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Youth Art exhibit to debut on Pow Wow Grounds coffee shop
Saturday, March 12 2011
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 youth art showYouth from Waubun and Mahnomen Schools (6th-8th graders) in Mahnomen, MN. who took part in the Nature of Technology Camp last summer will be the first to have their photographs displayed on the new youth art wall at the Pow Wow Grounds coffee shop in Minneapolis.
Some of those photographs that will be part of the exhibit won the Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge Nature Photo contest in 2010.
The youth art exhibit will be on display at the Pow Wow Grounds at Franklin Ave during the coffee shop hours. The wall is being reserved for Native youth artwork and the new exhibit is scheduled to go up March 4 and remain on display through the end of March. The wall space is part of the All My Relations Gallery exhibit space which is owned and operated by NACDI. The advisory board of the ARM Gallery is looking for other Native youth artwork to consider for future exhibits.
Local leaders honored through song
Friday, February 11 2011
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FAIR School Downtown will host a community celebration honoring two community elders at FAIR School Downtown on Thursday, February 17, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM in the Gathering Space. The Elder Wisdom, Children's Song™ community celebration will be hosted by America's Troubadour, Larry Long, and is free and open to the public.
Long has been working with students at FAIR School Downtown to collectively write songs and gather recitations that honor the life stories of the following community elders: Dr. Eric J. Jolly (Cherokee), and Harold Mezile.
Students receive "Good Job" award
Friday, February 11 2011
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student awardsIn honor of the 2011 American Indians in Science event at the Science Museum of Minnesota on Jan. 22, the Museum recognized three students from St. Paul and greater Minnesota as recipients of the Good Job Student Award. The award program recognizes Minnesota middle- and high-school students who have demonstrated exceptional achievement in or passion for a STEM (science, technology, engineering or math) discipline, either in the classroom or outside of school. Students are nominated for the award by teachers or mentors and publicly recognized at one of the Museum's Science Fusion events.
The 2011 "Good Job" Student Award winners are: Emma Rousu, Cass Lake-Bena High School, Cass Lake.; Rainey Rock, Battle Creek Middle School, St. Paul; and Courtney Jackson, Cloquet Senior High School, Cloquet.
Mendota Auction April 24, 2010 1-5PM
Sunday, December 06 2009
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Kohl Minor New Director of First Nations Composer Forum

Kristopher Kohl Miner (Ho-Chunk Nation) has been named Director of the First Nations Composer Initiative (FNCI). Miner brings to the position more than 15 years of resource development experience, as well as more than 28 years of theater and performance experience. He replaces Georgia Wettlin Larsen

“It is a tremendous honor to join ACF and FNCI,” Miner said, “I look forward to creating the connections and developing our programs that will better serve our Native American communities.”

FNCI has been a program of the American Composers Forum since 2004. FNCI believes that Native American music represents the continuation of an important artistic heritage that is vital to Native American communities. 
Local libraries offer free homework assistance
Sunday, November 01 2009
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 Hennepin County Library is offering Homework Hub, in-person homework help available at nine libraries – as well as online tools that students need for their homework, such as databases, dictionaries, encyclopedias, and a calculator. Assistance in literacy and subjects such as reading, math, history, and language arts is provided free by tutors and volunteers on a drop-in basis at nine libraries: Augsburg Park (Richfield), Brookdale (Brooklyn Center) and Hopkins in suburban Hennepin County, and East Lake, Franklin, Hosmer, Central, North Regional, and Sumner libraries in Minneapolis. For Homework Hub hours and more info, see:  Hennepin County Library is also offering Homework Rescue. Homework Rescue is staffed by certified tutors, who will help students with homework in core subjects – math (algebra I and II, geometry, trigonometry and calculus), science (biology, chemistry, physics and earth science), social studies, and English/language arts. For grades 3-12. Available in English and Spanish, 1-11 p.m., seven days a week. Students can access the online service, which is made possible by the Metropolitan Library Service Agency (MELSA), via the Hennepin County Library website at:
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