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Native Poet Roberta Hill reads for Literary Witness
Friday, September 11 2015
 
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Native Poet Roberta Hill reads for Literary Witnesses on Monday, Sept. 21, 7pm.
 
On Monday, Sept. 21 at 7pm at Plymouth Congregational Church (Nicollet Ave. at Franklin), Literary Witnesses presents award-winning Oneida Nation poet and University of Wisconsin professor Roberta Hill. Poet Joy Harjo calls her “one of America’s best poets of her generation.”   Author Louise Edrich says "Roberta Hill is a poet who understands struggle, and generously imparts her passion for renewal.”  The free event is co-sponsored by The Loft Literary Center and RainTaxi Review of Books.  There is plenty of free parking.  A reception and book signing will follow.
 
Roberta Hill is an enrolled member of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin. Her fiction, poetry, and essays have appeared in The American Indian Culture and Research Journal, The Beloit Poetry Journal, Luna, and Prairie Schooner among others.  She has received a Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Fund Award and a Chancellor's Award from the University of Wisconsin. She teaches at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
 
Her newest book, Cicadas: New & Selected Poems, gathers together seventy-five poems, from previous poetry collections Star Quilt and Philadelphia Flowers, plus a generous selection of new poems culled from the past thirty years.  Roberta's poems are powerful lyrical expressions of love and respect for family, friends, and fellow artists within a wide context of contemporary life.
 
Literary Witnesses is a program of the Fine Arts Board at Plymouth Congregational Church. Over the past seventeen years, it has hosted readings by major national poets, including four US Poet Laureates.
September Community Calendar
Thursday, September 03 2015
 
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Sept. 2
NACDI Breakfast Bites
Come and join us for an opportunity to network and discuss the most important issues in our community. 9-10:15 a.m., NACDI, 1414 E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis, MN. For more information, call 612-235-4969

Sept. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Grow Your Own with Mashkiikii Gitigan
Subjects will include: Growing, Harvesting, Preparing and preserving food, Traditional Native American methods, Foraging, Sacred tobacco, Wild rice, Nutrition, Diabetes and heart disease prevention and Diabetes Screening. Healthy Living Starts with Healthy Eating! 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., free to all, drop-ins welcome! Mashkiikii Gitigan (Medicine Garden), 24th Street Community Urban Farm, 1316 E. 24th St., Minneapolis, MN. For more information call Christina or Annelie at 612-436- 2676 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Sept. 4-6
Labor Day Contest Powwow
Palace Casino Drive, Cass Lake, MN. For more information, call Anita Cloud at 218-256-6163, email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it ; Rod Northbird at 218-308-3120; Leah Gale Monroe at 218-760-3127, email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it ; or LaVonne Thompson at 218-308-3680, email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Sept. 7, 14, 21, 28
Karma Market
Take what you need, try something fresh from the garden and donate what you can! Good Karma for everyone! Garden fresh harvest available throughout the day as well. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Mashkiikii Gitigan (Medicine Garden), 24th Street Community Urban Farm, 1316 E. 24th St., Minneapolis, MN. For more information call Christina or Annelie at 612-436- 2676 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Sept. 8
Traditional Blessing & Welcome Feast
Welcome to the University of Minnesota new and returning students! Join us and meet the Department of American Indian Studies faculty and staff! Noon, Circle of Indigenous Nations, 322 Appleby Hall, University of Minnesota, 128 Pleasant St. SE, Minneapolis, MN. For more information, call 612-624-2555 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Sept. 11
Fundraiser for 19th Annual Elder's Picnic
American Indian Community Organizations plan this event and would love to continue the party for them! All proceeds will provide supplies for the event on September 17, 2015. Come have a great meal and help our elders. Menu items: Indian Taco, Frybread with Wojapi, Frybread, Prairie Dogs, water, coffee and tea. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Minneapolis American Indian Center, 1530 E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis, MN. For more information, prices and volunteering, call April Smith, Health & Wellness Coordinator, at 612-879-1770 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Sept. 11-13
Mendota's 16th Annual Traditional Wacipi
Not a contest, we have a small payout for dancing but not a contest. We are a small, traditional wacipi. St. Peters Church, 1405 Sibley Memorial Hwy, Mendota, MN. For more information, call Sharon Lennartson at 651-452-4141, email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or visit www.mendotadakota.com.

