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February Calendar of Events
Friday, February 05 2016
 
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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 .
• Feb. 1 - 21: Minnesota State College-Southeast Technical, Winona.
• Feb. 29 - March 23: Alexandria Technical and Community College, Alexandria.
• March 30 - April 17: Minneapolis Community and Technical College, Minneapolis.
• April 25 - May 15: Metro State University, St. Paul.
• June 27 - July 17: Minnesota State Community and Technical College, Detroit Lakes.

Thru Feb. 21
Arriving at Fresh Water: Contemporary Native Artists from Our Great Lakes

What is Native art today? It’s witty and warm, colorful and critical. It celebrates the past while challenging expectations. And some of the best art is being made right here and now in the Great Lakes area. This exhibition presents 14 of the region’s most visionary artists. They’re boldly tackling the biggest, most universal issues of the day, exploring truth and justice, community and self. They’re chronicling their own histories and the sweep of societal change. They’re pushing past assumptions into the realm of revelation—the promise of beauty to change the way we see. Free admission. Runs thru Feb. 21 at the Minneapolis Institute of Art, Gallery 255, 2400 Third Avenue South, Minneapolis. For more info, see http://new.artsmia.org .

Thru Feb. 21
Mazinaakizige: Am. Indian Teen Photography Project -What Brings Us Together

Two Rivers Gallery and the Minnesota Historical Society present the Mazinaakizige: American Indian Teen Photography Project exhibition. "What Brings Us Together”. A culmination of six American Indian youth artists. The artists show a selection of photographs that they have taken through a ten-week program utilizing the skills they learned. Artists: Esmarie Cariaga, Wihinape Hunt, Ivan Mckeithan, Lupe Thornhill, and Austin Verley. Cost: $12 adults, $10 seniors and college students, $6 ages 5-17, free ages 4 and under and MNHS members. The History Center in the "Strib" Gallery, 3rd Floor, 345 W. Kellogg Blvd. St. Paul. For more info, call 651-259-3000.

Thru March 4
Re-riding History: From the Southern Plains/Matanzas Bay

Artists respond to the historical journey of the Fort Marion prisoners through the creation of one original work on paper. Featuring work from dozens of artists including, Norman Akers, Edgar Heap of Birds, Georgia Deal, Jim Denomie, Shan Goshorn, Dyani White Hawk, Tom Jones, America Meredith, Hoka Skenadore, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, and many more. Emily Arthur, Marwin Begaye and John Hitchcock present a curatorial project which metaphorically retraces the history of seventy-two American Indian peoples who were forcibly taken from their homes in Salt Fork, OK, and transported by train to St. Augustine, Florida. The United States war department imprisoned Cheyenne, Kiowa, Comanche, Arapaho, and Caddo leaders under Lieutenant Richard Henry Pratt from 1875-1878. The curators asked seventy-two artists to respond to the experience of imprisonment by creating an individual work on paper. The artists selected include Native American, non-Native and descendants from both periods of imprisonment. Free and open to the public. All My Relations Gallery, 1414 E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis. For more info, call 612-235-4970, or see: www.allmyrelationsarts.com .

Feb. 5-6
Free Dental Care for Children

Dentists at over 150 dental offices and clinics will be providing free dental care during the Minnesota Dental Association’s 14th annual Give Kids a Smile event. Nearly 2,500 volunteers are donating their time for this unique, charitable event. Patients seeking appointments should be 18 years or younger and accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. People interested in scheduling an appointment can find a list of clinics with open appointments at: mndental.org/gkas or call United Way 211 (just dial 2-1-1) or 800-543-7709.

Feb. 8
Your Living Legacy Gathering

Join LeMoine LaPointe in a powerful community-based gathering to cultivate a shared vision for building a healthy and sustainable Native community. Through on-going conversations, participants will harvest community gifts to design a map for a transformational foundation of trust and confidence that incorporates Native traditions and positive innovation that will be supported and uplifted by community action. 9:00 am - 4:00 pm at the Wellstone Center, 179 Robie St E. St. Paul. For more info, see: http://nativephilanthropy.org/programs/your-living-legacy .

Feb. 11 (deadline)
Seeds of Native Health  Grants

First Nations Development Institute Accepting Applications for 2016 “Seeds of Native Health” Grants Under Its Native Agriculture and Food Systems Initiative. The purpose of the Seeds of Native Health campaign is to support Native tribes and organizations working to eliminate food insecurity, promote access to fresh and healthy foods, and provide increased access to nutritional programs aimed at improving the overall nutrition and health of Native people and communities. Proposals due by 5 p.m. Mountain Standard Time. Feb.11. For info, visit: www.firstnations.org/grantmaking/2016SONH .

Feb. 11
Augsburg Fairview Academy Open House

Augsburg Fairview Academy is hosting an Open House from 4:00 - 8:00. Tour the school, meet staff and students, and listen to a student panel. Light refreshments, activities for children and applications will be available. Augsburg Fairview Academy is committed to providing the Native youth of the Twin Cities with a school that will meet their unique educational and culturally related academic needs, while preparing them to attend post-secondary education and become our future leaders. As a part of our Indian Education Program we offer: Ojibwe Studies, a Native American Presenter Series, a Native American Family Involvement Day, and a Native American College Fair. Our Recruitment Coordinator is available to meet with prospective students & families who would like to schedule a tour or enrollment meeting, and can be contacted at: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it  or call 612-294-1016. 2504 Columbus Ave, Minneapolis.

Feb.12
Sobriety Friday

Monthly Celebration Dinner: An evening featuring special speakers, testimonials of sobriety, great food, gospel music and door prizes. Sponsored by Overcomers Ministries. This is a monthly event on the 2nd Friday of each month. 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm. MAIC, 1530 E. Franklin Ave. Mpls.

Feb. 12
Elders Valentine Day Dance

American Indian elders 55 years and older are invited to attend. Band: Johnny Smith and Friends. Talent Show: 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes. Door prizes, and dinner provided. 6 pm to 9 pm. (No children allowed.) At the Mpls. American Indian Center, 1530 E Franklin Ave, Minneapolis. For more info, call 612-874-9588.

Feb. 12 - April 1
Sinew: Female Native Artists of the Twin Cities

Sinew: Female Native Artists of the Twin Cities, a multidisciplinary group exhibition curated by Dyani White Hawk Polk, will be exhibited in the Inez Greenberg Gallery at the Bloomington Center for the Arts. It features works by Carolyn Anderson, Julie Buffalohead, Andrea Carlson, Maggie Thompson, and the creative team of Heid Erdrich, Louise Erdrich, and Elizabeth Day. Sinew will open with a reception from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. February 12. A panel discussion with participating artists will be held March 1 at 7:00 p.m. at the Bloomington Center for the Arts. The exhibition and all related activities are free of charge. Presented in conjunction with the Guerrilla Girls Twin Cities Takeover, a multi-week event through March that will engage more than 20 regional arts and cultural organizations in illuminating gender and racial inequalities. Inez Greenberg Gallery, Bloomington Center, 1800 W Old Shakopee Rd, Bloomington, MN. For more info, see: www.artistrymn.org .

