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Native Authors Breakfast With Heid Erdrich and Brenda Child
A Native Authors Breakfast Fundraiser For The Circle. Heid E. Erdrich (Turtle Mountain Ojibwe) is author of four poetry collections, most recently Cell Traffic: New and Selected Poems from University of Arizona Press. Erdrich won the Minnesota Book Award in 2009 for National Monuments. Brenda J. Child, (Red Lake Band Ojibwe) is associate professor of American Studies at the University of Minnesota and author of Boarding School Seasons: American Indian Families, 1900-1940. Her latest book, Holding Our World Together: Ojibwe Women And The Survival of Community, explores the role of women in sustaining Native American communities through the hardest years of the last two centuries. A Breakfast Fundraiser For The Circle. Delicious breakfast catered by Wolves Den:?breakfast burritos, baby fry bread and wojapi, coffee, and juice. 8:00 - 9:00 am. Opens at 7:30 am for coffee and socializing. All Nations Indian Church, 1515 East 23rd St., Minneapolis. Suggested donation: $35.00. R.S.V.P. to 612-722-3686.
Anpetu Was'te Cultural Arts Market Community Workshop
Please join us for a workshop designed to build community, strengthen relationships and provide an opportunity for a community conversation about the upcoming Anpetu Was'te Cultural Arts Market project. Over the next year NACDI will be planning and implementing a visitor gateway and public arts market for the American Indian Cultural Corridor at the Hiawatha LRT Franklin Light Rail Station area. Dinner will be provided. 6:00pm - 8:00pm. NACDI/All My Relations Gallery, 1414 East Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN. Please RSVP your attendance to:
MIWRC's Annual Vendor Holiday Sale
Come and view the selection of unique items and gifts from over a dozen vendors, artists and local entrepreneurs. PLEASE HELP US SHARE THE WARMTH - Bring in your donations of kid & youth sized glove, hats, and scarves for the MIWRC?Mitten Tree. Your name will be entered in our prize drawings. Open 10 am -2 pm at the MIWRC, 2300 15th Avenue South, Mpls, MN. For more information, call
Native American Crafts Sale
Stop by and shop for unique and handcrafted items made by local home crafters. Buy your unique holiday gifts at the Home crafters' sale. 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. The craft sale will in the front community room located right on Franklin Avenue. At the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe Building, 1308 East Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN. Located next to the Franklin Library.
Dec. 7, 10, 14, 21, 28
Foster parents for Native American meetings
There are hundreds of teenagers in the Twin Cities that need a safe, stable home. Volunteers of America-Minnesota needs ICWA-eligible homes to be foster parents for Native American foster youth. Parenting is a tough job, but there's nothing more rewarding than changing the life of a child. We provide foster parents with training, 24-hour support, and a monthly stipend. Information Meetings are held at Volunteers of America Corporate Office every Friday this month (12/7, 12/14, 12/21, 12/28) from 10 -11:30 am, and the 2nd Monday (12/10) of every month from 4:30 - 6:00 pm. Please RSVP if planning to attend an information meeting so adequate materials are gathered. If no RSVPs have been made, meetings are subject to cancellation. Find out how you can become a Volunteers of America foster parent today by calling 952-945-4064 or go to the website at:?www.voafostercare.org.
Indian Teen Portrait Project Exhibit Opening
In Focus: American Indian Teen Portrait Project Exhibit will hold its opening at 6 pm. Come see portraits created by ten metro area American Indian teens. This opening is the culmination of eight weeks (16 sessions) of work by ten American Indian teens from around the metro area. Over the course of this program, the students have looked at the fine art and photography collections at the Minnesota Historical Society, visited contemporary art shows by American Indian artists, worked with five young artist mentors, and learned the basics of photography. The show will remain up for one week, and then move to the Minnesota History Center for a show in January.Light refreshments will be served. 6 pm to 8 pm at the Minneapolis Photo Center, 2400 North 2nd Street #200, Minneapolis, MN. For info, contact Maren Levad at 651-259-3480 or
White Earth Enrollee Urban Holiday Party
The White Earth Urban Party is for all White Earth Enrollees, their family and friends. Come enjoy the Holiday Celebration with food, door prizes, Santa and musical entertainment by Bobby Houle along with the Jim beam Express. Hosted by White Earth Urban Office, White Earth Urban Council, and sponsored by the White Earth Tribal Council. 4:00 - 7:00 pm. Minneapolis American Indian Center, 1530 East Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN. For more info, call the White Earth Urban Office at 612-872-8388.