Sept. 11-13
Bois Forte Traditional Miigwech Manomin Powwow
Mens Woodlands and Womens Jingle special. Nett Lake Powwow Grounds, 5344 Lakeshore Drive, Nett Lake, MN. For more information, call Donald Chosa at 218 757-3757, email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or visit www.boisforte.com.

Sept. 12
The Gathering in Winona
Honoring Our Elders Golden Age (60+) Dance Specials only: GA Men’s Traditional; GA Men’s Grass/Fancy; GA Women’s Traditional; GA Jingle/Fancy. DeCora-Guimaraes Family Ho-Chunk Women’s Applique Special, 18+. ID’s will be needed to verify age. Prize money and day money for all dancers. Vendors wanted: food and authentic American Indian artworks. Call Bill McNeil at 507-454-4627 or 507-459-6032 for vendor information. Unity Park, 860 Parks Ave., Winona, MN. For more information, call Valerie DeCora Guimaraes at 507-289-7401 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Sept. 12
Red Lake Oshkiimaajitahdah Games Gathering
Red Lake Nation College; 9: Welcome by Jerry Loud, Oshkiimaajitahdah Director, Welcoming Song by Young Kingbird Singers; 9:15-9:50: Introductory Activity Comments by Dan Ninham (Oneida), Wooden Lacrosse Game, Freeman Bucktooth (Onondaga), Modern Lacrosse Game and Angelo Baca (Hopi/Dine), Running Games; 10-11:30: Wooden Lacrosse Game (Football Field, 13-17 years-old), Modern Lacrosse Game (Softball Field I, youth 12 and younger) and Running Games (Softball Field II, adults); 11:40-12:10 p.m.: Lunch Provided, Red Lake Nation College; 12:15-1:45: Wooden Lacrosse Game (Football Field, adults), Modern Lacrosse Game (Softball Field I, 13-17 years-old), Running Games (Softball Field II, 12 and younger); 2-3:30: Wooden Lacrosse Games (Football Field, 12 and younger), Modern Lacrosse Games (Softball Field I, adults), Running Games (Softball Field II, 13-17 years-old); 6-8: Film Screening with Filmmaker Angelo Baca, Red Lake Nation College and Travelling Song by Young Kingbird Singers. All events are free and open to youth and adults. Red Lake Nation College and Red Lake School Fields, Red Lake, MN. For more information, call or text Dan Ninham at 218-368-6430 or email coach.danninham@ gmail.com, to pre-register for the Saturday Sept. 15 deadline First Nations Development Institute Invites Applications for Agriculture Scholarships The purpose of the Native Agriculture and Food Systems Scholarship Program is to encourage more Native American college students to enter agricultural and entrepreneurial fields so that they can better assist their communities with these efforts. First Nations will award five $1,000 scholarships annually to Native American college students majoring in agriculture and agriculture-related fields, including but not limited to: agribusiness management, agriscience technologies, agronomy, animal husbandry, aquaponics, fisheries and wildlife, food production and safety, food-related policy and legislation, horticulture, irrigation science, plant-based nutrition and sustainable agriculture or food systems. Scholarship Eligibility: Applicants must be full-time undergraduate or graduate student majoring in agriculture or an agricultural-related field, including food systems; applicants must be Native American (enrolled citizen of a current or terminated federal/state tribe); have at least a 3.0 GPA; demonstrate a commitment to helping his/her community reclaim local food-system control. Scholarship Application Checklist: Online application; Proof of tribal enrollment; Enrollment verification form; Unofficial transcript; Letter of recommendation from faculty member; Essay (250-500 words) addressing how you will use your degree to help your community reclaim control of their local/traditional food system, and how you plan to spend the scholarship money. For more info, visit www.firstnations.org/ grantmaking/scholarship.

