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August
Friday, August 05 2016
 
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Thru Aug. 25
Child/Adolescent Drum Circle Anishinaabewiwin

Co-leaders: Megan Eastman, MSW, LICSW, (Apsaalooke’/Crow) and Joel Harris, Ph.D. (Seneca/ Haudenosaunee). A drum group inviting boys and girls ages 8-16. Come together to learn and share traditional songs. Singing and drumming, talking circle, and traditional medicines. Thursdays: 2 to 3:30 pm. at the Indian Health Board Counseling and Support Clinic, 1315 E. 24th St., Minneapolis. For intake, call 612-721-9807 Or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Thru Sept. 16
Reframe Minnesota

Two Rivers and All My Relations Galleries present: Reframe Minnesota, a group exhibition shown across two art galleries along the American Indian Cultural Corridor, uses a range of visual mediums to explore the future of public art at the Minnesota State Capitol. It features original works from 12 Minnesotan artists as well as student artwork from area elementary schools. Local artists, including painters, printmakers, photographers, and sculptors, respond to the Capitol artwork, its depictions of Native Americans, and its lack of representation for other communities of color. Showing at: Two Rivers Gallery: 1530 E Franklin Ave, Minneapolis, and All My Relations Arts: 1414 E Franklin Ave, Minnneapolis. For info see: www.tworiversarts.com or www.allmyrelationsarts.com.

Thru Sept. 23
Four Sisters Farmers Market

Fridays: 3 - 6 pm. Come for fresh produce from area vendors. Use your EBT-SNAP card. Buy tokens and get Market Bucks to matchdollar-to-dollar (up to $10). Use tokens to buy from maret vendors or keep for future visits. NACDI parking lot (next to the Powwow Grounds), 1414 E. Frankline Ave., Mpls, MN. For more info or to be a vendor, call Jenn Hall at 612-235-4971.

Aug. 3
Wakanyeja Kin Wakan Pi Positive Indian Parenting

In collaboration with several early childhood education partners, including the American Indian Family Center, American Indian Magnet School PreK, Montessori American Indian Childcare Center, and the St. Paul Children’s Collaborative, a Positive Indian Parenting course will be hosted. During this course, families will be guided through traditional teachings on family and community wellbeing. A light lunch and childcare will be provided. Please call to register. 11:30 am-1:30 pm. Free. 579 Wells St, St Paul, MN. For info, contact Colette Lawrence at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or 651-793-3803.

Aug. 3-6
20th Annual Anishinaabe Spiritual Run

Red Lake to Mash Ka Wisen Powwow. Opening Ceremony on Aug. 3rd at  9 am. Red Lake Pow wow grounds. For info, contact  Tom or Buck at 218-679-3392, or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Aug. 5
Natives Against Heroin

Honoring Those in Recovery. Grand Entry at 6:00 pm. Light meal at 5:30 for powwow participants. Minneapolis American Indian Center Program Sponsors: Prevention through Cultural Awareness and Native Fitness and Nutrition. For info, call Cheryl Secola or Gary Spears at 612 879-1700.    

Aug. 6
Bead a Ring

Learn a basic stringing technique while beading a ring to take home. Allow an hour to make the craft. Recommended for ages 8 and up. 11 am - 3 pm. $3 per kit, does not include museum admission. Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post, 43411 Oodena Dr., Onamia, MN. For info, contact 320-532-3632 or This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Aug. 6
56th Birthday Celebration

Help celebrate the Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post's 56th birthday. Refreshments will be provided. Explore the exhibits, including the popular Four Seasons Room with life-size dioramas, then head next door to shop for American Indian arts and crafts at the Trading Post. Included with site admission of $10 adults, $8 seniors and college students, $6 ages 5-17, free ages 4 and under and MNHS members. As part of the celebration, there will be 10 percent off purchases for the day. Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post, 43411 Oodena Dr., Onamia, MN. For info, contact 320-532-3632 or This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Aug. 10-11
Free Diabetic Eye Exam

Do you have diabetes? Has it been over a year since your last eye exam? Come in for a free retina exam. Diabetes education, snacks and incentives provided. 9 am to 3 pm.  Call Sarah to schedule an appointment at 612-843-5928. NACC, 1213 E Franklin Ave, Minneapolis, MN.