Dec. 8-9, 15-16
Holiday Art Market
Blankets, purses, necklaces, earrings and more. Saturday, Dec. 8, 10 am - 4 pm. Sunday, Dec. 9, 1 - 4 pm. Saturday, Dec. 15, 10 am - 4 pm Sunday, Dec. 16, 1 - 4 pm. All Nations Church, 1515 E. 23rd Street, Minneapolis.
Indian Child Welfare Education Day
The Indian Child Welfare Act - What you need to know. Please join us as we share the strengths and wisdom within our community. Agenda: TBA. CLE's and CEU's will be provided. Registration Opens at 8:00 am., Program beginning at 8:30 am. There is no fee for this event. Registration open until Dec. 10. William Mitchell College of Law, 875 Summit Avenue, Saint Paul, MN. For information, contact Reva D'Nova at 612-721-9807 or
Event Sponsors: First Nations Repatriation Institute, Indian Health Board, Hennepin Co., Ramsey Co. Co-Sponsored by WMCL Indian Law Center.
Pink Shawls sewing session
The Pink Shawls sewing session is for women who want to help make shawls for Indian women cancer survivors and learn more about cancer prevention. The sewing session will be held from 10 am to 2 pm at the Native American Community Clinic, 1213 East Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis. For more information, call 612-872-8086.
The Birchbark Books
Reading will be: Carol Allis, Kris Bigalk, John Medeiros, Kathleen Weihe, and Stephen Wilbers. Carol Allis graduated from St. Olaf College in Northfield with a degree in English education and has spent most of her working life in public service. Kris Bigalk is the author of the poetry collection Repeat the Flesh in Numbers. Her work also appears in the anthologies Open to Interpretation: Water's Edge; and Poetry City USA, Volume 2. John Medeiros' first book of poetry, Couplets For A Shrinking World, was published by North Star Press in June 2012. His work has appeared in several books and journals. He is the recipient of two Minnesota State Arts Board grants; a Jerome Foundation Grant for Emerging Writers; Gulf Coast's First Place Nonfiction Award; and the AWP Intro Journals Project Award. Kathleen Weihe teaches composition at Anoka-Ramsey Community College, and has taught poetry classes at The Loft. Kathleen received an M.F.A. from Hamline University. Unless You Count Birds is her first book of poetry. Stephen Wilbers is a writing consultant, award-winning author, and syndicated columnist. His columns on effective business writing appear in the Minneapolis Star Tribune, the Orange County Register and others. 7:00 pm. In the "living room" of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 1917 Logan Ave. S, Minneapolis. For info, see:?www.stpaulsmpls.org/aboutus/
findus.html. Birchbark Books is located at 2115 West 21st Street, Minneapolis, MN 55405. For more info call 612-374-4023.
Requeim for Steve Blake
The community is invited to attend
a requieum for Steve Blake, AIM leader and artist. Friends of Steve Black are welcome to share their stories and memories of Steve from 5:30 to 8:00 pm. We will show the movie "Dakota 38" at 6:30 pm. All Saints Episcopal Indian Mission, 31st and Longfellow, Minneapolis.
Dec. 26 - 28
Happy Holidays from NACC!
Bring your child in for a Well Child Check-up or a Dental Exam and your child will receive a winter gift bag. Call to schedule your appointment today! Native American Community Clinic, 1213 East Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN. For more info, call 612- 872-8086.
Jan. 4 - 21
Indian Teen Portrait
Come see portraits created by ten metro area American Indian teens. The exhibit is the culmination of eight weeks (16 sessions) of work by ten American Indian teens from around the metro area. Over the course of this program, the students have looked at the fine art and photography collections at the Minnesota Historical Society, visited contemporary art shows by American Indian artists, worked with five young artist mentors, and learned the basics of photography. As a result of this work, they've each produced three self-portraits for a show. Minnesota History Center, Star Tribune Gallery, 345 Kellogg Boulevard West Saint Paul, MN. For more info, call 651-259-3010.
Jan. 5, 6, 12, 13
Celebrate the Science Fusion
Get inspired by the best and brightest scientists, inventors, and educators in our community. Try your hand at incredible experiments in science, technology, engineering and math with scientists from Minnesota's finest companies and educational organizations. Free with museum exhibit admission. Up to four children free with full price adult. Call 651-221-9444 for information or see: smm.org/sciencefusion. Special rates for persons with limited income. Science Museum of Minnesota,120 W. Kellogg Boulevard, St. Paul, MN.
o January 5: African Americans in Science
o January 6: American Indians in Science
o January 12: ?Amantes de la Ciencia!
o January 13: Asian Americans in Science