Feb. 12
TechLoop

TechLoop Career Fair: learn about various career training opportunities in technology and speak with current students and organization representatives about their experiences. There will be hands-on activities available for people to try out some coding, take apart some hardware, and more. From 3-6 pm. Waite House Neighborhood Center, 24th & 13th ave., Mpls. For more info, see: www.puc-mn.org/waite-house .

Feb. 15
Augsburg Native American Film Series

The Augsburg Native American Film Series will host a special screening with Dr. Warne of the special PBS film “Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality Making us Sick?” Join Donald Warne, (Oglala Lakota), MD, MPH Senior Policy Advisor to the Great Plains Tribal Chairmen’s Health Board, in a discussion and screening of Bad Sugar, a section of the PBS series that focuses on Native American communities. Reception in Sverdrup Hall, Main Lobby from 5:00-6:00 pm. Screening begins at 6:00 in Science Hall 123. Discussion with Dr. Warne follows. Free to the public. Augsburg College. For info, see: www.augsburg.edu .

Feb.18
Raving Native Date Night

Award-winning folk singer Annie Humphrey will perform new songs. Hosts include Wrong Burgundy (Tom LaBlanc), Vanna Brown (Simone Rendon), Joe Erhler (hand drum/love songs) and EM (DJ). Suggested donation $10 ($5 elders or with EBT card). Date Night with a Raving Native features Minnesota Native artists in a cabaret setting - food, drinks and fun. Future dates include March 17, April 21, and May 19. Sponsored by Oyate Hotanin. Las Mojarras, 1507 E. Lake Street, Minneapolis.

Feb. 18 (deadline)
Ojibwe Immersion Fellowships

The first Ojibwe Immersion Fellowship Program aims to raise the bar for language learning and language revitalization by assisting three fellows to achieve advanced levels of fluency. Ojibwemotaadidaa Omaa Gidakiiminaang will offer a comprehensive learning experience at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College for 14 months of full-time language study and immersion participation. Fellows will be selected for their level of fluency, linguistic aptitude, and commitment to Ojibwe language revitalization. Half of their time, the fellows will apprentice with elders, develop audio curriculum, study with faculty, and assist with teaching. The other half, they will gain experience in language revitalization through multiple venues including the Ojibwemotaadidaa immersion program, elementary immersion classrooms. Fellows will study and work full-time from May, 2016, through June 30, 2017. Fellow will receive $1800 per month stipend and $500 per month housing allowance for the 14-month period. Deadline is before noon on Feb. 18. See info: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Feb. 19
“Bring the Children Home” Play

Written by Marcie Rendon. This play presents a story about a young child searching for meaning and identity in a world gone crazy. Oday journeys to find his/her identity by breaking free of the pull toward Western society and relies on the spirits and elders. A story that blends physical and spiritual realities about the power of healing. Marcie R. Rendon is an enrolled member of the White Earth Anishinabe Nation. Free. 7:00-8:00 pm. Centennial Middle School Auditorium, 399 Elm St., Lino Lakes, MN.

Feb. 20
An Evening with Sherman Alexie

Sherman Alexie is an American Indian poet, writer, and filmmaker. Much of his writing draws on his experiences as a Native American with ancestry of several tribes, growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Some of his  works are The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven, and Smoke Signals. Hisyoung adult novel, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian won the 2007 U.S. National Book Award for Young People's Literature. War Dances won the 2010 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction. 7:30 pm at the Carlson Family Stage. Cost: $5. For info, see: www.northrop.umn.edu/events/evening-sherman-alexie or call 612-624-2345. University of MN Northrup Auditorium, Carlson Family Stage, 84 Church Street SE, Minneapolis.

Feb. 23
Leech Lake Members Meeting

The Leech Lake Twin Cities Local Indian Council will hold its next monthly meeting in February 23 at the Minnesota Indian Women's Resource Center, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. The meeting is for Leech Lake members and will provide food and door prizes. Meet in the gym at MIWRC, 2300 25th Ave. S., Minneapolis. Fo info, email Logan at: 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

Feb. 29- March 4
40- Hour Sexual Assault Advocacy Training

Hosted by the Minnesota Indian Women’s Sexual Assault Coalition. Topics include: 40 Hours of training will include:, Fundamentals of Sexual Assault Advocacy, Sexual Violence in Indian Country, 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, Prosecution of Sexual Assault, Mental Health- Basic Info for Advocates, Sexual Assault Victimization, Impact of Sexual Assault, Advocacy for LGBTQ/Two Spirits, Elder Abuse, Adolescent and Child Sexual Abuse, Prostitution and Trafficking, and more. Hours: 9am-5pm each day. Training will be at the Minnesota Indian Women’s Resource Center, 2300 15th Ave. S., Minneapolis. Register with Cristine Davidson at: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or 651-646-4800.

Feb. 29 (deadline)
ILTF Summer Iinternship

ILTF is looking to hire two current undergraduate or graduate students as an interns for the summer of 2016 in the areas of research and education. The Research Intern will conduct outreach and general research to update Foundation records to improve relationships and the understanding of tribal land offices. Must have knowledge of database technology (Microsoft Access preferred). Edit curriculum lessons, develop and implement online education surveys, create a summer education outreach plan, and revise teacher training materials. Knowledge of federal and educational state standards desired. Experience with Drupal content manager a plus. Application deadline is Feb. 29. For more info see: www.iltf.org/news/announcements/2016-summer-internship-indian-land-tenure-foundation .

March 1
Making Space To Rise: Native Men and Boys

Minnesota Indian Women’s Sexual Assault Coalition’s “Challenging Sexual Violence” movie premiere and community discussion. Four video vignettes have been created by Native men, for Native men; to provide examples of making safe space for healthy conversations about sexual violence with your son, your family, your community, your fellow menfolk, and especially within your own spirit. A free viewing hosted by Comanche Fairbanks and Jeremy Nevilles Sorrell. Light snacks and refreshments served. 7 pm. Woman’s Club of Minneapolis, 410 Oak Grove St., Minneapolis. For info, call 612-813-5300.

March 3-6
13th Annual Indigenous Farming Conference

13th Annual Indigenous Farming Conference: The Power to Heal will be held at Maplelag Resort in Callaway, MN. For more information, see http://welrp.org/13th-annual-indigenous-farming-conference or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

March 4 (deadline)
Tulsa Artist Fellowship

Stipends, free housing and free workspace included. Open to local and national artists in the disciplines of writing and visual arts. All fellowships are merit-based grants, and fellows will be expected to integrate into the local community. For each discipline category (visual artists and writers) up to 15 fellowships will be awarded based on the quality of entries. Visual Artists: Fellows will be awarded a $20,000 unrestricted stipend with free downtown housing and workspace during Year One. Year Two is optional and will include a stipend of $7,500 plus free housing and workspace. The program will reserve some of the fellowship positions for Native American, Alaskan Native and Native Hawaiian artists. Writers: Fellows will be awarded a $20,000 unrestricted stipend with free downtown housing for Year One of the two-year fellowship. During Year Two, fellows will receive a $12,500 unrestricted stipend and continued free private housing. Writers will focus on creative nonfiction, fiction, graphic novel, young-adult fiction, poetry and play/screen writing. Applications are due on March 4. The fellowship begin on January 9, 2017. To learn more see: www.TulsaArtistFellowship.org .