August 10-11
MABC Summit

Topics include: financial capability and education models, VITA site best practices, IDAs, child savings accounts, small business development, Native Asset Building, legislative advocacy training, and more. Keynote presentations by: Jamie Harvie, Institute for a Sustainable Future, and Jessica Webster, Prosperity for All. Registration fee: $50 (includes all meals and sessions). Northern Lights Casino and Events Center in Walker MN. To inquire about discount registration, contact Dave Snyder at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or 651-842-6910.

Aug. 11, 20, 25 and Sept. 8, 17, 22
Catalyst for a Community Quilting Bee

We are creating a series of 84 hand sewn quilts. When completed, the quilts will be laid outdoors for an all night performance filled with dance, storytelling and stargazing! We provide all materials as well as beverages and snacks. Feel free to bring drinks or snacks to share. We will be holding Saturday morning Quilting Bees at Two Rivers Gallery and Thursday evening Quilting Bees at Studio 207 at The Ivy Building. Please join us for any of all of them! Quilting Bees at Two Rivers Gallery (1530 E Franklin Ave Minneapolis) from 10 am - 2 pm on Saturdays: August 20, September 17, October 15, November 12 and December 10. Quilting Bees at The Ivy Arts Building (2637 27th Ave S, Minneapolis, Studio #207) from 6-8 pm on Thursdays. August 11 & 25, September 8 & 22, October 6 & 20, November 3 & 17 and December 1 & 15. Contact This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it with any questions. For more information on the project please visit www.catalystdance.com/then-a-cunning-voice.

Aug. 16
HHS, IHS and SBA Small Businesses Outreach

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization and Indian Health Service along with the Small Business Administration will host a community outreach event for American Indians, Alaska Natives and Native American small business owners and Indian Tribes about contracting with HHS and other federal agencies. Information on available resources for local small business owners to compete and thrive in the federal marketplace. Registration: 8:30 am. Event: 9 am – 12 pm. Bemidji Public Library, 509 America Ave. NW, Bemidji, MN. For info call Richard Gerry at 218-444-0453. Or attend via teleconference at noon (CDT). Teleconference: 267-930-4000. Participant Code: 514 259 180. URL: http://webcast.nccsite.com/hhs-osdbu/building-bridges.

Aug. 17
Indian Child Welfare Education Day

Co-Sponsored by MHSL Indian Law Center. Registration: 8 am. Program: 8:30 am  - 4 pm. Free. Lunch provided. CEU’s will be provided. Mitchell Hamline School of Law, 875 Summit Avenue, Saint Paul, MN. For info, contact Sandy White Hawk at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or 651-442-4872.

Aug. 17
Mobile Mammogram Day

SMSC Mobile Unit will visit NACC. Screening for signs of breast cancer. Education on beast, cervial and color cancer. Earn screening incentives. Call Sarah to schedule an appointment at 612-843-5924. If you have insurance, bring your card. If you don’t have insurance, call before your appointment to sign up for SAGE free mammogram program. NACC, 1213 E Franklin Ave, Minneapolis, MN.

Aug. 17-18
Return to First Medicines 3rd Annual Gathering

A gathering for adults and youth to learn about sacred medicines, growing traditional foods, and how to care for our environment. Topics: Restoring traditional knowledge and basic skills about gathering; Using and respecting our traditional medicines; How to grow and prepare Native food crops; Learn about the environment and natural resources to protect and preserve; Barter and Swap event. Fee: $40. Fortune Bay Reort and Casino, 1430 Bois Forte Road, Tower, MN. For more info, call Suzanne Nash at 612-722-6248 or see: www.indigenouspeoplestf.org.

