Weekend Calendar: Aug. 1-3


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.

Aug. 2

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