September 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.

Sept. 9

Circle of Generations Community

Staff Building Project

Allen. 2 to 3 p.m.; Minneapolis

American Indian Center, 1530 E. Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN. For

more information, call Mi-zi-way Mi-gi-zi DesJarlait, Cultural

Resource Coordinator at 612-879-1785 or email

mdesjarlait@maicnet.org.

Sept. 10

Fare for All Sale

Fare for All is a smart way to save up

to 40 percent off fresh fruits, vegetables and frozen meats. We pass

on our bulk savings to anyone who wants to stretch their food budget.

Fare for All is here in Minneapolis at Little Earth of United Tribes’

Gymnasium one Wednesday per month.

1 to 3 p.m., Little Earth Gym, 2501

Cedar Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN.

Sept. 10

Circle of Generations Teaching

Circle

Dakota Language with Neil McKay, 4-5

p.m.; Teaching Circle, 5-7:30 p.m.; Tipi Painting with Endaso Giizhik

(Robert Desjarlait); Mazinigwaasowin (Beading) with Angela Kappenman;

Nagamowin miinawaa Niimiwin/Wacipi Dowan (Singing and Dancing) with

Ringing Shield, Zach RedBear and Alana Dickenson; Community Staff

Building Project, Allen.

Minneapolis American Indian Center,

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

Mi-zi-way Mi-gi-zi DesJarlait, Cultural Resource Coordinator at

612-879-1785 or email mdesjarlait@maicnet.org.

Sept. 11

Circle of Generations Ojibwemowin

Ojibwe Language with Joe Spears, 5-6

p.m. Minneapolis American Indian Center, 1530 E. Franklin Avenue,

Minneapolis, MN. For more information, call Mi-zi-way Mi-gi-zi

DesJarlait, Cultural Resource Coordinator at 612-879-1785 or email

mdesjarlait@maicnet.org.

Sept. 12-14

Bob Brown Memorial/Mendota’s 15th

Annual Traditional Wacipi

Emcee: Mitch Walking Elk; Arena

Director: Windy Down Wind; Host Drum: Scotty Brown Eyes; Co-Host

Drum: Luttle Thunder Birds; Men’s Head Dancer: Nick Anderson; Women’s

Head DancerL Mary So Happy.

Friday: Lighting the Sacred Fire,

followed by potluck dinner, 5:05 p.m. Saturday: Dancer registration,

11 a.m.; Grand Entry/Honored Guests, 1 p.m.; dancer registration, 5

p.m.; Grand Entry/Honored Guests; Registered dancers payout, 8:45

p.m. Sunday: Dancer registration, 11 a.m.; Grand Entry/Honored

Guests, 1 p.m.; Closing Ceremony and Feast, 5:30 p.m.; Registered

dancer payout, 5 p.m.

This is a traditional wacipi, not a

competition. Sponsored by the Mendota Mdewakanton Dakota Community.

Giveaway and donations needed and appreciated. $5 entry button

donation, no one turned away. No drugs, alcohol, firearms or pets

allowed.

St. Peter’s Church Grounds, 1405 Sibley

Memorial Highway, Mendota, MN. For more information, call

651-452-4141, email mmdc01@comcast.net or visit

www.mendotadakota.com.

 

Sept. 13

11th Annual Wild Rice Festival

Wild Rice Pancake Breakfast, 8 to 11 a.m.; Food Concessions by Pow Wow Grounds, noon-4 p.m.; Free entertainment and activities, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Harriet Alexander Nature Center, 2520 N. Dale St., Roseville, MN 55113.

For more information, call 651-765-4262 or visit www.WildRiceFestival.org.

Sept. 13

NorthPoint Health & Wellness

Center 3rd Annual Fit-4-Fun Family Fitness Event

This on site

event will include a family oriented one- or three-mile walk or run.

Other events include a neighborhood bike ride, aerobics, music,

dancing, prizes, healthy food options, health and wellness

information, and most importantly fun.

10 a.m., NorthPoint Health &

Wellness Center, 1313 Penn Ave. N., Minneapolis, MN. For more

information, call Tanya Williams at 612-543-2560.

