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August 2015 Calendar
Saturday, August 01 2015
 
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Through Aug. 21

The World Through Our Eyes

The World Through Our Eyes is an exhibition of works by eight Two Spirit artists curated by 2015 Guest Curator, Orlando Avery. The exhibition showcases a beautiful variety of art from fashion design, photography, acrylic, and installation art. Featured artwork depicts the artistic rendition of the world seen through the eyes of a Two spirit artist. Avery is a citizen of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe. He grew up in Redscaffold Community in South Dakota. Avery studied Museum Studies from the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, NM.

2015 Guest Curator Artist Participants: Nadya Kwandibens, Asa Wright, Sharon Day, Whitney Minthorn, George Bettleyoun, Jolonzo Goldtooth, Ryan Dennison and Edison Richards

All My Relations Gallery, 1414 E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis, MN. Gallery hours: Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Closed Sunday and Monday. For more information, call 612-235-4970 or visit www.allmyrelationsarts.com.


July 31-Aug. 2

Pezihutazizi Oyate Traditional Wacipi

Warm-ups: Friday, 7 p.m.; Grand Entries: Saturday, 1 and 7 p.m.; Sunday, 1 p.m.

Pezihutazizi Oyate: Upper Sioux Community, Granite Falls, MN.


Aug. 1

Owamni: Falling Water Festival

This one-day event celebrates Minnesota’s Indigenous culture with music, art, food, exhibitors and more. Featuring Scatter Their Own, Bluedog, and Wade Fernandez.

An arts fair area focused on American Indian contemporary and traditional arts will showcase the talents of Anishinaabe, Hochunk, and Dakota visual artists. This event is made possible by a grant from the St. Anthony Falls Heritage Board. Events partners include the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board, St Anthony Falls Heritage Board, Minnesota Historical Society, and Dream of Wild Health.

Father Hennepin Bluff Park

4 to 8 p.m., Father Hennepin Bluff Park, 420 SE Main St, Minneapolis, MN. For more information, call MaryLynn Pulscher at 612-313-7784 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

July 15 Calendar
Friday, July 10 2015
 
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Through Aug. 21

The World Through Our Eyes

The World Through Our Eyes is an exhibition of works by eight Two Spirit artists curated by 2015 Guest Curator, Orlando Avery. The exhibition showcases a beautiful variety of art from fashion design, photography, acrylic, and installation art. Featured artwork depicts the artistic rendition of the world seen through the eyes of a Two spirit artist. Avery is a citizen of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe. He grew up in Redscaffold Community in South Dakota. Avery studied Museum Studies from the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, NM.

2015 Guest Curator Artist Participants: Nadya Kwandibens, Asa Wright, Sharon Day, Whitney Minthorn, George Bettleyoun, Jolonzo Goldtooth, Ryan Dennison and Edison Richards

All My Relations Gallery, 1414 E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis, MN. Gallery hours: Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Closed Sunday and Monday. For more information, call 612-235-4970 or visit www.allmyrelationsarts.com.


July 10

Prairie Island Dakota Days Wacipi Celebration 2015

MC’s: Wallace Coffey, Danny Seaboy; Head Staff: Juaquin Hamilton, Rusty Gillette, Darrell Goodwill; Head Whistle Man: Jonathan Windyboy; Host Drums: Prairie Island Singers, Tinta Winta Takojas; Northern Drums: Red Leaf, Midnight Express, Iron Boy, Mato Pejuta, Lame Deer Singers; Southern Drums: Cozad Singers, Wild Band of Comanches, Young Bird Singers. Invited drums only.

Pow Wow Committee Members: Kelly Taylor, Chair; Anne Starr, Vice Chair; Natalie Nielson, Secretary; Emmaline Chapman, Jesse Childs, Arts & Crafts.