March 18 (deadline)
Native American Multimedia Internships

Vision Maker Media is offering Public Media Internships to undergraduate or graduate students. The purpose of the paid internships is to increase the opportunities for American Indian and Alaska Native youth in Public Broadcasting. Interns can be located at Vision Maker Media's offices at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in Lincoln, Nebraska, or at a Public Television station in the United States. Vision Maker Media will contact Public Television stations that are requested by interns to determine placement options. Requirements: Multimedia and/or transmedia experience in journalism, writing, video, audio, editing, public relations/marketing and/or websites; Experience with social networking sites (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr, blogs, etc.); Be enrolled in a journalism, communications, or Native studies graduate or undergraduate program with a minimum 3.0 GPA.; and Eligible applicants must be United States citizens or legal residents of the United States. For more info, call 402-472-3522 or email:  This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

March 19—20
18th Annual Cherish the Children Traditional Powwow

Doors Open at 11:00am. Registration at 11:00am. Grand Entries: Saturday 1:00 & 7:00pm, Feast: 5:00pm, Sunday 1:00pm. Co -Emcees: Jerry Dearly and Reuben Crowfeather. Host Drum: Tomahawk Circle. Invited Drum: Oyate Teca. First 10 registered drums with a minimum of 5 singers will receive an honorarium. $5 Entry fee for ages 7+ Free entry for Elders & Veterans. Free entry per person with our Roy Roberts “Family in Need” Drive - donate a household/ family item. Youth Dance Specials—youth 17 years and under—(cash prizes). All Ages 2 Step Special—(1st-2nd-3rd place prizes). Junior Hand Drum Contest—(1st-2nd-3rd place prizes). 5th Annual Ain Dah Yung Center Ambassador Contest. For info contact This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it Central High School, 275 Lexington Ave. St. Paul, MN.

March 19-20
Cherish the Children Powwow Royalty Contest

Contestants must: Be in full regalia, Be drug and alcohol free, Be enrolled in school (Elem.—H.S.), Be able to give an introduction and speech on why you would like to be ADYC Royalty. (Bonus points for saying your introduction in a Native language). To register contact Holly Henning at: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 651-632-8923, or see: www.adycenter.org .

March 31 (deadline)
Artistry Opens Call for Artists

Emerging and established artists and artist groups residing in MN, N.D., S.D., IA, and WI, 18 years or older, are invited to submit a proposal for the 2018 Exhibition Program at Artistry. Individuals or groups working in any medium, with the exception of film or video, are eligible. Artists/artist groups based upon the quality of the artwork, creativity and originality, technical skill, and the overall quality of the proposal. Artists may be combined for a small group show or chosen for a solo exhibition. All proposals must be received online by March 31. Artistry curates approximately fourteen exhibitions per year in the Inez Greenberg Gallery and Atrium Gallery, both located in the Bloomington Center for the Arts. A $10 non-refundable application fee is required. For more info, see: artistrymn.org/visual_arts/apply/exhibit , or contact Rachel Daly at 952-563-8570.

January 2016
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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.
• Jan. 11-24: Winona State University, Winona.
• Feb. 1 - 21: Minnesota State College-Southeast Technical, Winona.
• Feb. 29 - March 23: Alexandria Technical and Community College, Alexandria.
• March 30 - April 17: Minneapolis Community and Technical College, Minneapolis.
• April 25 - May 15: Metro State University, St. Paul.
• June 27 - July 17: Minnesota State Community and Technical College, Detroit Lakes.

Thru Jan. 16  
Dimensions of Indigenous: Storytelling

Dimensions of Indigenous: Storytelling is a multi-disciplinary all nations art exhibition featuring both contemporary and traditional work of Indigenous artists of the Americas whose work evokes decolonization, resistance, and cultural identity. Curated by Gordon Coons (Ojibwa)  and Rebekah Crisanta de Ybarra, (Xinka-Lenca). Artists include: Colleen Casey (Dakota), Dakota Hoska, (Lakota) Maggie Thompson (Ojibwe), Cole Jacobson (Cree), Gordon Coons (Ojibwa), Julie Boada (Anishinabe), Gustavo Boada (Moche), Xilam Balam, (Mexica), Zamara Cuyun (K'iche/ Kaqchikel), Gabriela Erandi Spears (Matlatzinca/P'urhepecha), Rebekah Crisanta (Xinka-Lenca), Gustavo Lira (Mixteco/Zapotec). Closing reception: Jan. 16 from 2-5 pm. Join artists and curators for a closing reception to celebrate the work and artists. Music performance by Gustavo Lira & Xilam Balam. Exhibit runs Nov.19 to Jan. 16, 2016. Gallery hours: Monday-Friday from 10 am to -6 pm, and Saturdays from 12 to 5 pm. Admission: sliding scale; $3-10 per person suggested. Intermedia Arts, 2822 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis. For info, call 612-871-4444, email: Info@ IntermediaArts.org, or see: www.intermediaarts.org.

Thru Jan. 19
Mazinaakizige: Am. Indian Teen Photography Project -What Brings Us Together

Two Rivers Gallery and the Minnesota Historical Society present the Mazinaakizige: American Indian Teen Photography Project exhibition. "What Brings Us Together”. A culmination of bringing together six American Indian youth artists to develop their digital photography skills in a guided, supportive, and culturally sensitive environment. The artists show a selection of photographs that they have taken through a ten-week program utilizing the skills they learned. This exhibition will travel across the state of Minnesota throughout the 2015-2016 program year. Artists: Esmarie Cariaga, Wihinape Hunt, Ivan Mckeithan, Lupe Thornhill, and Austin Verley. Two Rivers Gallery, MAIC, 1530 E Franklin Ave, Minneapolis.

Thru Feb. 21
Arriving at Fresh Water: Contemporary Native Artists from Our Great Lakes

What is Native art today? It’s witty and warm, colorful and critical. It celebrates the past while challenging expectations. And some of the best art is being made right here and now in the Great Lakes area. This exhibition presents 14 of the region’s most visionary artists. They’re boldly tackling the biggest, most universal issues of the day, exploring truth and justice, community and self. They’re chronicling their own histories and the sweep of societal change. They’re pushing past assumptions into the realm of revelation—the promise of beauty to change the way we see. Free admission. Runs thru Feb. 21 at the Minneapolis Institute of Art, Gallery 255, 2400 Third Avenue South, Minneapolis. For more info, see http://new.artsmia.org.

Thru March 4
Re-riding History: From the Southern Plains to Matanzas Bay

Artists respond to the historical journey of the Fort Marion prisoners through the creation of one original work on paper. Featuring work from dozens of artists including, Norman Akers, Edgar Heap of Birds, Georgia Deal, Jim Denomie, Shan Goshorn, Dyani White Hawk, Tom Jones, America Meredith, Hoka Skenadore, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, and many more. Emily Arthur, Marwin Begaye and John Hitchcock present a curatorial project which metaphorically retraces the history of seventy-two American Indian peoples who were forcibly taken from their homes in Salt Fork, OK, and transported by train to St. Augustine, Florida. The United States war department imprisoned Cheyenne, Kiowa, Comanche, Arapaho, and Caddo leaders under Lieutenant Richard Henry Pratt from 1875-1878. The curators asked seventy-two artists to respond to the experience of imprisonment by creating an individual work on paper. The artists selected include Native American, non-Native and descendants from both periods of imprisonment. Free and open to the public. All My Relations Gallery, 1414 E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis. For more info, call 612-235-4970, or see: www.allmyrelationsarts.com.