Aug. 19 (deadline)
Mazinaakizige - American Indian Teen Photography

This 12 week long arts-based internship with the Minnesota Historical Society lets you work with artist mentors as you investigate American Indian representations - historic and contemporary - and create your own gallery show. Learn digital photography, get behind-the-scenes access to artwork and objects, and build your resume. At the end of 12 weeks, students will create a body of work and exhibit their photography in a gallery show at Two Rivers Gallery in Minneapolis. Dates: Saturdays, 12-5 p.m., September 13 - December 6. Six American Indian High School Students from the metro area will be selected. Apply by August 19. Classes will take place at the Minnesota History Center, 345 Kellogg Blvd. W., Saint Paul, plus field trips to other locations.  Fill out online application at www.surveygizmo.com/s3/2805784/Mazinaakizige-2016. For info, contact Jessica Hobson at 651-259-3485, This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Aug. 20
Open House

Augsburg Fairview Academy is holding an open house from 1 to 5 pm. Meet students and staff. Student vs staff kickball, dunk tank, tours and more. Meal catered by La Loma Tamales and Holy Land Deli. Enrolling grades 9-12. Augsburg Fairview Academy, 2504 Columbus Avenue, Minneapolis, MN. For more info, call 612-333-1614.

Aug. 21
New Native Theatre’s 2016 Summer Tour

STOLEN GENERATION by Ardie Media (Lac du Flambeau Ojibwe) and SNEAKY by William S. Yellow Robe Jr. (Assiniboine). And the return of FRANKLIN AVENUE INDIAN IDOL Karaoke Contest. Join us all day during Franklin Avenue Open Streets. Stolen Generation: 11-11:30 am, 1:15-1:45 pm, 4:45-5:15 pm. Sneaky: 11:45 am-12:45 pm, 2 -1 pm, 5:30-6 pm. Franklin Avenue Indian Idol Karaoke Contest: 3-4:30 pm. Free. At the Minneapolis American Indian Center’s Outdoor Amphitheater, 1530 E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis. For more info, see http://newnativetheatre.org.

Aug. 21
Homeland: Native Artists Create on the Ave

Native artists of all backgrounds with ties to Homelands in or near the Twin Cities, including storytellers, beaders, quiltmakers, craftspeople, makers, performers, muralists, create collaborative work sharing our stories of homeland here in the cities and along the American Indian Cultural Corridor in Minneapolis. Teams work together share $20,000 to implement their collaborations from mid-summer to fall along Franklin Avenue with a public celebration on August 17 at Open Streets. 11 am - 5 pm at Franklin Open Streets. For info, contact Taylor Payer at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or Jun-Li Wang at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Aug. 21
Fun Run

Take a short walk around the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Powwow grounds and earn a free gift courtesy of the Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post. Registration for the walk is located at the pavilion on the powwow grounds. 9 - 10:30 am. Free. Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post, 43411 Oodena Dr., Onamia, MN. For info, call 320-532-3632 or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Aug. 21
KWESTRONG Triathlon

Kwestrong Triathlon will include run, bike, and canoe. 9 am - 3 pm, Bde Maka Ska Lake (Thomas Beach, Lake Calhoun), Minneapolis, Minnesota. For Native women, girls and boys. (Women and children participants only.) $25 registration fee. Sponsorships Available. For info, see: http://kwestrong.org/register.

Aug. 23 (deadline)
Grants to Support Nutrition Ed. for Food on Reservations

The Nutrition Education for Native American Communities project will provide grants to Native American communities interested in starting or expanding nutrition education programming for Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) recipients. First Nations will award up to 30 grants totaling $10,000 each to FDPIR programs. Supports FDPIR programs that are looking to provide or expand nutrition workshops, cooking classes/food demonstrations, healthy recipe development, development and dissemination of educational materials. The grant begins Sept. 1 and ends June 1, 2017. Organizations eligible to apply will be Indian Tribal Organizations (ITOs), other programs that are NAFDPIR members, FDPIR programs and tribal programs or nonprofit organizations working with FDPIR programs. For info, visit www.firstnations.org/grantmaking/2016FDPIR

Aug. 25
Community Arts Night
5 - 8 pm at Two Rivers Gallery, 1530 E Franklin Ave Minneapolis. For info, see http://tworiversarts.com, or email:  This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Aug. 27-28
Ojibwe Moccasin 2-Day Workshop

Learn techniques of working with leather at this two-day workshop. Participants will make a pair of Ojibwe-style moccasins to take home. A light lunch and refreshments will be provided both days. The workshop runs Saturday from noon to 4 pm, and Sunday from 10 am to 2 pm. $60/$55 MNHS members, plus $25 supply fee. Reservations required, call 320-532-3632. Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post, 43411 Oodena Dr., Onamia, MN. For info, contact 320-532-3632 or This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Aug. 29 (deadline)
Native Nation Rebuilders