Sept. 17
19th Annual American Indian Elder Picnic
10 a.m.: Wisdom Steps Walk; 11: Music by Johnny Smith and Ken Danielson; Noon-1 p.m.: Lunch with more music; 1-2: Games and prizes. Throughout the event, you are invited to play games and win prizes. You may bring one guest. Come and join us for lunch and door prizes. This is a day to honor you, please no children. Minnehaha Falls Pavilion, 4801 S. Minnehaha Park Drive, Minneapolis, MN. If you would like to volunteer, donate or have questions on transportation, call April Smith at 612-879-1770. Resource tables available, call Diane Groomes at 612-251-8794 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Sept. 18
American Indian Cultural House Fall Gathering
Please join us as we celebrate 13 years of existence, welcome new students and recognize students now graduating from the University of Minnesota. Refreshments will be served. This year we will be honoring the following graduates: Monica Briggs, Sonyna Castillo, Drew Coveyou, Nicole LaFontaine, Clarissa Leino, Warlance Miner and Simone Ninham. Free, 3:30 p.m., Comstock Hall Ballroom, 210 Delaware St. SE, Minneapolis, MN. For more information, call Donavan Begay at 612-624-0295 or 612-624-2555 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Sept. 18-20
Battle Point 18th Traditional Powwow
Battle Point Pow Wow Grounds, Battle Point Drive, Federal Dam, MN. Directions: (N) 35.9 mi E. on US-2 E of Bemidji MN; Right County Road 8 (Bena), NE/County 8 NE 10.0 mi 8; Turn right County Road 73 NE 6.2 mi; (S) 20 mi. E of Walker Hwy 200 left MN 84 11.8 m; R. County Road. 73 6.2m. to Battle Point Drive. For more information, call Diane Smith at 218-654-5667, Leah Gale Monroe at 218-760-3127, email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or LaVonne Thompson at 218-308-3680 or email lavonne.thompson@ leechlakegaming.com.

Sept. 21
Foster Care Information Meeting
ICWA foster and adoptive families are needed. Do you know someone who has love to share? All are welcome! Please come to an information session to learn more. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Hennepin County Library-Hosmer, Hosmer Meeting Room, 347 E. 36th St., Minneapolis, MN. Shingle Creek Parkway, Brooklyn Center, MN. For more information, visit www.hennepin.us/residents /human-services/foster-care.

Sept. 21-23
Northern MN Tribal Economic Development Summit
Keynote Speakers: Chief Executive Melanie Benjamin: “Successes of a Corporate Model” and Prof. Robert Miller: “Entrepreneur Based Economics” Summit Workshop Tracks: Tribal Leadership: Book your Tourism Expedition, Food Sovereignty, Lack of Industry: Tools to Attract Industry, Housing Development: Red Lake Model, Tribal Utilities Commission; Entrepreneurship: "We use to..." Traditional Economic Activities, Web Marketing: Social Media, Being Part of an Arts Economy, Business 101, Youth Entrepreneurship; Workforce Development: Institute of Technology, Health Care: Inspire Entry, Bridge the Gap: Cultural Ed for Employers, Child Care: Needed but is it Feasible, Match Workforce Development w/ Job Creation. Artist's Tradeshow, Tuesday-Wednesday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Display and sell your arts, crafts, and designs as a vendor at the tradeshow; registration is required; scholarships are available to those who register early. Space is limited. Open to the public, free admission for shoppers. Seven Clans Casino Hotel & Event Center, Red Lake, MN. For more information, call 218-679-1893 or visit www.nmtedc.org.

Sept. 22
Adoption Information Meetings
ICWA foster and adoptive families are needed. Do you know someone who has love to share? All are welcome! Please come to an information session to learn more. 6 to 8 p.m., Hennepin County Library-Brookdale, Room C, 6125 Shingle Creek Pkwy, Minneapolis, MN. For more information, visit www.hennepin.us/residents/human-services/adoption.

Sept. 24
Listening Session on Women's Economic Issues
The Legislative Office on the Economic Status of Women will host an unstructured discussion. We simply ask, “What are the primary economic issues for women in your area?” “What are the economic success stories of women in your area?” and “What are barriers to women’s economic success in your area?” The purpose is to gather information to advise state legislators on women’s economic issues in Greater Minnesota. Individuals and organizations that deal with a broad range of women’s economic issues are invited to attend. The invitation list includes local elected officials; the chamber of commerce; and agencies and organizations that address the needs of low income women, older women, and veterans. 10-11:30 a.m., Bemidji Public Library, 509 America Ave. NW, Bemidji, MN. For more information, contact Barbara Battiste, Director of the Legislative Office on the Economic Status of Women at 651-296-0711, email barbara.battiste@ oesw.leg.mn or visit www.oesw.leg.mn.