Jan. 8
Native Arts & Crafts Sale

Native Arts & Crafts Sale First Friday of the Month. First Friday of each month the Native Art and Craft Sale takes place. Stop and shop for unique handmade items made by local Native American Artists. Shop local and support the local community. 1308 Franklin Ave Mpls MN. For more info, call Jacque Wilson at 612-871-6618. See Facebook page at : www.facebook.com/Native-Art-Craft-Sale-First-Friday-of-the-Month-135059473336718/?ref=bookmarks

Jan. 8
Sobriety Friday Monthly Celebration Dinner

Come and join us for an evening featuring special speakers, testimonials of sobriety, great food, gospel music and door prizes. Sponsored by Overcomers Ministries. This is a monthly event on the 2nd Friday of each month. 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. At The American Indian Center, 1530 E. Franklin Ave. Mpls.

Jan 8, 22
Phillips Indian Educators

Upcoming meeting for the Phillips Indian Educators will be held beginning at 9:00 am. All meetings are held at Migizi Communications, 1516 E Lake St #300, Minneapolis. Meetings for 2016 include: 1/8, 1/22, 2/12, 2/26, 3/11, 3/25, 4/8, 4/22, 5/6, 5/20, 6/10, 6/24, 7/8, 7/22. For more info, contact Joe Rice at Nawayee Center School at: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Jan. 13
Free Writing Class for Writers of Color

This free, informal class is a preview of the free, craft-centered creative writing class David Mura will teach for writers of color and Indigenous writers at the Loft beginning February 3. In this preview class, Mura will introduce basic craft elements for writing poetry and fiction, engage students in one or two writing exercises, discuss issues related to the writing process, and touch on issues facing writers of color and Indigenous writers. Only open to writers of color and Indigenous writers (defined as people who are of Native American, Indigenous, Pacific Islander, Asian, Asian American, Arab, Middle Eastern, African, African American, Afro-Caribbean, Latino/a, Chicano/a, and mixed descent). No preregistration necessary, come as you are. 7:00 -8:30 p.m. Cafe SouthSide, 3405 Chicago Ave S, Minneapolis, 55407. The full class schedule will run Feb. 3 through Aug. 10, 14 sessions total.

Jan. 15 (deadline)
First Nations Development Institute Grants

First Nations Development Institute will award up to six grants of up to $30,000 each to strengthen the organizational, managerial and programmatic capacity of Native American-controlled nonprofit organizations and tribal government programs that have existing efforts in place to serve the field of Native American arts and artists in tribal communities in four states – Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Applications are due by 5 p.m. Mountain Time on January 15, 2016. Eligible applicants must have existing program initiatives in place that emphasize strengthening the field of Native American arts and building the capacity of Native American artists in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. All applicants must fully complete the First Nations online grant application, including the submission of all necessary attachments. For-profit organizations and individual artists are not eligible. First Nations does not require federal recognition for tribal governments to apply, but they must have state recognition. More information and the online grant application can be found here: http://www.firstnations.org/grantmaking/2016NACBI.

Jan.16, 23, 30 Feb. 13
Science Fusion: celebrate diversity in science

Connect with the diverse community of scientific professionals from the Twin Cities through science experiments and activities. Show young people of underserved communities the incredible career opportunities available in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). Come to one of our four annual Science Fusion events, tailored for kids and adults alike. Up to four children get in free with each full price adult ticket purchased. Science Museum of Minnesota,  120 W. Kellogg Blvd., Saint Paul. For more info, call 651-221-9444 or see: www.smm.org.
• Jan. 16: African Americans in Science, 1 to 4 p.m.
• Jan. 23: ¡Amantes de la Ciencia!, Saturday, 1 to 4 p.m.
• Jan. 30: American Indians in Science, 1 to 4 p.m.
• Feb. 13: Asian Americans in Science, 1 to 4 p.m.

Jan. 27 (deadline)
Harvard’s Honoring Nation­

The Honoring Nations 2016 awards cycle is now open for nominations and applications. Honoring Nations will award up to six exemplary tribal programs. High Honors programs will receive $5,000 and Honors programs receive $2,000. Honoring Nations invites applications from American Indian governments across a broad range of subject areas, including, but not limited to: Economic, Social & Cultural Programs; Natural Resource Management; Governmental Policy Development & Reform; Intergovernmental Relations; Education, Justice and Health. To nominate a program or apply for an award, visit the Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development website at www.hpaied.org or call 617-495-1480. The application deadline is January 27, 2016.

Jan. 27
The Native American Cancer Support Group

If you or someone you know is a cancer patient or survivor, we encourage you to join us for a meal and good company. This month we meet Wed. Jan. 27th from 6 to 8 pm, at East Phillips Park Cultural & Community Center, 2307 17th Avenue South, Minneapolis. For more information, call Joy Rivera at 612-314-4843 or email  This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Feb. 1 (deadline)
College Scholarship Opportunity for TC High School Students

Wallin Education Partners has been providing financial and advising support to guide local Twin Cities students to college completion and is now accepting applications from current high school seniors. Wallin Education Partners selects students with high potential and financial need from 28 Twin Cities high schools to receive financial aid, professional advising and additional scholar services – providing not only the money for college, but the tools and resources to help students make the most of the experience. This unique program has resulted in more than 90% of scholars graduating from college. Selected scholars receive: Committed financial aid – up to $4,000/year for four years to augment grants and financial aid; Professional advisors—to help navigate college every step of the way; College to career programming – corporate mentors, internships, specialized career nights and more to help lead scholars toward fulfilling careers after college; ual, and foundation partners. Financial need is determined by family taxable income (must be less than $75,000 a year) and low to moderate assets. Any majors are accepted, but students are required to attend an eligible four-year public or private college within Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota or Wisconsin or one of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Applications will be accepted until February 1, 2016 and can be submitted online at www.wallinpartners.org/apply. Additional information about eligibility can be found on Wallin’s website: www.wallinpartners.org. 

March 19—20
18th Annual Cherish the Children Traditional Powwow

Doors Open at 11:00am. Registration at 11:00am. Grand Entries: Saturday 1:00 & 7:00pm, Feast: 5:00pm, Sunday 1:00pm. Co -Emcees: Jerry Dearly and Reuben Crowfeather. Host Drum: Tomahawk Circle. Invited Drum: Oyate Teca. First 10 registered drums with a minimum of 5 singers will receive an honorarium. $5 Entry fee for ages 7+ Free entry for Elders & Veterans. Free entry per person with our Roy Roberts “Family in Need” Drive - donate a household/ family item. Youth Dance Specials—youth 17 years and under—(cash prizes). All Ages 2 Step Special—(1st-2nd-3rd place prizes). Junior Hand Drum Contest—(1st-2nd-3rd place prizes). 5th Annual Ain Dah Yung Center Ambassador Contest. For details contact This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it Central High School, 275 Lexington Ave. St. Paul, MN.