Connect with amazing Native leaders. Learn about innovative tribal governance practices. Strengthen your leadership abilities. Help advance your Native vision for the future. Become a Native Nation Rebulder. The Native Governance Center is currently taking applications for Cohort 8. Application and references must be received by Aug.29th at 12:00 p.m. CST.  Incomplete applications will not be considered. For info and application, see: www.nativegov.org/#rebuilders. Session dates for Cohort 8:
• Nov. 30-Dec. 1, 2016 (Twin Cities, MN)
• April 26-28, 2017 (Spearfish, SD)
• Sept. 20-32, 2017 (Location TBD)
• Nov. 29-Dec. 1, 2017 (Twin Cities, MN)

Aug. 30 (deadline)
Call for articles

Vanishing Indians/Painting Indians. Thomas McKenney, the Origins of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and Beyond. University of Milan, Milan/Italy, November 21-22. The University of Milan will host an international conference entitled “Vanishing Indians/Painting Indians. This conference will examine not only McKenney’s role in the definition of the powers of the agency under the control of the Department of War, but his effort to describe with images the life and costumes of the tribes East of the Mississippi River. Art historians to Native Americans historians are invited to send their proposals before the end of August 2016. Paper proposals should be sent to This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it The organizers will offer two days stay in the center of Milan, lunch and dinner for the days of the conference. Speakers cover their own travel expenses. For info, see: http://www.unimi.it/ENG.

Aug. 31
Native FAN Wellness Support Circle

Native FAN Wellness Support Circle (formerly known as Native American Cancer Support Circle). If you or someone you know would benefit from a monthly Native American Wellness Support Circle (for all chronic illnesses), we encourage you to join us for a meal and good company. We meet every last Wed. of the month at MAIC, 1530 E Franklin Ave., Mpls, MN. For info, contact Val Lafave at 612-879-1722 or  This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Sept. 9
Wisdom Steps 13th Annual Golf Tournament

Fundraising event for Elders in the Wisdom Steps program. Starts at 9 am for registration, 10 am is Shot Gun Start. Prices vary depending on the type of sponsorships. This event will be held at the Black Bear Golf Course in Carlton, MN (20 miles south of Duluth, MN). For info, contact Drew Annette at 218-335-8586, or This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Sept. 9
Leech Lake Twin Cities Annual Picnic

For Leech Lake band members. Free. 11 am-2 pm. Veterans Memorial Park - Picnic Shelter, 6335 Portland Ave, Richfield, MN. For info, call Valerie Larsen at 612-729-0554.

May Events
Thursday, May 05 2016
 
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Thru May
Synthesis: Paintings by Aza Erdrich
In her premiere solo exhibition of paintings, Erdrich shares works that pull from her life as a young woman of mixed Native and non-Native ancestry growing up in Minneapolis. She draws influence from Anishinaabe artistic traditions and personal experience to create uniquely coded works of self and familial narrative. Guest curated by Dyani White Hawk. All My Relations Gallery, 1414 E Franklin Ave, Minneapolis. Hours: Tues-Fri: 10 am - 5 pm; Sat and Sun: 11 am - 5 pm. For info, call 612-235-4970, email   This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or see www.allmyrelationsarts.com.

Thru July 2016
Why Treaties Matter traveling exhibit
This exhibit explores relationships between Dakota and Ojibwe Indian Nations and the U.S. government in Minnesota. Learn how treaties affected the lands and lifeways of the indigenous peoples of this place, and why these binding agreements still matter today. For info, see: http://mnhum.org/treaties.
• Thru May 15: Metro State University, St. Paul.
• June 27 - July 17: Minnesota State Community and Technical College, Detroit Lakes.
Thru May 20
Two spirit Exhibition
The art show “The Many Faces of Two-Spirit People” will show at Two Rivers Gallery. Reception will be May 14 from 5-8 pm. There will also be a reading by Two-Spirit writers during the reception. Gallery Hours: Mon., Tue.: 10 am - 4 pm; Wed. 11 am - 3 pm. MAIC, 1530 Franklin Ave, Minneapolis. For info, email: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

May 1
Dakota Language Mini-Camp

Hiyú po! Dakhóta iá wouŋhdakapi kte! Come and speak the Dakota language in a family learning enviroment. This Dakota language mini-camp encourages families to use the Dakota language in the home on a daily basis. The language that will be covered is everyday conversational topics that can be used at home with your family. All ages welcome, lunch provided. Adult and youth class. 11 am - 3 pm. Neighborhood Early Learning Center, 2438 18th Avenue South, Minneapolis.