Sept. 13

Gathering in Winona Traditional

Powwow

One day with day money for all dancers. Dance specials in adult

men and women’s traditional, adult men and women’s fancy, adult

men’s grass and adult women’s jingle. Guimaraes-DeCora Family

Ho-Chunk Women’s Applique Special, 18 and older. First prize: $300;

second prize: $200; third prize: $100; fourth prize: $50. Invited

drums only. Camping available, vendors on site.

Grand Entry, 1 and 7 p.m. Unity Park, Winona, MN (off Hwy 43). For

more information, call Valerie DeCora Guimaraes at 507-289-7401 or

email guimaraesfamily1@outlook.com.

Sept. 16

Circle of Generations Community

Staff Building Project

Allen. 2 to 3 p.m.; Minneapolis

American Indian Center, 1530 E. Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN. For

more information, call Mi-zi-way Mi-gi-zi DesJarlait, Cultural

Resource Coordinator at 612-879-1785 or email

mdesjarlait@maicnet.org.

Sept. 17

Circle of Generations Teaching

Circle

Dakota Language with Neil McKay, 4-5

p.m.; Teaching Circle, 5-7:30 p.m.; Tipi Painting with Endaso Giizhik

(Robert Desjarlait); Nagamowin miinawaa Niimiwin/Wacipi Dowan

(Singing and Dancing) with Ringing Shield, Zach RedBear and Alana

Dickenson; Community Staff Building Project, Allen.

Minneapolis American Indian Center,

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

Mi-zi-way Mi-gi-zi DesJarlait, Cultural Resource Coordinator at

612-879-1785 or email mdesjarlait@maicnet.org.

Sept. 18

Circle of Generations Ojibwemowin

Ojibwe Language with Joe Spears, 5-6

p.m. Minneapolis American Indian Center, 1530 E. Franklin Avenue,

Minneapolis, MN. For more information, call Mi-zi-way Mi-gi-zi

DesJarlait, Cultural Resource Coordinator at 612-879-1785 or email

mdesjarlait@maicnet.org.

Sept. 19-21

Battle Point 17th Annual

Traditional Powwow

For more information, call Leah Gale

Monroe at 218-760-3127, email leahgale@hotmail.com; LaVonne Thompson

at 218-308-3680, email lavonne.thompson@leechlakegaming.com; or Diane

Smith at 218-654-5667.

Sept. 19-21

Mahkato 42nd Annual

Traditional Wacipi Honoring the 38 Dakota

Emcees: Jerry Dearly and Danny Seaboy;

Arena Director: Richard Milda; Host Drum: Mazakute Singers, Santee,

NE; Spiritual Advisor: Ray Owen. Grand Entries: Friday, 7 p.m.;

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

General admission, $7 for the weekend;

free admission for children 12 years-old and younger, seniors 60

years-old and older.

Dakota Wokisuye Mackoce (Land of

Memories), Hwy 169, south of Mankato across Blue Earth River at

169/60 Campground, Mankato, MN. For more information, call Dave Brave

Heart at 507-514-5088 or visit www.mahkatowacipi.org.

Sept. 20

Responding Together"

Community Emergency Preparedness Event

This free community-led emergency

response event offers low income, Indigenous and other communities of

color workshops, information tables, art and culture for emergency

and disaster preparedness, environmental justice and climate change.

Limited childcare and food. Sponsored by the Zenteotl Project, Center

for Earth Energy and Democracy, Fairview Health Services, the City of

Minneapolis and the Minneapolis Fire Department.

12 to 5 p.m., East Phillips Park and

Cultural Community Center, 2307 17th Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN. For

more information, call 612-486-2493 or email info@zenteotl.com.

Sept. 23

Circle of Generations Community

Staff Building Project

Allen. 2 to 3 p.m.; Minneapolis

American Indian Center, 1530 E. Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN. For

more information, call Mi-zi-way Mi-gi-zi DesJarlait, Cultural

Resource Coordinator at 612-879-1785 or email

mdesjarlait@maicnet.org.