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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 .
• Nov. 16 - Dec. 6: Minnesota State University, Mankato.
2016 Dates:
• Jan. 11-24: Winona State University, Winona.
• Feb. 1 - 21: Minnesota State College-Southeast Technical, Winona.
• Feb. 29 - March 23: Alexandria Technical and Community College, Alexandria.
• March 30 - April 17: Minneapolis Community and Technical College, Minneapolis.
• April 25 - May 15: Metro State University, St. Paul.
• June 27 - July 17: Minnesota State Community and Technical College, Detroit Lakes.

Nov. 14 - Dec. 19
Art Exhibit: Ancestral by Meryl McMaster

Opening Reception: Saturday, Nov. 14 from 5 to 8 pm, with an Artist Talk at 4 pm. Exhibition will run Nov. 4 through Dec. 19. Ancestral will feature a selection of digital chromogenic prints from two of the artist’s photo-based projects, the Ancestral and In-Between Worlds series. The exhibition Ancestral is the premiere showing of McMaster’s work in the Twin Cities and the artist, who lives and works in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, will give an artist talk in the gallery preceding the exhibition opening. McMaster is a Plains Cree member of the Siksika Nation, and is also of British and Dutch ancestry. Bockley Gallery, 2123 w 21st Street, Minneapolis. For info, call 612-377-4669 or see: www.bockleygallery.com .

Nov.19 - Jan. 16  
Dimensions of Indigenous: Storytelling

Dimensions of Indigenous: Storytelling is a multi-disciplinary all nations art exhibition featuring both contemporary and traditional work of Indigenous artists of the Americas whose work evokes decolonization, resistance, and cultural identity. Curated by Gordon Coons (Ojibwa)  and Rebekah Crisanta de Ybarra, (Xinka-Lenca). Artists include: Colleen Casey (Dakota), Dakota Hoska, (Lakota) Maggie Thompson (Ojibwe), Cole Jacobson (Cree), Gordon Coons (Ojibwa), Julie Boada (Anishinabe), Gustavo Boada (Moche), Xilam Balam, (Mexica), Zamara Cuyun (K'iche/ Kaqchikel), Gabriela Erandi Spears (Matlatzinca/P'urhepecha), Rebekah Crisanta (Xinka-Lenca), Gustavo Lira (Mixteco/Zapotec). Closing reception: Jan. 16 from 2-5 pm. Join artists and curators for a closing reception to celebrate the work and artists. Music performance by Gustavo Lira & Xilam Balam. Exhibit runs Nov.19 to Jan. 16, 2016. Gallery hours: Monday-Friday from 10 am to -6 pm, and Saturdays from 12 to 5 pm. Admission: sliding scale; $3-10 per person suggested. Intermedia Arts, 2822 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis. For info, call 612-871-4444, email:  This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it , or see: www.intermediaarts.org .

Dec. 1, Jan 8, 22
Phillips Indian Educators

Upcoming meeting for the Phillips Indian Educators will be held beginning at 9:00 am. All meetings are held at Migizi Communications, 1516 E Lake St #300, Minneapolis. Meetings for 2016 include: 1/8, 1/22, 2/12, 2/26, 3/11, 3/25, 4/8, 4/22, 5/6, 5/20, 6/10, 6/24, 7/8, 7/22. For more info, contact Joe Rice at Nawayee Center School at: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Starts Dec. 2
Soogizin Dodem (Strengthening Families)

This group will couple traditional teachings and the creation of art with current mental health knowledge about trauma and trauma response. Our goal is to educate families about how trauma affects us and the many ways to heal. 10 sessions starting Dec. 2nd. Wednesdays from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Food and childcare provided. Open to all—both new and repeating participants. Provides a family assessment of strengths and needs. Teaches therapeutic methods of self-care & healing. Helps family members engage in positive activities together. For more info, call Jessica Gourneau at 651-793-3803, x3009 or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it Or call Sierra Asamoa-Tutu, x3021 or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it American Indian Family Center, 579 Wells St., Saint Paul.

Dec. 4
MIWRC Vendor Day

Artists, vendors, jewelry and great holiday wares will be for sale. Plus there will be Native Indian Taco concessions available. Get your gift buying done and grab some tasty fluffy golden delicious lunch. 10 am - 2 pm. MN Indian Womens Resource Center, 2300 15th Ave. S, Minneapolis. For more info, contact Karen Joy DeJesus at 612-728-2022 or This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Dec. 4 - 19
Native Art & Craft Sale

First Friday of the month Native Art and Craft Sale. Stop and shop for unique handmade items made by local Native American Artists. Shop local and support the local community. 1308 Franklin Ave, Minneapolis. For more info, call Jacque Wilson at 612-871-6618 or see: www.facebook.com/Native-Art-Craft-Sale-First-Friday-of-the-Month-135059473336718/?ref=bookmarks. 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, on the following dates:
• Dec 4th - 5th
• Dec 11th - 12th
• Dec 18th - 19th

Dec 5
Kids Crafts: Story Book Time and Dream Catchers

Enjoy stories and light snacks from noon to 1 pm, then from 1 to 3 pm weave a dream catcher to take home. The dream catcher is a woven web believed to protect the dream world of the person who sleeps beneath it. Cost is $5 per kit, does not include museum admission. Allow an hour to make the craft. Recommended for ages 8 and up. Noon - 3:00 pm at the Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post, 43411 Oodena Dr., Onamia, MN. For more info, call 320-532-3632 or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Dec. 5
Birch Bark Ornament Workshop

Create miniature ornaments from birch bark that can be used to decorate for the holidays or to give as gifts. A light lunch and refreshments will be provided. A minimum of five participants is required. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is required three days prior to workshop. Cost: $25/$20 MNHS members, plus $15 supply fee. Noon - 4:00 pm. Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post, 43411 Oodena Dr., Onamia, MN. For more info, call 320-532-3632 or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Dec. 5, 12, 19
Two-Spirit Support Group

Two-Spirit and Native LGBT Support Group at Minnesota Indian Women's Resource Center, 2300 15th Ave South, Minneapolis. Saturdays from 1:00-4:00 pm. For more information call Chris at 612-728-2011 or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Dec. 8
American Indian College Fund Event

The American Indian College Fund is hosting an event in Minneapolis to discuss how American Indian scholars can overcome the odds to get a college degree, and to share a strategy about how to increase their numbers. Guest speaker is Cholena Smith, an American Indian College Fund scholar, member of the Shinnecock Indian Nation of Long Island, and magna cum laude graduate of Stony Brook University with a degree in anthropology and sociology. Complimentary cocktails and appetizers will be served. The event will take place from 6-8 p.m. at the Hilton Minneapolis, 1001 Marquette Avenue, Minneapolis. For more info, contact Hannah Urano at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or 303-429-4191.

