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Community Calendar April
Tuesday, April 12 2011
 
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April 4
The Practice of Indian Law and the Politics of Identity
William Mitchell College of Law is hosting an Indian Law Panel Discussion and Reception. The Practice of Indian Law and the Politics of Identity is a panel discussion with Judge Robert Blaeser, Wilda Wahpepah, Joseph Halloran, and Mark Jarboe. Join us for an hour of thought-provoking discussion at 5 pm. Reception and appetizers to follow at 6 pm. William Mitchell College of Law, 875 Summit Avenue St. Paul, MN.Parking will be available in the William Mitchell lot. For more info, contact James Hull at: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

April 4 - June 5
Art Exhibit: Original Green
The art exhibit Original Green has been expanded and will be showing thru June 5. Native artists include: Joseph Allen, Carolyn Anderson, Gordon Coons, Mona Smith and Gwen Westerman. Reception and artists talk: May 13. All My Relations Gallery, 1414 E. Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis. Gallery hours: M-Fri: 11 am - 6 pm. Visiting Artists: Sat.& Sun. 11 am - 3 pm. For more info, email: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it , or see website: www.allmyrelationsarts.com. 
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Sunday, March 13 2011
 
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March 3-7
Great Lakes Indigenous Farming Conference
"Maawanji'idiwag Ji Gizhaadamowaad Miinkaanan - They Are Gathering To Protect the Seeds." Hosted by: White Earth Land Recovery Project. Conference Lodging: Maplelag Resort, White Earth, MN, 800-654-7711. For Information contact White Earth Land Recovery Project, Karla Bellanger at 218-375-2600 or email:? This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

March 5
Rally for Progressive LCO Tribal Government
Potluck Lunch. As future candidates for the Tribal Governing Board, we would like to hear your thoughts on building our tribe's present and future: discuss positive changes we can all make as we work together for a better Lac Courte Oreilles. We embrace this opportunity to share our ideas and goals while working with you, for a change! Vernon Martin, LuAnn Kolumbus, Gordon Thayer.  Coffee and refreshments served, bring a favorite hotdish or desert to share. 12:00 ~ 2:00 P.M. 2020 Bloomington Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN. Call Iva at 612-871-1208 for more information


Powwow Calendar MARCH
Sunday, March 13 2011
 
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March 11  
St. Paul Public
Schools Powwow  
St. Paul American Indian Education Monthly Powwow at the American Indian Magnet School. Grand entry is at 6 p.m. Powwow will be held at the American Indian Magnet School, 1075 East 3rd Street, St. Paul. For more info, call 651-778-3100.
MARCH 18-20
Denver Powwow
Admission: 6 and under FREE. $7 per day $18 for 3/day pass. 60 & over $3 per day $9 for 3/day pass. Tickets sold at the door. Permits must be purchased for use of video and digital cameras. Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. daily. Denver Coliseum , 4600 Humboldt Street , Denver, CO. For more info, see:?www.denvermarchpowwow.org.
March 19
Augsburg Powwow
Augsburg Indigenous Student Association & American Indian Student Services Powwow. Grand Entries: 1 P.M. and 7 P.M. Feast: 5 P.M. Free Admission. Host Drum: Standing Bull. MC: Danny Seaboy, Sr. Arena Director: Ricky White. Honor Guard: Red Lake Post 6889. Honorarium for dancers; must be in regalia. First 12 registered drums guaranteed honorarium (Split); Minimum of 5 singers, no drum hopping; chairs provided for singers. Registration for drums and dancers starts at 11 A.M. until 1 P.M. and again from 6 P.M. until 7 P.M. for dancers. No pre-registration; Day of only. Craft and informational vendors are welcome. Si Melby Gymnasium, 715 23rd Avenue, S. Minneapolis. For more information contact Jennifer Simon at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it , or 612-330-1144; Or Kathy Forliti at: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it , or 651-235-1813. Also see: www.augsburg.edu/aissp/powwow.html.
March 26
Circle of Nations Powwow
The 27th Annual Circle of Nations Indian Association Powwow will be held at the University of Minnesota-Morris, Physical Education Center. Master of Ceremonies: Keveon Kingbird. Arena Director:  Gabe Desrosiers. Host Drum: Battle River. Color Guard:  Sisseton-Wahpeton Vietnam Veterans/Dakota Kit Fox Society & Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate Sandman Honor Guard. Doors open at 11 am. Grand Entry at 1 pm and 7 pm. Day Money Registered Dancers. Must be in Regalia. Drum Split - First 12 registered Drums. 5 Singers minimum. No Drum hopping. CNIA Princess & Brave Contest. Specials - Jingle Dress, Men's & Women's Traditional, Grass Dance. American Indian Arts and Crafts. For more info, call Gabe Desrosiers or Tracy Peterson at 320-589-6097.
Community Calendar of events
Sunday, January 16 2011
 
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Jan. 8
MN warm Native American Heritage Night
The Minnesota Swarm pro lacrosse team will host its second-annual American Indian Heritage Night, presented by Treasure Island Resort & Casino and the Prairie Island Indian Community, at the team’s home opener at the Xcel Center in St. Paul. Once again, Heritage Night will feature a halftime exhibition game of traditional lacrosse, featuring teams from the Oneida and Menominee nations. There will also be exhibits by native organizations and businesses, as well as a drum group performing before the game. Heritage Night will also pay tribute to local Native American youth lacrosse players and recognize children from Prairie Island, as well as other reservations, who participated in the in the Lax-4-Life lacrosse camp. There will be special ticket prices, with a portion of each ticket sale benefitting the Minnesota American Indian Chamber of Commerce. To order tickets or for additional questions, contact Brett Miller at 651-726-1794.

Book reviews 2010
Thursday, January 13 2011
 
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Books in Review: Interview with Metis author Joseph Boyden

joseph boyden interview the circleJoseph Boyden is the award winning author of Three Day Road, which won the McNally Robinson Aboriginal Book of the Year Award and was nominated for the 2005 Governer General’s Award, among other prizes. His second novel Through Black Spruce earned the Scotiabank Giller Prize.

His latest book, Louis Riel and Gabriel Dumont, part of the Extraordinary Canadians book series, tells the story of ­­­­Canada’s North-West Rebellion of 1885, and the leaders of the rebellion that brought promises of freedom, war, division and understanding to the Métis people in their struggle for land in the home of their ancestors.
I interviewed Boyden recently to help get a better understanding of his latest book. Here is what he had to say:

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