Grand Entries: Friday, 7 p.m.; Saturday, 1 and 7 p.m.; Sunday, 1 p.m. Flag Raising daily. Registration: Friday, 1 p.m. until end of competition; Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon. All dancers and drummers must have photo ID and Social Security Number to register. Tiny Tots will receive day money. Cash prizes for all categories.

Free admission, Prairie Island Indian Community, Welch, MN. For more information, call 800-554-5473, ext. 4024 or visit www.prairieisland.org.

June 2015 Calendar
Monday, June 08 2015
 
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June 6

Indigenous Bloc of the Tar Sands Resistance March
Indigenous Environmental Network invites you to join with our relatives from Tar Sands and pipeline impacted communities to say no to the extreme energy projects that harm our lands, peoples and ways of life! Let's march together as Indigenous communities to fight for Mother Earth and our future.
Bring your drums, bring your signs, bring your relatives!
10 a.m.: Water Ceremony; Noon: March Begins both at Lambert Landing is on the Mississippi River right by Union Depot in downtown Saint Paul; 2 p.m.: Rally at State Capitol Lawn featuring speakers from impacted communities and a performance by Indigenous hip-hop artist Frank Waln.

For more information, visit www.tarsandsresistance.org or email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it


June 10

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


May 2015 Calendar
Monday, May 04 2015
 
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Through May 9

The Art of Indigenous Resistance”

The Art of Indigenous Resistance is a traveling exhibition of work by 20 Indigenous artists co-curated by All My Relations Gallery and Honor the Earth. The exhibition is made of both prints and original works of art that highlights Honor the Earth's 31 years of Indigenous outreach and community resistance. In correspondence with the art and activism theme, we are excited to also include paintings from the Minneapolis community.

Visual art plays an important role as it has the ability to stimulate and encourage a unifying perspective. Through art, it can evoke emotion, tell stories, inspire and motivate. When channeled as a vehicle it carries issues of consciousness where it can become a catalyst for meaningful change.

Artist Participants: John Isaiah Pepion, Jesus Barraza, Jaque Fragua, Betty Laduke, Votan, Gregg Deal, Nani Chacon, Chip Thomas, Kim Smith, Tom Greyeyes, Star Wallowingbull, Rabbet Strickland, Donald Montileaux, Alania Buffalo Spirit, Ron Toahanie Jackson, Michael Horse, Remy Fredenberg, Jaycee Beyale, Cheyenne Randall and Lucie Skjefte.

All My Relations Gallery, 1414 E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis, MN. Gallery hours: Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Closed Sunday and Monday. For more information, call 612-235-4970 or visit www.allmyrelationsarts.com.

 

Through May 31

American Indian Month at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts

Celebrate Minnesota American Indian Month at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. Take a free tour with one of our fantastic Native American guides. See the great Native art in the Art of the Americas galleries. And view the new exhibition – “Arriving in Fresh Water: Contemporary Native Artists of Our Great Lakes,” including the work of some of the most important artists of our region.

Tours: May 14, 7 p.m.; Fridays, 7 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays, 2 p.m. Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 2400 3rd Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN. For more information, call 612-870-3000 or visit www.artsmia.org.


May 1

2015 Minnesota American Indian Month Kick-Off

Opening Ceremony, 10 a.m., Cedar Field, Little Earth of United Tribes, Cedar Avenue and 25th St.; Parade of Nations, 10:30, Cedar Field to Minneapolis American Indian Center; Community Speakers, 11:30 a.m.; Round Dance, 11:45; Community Feast, noon. Sponsored by NACDI.

For more information, call Ashley Fairbanks at 612-235-4969.


May 1

American Indian Wellness Fair

Community Feast featuring food by The Sioux Chef; Free Health Assessments, blood pressure, diabetes screenings and more; more than 60 vendors.

11 to 3 p.m., Minneapolis American Indian Center, 1530 E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis, MN. For more information, call Stephanie Graves at 612-673-3735.