Dec. 9
Indian Child Welfare Education Day

The Opioid Crisis in Indian Country: the Many-Headed Beast. Presenter: Phil Norrgard, Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, Director of Human Services. This presentation will explore the manner in which the pharmaceutical industry and the medical industry created what has been called “the worst man-made disaster in modern medical history” and how the Substance Abuse Disorder treatment industry has exploited the opioid crisis. Special emphasis will be given to the impact the crisis is having on American Indians living in Minnesota and what some tribes are doing to address it. 9:00 am. - 12:00 pm. CEU’s will be provided. There is no cost to attend this event. https://www.eventbrite.com. For further info, contact Sandy White Hawk at: sandywhitehawk@ gmail.com or 651-442-4872. Hennepin County Downtown Library, Pohlad Hall (2nd floor), 300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis.

Dec. 11
Sobriety Friday

Monthly Celebration Dinner. Come and join us for an evening featuring; special speakers,testimonials of sobriety, great food, gospel music and door prizes. Sponsored by Overcomers Ministries. This is a monthly event on the 2nd Friday of each month from 6:30 pm. to 8:30 pm.The American Indian Center, 1530 E. Franklin Ave. Mpls. MN.

Dec. 11
The Circle Fundraiser with Winona LaDuke

The Circle board of directors (Robert Albee, Brenda Child, Celeste DeMars, Monica Flores, James Lenfestey, Lisa Yankton) and managing editor Catherine Whipple invite you to breakfast with Winona LaDuke to support The Circle. This year’s theme is “Honor 35 Years of The Circle, Honor Native Journalism, Honor the Earth” with internationally known author Winona LaDuke. LaDuke is a White Earth Ojibwe environmentalist, activist and author, known for her work on tribal land claims and preservation, as well as sustainable development. She is the executive director of White Earth Land Recovery Project, and Honor the Earth which she founded with Indigo Girls Amy Ray and Emily Saliers in 1993. LaDuke also helped found the Indigenous Women’s Network in 1985. LaDuke is the author of six books. 8:00 am. to 9:00 am. Doors open at 7:30 am. for coffee. $35 suggested donation. All Nations Indian Church, 1515 E. 23rd St., Minneapolis. RSVP at 612-722-3686, thecirclenews@ gmail.com, or see our facebook event at: www.facebook.com/ events/593143600826930 .

Dec 12-13
Native Arts & Crafts Christmas Sale

Christmas shopping? Buy handmade gifts from local Native artists. Saturday, Dec. 12 from 10 am – 4 pm. Sunday, Dec. 13 from 1 pm – 4 pm. All Nations Indian Church, 1515 E 23rd St., Minneapolis. For more info, call 612-721-4393.

Dec. 16
Author George Halvorson

Author George Halvorson will speak about child brain development. Halvorson is the chair and CEO of the Institute for InterGroup Understanding. The Institute works on issues of racism, prejudice, discrimination and InterGroup stress and conflict. Halvorson has published nine books on health care reform with the most recent being “Ending Racial, Ethnic and Cultural Disparities in American Health Care.” 3:00 -5:00 at All My Relations Gallery, 1414 E Franklin Ave, Minneapolis.

Dec. 18
Holidays on Franklin

Enjoy a tour of Christmas joy through Franklin Ave area. 3:00 pm-6:00 pm. The tour will begin at Indigenous People’s Task Force at 1135 E. 23rd St., Minneapolis. There will be a guide to go from there. For more info, email Vincent at NACC at: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Dec. 18
Master of Tribal Resource Management meeting

UMD’s Tribal Sovereignty Institute will be discussing the draft plan for the proposed degree in Tribal Resourcee Management and invites the community to attend. 9 am. to 12 noon. University of Minnesota Duluth, Garden Room, 1120 Kirby Drive, Duluth, MN. Refreshments provided. RSVP to: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Dec. 18, 20
Manidoo Giizisoons Feast

Join us for a Manidoo Giizisoons Feast (Feast of the Little Spirit Moon) with The Sioux Chef. Each evening will include a Native craft fair, silent auction, and 4-course feast celebrating the abundance of our Anishinaabe Akiing - all traditional "pre-contact" foods prepared using the methods of our ancestors. All proceeds support our work to protect our water, manoomin (wild rice), Mother Earth, and way of life. For more info, see: www.sioux-chef.com or www.honorearth.org
• Dec. 18: Spring House Ministry Center, Minneapolis.  
• Dec. 20: Clyde Ironworks, Duluth.

Jan. 27 (deadline)
Harvard’s Honoring Nation­

The Honoring Nations 2016 awards cycle is now open for nominations and applications. Honoring Nations will award up to six exemplary tribal programs. High Honors programs will receive $5,000 and Honors programs receive $2,000. Honoring Nations invites applications from American Indian governments across a broad range of subject areas, including, but not limited to: Economic, Social & Cultural Programs; Natural Resource Management; Governmental Policy Development & Reform; Intergovernmental Relations; Education, Justice and Health. To nominate a program or apply for an award, visit the Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development website at www.hpaied.org or call 617-495-1480. The application deadline is January 27, 2016.

 

November Community Calendar
Tuesday, November 03 2015
 
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Thru Nov. 20
On Fertile Ground Exhibit
This exhibition is the second of three annual showings of Native artists, providing an overview of 45 artists from Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, and South Dakota. Artists include: Roger Broer, Gordon Coons, Lauren Good Day-Giago, Heid Erdrich, Duane Goodwin, Laura Heit-Youngbird, Cole Jacobson, Pat Kruse, Marlena Myles, Chris Pappan, Bad Art Press, Keith Secola, Maggie Thompson, and Jonathan Thunder. All My Relations Arts, 1414 E Franklin Ave. For info, see: www.allmyrelationsarts.com.

Nov. 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 more info, see: http://mnhum.org/treaties.
• Oct. 19 - Nov. 8: Normandale Community College, Bloomington.
• Nov. 16 - Dec. 6: Minnesota State University, Mankato.
2016 Dates:
• Jan. 11-24 - Winona State University, Winona.
• Feb. 1 - 21 - Minnesota State College-Southeast Technical, Winona.
• Feb. 29 - March 23: Alexandria Technical and Community College, Alexandria.
• March 30 - April 17: Minneapolis Community and Technical College, Minneapolis.
• April 25 - May 15: Metro State University, St. Paul.
• June 27 - July 17: Minnesota State Community and Technical College, Detroit Lakes.

Nov. 2, 9, 23, 30
Ojibwe & Dakota Language Class

Join Anishinaabe linguist & scholar James “Kaagegaabaw” Vukelich and Dakota educator Neil “Chantemaza” McKay to explore the teachings and language of the Ojibwe & Dakota people. Light refreshments & tea provided. 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Anishinabe Academy, Media Center, 3100 East 28th St., Minneapolis.

Nov. 3
Native F.A.N.

Open Basketball Open Basketball starts Nov. 3rd at the MAIC. Tuesdays & Thursdays from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. Must be 18+ - unless it’s a school release day. All players must register in the Native FAN Program. Registration materials will be available at each session. Minneapolis American Indian Center, 1530 E Franklin Ave, Minneapolis. 612-871-4555.