May 2
Indian Month Kick-off Event

10 am: Opening Ceremony at Cedar Field at Little Earth (25th and Cedar Ave. S.) 10:30 am: Parade of Nations will go from Cedar Field to the Minneapolis American Indian Center. 11:30 am: Community speakers at MAIC. Noon: Community Feast. Free. For info, see: www.facebook.com/ 2016AmIndMonthMpls.

May 2
Metis Choreographer

Join us in welcoming Metis choreographer Rulan Tangen to Mni Sota Makoce. Rulan Tangen, Founding Artistic Director of Dancing Earth based in New Mexico, is in residence in the Twin Cities as a part of Oyate Okadakiciyapi: A festival of Native dance and music events by The Ordway Theater and Rosy Simas Danse. All are welcome. 9 -10 am: Lite breakfast and social time. 9:30 am: Welcoming by Janice Bad Moccasin. All Nations Indian Church, 1515 E. 23rd St., Minneapolis MN. For info, contact Jenea Rewertz-Targui at 651-282-3017 or This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

May 2
Alaskan Native Drum, Dance and Story Telling

Alaskan Native Drum, Dance and Story Telling event at North Hennepin Community College. Join Yupik and Cupik artists and performers Ossie Kairaiuak and Polly Andrews in the Black Box Theater (upstairs in the Campus Center) at North Hennepin Community College, 7411 85th Av. N., Brooklyn Park. Free.

May 2-4
Fertile Ground II

“Fertile Ground II: Growing the Seeds for Native American Health” will address several crucial dietary and cultural issues that have made Native American communities susceptible to health problems. Held at the JW Marriott hotel, Mall of America. Topics include: nutrition, access to healthier food, and Native America food production. Also on the agenda are youth leadership and intergeneration holistic health in order to encourage cultural changes that can lead to improvement in eating and health habits. Tribes, health experts and funders are encouraged to participate. For info, email:  This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it Registration is $350. Registration fee includes: conference, evening networking reception, breakfast on May 3rd and 4, Lunch on May 3rd and 4th, Dinner on May 2 and 3. There will be no on-site registration, register at: http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/General/Fertile-Ground-II_UCM_483360_SubHomePage.jsp.

May 2-6
40- Hour Sexual Assault Advocacy Training

Minnesota Indian Women’s Sexual Assault Coalition’s Fundamentals of Sexual Assault Advocacy Sexual Violence in Indian Country. Topics include: Sex Offenders - What Advocates Need to Know; Core Skills of Advocacy; Social Change Advocacy; SARTS-Sexual Assault Response Teams; Advocacy Self Care and Burnout; Medical Response; Law Enforcement Response; and more. Meals will be on your own. Free, includes materials and Certificate of Completion upon completion. Who should attend: Advocates and Service Providers. Community is welcome. Limited to 30 Persons. Trainers: Cristine Davidson and Amanda Watson. Training is at Minnesota Chippewa Tribe Building,15542th State 371 NW, Cass Lake, MN. Register: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or 651-621-1723.

May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
On the Red Road AA Meeting

Please join us celebrate recovery: 12 step, Big Book, Ala-non. Meets every Tuesday from 7 - 9 pm. There is a potluck the 1st Tuesday of the month. Minneapolis American Indian Center (Auditorium), 1530 E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis.

May 5-6
Wiiazhegii Wem: There is a returning

The White Earth Band of Ojibwe recognizes the importance of acknowledging all its relatives and wishes to provide a time of healing. It is time to welcome our adoptees back home, to come together and provide healing and reconnecting. White Earth will be offering a community forum and healing including, spiritual teachings, education, and the opportunity to learn more about our history. Thursday: 8 am - 5 pm. Friday: 8 am - 5 pm. Shooting Star Casino, Mahnomen, MN. For more info, contact Sandy White Hawk at 651-442-4872 or This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

May 6
Veterans Plant Fundraiser Sale

Honoring Native American Veterans Plant Fundraiser Sale. 9 am - 2 pm. To donate plants for the sale please drop them off at the MCT Building, 1308 E. Franklin Ave, Minneapolis on May 5. Fundraiser will be held at the  Minneapolis American Indian Center, 1530 E. Franklin Ave, Minneapolis. For info, call 952-703-3104.