Sept. 30
Grow Your Own with Mashkiikii Gitigan
Subjects will include: Growing, Harvesting, Preparing and preserving food, Traditional Native American methods, Foraging, Sacred tobacco, Wild rice, Nutrition, Diabetes and heart disease prevention and Diabetes Screening. Healthy Living Starts with Healthy Eating! 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., free to all, drop-ins welcome! Mashkiikii Gitigan (Medicine Garden), 24th Street Community Urban Farm, 1316 E. 24th St., Minneapolis, MN. For more information call Christina or Annelie at 612-436- 2676 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Sept. 30
The Native American Cancer Support Group
If you or someone you know is a cancer patient or survivor, we encourage you to join us. Every group session is potluck style, bring something if you can or just bring yourself. 6 to 8 p.m., East Phillips Cultural & Community Center, 2307 17th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN. For more information, call Joy Rivera at 612-202-0588 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

ONGOING

MONDAYS

Senior Walking Group
10 to 11:30 a.m., Minneapolis American Indian Center, 1530 E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis. For more info, call April Smith at 612-879-1770.

Senior Dining
11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., Minneapolis American Indian Center, 1530 E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis, MN. For more info, call April Smith at 612-879-1770.

Ginew/Golden Eagles
Our program serves American Indian youth 5 to 18 years-old. We follow a 23 unit culturally specific curriculum designed to highlight and enhance the resiliency of American Indian youth. Monthly themes are instructed by staff and guest speakers. 5 to 7:30 p.m., youth must be enrolled to participate. For more info call Rachel Greenwalt at 612-879-1754 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Medicine Wheel AA Meeting
Open 12 Step AA meeting, no transportation or childcare provided. Come to parking lot door. 6 p.m., Church of Gitchiwaa Kateri, 3045 Park Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN.

Indian Education Family Language Table
Experience the teachings of our ancestors. Anishinaabe scholar and James Vukelich and Dakota teacher and linguist Neil McKay and explore the teachings of the Dakota and Ojibwe people. All community members are welcome to attend, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Anishinabe Academy, 3100 E. 28th St., Minneapolis, MN.

DSMMA Class
7 p.m. Muay Thai Kickboxing; 8 p.m. Jiu Jitsu. For more information, call Vaughn Lodge at 612-913-2619.

TUESDAYS

Women’s Anger Management
Educational and culturally specific anger management and domestic violence classes for women. Groups are free of charge and daycare is provided. Groups meet for 15 sessions. Intake required prior to participation. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Division of Indian Work, 1001 E. Lake St., Minneapolis, MN. For intake or more information, call Fredora Justin-Alcindor at 612-279-6319.

Senior Dining
11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., Minneapolis American Indian Center, 1530 E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis, MN. For more information, call April Smith at 612-879-1770.

Red Road Wellbriety Meeting
Light lunch provided. Noon-1 p.m., St. Stephen's, 2309 Nicollet Ave., Minneapolis, MN.

Parents of Tradition Guiding Elder
Ida Downwind. For parents with small children ages birth to five years-old. Parent and child learning activities and reconnect to the good path of parenting through Ojibwe and Dakota languages. Little Earth of United Tribes, 2495 18th Avenue South, LERA Youth Center, noon to 2 p.m. To register call Jean Colemen at 612-290-9936.

Women of Traditional Birthing
Topics and activities include: breastfeeding, labor and delivery, infant mortality, baby blankets, birthing plans, prenatal yoga, dream catchers, tobacco ties. Upon completion, participants receive a Target gift card. Dinner, daycare and transportation will be provided. 5 to 7:30 p.m., Division of Indian Work, 1001 E. Lake St., Minneapolis. For more info, call Ruth Mestas at 612-279-6312 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Father Project
Comprehensive parenting support for fathers. Services included are child support services, employment training, case management, GED tutoring and legal services (family law). Free, 5 to 7 p.m. Division of Indian Work, 1001 E. Lake St., Minneapolis, MN. Call Joe Regguinti to complete an intake for the program at 612-279-6342.

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