Sept. 24

Circle of Generations Teaching

Circle

Dakota Language with Neil McKay, 4-5

p.m.; Teaching Circle, 5-7:30 p.m.; Tipi Painting with Endaso Giizhik

(Robert Desjarlait); Mazinigwaasowin (Beading) with Angela Kappenman;

Nagamowin miinawaa Niimiwin/Wacipi Dowan (Singing and Dancing) with

Ringing Shield, Zach RedBear and Alana Dickenson; Community Staff

Building Project, Allen.

Minneapolis American Indian Center,

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

Mi-zi-way Mi-gi-zi DesJarlait, Cultural Resource Coordinator at

612-879-1785 or email mdesjarlait@maicnet.org.

Sept. 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.

Sept. 24

The Birchbark Books Reading Series

Featured writers include: Satish P.

Jayaraj, Sherrie Fernandez-Williams, Sherry Quan Lee and Eric Howe.

Curated by Michael Kiesow Moore and Ardie Medina, the Birchbark Books

Reading Series features new, emerging and established writers

quarterly September through May.

7 p.m., Bockley Gallery, 2123 W 21st

St., Minneapolis, MN. For more information, visit

www.bockleygallery.com.

Sept. 25

Back to School Resource Fair

We would like to start the school year

off by bringing together the resources that our students need the

most. By bringing together health, housing, child care and community

resources we hope to give our students the help they need outside of

school, so that they can excel inside of school. The resource fair

will be open to our students, their families and community members.

3 to 7 p.m., Augsburg Fairview Academy,

2504 Columbus Ave., Minneapolis, MN.

Sept. 25

Circle of Generations Ojibwemowin

Ojibwe Language with Joe Spears, 5-6

p.m. Minneapolis American Indian Center, 1530 E. Franklin Avenue,

Minneapolis, MN. For more information, call Mi-zi-way Mi-gi-zi

DesJarlait, Cultural Resource Coordinator at 612-879-1785 or email

mdesjarlait@maicnet.org.

Sept. 27

Native American Day Celebration

Emcee: Justin

Huenemann; Performance by Jackie Bird; Exhibition Dancing by Niwo

Giizhik and The Little Thunderbirds; Host Drum: Hoka Hey. Health and

resource fair, cultural activities, children’s activities, food

demos, T-shirts (while supplies last), Famous Dave’s, bicycle safety

checks. Book signing by Heid E. Erdrich (Anishinaabe), author of

“Original Local: Indigenous Foods, Stories and Recipes from the

Upper Midwest.”

Everyone welcome.

This is a smoke and alcohol-free event. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Midtown

Farmers Market, Lake Street & 22nd Ave., Minneapolis,

MN. For more information, on health and resource fair, call Tish at

612-721-9839 or email trcree@ihb-mpls.org or visit

www.indianhealthboard.com .

Oct. 8

Linda LeGarde Grover & Erika

Wurth: Reading & Conversation

Join authors Linda LeGarde Grover and

Erika Wurth for an evening of reading and conversation. Linda LeGarde

Grover (“The Dance Boots”) will be reading from “The Road Back

to Sweetgrass” – a powerful debut novel of love, hardship, and

family bonds on an American Indian reservation. Erika Wurth will be

reading from her first novel, “Crazy Horse’s Girlfriend.” Filled

with complex characters overcoming and being overcome by

circumstances of their surroundings, “Crazy Horse’s Girlfriend”

thoroughly shakes up cultural preconceptions of what it means to be

Native American today. Book signing at Birchbark Books to follow.

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.

Wednesdays

Circle of Generations Men’s

Basketball

4 to 6 p.m., Minneapolis American

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

information, call Mi-zi-way Mi-gi-zi DesJarlait, Cultural Resource

Coordinator at 612-879-1785 or email mdesjarlait@maicnet.org.

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

Circle of Generations Men’s

Basketball

10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Minneapolis American

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

information, call Mi-zi-way Mi-gi-zi DesJarlait, Cultural Resource

Coordinator at 612-879-1785 or email mdesjarlait@maicnet.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.