May 6
Kids Day at NACC Dental

Kids can come and decorate a mother’s day gifts for their moms. No appointments needed, just walk in. Anyone who makes an appointment in dental will get a free electric toothbrush. 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. NACC, 1213 E. Franklin Ave. Minneapolis. For more info, call  612-872-8086.

May 6
Thesis: an Artist-Curator Talk

Artists talk with Aza Erdrich, Dyani White Hawk, and other guests. Refreshments from Powwow Grounds. 7 pm. In conjunction with Synthesis:  Paintings by Aza Erdrich, on view until May 27. All My Relations Gallery, 1414 E Franklin Ave, Minneapolis. For info, call 612-235-4970 or see www.allmyrelationsarts.com.

May 6
2016 Indian Law Conference

The 2016 Indian Law Conference will be held at the Mystic Lake Casino Hotel. Speakers: Senator Al Franken (invited), Anita Fineday, Professor Janie Simms Hipp, C. Bryant Rogers, Phillip B. Wilson. Professor Sarah Deer will be honored at the reception on Friday afternoon. Co-sponsored by the  Minnesota CLE. Mystic Alek Casino, 2400 Mystic Lake Blvd NW, Prior Lake, MN. For more information see: www.minncle.org/
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May 7
2nd Annual Dakóta Oyate Language Bowl

The language bowl is working to increase the number of Dakota language speakers. Age Groups: Grades 6-12, Adult Novice and Adult Advanced (at your own discretion). Cost to Participate: $100/team. Cost to Attend: Free. Harding High School, 1540 6th St., East Saint Paul, MN. 8 am - 6 pm. Register at:  http://ande9484.wix.com/dakotaiapi. For info, contact Brittany Anderson at 612-626-5759 or This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

May 13
Am. Indian Family Center Open House

Please join us for food, door prizes, bingo, crafts, and lots of fun! 11 am - 3 pm. American Indian Family Center, 579 Wells St, Saint Paul. For info, call 651-793-3803 or email:  This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

May 13
Sobriety Friday

Monthly Celebration Dinner: Special speakers, testimonials of sobriety, great food, Gospel music and door prizes. 6:30 - 9 pm. Sponsored by Overcomers Ministries. The American Indian Center, 1530 E. Franklin Ave. Minneapolis. For info, call 651-690-3891.

May 13
Circle of Life Open House

Circle of Life H.C Anishinaabe & Mashkiki Waakaaigan “Honoring Those We Serve”. Join Us for an Open House. MC: Dave Larsen. Kalpulli Ketzalcoatlicue/Aztec Dancers, Red Bone Drum Group, Famous Dave’s food, bingo, free drawings, face painting, balloon twists. 11 am - 3 pm. Franklin Business Center, 1433 E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis. For info, call 612-871-2474 or Mashkiki Waakaaigan at 612-871-1989.

May 14
Two Spirit Community Celebration

Community celebration of Two-Spirit and Native LGBT people at MAIC from 9:30 am -- 4:30 pm. Includes four speakers, kid-friendly events, vendors, food, and drum. MAIC, 1530 E. Franklin Ave., Mpls.

May 17
Mazinibakajige: Birch Bark Biting

The art of birch bark biting. Join us for an evening discussion and demonstration with birch bark artist Denise Lajimodiere (Turtle Mountain Ojibwe).  5 - 8 pm. Free and open to the public. All My Relations Gallery, 1414 E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis. For info, call 612-235-4970, email   This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or see www.allmyrelationsarts.com.

May 18
Minneapolis American Indian Center Open House

The Minneapolis American Indian Center hosts their Open House with lunch and raffles. Free and open to the community. (Lunch served until gone.) Noon to 2 pm. MAIC, 1530 E Franklin Ave, Minneapolis. For info, call 612-871-4555.

