (for children ages 3-5) event and

health resource fair! Get more information on providing your children

a strong, healthy start. Some food and drinks provided. Resource

materials, other health and childrens’ items will be given out!

Early Childhood Screenings are free.

They help assess the health and developmental needs that your child

may have. Early childhood screenings are required by MN State Law for

entrance into Minnesota’s public schools or within 30 days of

enrollment into kindergarten. Screenings also help to promote

kindergarten readiness, and support positive developmental and health

outcomes.

1 to 4:30 p.m., American Indian Family

Center, 579 Wells St. St. Paul, MN. To schedule an early childhood

screening for your 3-5 year old or for more information, call Misha

Loeffler at 651-793-3803, ext. 3028, or email

misha_laplante-loeffler@aifc.net.

May 14

Circle of Life & Mashkiki

Waakaaigan Combined Open House

Food, raffle and games until gone.

11 a.m., 1433 E. Franklin Ave.,

Minneapolis, MN. For more information, call Jenna Sagataw (Metro

Office Coordinator) at 612-870-0155 or email jenna@colhca.net.

May 14

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.

12:30 to 2:30 p.m., Hennepin County

Library-Roosevelt, 4026 18th Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN. For

more information, visit

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

May 15

Cooking Matters for Adults

A professional chef demonstrates

recipes that you prepare new recipes each week, sample what is

prepared. Healthy food tips for you and your family, advice on making

healthy choices on a limited budget. Take home groceries to practice

for your family!

1 to 3 p.m.,

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

Minneapolis, MN. For more information, call April Smith at

612-879-1770 or email asmith@maicnet.org.

May 15

Native American Community Clinic

Open House

We hope you will join us to celebrate

health and wellness of body, mind, and spirit in Native American

families. Vendors, raffles, prizes and Host Drum Hoka-Hey!

Noon to 3 p.m., Native American Community Clinic, 1213 E. Franklin

Ave., Minneapolis, MN. For more information, call Ona Knoxsah, at

612-843-5915 or email oknoxsah@nacc-healthcare.org.

May 15

Two Rivers Gallery Grand ReOpening &

Silent Auction

Two Rivers Gallery located in the

Minneapolis American Indian Center will be holding an opening

reception and silent auction of work from our permanent collection.

Proceeds from the silent auction and donations will go to the gallery

in order to support local emerging Native artists and will also be

used for the renovation of the gallery. Please come and show your

support for local Native Art and bid on a chance to take a piece of

history home with you. This event is free and open to the public with

light refreshments provided.

6 to 8 p.m., Two Rivers Gallery,

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

Minneapolis, MN. For more information, call Maggie Thompson at

612-879-1780 or email cthompson@maicnet.org.

May 15-16

Visual Art Exhibit

A tribute to Native American culture!

Yuonihan (Lakota): “Honoring or paying tribute to something of

value.” Manaabjiidiwin (Ojibwe): “Respect for each other.”

Friday: 7 to 10 p.m., Opening Circle,

7:30 p.m.; Saturday: 1 to 8 p.m., Closing Circle, 7 p.m. Open to the

public, no charge, visitors are encouraged to bring canned good

donations for the Department of Indian Work Food Shelf.

1671 Summit Ave, St. Paul, MN.

May 21

American Indian OIC & Takoda

Institute Open House & Career Fair

Connect with local employers, explore

career pathways and training opportunities including health care,

information technology, business, Takoda Prep High School, Adult

Basic ED/GED, Minneapolis Employment & Training, Workforce

Investment Program, Minnesota Family Investment Program, Native Youth

Works.

12 to 3 p.m., lunch at noon, tour at 1

p.m. American Indian OIC, 1845 E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis, MN. For

more information, call 612-341-3358 or visit www.aioic.org.

May 22

Cooking Matters for Adults

A professional chef demonstrates

recipes that you prepare new recipes each week, sample what is

prepared. Healthy food tips for you and your family, advice on making

healthy choices on a limited budget. Take home groceries to practice

for your family!

1 to 3 p.m.,

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

Minneapolis, MN. For more information, call April Smith at

612-879-1770 or email asmith@maicnet.org.

May 23

First Time Homebuyer Workshop

A Native American based curriculum will

cover topics including: Steps to becoming a homeowner; How to prepare

financially; What can you afford?; The importance of credit; How to

choose the right mortgage loan and get it; Responsibilities of

homeownership; and more!

HomeStretch Workshops meet the National

Industry Standards of Homeownership Education

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Open to the public;

Lunch Provided. 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

or visit www.facebook.com/biigiiwiin.

May 27

Ain Dah Yung Center Annual Open

House & Celebration

Boozhoo Everyone! We were so honored to

have so many of you join us last year for our Open House &

Celebration. Our hope is that you’ll revel with us once again as we

acknowledge what we’ve accomplished together and how we can

continue to strengthen our partnerships so that we all walk

collectively with our children and families.

11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Ain Dah Yung (Our

Home) Center, 1089 Portland Ave., Minneapolis, MN.

May 27

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.

May 29

Indian Health Board Indian Month

Event

12:30 to 3 p.m., Indian Health Board,

1315 E. 24th St., Minneapolis, MN. For more information,

call Krista Ehrenberg at 612-721-9843 or email

kehrenberg@ihb-mpls.org.

May 29

Cooking Matters for Adults

A professional chef demonstrates

recipes that you prepare new recipes each week, sample what is

prepared. Healthy food tips for you and your family, advice on making

healthy choices on a limited budget. Take home groceries to practice

for your family!

1 to 3 p.m., Minneapolis American

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

information, call April Smith at 612-879-1770 or email

asmith@maicnet.org.

May 30

Annual Indian Youth Olympics

East Phillips Park, Minneapolis, 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.