Nov. 3
Musical Impressions: The Art of George Morrison

Brian Morrison Honors his late father George Morrison's work with newly composed live Jazz music and an art slideshow. Morrison’s images are accompanied by original jazz guitar compositions, consisting of 128 images from the 1940s through 2000. The Tweed Museum of Art, Humanities Building, University of Minnesota Duluth. 6:00 - 7:30 pm. Free and open to the public. Visit www.d.umn.edu to learn more.

Nov. 3
Reception to Kick Off Why Treaties Matter Outreach

Minnesota American Indian Bar Association will be co-hosting an event with the United States District Court, District of Minnesota and Federal Bar Association-MN focusing on Indian treaty rights. As part of the event, the Why Treaties Matter Exhibit will be on display at the U.S. Courthouse in Minneapolis for two weeks in November.  A reception will be held on November 3 in the atrium of the U.S. Courthouse in Minneapolis for the outreach event. The Honorable Diane Humetewa (Hopi), the first Native American women appointed to an Article III Judgeship and the first enrolled tribal member to serve as a United States District Court Judge will be providing the keynote address at the kickoff reception. 4:30-7:00 pm. U.S. Courthouse, Minneapolis, 300 South Fourth St., Minneapolis, MN.

Nov. 4 - 6
MIWRC Intro to Motivational Interviewing

This 3-day training, titled Motivational Interviewing (MI), is an Evidence-Based Practice that holds a key to unlocking our clients’ own unique intrinsic motivations to make significant changes in their lives. Much of our focus will be on meaningful connections and uses of MI in a way that appreciates and supports the Native cultural value system. We will examine the basic concepts and uses of MI, practice using MI tools, and learn the steps in mastery of this valuable tool for our counseling toolboxes. Presenters: Betty Poitra and Jane Nakken, Ed. D. Nov. 4 and 5: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Nov. 6: 8:30 am to 2:00 pm. $175.00 for the 3-day training. Registration information, contact Jo Lightfeather at 612-728-2031 or: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it MIWRC, 2300 15th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN.

Nov.  4 - 6
MN Indian Education Association Conference

The 2015 Minnesota Indian Education Association Conference will be held at the Shooting Star Event Center in Mahnomen, MN. Visit the Workshop Presenters page of our website for more info. This year, the MIEA Conference will include a full day of youth activities on November 5. Youth activities will take place at the Circle of Life Academy and will include games, traditional activities, lunch, feast, powwow and more. Shuttle transportation will be provided from Shooting Star to the Circle of Life Academy. Youth Day will be FREE to participate (does not include the MIEA Conference Fee). For more info, see: www.minnesotaindianeducation.org.

Nov. 5
Tiwahe Foundation Circle of Giving: Anton Treuer

Keynote address by scholar and author Anton Treuer, and a moving story from Tiwahe Grantee, Grace Smith. Dr. Anton Treuer is currently a professor at Bemidji State University and author of 14 books. His new book, Warrior Nation: A History of Red Lake Ojibwe was released September 1, 2015. He has a B.A. from Princeton University and a M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota. He is Editor of the Oshkaabewis Native Journal, the only academic journal of the Ojibwe language. His equity, education, and cultural work has put him on a path of service around the region, the nation, and the world. Live Auction, Book purchase and signing with Anton Treuer during reception. McNamara Alumni Center, University of Minnesota 200 Oak St. Minneapolis. 6:00 - Hors d'Oeuvres, cash bar. 6:45 - Program. Programs runs­ 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Tickets: $100.00. Purchase tickets online by October 28 at www.tiwahefoundation.org.

Nov. 5
"Running into the Storm: Renewal of the Spirit"

Augsburg College hosts Antony Stately, PhD for the Center for Wellness and Counseling Convocation. Antony Stately, PhD (Ojibwe/Oneida) received his Ph.D. in psychology from Alliant International University/California School of Professional Psychology in 1997, with an emphasis in Clinical, Multicultural am - 12:00 pm. Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center, Augsburg College, 2211 Riverside Ave, Minneapolis. Free and open to the public. 

Nov. 7
Gathering for Our Children & Returning Adoptees Powwow

MC – Jerry Dearly. Arena Directors- Windy Downwind and Kirk Crowshoe. Host Drum – Oyate Techa. 11:00-1:00 pm: Adoptees/formerly fostered individuals and birth relatives are invited to gather in the auditorium for a meet and visit with other adoptees.1:00 pm: Grand Entry, Wablenica Ceremony. The Wablenica Song (Orphan Song). A ceremony will be offered to heal the grief caused by separation from family and heritage. 5:30 pm: Feast 6-7:00 pm: Celebration of Life Dance for our youth. 7:00 pm: Grand Entry, Honor Song. Honor Song for foster and adoptive parents. Vendors contact Tina Knafla at 612-348-9662. Contacts: Sandra White Hawk, First Nations Repatriation Institute, 651-442-4872 or sandywhitehawk@ gmail.com. Jacque Wilson, Bois Forte Urban Office, 612-747-5247, This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it Minneapolis American Indian Center, 1530 East Franklin Ave., Minneapolis, MN. 

Nov. 7
Story Book Time and God's Eye Activity

Enjoy stories and light snacks from noon to 1 pm, then from 1 to 3 pm weave a God's Eye to take home. The decorative designs are used on ceremonial shields of American Indian tribes of the southwestern United States. Allow an hour to make the craft. Recommended for ages 8 and up. Cost: $4 per kit, does not include museum admission. Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post, 43411 Oodena Dr. Onamia, MN. For more info: 320-532-3632 or This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Nov. 7, 8
Native American Olympian Henry Boucha

Henry Boucha, Ojibwa is a US Olympic Silver Medalist, former Minnesota North Star, Detroit Red Wing and US Hockey Hall of Fame Inductee. He will appear at the following venues in November. During the following games, Henry will set up his display of US Olympic and NHL Memorabilia for viewing. Nov. 7 from 4 pm-8 pm: Isanti County Area David C. Johnson Civic Arena, 600 1st Ave. NW, Isanti, MN. Nov. 8 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at the Vadnais Sports Center, 1490 County Road E, Vadnais Heights, MN. For more info, call 907-360-­4371, 612-910­‐7475, or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Nov. 7 - 26
American Indian Heritage Month Programming on Lakeland Public TV

