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Aliveness Project NNHAAD HIV Testing
In observance of National Native
HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, local organizations serving Native American
communities will be offering free HIV testing and educational events
to raise awareness about the impact that HIV/AIDS has had on American
Indians and to honor those who are living with or have died of the
According to the Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention (CDC), Native communities currently have the
fifth highest rate of new HIV infections in the U.S. when compared to
other population groups. Factors contributing to higher disease
occurrence and lower life expectancy among American Indians include
disproportionate rates of poverty, discrimination in the delivery of
health services, limited access to quality health education, cultural
differences and social stigma. The Minnesota Department of Health
encourages HIV testing.
10 a.m.to 3 p.m., The Aliveness
Project, 3808 Nicollet Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN. For more
information, call 612-824-5433.
What's Our Plan? A Teach-In on
Fossil Fuel Infrastructure in MN
Co-sponsored by Minnesota Interfaith
Power and Light, MN350 and the International Forum on Globalization.
Speakers include Winona LaDuke, Rep. Frank Hornstein, Victor Menotti,
and regional leaders in movements to stop frac-sand mining, bomb
trains, and oil pipelines.
Minnesota is being besieged with new
fossil fuel infrastructure that violates the treaty rights of
indigenous people and endangers the health of our communities and we
are not prepared. Let’s come together and find common spiritual
ground from which to address this public policy crisis and protect
ourselves and the earth. Unlike most teach-ins, "What's Our
Plan" will be interactive and solution-focused, drawing on the
diverse assets of the group to create plans for action. Participants
will leave not only better informed, but better equipped, connected
to allies and ready to take next steps
Free, 9 a.m. to noon; Lunch, noon, $10
featuring The Sioux Chef Sean Sherman. First Universalist Church of
Minneapolis, 3400 Dupont Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN. For more
information and to register, visit
First Time Homebuyer Workshop
A Native American based curriculum will
cover topics including: Steps to becoming a homeowner; How to prepare
financially; What can you afford?; The importance of credit; How to
choose the right mortgage loan and get it; Responsibilities of
homeownership; and more!
HomeStretch Workshops meet the National
Industry Standards of Homeownership Education
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Open to the public;
Lunch Provided. Bii Gii Wiin CDLF, 1113 E. Franklin Ave., Suite 200,
For more information or to register
call 612-354-2249, email
or visit www.facebook.com/biigiiwiin.
White Earth Strategic Planning
Light lunch served; Elder Luncheon will
be canceled for the meeting.
10 a.m. to noon. 1308 E. Franklin Ave.,
Join us at this family-friendly event
featuring a contemporary powwow performance from the student group,
Ta Oyate Ota (Lakota for “many nations of people”) from American
Indian Magnet School, while also enjoying a tasty bowl of homemade
soup and fresh baked bread. Empty Bowls is a fundraiser for the Saint
Paul Area Council of Churches Department of Indian Work Food Shelf.
11 a.m.-2 p.m., White Bear Lake United
Methodist Church, 1851 Birch Street, White Bear Lake, MN.
Tickets can also be purchased with cash
or check at the door. Attendees will have a chance to participate in
a Free Will Offering. For ticket price and more information, contact
Connie Johnson, Development Outreach Coordinator at 651-789-3857,