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Weekend Calendar: Aug. 1-3
Friday, August 01 2014
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July 30-Aug. 2

Annual Anishinaabe Run for Sobriety and Health

Runners will be coming down Highway 89 starting about 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, coming across Highway 2, through the City of Bemidji on Paul Bunyan Drive and then when through the city heading east toward Leech Lake on the Old Cass Lake Highway (Roosevelt Road). All runners are encouraged and welcomed to participate in any and all of the run. Join up at any time. If not, hope you can meet them along their long journey to cheer them on.

Run begins at Red Lake Chemical Health Programs, 10 a.m., July 30 and ends at Mash-ka-wisen powwow grounds, Fond du Lac, Saturday, Aug. 2.

For more information, call Ed Strong at 218-308-1201 or Sam Strong at 218-308-7803.

Aug. 2

Owamni Falling Water Festival

This one-day event celebrates indigenous Minnesota culture with music, art, food, a movie under the stars and more. Music by Chase Manhattan, Tall Paul, Bluedog, Wade Fernandez, Scatter Their Own and Keith Secola

Art: An arts fair area focused on American Indian contemporary traditional and fine arts will showcase the talents of Anishinaabe, Dakota, Ho-chunk and Oneida visual artists. Woodland style painter Gordon Coons (Ojibwe/Ottawa) will exhibit paintings and prints with painters James Autio (Ojibwe) and Karen Savage-Blue (Ojibwe). Traditional artists Cheryl Minnema and Denise Lajimodiere will demonstrate beadwork and birchbark traditions of the Anishinaabe. Also showing: Pat Kruse, Doug Limon, Melanie Sainz, Jimmy Simas and Gwen Westerman.

Food: The Sioux Chef and Native Food Perspective will be making and selling local indigenous foods. The Sioux Chef by chef Sean Sherman, is Minnesota's first "Pre-Contact" inspired Native American Restaurant featuring traditional and modern wild and cultivated foods of the Lakota and Ojibwe tribes. Christina White with Native Food Perspective utilizes traditional and seasonal foods to prepare dishes balancing flavor and nutrition.

Movie at dusk: “The Jingle Dress” Filmed in Minnesota, this movie follows John Red Elk who pulls up stakes and takes his family off the reservation and down to the big city to find out how his long lost Uncle Norton died.

Event is free and starts at 2 p.m. until dark, Father Hennepin Bluffs Park, Main St. SE and 6th Ave. SE, Minneapolis, MN. For more information, call contact Jewell Arcoren at 612- 385-7528 or Denise Nelson at 612-205-1682

Aug. 2-4, 8-9

“Native Man The Musical: Phase 1”

New Native Theatre presents a collaboration where real Indian men open up about being warriors, fathers, lovers, politicians and more. Scored by a live band, this is a comedic and musical gaze into the Native American man's fiery heart and complicated mind. Multi-media production featuring live music, performance and video from Dennis Banks, Tall Paul, Cole Premo, Jeff Jordan, Sisoka Duta, Jase Roe and more.

Event is part of the Minnesota Fringe Festival, tickets are $12. Performances at the University of Minnesota, Rarig Center Xperimental, 580 Rarig Center, 330 21st Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN. Performances on Aug. 2 at 4 p.m.; Aug. 3 at 10 p.m.; Aug. 4 at 5:30 p.m., Aug. 8 at 8:30 p.m. And Aug. 9 at 10 p.m. For more information, visit

Week of July 28 Calendar
Monday, July 28 2014
Written by Alfred Walking Bull,
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July 28
American Indian Movement Honoring

The AIM Interpretive Center invites you, your family and friends, as we honor Pat Bellanger, Larry Leventhal, Clyde Bellecourt and Dick Bancroft, four instrumental people who continue to give their time, talent and energy to the American Indian Movement. Join us for a great evening of food, friends and light entertainment.
Event is free and open to the public, 5:30 p.m., Black Bear Crossing on Lake Como, 1360 Lexington Pkwy N., St. Paul, MN 55103. For more information, contact The AIM Interpretive Center at 612-886-2107 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

July 28-29
“Rainbow Crow” Children’s Auditions

Open to ages 8 to 19, “Rainbow Crow” by Rhiana Yazzie is produced by Stepping Stone Theatre for Young Audiences. We encourage children and youth with or without experience to audition. Our auditions are open to actors of all races, cultures, sizes, and abilities. Try it, it’s fun! Our auditions are held in groups and are friendly toward novice actors, but we are looking for performers with a variety of experience levels. No preparation is necessary for the audition. Directors will lead audition groups through a variety of activities during the 1/2 hour audition. Most of our productions have acting, singing and dancing, and those are a part of the auditions.
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