1st Annual Women’s Memorial March: Sing Our Rivers Red Twin Cities
Join us alongside many communities across Turtle Island to honor our life givers and raise awareness of the ongoing epidemic of missing and murdered Indigenous women. Please bring hand drums. We will sing the Women’s Warrior Song (from the St’at’imc Nation of Interior British Columbia, Canada) throughout the duration of the march in solidarity with our relatives across Turtle Island.
11 a.m.: Opening Ceremony; 11:30: Water Ceremony by Lisa Bellanger; Noon: Introduction to March by Karlee Fellner and Nancy Bordeaux; 12:15 p.m.: Karlee Fellner will start the Women’s Warrior Song to begin the walk; 12:20: Walk.
Route: Minneapolis American Indian Center, south on Bloomington Avenue, east on 24th Street, south on Cedar Avenue, west on Lake Street, north on Bloomington Avenue. March will be approximately one hour.
Minneapolis American Indian Center, 1530 E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis, MN. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/events/751358301618122.
2015 Tanner Albers Round Dance Memorial
Charles Lasley, Sr., Wanbill Charging Eagle; Invited Singers: Marlon
Deschamps, Nathan Rikishi Pelly, Sonny Eagle Speaker, Nakoa Heavy Runner
and Arnold Alexis.
Hand Drum Contest: $2,000 and Pendleton blanket
(first place); 3 consolations prizes; Best Dressed Contest: $300 (first
place). Local Invited Singers: Ople Day, Hokie Clairmont, Keveen
Kingbird, Pete Gahbow and Mike Sullivan.
Schedule: Hand Drum Contest,
2 p.m.; Pipe Ceremony, 4 p.m. (Wokiksuye to follow); Round Dance, 5
p.m. $5 entry fee (all proceeds go to the singers). Minneapolis American
Indian Center, 1530 E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis, MN. For more
information, call Marcus Denny or Dylan Jennings at 303-842-5012 or