May 18
Information Fair on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
Pipe Ceremony, Keynote Speaker, Information Tables, raffles and door prizes. Noon to 4 pm. Feast at 1 pm. Sponsored by the Upper Midwest American Indian Center, 1035 W. Broadway Ave., Minneapolis. For info, call 612 522-4436.

May 19
Coming Home (Bi-azhe-giiwewin) Potluck

Coming Home is a new group offered by the Indian Health Board for men. It provides recidivism prevention and recovery support for Native American men who are (1) Completing treatment, (2) Returning to the community from confinement, (3) Wanting cultural traditions to support their healing journey. Monthly potlucks will be held on the third Thursdays for the month (6:00-7:30) to increase positive community support and relationships. All are welcome. For more info, visit: www.facebook.com/indianhealthboard or call Tom at 612-721-9836, or Richard at 612-721-9814.

May 19
Ice Cream Social & Dessert Bar

MCT Building Ice Cream Social & Dessert Bar. Please join all the programs housed within the MN Chippewa Tribe building to celebrate the May Indian Month with an ice cream social and dessert bar. Door prizes too. MN Chippewa Tribal Offices, 1113 E Franklin Ave Ste 211, Minneapolis. For info, call 612-871-6618, 612-872-8388 or 612-871-1574.

May 19
AIOIC Founder’s Day and Career Fair

American Indian OIC’s Career and Resource Fair. The Resource Fair will have agents from a variety of agencies. Lunch and prizes. Free parking. 12 pm - 3 pm. AIOIC, 1845 E Franklin Ave., Minneapolis. For info, see: http://aioic.org or call 612-341-3358.

May 20
NACC Open House

Join us in celebrting American Indian Month. Noon to 3 pm in the Native American Community Clinic parking lot. The theme this year is “Keeping Tobacco Sacred”. In the event of rain, the location will be announced. NACC, 1213 E. Franklin Ave. Minneapolis. For more info, call  612-872-8086.

May 20
Fix-It Clinic

Have a laptop that is running slow? A virus on your PC? We can help. American Indian OIC, the City of Minneapolis, and its’ partners are hosting a free clinic to help repair your broken technology. You will also be able learn more about technology maintenance and security and connect to job training programs that can lead to careers in technology. 1-5 pm at the American Indian OIC, 1845 East Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis. For info, call 612-341-3358.

May 21
Homeland: Native Artist Create on the Ave

Native artists of all backgrounds, including beaders, storytellers, quilt makers, craftspeople, makers, performers, muralists and others, are invited to join the creative peacemaking movement. Artists will work together to share $20,000 to create public art on Franklin Avenue. Artists workshop will be held from 9 am to 5 pm. Breakfast and lunch will be served. All My Relations Arts Gallery, 1414 E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis. For info, call 612-235-4970.

May 21
Youth Lacrosse Tournament

The Maanico Horuzra Caabnaikiisik Youth Lacrosse Tournament will be held at Harding Senior High. This is a Free event, sponsored by the Ho-Chunk Nation. All American Indian youth are invited: All ages and skills. Organized teams are not required, but welcomed. Individuals are welcome to join in age brackets. Wooden sticks will be provided for individuals who do not have sticks. All participants will receive t-shirts. Free food, prizes, fun, traditional teachings. Saturday: 10:30 am to 5:00 pm. Harding Senior High Schoo, 1540 6th St. E., Saint Paul, MN. To register, see: www.eventbrite.com/e/maanico-horuzra-caabnaikiisik-youth-lacrosse-tournament-tickets-24437088991. For info, contact Danielle DeLong at:  This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or 651-744-4018.

May 24
Bii Gii Win Open House

Bii Gii Wiin CDLF will be hosting its Open House/Indian Month Event at the Minneapolis American Indian Center from 12 pm-4 pm. This event will be an informational event focused on the Housing Sector of our community. MAIC, 1530 E Franklin Ave, Minneapolis. For info, call 612-354-2249.

May 24
We Wait In The Darkness Dance Performance

Rosy Simas dance choreographer will give a FREE performance of her solo work “We Wait In The Darkness” in a shared evening with Japaense-American choreographer Deborah Jinza Thayer. 7:30 pm. The Weitz Family Center for Creativity, Carleton College, 3rd Street East, Northfield, MN. For more info, see: www.rosysimas.com.

