July 30-Aug. 2
Annual Anishinaabe Run for Sobriety and
Runners will be coming down Highway 89
starting about 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, coming across Highway 2,
through the City of Bemidji on Paul Bunyan Drive and then when
through the city heading east toward Leech Lake on the Old Cass Lake
Highway (Roosevelt Road). All runners are encouraged and welcomed to
participate in any and all of the run. Join up at any time. If not,
hope you can meet them along their long journey to cheer them on.
Run begins at Red Lake Chemical Health
Programs, 10 a.m., July 30 and ends at Mash-ka-wisen powwow grounds,
Fond du Lac, Saturday, Aug. 2.
For more information, call Ed Strong at
218-308-1201 or Sam Strong at 218-308-7803.
Owamni Falling Water Festival
This one-day event celebrates
indigenous Minnesota culture with music, art, food, a movie under the
stars and more. Music by Chase Manhattan, Tall Paul, Bluedog, Wade
Fernandez, Scatter Their Own and Keith Secola
Art: An arts fair area focused on
American Indian contemporary traditional and fine arts will showcase
the talents of Anishinaabe, Dakota, Ho-chunk and Oneida visual
artists. Woodland style painter Gordon Coons (Ojibwe/Ottawa) will
exhibit paintings and prints with painters James Autio (Ojibwe) and
Karen Savage-Blue (Ojibwe). Traditional artists Cheryl Minnema and
Denise Lajimodiere will demonstrate beadwork and birchbark traditions
of the Anishinaabe. Also showing: Pat Kruse, Doug Limon, Melanie
Sainz, Jimmy Simas and Gwen Westerman.
Food: The Sioux Chef and Native Food
Perspective will be making and selling local indigenous foods. The
Sioux Chef by chef Sean Sherman, is Minnesota’s first "Pre-Contact"
inspired Native American Restaurant featuring traditional and modern
wild and cultivated foods of the Lakota and Ojibwe tribes. Christina
White with Native Food Perspective utilizes traditional and seasonal
foods to prepare dishes balancing flavor and nutrition.
Movie at dusk: “The Jingle Dress”
Filmed in Minnesota, this movie follows John Red Elk who pulls up
stakes and takes his family off the reservation and down to the big
city to find out how his long lost Uncle Norton died.
Event is free and starts at 2 p.m.
until dark, Father Hennepin Bluffs Park, Main St. SE and 6th Ave. SE,
Minneapolis, MN. For more information, call contact Jewell Arcoren at
612- 385-7528 or Denise Nelson at 612-205-1682
Aug. 2-4, 8-9
“Native Man The Musical: Phase 1”
New Native Theatre presents a
collaboration where real Indian men open up about being warriors,
fathers, lovers, politicians and more. Scored by a live band, this is
a comedic and musical gaze into the Native American man’s fiery heart
and complicated mind. Multi-media production featuring live music,
performance and video from Dennis Banks, Tall Paul, Cole Premo, Jeff
Jordan, Sisoka Duta, Jase Roe and more.
Event is part of the Minnesota Fringe
Festival, tickets are $12. Performances at the University of
Minnesota, Rarig Center Xperimental, 580 Rarig Center, 330 21st
Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN. Performances on Aug. 2 at 4 p.m.; Aug. 3 at
10 p.m.; Aug. 4 at 5:30 p.m., Aug. 8 at 8:30 p.m. And Aug. 9 at 10
p.m. For more information, visit