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Anton Treuer named to MN State Arts Board
Saturday, September 10 2011
 
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Governor Mark Dayton has appointed Dr. Anton Treuer, professor of Ojibwe at Bemidji State University, to a four-year term on the Minnesota State Arts Board. The board's eleven citizen-members are appointed by the governor with the advice and approval of the Minnesota Senate. The board is a state agency that stimulates and encourages the creation, performance, and appreciation of the arts in the state. Its $60 million biennial budget is appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature; funds are used to provide financial assistance and other programs and services designed to make the arts more available to all Minnesotans.
In addition to his teaching duties, Treuer is editor of the only academic journal of the Ojibwe language and author of eight books. Treuer has championed Minnesota' traditional indigenous art forms and worked to expand the definition of arts to include oral narrative and story performance, especially as they intersect with the Ojibwe language. Treuer earned a PhD and a MA from the University of Minnesota, and a BA from Princeton University.
Sally Auger, founder and Executive Director of Peta Wakan Tipi and Dream of Wild Health, retires
Saturday, September 10 2011
 
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Whats New in community -sally auger retires.jpgDream of Wild Health, an organic farm specializing in American Indian agriculture and education programs for the urban Native community, announced that Executive Director Sally Auger will retire.
Auger founded Peta Wakan Tipi ("Sacred Fire Lodge" in Lakota) in 1986 with her late husband, John Eichhorn, to provide culturally based transitional housing for Native people in recovery. In 1993, they opened a second house, Mother Earth Lodge, for Native women.
As part of Peta Wakan Tipi, Sally and John started the Dream of Wild Health farm program in 1998 to provide a place where Native people could reconnect with traditional foods and medicines, as well as rebuild their relationship with the land.
A community feast was held on August 27 to honor Auger's life work with gifts, a brief video documentary, and the sharing of stories. Operations Director Diane Wilson will succeed Auger as the new Executive Director.
Latest mural unveiled along American Indian Cultural Corridor
Saturday, September 10 2011
 
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On August 22 the latest mural in the American Indian Cultural Corridor was unveil. It's the latest mural in "Paint the Ave." Community Mural Project and is located on the back wall of the AIOIC (1845 E. Franklin Ave. in Minneapolis) facing the Hiawatha LRT near the Franklin Station.
American Indian youth from South Minneapolis have been working with lead artist Bobby Wilson on creating one of the largest youth community murals in the Twin Cities. The mural is nearly 3,000 sq. ft. and is a partnership between the American Indian OIC, NACDI, and the U of M - Center for Urban and Regional Affairs NPI Program.
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Saturday, August 13 2011
 
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Exhibition on Minnesota treaties will begin touring in August
"Why Treaties Matter: Self-Government in the Dakota and Ojibwe Nations" is a new traveling exhibition that will explore the Native nations in Minnesota and the history of treaty making with the United States. The grand opening will be Aug. 3 at the White Earth Tribal Headquarters on the White Earth Reservation (35500 Eagle View Road, Ogema), where it will be on view through Aug. 31.
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Friday, July 08 2011
 
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Leech Lake Tribal College Golf Classic results
On June 24th, 116 golfers converged on Long Bow Golf Club to support the 6th annual Leech Lake Tribal College Golf Classic, which raises funds in support of student scholarships at LLTC.
Led by title sponsor Leech Lake Gaming, more than 75 area businesses also joined the event, providing sponsorships and door prizes. It took a score of 57 (15 under par) for the team of Leroy Fairbanks, Scott Jackson, Matt Connor and Dakotah Brunelle to win the event. This year's tournament netted more than $23,000 for the college's Leann Dick Memorial Scholarship Fund. The fund, which provides scholarships to students studying in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) disciplines at Leech Lake Tribal College, has grown to nearly $50,000 in just two years.
 Next year's event is tentatively scheduled for Friday, June 29th, also at Long Bow Golf Club.


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