May 24-25
Safe Harbor Tribal Summit

This conference will be addressing the sexual exploitation and sex trafficking of Native youth in Minnesota. Attendees will gain an understanding of sex trafficking in Indian Country, working with survivors, and systemic responses to trafficking. This free event is hosted by the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community. The intended audience includes tribal leaders, tribal agency employees, professionals who work with Native youth, tribal community members, and county and state employees who work in Indian Country. May 24: 8:00 am.  May 25: 1:00 pm. Mystic Lake Casino Hotel, 2400 Mystic Lake Boulevard Northwest, Prior Lake, MN. For info, see: www.eventbrite.com/e/safe-harbors-tribal-summit-2016-tickets-20893852074.

May 25
Ain Dah Yung Center Open House

We look forward to taking this opportunity to acknowledge the great work that we are all accomplishing together...and how we can continue to strengthen our partnerships so that we all walk collectively with our children and families. 11 am - 2 pm. 11:00-11:45: ADY shelter tours and the ADYC Singers perform. 11:45: Feast. 12:30-1:00: Youth spokesperson and Ally of the Year Recognition. Door prize drawings from 11:30 - 2 pm.Ain Dah Yung, 1089 Portland Ave, Saint Paul. For info, see: http://adycenter.org.

May 25
Wanaisguni Hikurus Hajawi

Reclaiming our Health 5K Run Walk will take place at Lake Phalen. Please bring your family to participate in this free event. It is open to American Indians of all ages and abilities. There will be tshirts, dinner and raffle prizes available. Raise awareness of  diabetes and obesity, and get some exercise. All ages and levels welcome. Wednesday: 5:00 - 7:30 pm. 1600 Phalen Dr, 1600 Phalen Dr. (Main Pavilion) Phalen Regional Park, Saint Paul, MN. To register, see: www.eventbrite.com/ e/wanaisguni-hikurus-hajawi-5k-runwalk-registration-registration-24239448844. For info, contact Danielle DeLong at: siga.delong@ gmail.com or 651-744-4018.

May 26
MAICC Saints Baseball Networking

Baseball season is here! We are excited to be hosting another networking event with the St. Paul Saints. Game Day event is at 7:05 pm. $30.00 for game ticket and barbeque while enjoying the company of the Minnesota American Indian Chamber members. Reserved area for the group. Seating is limited to the first 150 people so register early. All attendees will receive a group photo. For info, call 612-877-2117 or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it To register, see: https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07eclrxk1n69d81bae&oseq=&c=&ch=

May 27
IHB’s 9th Annual Indian Month Event

Stop by for a healthy lunch, free IHB-Branded Gift (while supplies last), health education and screenings, faffle (2:30 pm) to win bikes and other prizes (must be present to win), and a community walk immediately following the event. 12:30 - 3 pm. IHB, 1315 E. 24th St., Minneapolis. For info, call 612-721-9843 or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

May 27
Mde Maka Ska Canoe Nations Gathering

The 7th Annual Canoe Nations Gathering “Mde Maka Ska” will take place on the south side of Lake Calhoun. This event gathers hundreds of Native American youth to remember and learn about their history of storytelling, canoeing, lacrosse, art, and water through interactive activities. Lake Calhoun (south side), Minneapolis. 9 am - 2 pm. For info, see: www.facebook.com/Mde-Maka-Ska-Canoe-Nations-Gathering-194924923861619.

May 31
Leech Lake Enrollees Meetings

Leech Lake Twin Cities LIC invites Leech Lake enrollees to the Local Indian Council Meeting from 6 - 8 pm. Minnesota Indian Women's Resource Center, 2300 15th Ave. S., Minneapolis.

May 31 (deadline)
Ethel Curry American Indian Leadership Scholarship

The Ethel Curry American Indian Leadership Scholarship program is accepting applications  through May 31 for the 2016-2017 academic year. This scholarship program will support undergraduate students up to $2,000 per academic year and graduate students up to $4,000 per academic year. Applications must be postmarked by May 31. Applications and instructions can also downloaded from the Indian Education page of the Minnesota Department of Education website: http://education.state.mn.us/MDE/StuSuc/IndianEd/index.html

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