April 2015 Calendar
Thursday, April 02 2015
 
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Through April 26

Modern Spirit: The Art of George Morrison”

Born in the now-vanished village of Chippewa City, Minn., near the Grand Portage Reservation, George Morrison later adopted that signature Indian motif, the totem pole, which he reinterpreted in modernist sculptures. His accomplishments are eloquently reprised with over 80 paintings, drawings and sculpture spanning his 60-year career, the show is a well-deserved tribute to Morrison’s complexity, steady vision, integrity and character.

Though initiated by the Minnesota Museum of American Art (MMAA) in St. Paul, and drawn primarily from the MMAA collection, the show is too big to fit into that museum’s small exhibition galleries. Its History Center presentation is the conclusion of a two-year tour to museums in Fargo, New York, Indianapolis and Phoenix.

Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Wednesdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sundays, noon-5 p.m. Minnesota History Center, 345 W. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul, MN. Admission: $11 adults; free on Tuesday evenings.

For more information, call 651-259-3000 or visit www.mnhs.org.


Through May 9

The Art of Indigenous Resistance”

The Art of Indigenous Resistance is a traveling exhibition of work by 20 Indigenous artists co-curated by All My Relations Gallery and Honor the Earth. The exhibition is made of both prints and original works of art that highlights Honor the Earth's 31 years of Indigenous outreach and community resistance. In correspondence with the art and activism theme, we are excited to also include paintings from the Minneapolis community.

Visual art plays an important role as it has the ability to stimulate and encourage a unifying perspective. Through art, it can evoke emotion, tell stories, inspire and motivate. When channeled as a vehicle it carries issues of consciousness where it can become a catalyst for meaningful change.

Artist Participants: John Isaiah Pepion, Jesus Barraza, Jaque Fragua, Betty Laduke, Votan, Gregg Deal, Nani Chacon, Chip Thomas, Kim Smith, Tom Greyeyes, Star Wallowingbull, Rabbet Strickland, Donald Montileaux, Alania Buffalo Spirit, Ron Toahanie Jackson, Michael Horse, Remy Fredenberg, Jaycee Beyale, Cheyenne Randall and Lucie Skjefte.

All My Relations Gallery, 1414 E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis, MN. Gallery hours: Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Closed Sunday and Monday. For more information, call 612-235-4970 or visit www.allmyrelationsarts.com.


April 1-18

Louise Erdrich: Asynchronous Reading”

A collaborative installation with Aza Erdrich, Pallas Erdrich, and Heid E. Erdrich. The Bockley Gallery is pleased to announce the first ever show of visual art and text by distinguished author Louise Erdrich. Asynchronous Reading presents Erdrich's paintings, collage boxes and found-object constructions along with poetic text and audio works to create an experienced to be viewed, read and heard. Aza Erdrich and Pallas Erdrich contribute key images and media works to an installation curated by Heid E. Erdrich, who also collaborated on parts of the exhibit.

Opening Reception: April 1, 6 to 9 p.m.; Artist Talk: April 17, 7 p.m.; Gallery Hours: Wednesday-Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Bockley Gallery, 2123 W 21st St, Minneapolis, MN. For more information, call 612-377-4669 or visit www.bockleygallery.com.


April 4

U of M Spring Powwow

Come join us for our annual spring pow wow! Emcee: Jerry Dearly; Arena Director: Matt Thornhill; Host Drum: Red Bone; Head Man: Miskwa Desjarlait; Head Woman: Misty Rose.
Grand Entries: 1 and 7 p.m.; Feast: 5 p.m.
Head Man Special: Men's Chicken and Grass (3 prizes); Head Woman Special: Women's Old Style Jingle (3 prizes); Committee Special: Men's Fancy (3 prizes)
U of M Recreation & Wellness Center, North Gym, 123 Harvard Street SE, Minneapolis, MN.
Vendor & Volunteer info: If you are interested in reserving a vendor table, or have general questions regarding the event, contact the AISCC at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or by phone at 612-624-0243. If you are interested in being a volunteer, contact Marie Armstrong at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

 


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