November 2014 Calendar

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Through Nov. 15

“On Fertile Ground: Native Artists in

the Upper Midwest”

Join us to celebrate the wealth and

diversity of Native artists from this region. This exhibition will

take place once annually over a period of three years. Each show will

highlight 15 different artists, ultimately providing a comprehensive

overview of 45 artists from Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota and

South Dakota.

2014 artists include: Judith Allen,

Wendy Boivin, Alexandra Buffalohead, Julie Buffalohead, Nelson

Chasing Hawk, Jim Denomie, John Hitchcock, Wanesia Misquadace, Karen

Savage, Nelda Schrupp, James Star Comes Out, Jodi Webster, Dennis

White, Jennifer White, and Monte Yellow Bird.

Exhibition Events: Gallery Talk with

James Star Comes Out, Oct. 17, 6-7:30 p.m.

All My Relations Gallery, 1414 E.

Franklin Ave., Minneapolis, MN. Hours: Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5

p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Closed Mondays. For more

information, call 612-235-4970 or visit www.AllMyRelationsArt.com.

Nov. 1

11th Annual Gathering for Our Children

& Returning Adoptees Powwow

Emcee: Jerry Dearly; Arena Directors:

Windy Downwind and Kirk Crow Shoe; Host Drum: Maza Kute; Color Guard:

Sisseton Wahpeton Dakota Kit Fox Society.

Grand Entry, 1 p.m.; Wablenica

Ceremony: The Wablenica Olowan (Orphan Song) will be sung for those

returning adoptees and fostered individuals and their families. A

ceremony will be offered to heal the grief caused by separation from

family and heritage. Feast, 5 p.m.; Kwatsan (Quechan) Bird Singer,

6-7 p.m.; Grand Entry, 7 p.m., a special honor song and recognition

for our young relatives who have experience foster care.

This pow wow is a celebration our

community’s strengths. As we continue to gather and acknowledge the

strengths of our families, we heal from the intergenerational trauma

within our extended family systems. As our families and communities

heal we are better able to adopt and foster our Native children.

Sponsored by: First Nations Repatriation Institute; Division of

Indian Work; Indigenous Women’s Life Net; Hennepin County; Bois

Forte Urban Office; Department of Human Services

Event is free and open to the public.

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

Minneapolis, MN. For vendor information, call Tina Knafla at

612-348-9662. For general information, contact Sandra White Hawk, at

651-442-4872 or email sandywhitehawk@gmail.com or Jacque Wilson at

612-871-6618 or email urbanoffice@boisforte-nsn.gov.

Nov. 2

No Honor in Racism Rally

Join us as we protect our children and

future generations from the racist imagery and mascot of the

Washington football team. Please invite all friends and family. We

hope to see you there.

Gathering at the 10 a.m., Tribal

Nations Plaza at TCF Stadium, 420 SE 23rd St., Minneapolis, MN. For

more information, call the National Coalition Against Racism in

Sports and Media at the American Indian Movement Interpretive Center

at 612-886-2107 or email info@coalitionagainstracism.org.

Nov. 2

#NotYourMascot Rally

Join grassroots efforts to march

against the use of the culturally offensive Washington mascot and to

end the use of a racial slur by the Washington team. The Minnesota

Vikings and The Washington team will be playing at the U of M at

noon. Supported by: Protect Our Manoomin; Idle No More Twin-Cities,

Minnesota; AIM of Twin Cities & AIM Patrol of Minneapolis;

“United Urban Warrior Society”; Twin Cities Save the Kids;

IdleNoMore Wisconsin; OccupyMN; March Against Corruption; Institute

for Critical Animal Studies, North America; Minnesota Two Spirit

Society; #NotYourMascot

8:30 a.m., 1845 E. Franklin Ave.,

Minneapolis, MN. For more information, visit

www.facebook.com/events/706699092737997.

Nov. 5

Celebrating Native American Heritage

Month

Reception, exhibits and refreshments,

10:30 a.m.; Speaker panel and performance, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Special

guests include: MNHS Director and CEO D. Stephen Elliot, MnDOT

Commissioner Charlie Zelle, Deputy Commissioner Sue Mulvihill, Franky

Jackson, MnDOT Tribal Liaison Ed Fairbanks, Cheryl Secola, Sisoka

Duta, John Poupart, Syd Beane, Mitch Walking Elk, MC Jerry Dearly.

All attendees will enjoy free admission

to History Center exhibits. MN History Center, 345 W. Kellogg Blvd.,

St. Paul, MN.

Nov. 5

Prevention through Culture Awareness

Program: Language Table

Dakota Language Table aught by Neil

McKay and Ojibwe Language Table taught by Joe Spears. 4 to 5 p.m.,

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

Minneapolis, MN.

For more information, email

gspears@maicnet.org or csecola@maicnet.org.

Nov. 5

Prevention Through Cultural Awareness

Program: Fall Feast

Feasting our sacred items facilitated

by Herb Sam, Mille Lacs Elder. 5 to 7 p.m., Minneapolis American

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

For more information, email

gspears@maicnet.org or csecola@maicnet.org.

Nov. 6

Welcome Reception

In celebration of National Native

American Heritage Month 2014, join the American Indian/Native

American Guides of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, to a welcome

reception for the new Assistant Curator of Native American Art, Ms.

Jill Ahlberg Yohe.

Yohe comes to the Twin Cities from the

St. Louis Art Museum, where she held a similar position. While there,

Ahlberg Yohe co-curated the exhibition, "Mother

Earth, Father Sky: Textiles from the Navajo

World.”

The Twin Cities American Indian/Native

American Community is invited to come meet, welcome and visit with

Jill, and to hear of her ideas and plans for the Native Arts of

America Gallery, including a desire to work with the local community

in highlighting local and national, emerging and established artists

of the Americas, as well as outreach, education and collaboration

between the MIA and the local Indian/Native community.

Light refreshments will be served.

Event is free. 5:30-7:30 p.m., All My Relations Art Gallery, 1414 E.

Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN.

Nov. 12

Prevention through Culture Awareness

Program: Language Table

Dakota Language Table aught by Neil

McKay and Ojibwe Language Table taught by Joe Spears. 4 to 5 p.m.,

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

Minneapolis, MN.

For more information, email

gspears@maicnet.org or csecola@maicnet.org.

Nov. 12

The Birchbark Books Reading Series

Birchbark Books is pleased to present

poets Denise Low, Raymond Luczak, Nick Metcalf, and Patricia Van Ert.

Curated by Michael Kiesow Moore and Ardie Medina, the reading series

features new, emerging and established writers. Hope to see you

there. Bring a friend!

Event is free, 7 p.m., Bockley Gallery

(next to Birchbark Books), 2123 W 21st Street, Minneapolis MN. For

more information, call 612-374-4023.

Nov. 14

The Birchbark Books Reading Series

Birchbark Books welcomes prolific

author, poet, and literary critic Gerald Vizenor (White Earth) for a

reading at Bockley Gallery. Vizenor’s many books include the haiku

collection “Favor of Crows” and the novels “Blue Ravens” and

“Shrouds of White Earth.” Book signing to follow the reading.

Event is free, 7 p.m., Bockley Gallery

(next to Birchbark Books), 2123 W 21st Street, Minneapolis MN. For

more information, call 612-374-4023.

Nov. 14

American Indian Magnet School Pow Wow

American Indian Magnet School, 1075 E.

Third St., St. Paul, MN. For more information, call 651-778-3100 or

visit http://aims.spps.org/about_our_school

Nov. 15

Veterans Wacipi: Keep Tobacco Sacred

Grand Entry, 1 p.m., Community Feast, 5

p.m. (please bring a dish to share). Moccasin Tournament sponsored by

SWO Sandman Honor Guard (prize money TBD); Day Pay for dancers;

commercial tobacco-free event.

Event is free and open to the public,

Lower Sioux Indian Community Center Gymnasium, 39527 Reservation

Highway 1, Morton, MN.

Nov. 16

Minnesota Two Spirit Society

Join the state’s Native LGBTQA alliance

at its quarterly meeting and potluck social. If you identify as

Native lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or a straight ally,

please join us to find a place to belong.

Council meeting, noon to 1 p.m.;

social, 1 to 3 p.m., All My Relations Gallery, 1414 E. Franklin Ave.,

Minneapolis, MN. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/MN2SS.

 

Nov. 19

Prevention through Culture Awareness

Program: Language Table

Dakota Language Table aught by Neil

McKay and Ojibwe Language Table taught by Joe Spears. 4 to 5 p.m.,

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

Minneapolis, MN.

For more information, email

gspears@maicnet.org or csecola@maicnet.org.

Nov. 19

Prevention Through Culture Awareness

Program: The Hoop Dance

The meaning of the hoop dance and

demonstration facilitated by Lumhe Sampson, Champion Hoop Dancer. 5

to 7 p.m., Minneapolis American Indian Center, 1530 E Franklin Ave.,

Minneapolis, MN. For more information, email gspears@maicnet.org or

csecola@maicnet.org.

Nov. 20

Oak Park Youth & Family Center

Presents: Create, Relax, Release

Please join us right here at Oak Park!

Enjoy a fabulous bite to eat prepared by Chef Eric Austin, music and

art sessions with your child or children (ages 7 and up). 5 to 7

p.m., Oak Park Youth & Family Center, 1701 Oak Park Ave.,

Minneapolis, MN.

Event has limited space, R.S.V.P. with

Nikki at 612-636-4425.

Nov. 26

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.

Nov. 27-29

Thanksgiving Pow Wow 2014

Minneapolis American Indian Center,

1530 E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis, MN. For more information, call

612-879-1700 or visit www.maicnet.org.

Mondays

Indian Education Family Language Table

Experience the teachings of our

ancestors. Anishinaabe scholar and linguist James “Kaagegaabaw”

Vukelich and Dakota teacher and linguist Neil “Chantemaza” 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.

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.

Wednesdays

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

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.

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.