(Compiled By Michael Meuers) Lakeland Public Television, KAWE/ KAWB Channels 9/22 will be airing programs about America's Indigenous Peoples. For more info on FNX, see: www.lptv.org. KAWE is a television station in Bemidji, Minnesota, broadcasting locally on channel 9 as a PBS member station. KAWE is carried on channel 22 on DirecTV and Dish Network's Twin Cities feeds. Air dates and show descriptions:
• Nov. 7 - Medicine Game, 9 pm. This film, six years in the making, shares the remarkable journey of two brothers from the Onondoga Nation driven by a single goal - to beat the odds and play the sport of lacrosse for national powerhouse Syracuse University.
• Nov. 9 - Road to Andersonville, 9 pm. The first film to document the story of Michigan’s Native Americans in the Civil War who served in Company K of the 1st Michigan Sharpshooters. During the Civil War, a regiment of sharpshooters was being recruited to fight for the Union, but there was a problem - few men could pass the marksmanship test. Since Michigan's Native Americans were famous as skilled hunters, it was decided to recruit one company from among the tribes in Michigan.
• Nov. 12 - Finding Refuge, 7:30 pm. The efforts of one dying woman to preserve her Native culture don’t end when she passes, but prompts a renewal in finding pride in that culture. She confronts the violent event over two centuries ago that began the destruction of her people and the shame that colonialism created.
• Nov. 16 - Rising Voices/ Hothaninpi, 9pm. Rising Voices is a portrait of a culture today, focusing on the myriad conflicts around the disappearing language on the Lakota reservations. The Lakota nation consists of 170,000, but just 6,000 people still speak Lakota, and the average age of its speakers will soon be 70 years. Today, Lakota tribal members struggle to save their language by introducing a new way of teaching, brought to the Lakota reservations from places like the Czech Republic and France. These methods are producing results; for the first time, schools are capable of creating fluent second-language Lakota speakers.
• Nov. 19 - Crying Earth Rise Up, 8 pm: A Lakota mother studying geology seeks the source of the water contamination that caused her daughter's critical health problems. Meanwhile, a Lakota grandmother fights the regional expansion of uranium mining. Crying Earth Rise Up exposes the human cost of uranium mining and its impact on drinking water.
• Nov. 26 - Tracing Roots: A Weavers Journey, 7:30 pm. A portrait of an artist and a mystery. The film follows master weaver and Haida elder Delores Churchill on a journey to understand the origins of a spruce root hat found with Kwaday Dan Ts'inchi, the Long Ago Person Found, a 300-year-old traveler discovered in Northern Canada in a retreating glacier. Delores's quest crosses cultures and borders, involving artists, scholars and scientists, raising questions about the meaning of knowledge and ownership.

Nov. 9, 23
The First Gift

Join us in creating baby moccasins for American Indian families at Children's Hospital's and Clinics of Minnesota in Minneapolis. Learn how to make a pair of baby moccasins, or help teach others. Open to any skill level. Two Rivers Gallery, 1530 East Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN. For more info call 612-879-1780 or see: www.tworiversarts.com.

Nov. 10
Tiwahe Foundation Open House

There will be an Open House at the Center for Progressive Philanthropy. Please Join Tiwahe Foundation, Headwaters Foundation, Native Americans in Philanthropy and PFund for some good conversation, networking, snacks/beverages and explore our remodeled office suite. From 5:00-7:00 pm. Tiwahe Foundation, 2801 21st Ave South, Suite 132F, Minneapolis.

Nov. 10
Author Sarah Deer

Minnesota author Sarah Deer will discuss and sign copies of her new book, “The Beginning and End of Rape: Confronting Sexual Violence in Native America” Sarah Deer, a 2014 MacArthur Fellow, has worked to end violence against women for more than twenty years. She is a professor of law at William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota. She is coauthor of three textbooks on tribal law and coeditor of Sharing Our Stories of Survival: Native Women Surviving Violence. Free and open to the public. A cash bar and light appetizers to follow. Books will be available for purchase. 7:00 pm at William Mitchell College of Law (Kelley Board Room, 875 Summit Avenue, St. Paul). RSVP to 651-290-6431.  

Nov. 10, 12, 16, 23
Minnesota State Capitol Hearings

The Minnesota State Capitol is undergoing a major renovation and has created an Art Subcommittee to make recommendations about the art. The Art Subcommittee will hold public hearings in Bemidji, Duluth, Rochester, Mankato, and the Twin Cities to hear citizen’s views on changing the offensive art against Natives that currently hangs in the state capitol. Below are the dates and cities. For times, see: http://mn.gov/capitol-restoration/art under the Public Input Meetings tab.
• Nov. 10: Rochester, Rochester Area Foundation Community Room.
• Nov. 12: North Minneapolis, Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board Admin Building.
• Nov. 16: Willmar, Ridgewater College
• Nov. 23: Mankato, Ostrander Auditorium, Minnesota State University.

Nov. 12
"The American Indian Movement: Past, Present, and Future."

Please join us at North Hennepin Community College from 12:00 - 1:00 pm, as we welcome Clyde Bellecourt to discuss "The American Indian Movement: Past, Present, and Future." This event is free and open to the public. Bellecourt is a White Earth Ojibwe civil rights organizer and co-founder of the American Indian Movement. Free and open to the public. Grand Hall, Center for Business and Technology, North Hennepin Community College. North Hennepin Community College is located on the corner of West Broadway and 85th Avenue North in Brooklyn Park, MN. For more info, contact Paulette Bonneur at 763-424-0804 or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it www.nhcc.edu.

Nov. 13
Sobriety Friday Monthly Celebration Dinner

Come and join us for an evening featuring; Special speakers, testimonials of sobriety, great food, gospel music and door prizes. Sponsored by Overcomers Ministries. This is a monthly event on the 2nd Friday of each month. 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. At the American Indian Center, 1530 E. Franklin Ave. Mpls.

Nov. 14
Veterans Wacipi Keep Tobacco Sacred Powwow

MC: Butch Felix. AD: Glenn GoodThunder. Host Drum: Red Tree Singers. Grand Entry: 1:00 and 7 pm. Free admission. Day Pay for dancers. Pay for first 5 registered drum groups. Commercial-tobacco-free-event. Sponsored by Lower Sioux Tobacco Prevention Program and Lower Sioux Tribal Historic Preservation Office. Vendors contact Grace Goldtooth-Campos at 507-697-6185. Jackpot Junction Casino, Dakota Exposition Center, Morton, MN.

Nov 14 - 15
Beading 101 Workshop

Learn basic beading styles and techniques by creating a project to take home in this two-day workshop. Necklaces, bracelets, pen coverings and lighter cases are examples of items that can be created. A light lunch and refreshments will be provided both days. The workshop runs noon to 4 pm on Saturday, and 10 am to 2 pm on Sunday. Cost: $60/$55 MNHS members, plus $15 supply fee. Reservations required, call 320-532-3632. Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post, 43411 Oodena Dr. Onamia, MN.

Nov. 14 - Dec. 19
Art Exhibit: Ancestral by Meryl McMaster

Opening Reception: Saturday, Nov. 14 from 5 to 8 pm, with an Artist Talk at 4 pm. Exhibition will run Nov. 4 through Dec. 19. Ancestral will feature a selection of digital chromogenic prints from two of the artist’s photo-based projects, the Ancestral and In-Between Worlds series. The exhibition Ancestral is the premiere showing of McMaster’s work in the Twin Cities and the artist, who lives and works in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, will give an artist talk in the gallery preceding the exhibition opening. McMaster is a Plains Cree member of the Siksika Nation, and is also of British and Dutch ancestry. Bockley Gallery, 2123 w 21st Street, Minneapolis MN. For more info, call 612-377-4669 or see: bockleygallery.com.

Nov. 15
Bdote Field Trip

Spend the day visiting local sites of significance to Dakota people and learning about them from a Dakota perspective. Gain a deeper understanding of the significance of places like Pilot Knob, Wakan Tipi, and Mounds Park to this land’s first people. From 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Minnesota Humanities Center, 987 Ivy Ave E, St. Paul. Cost: $90 per person, includes transportation to sites, lunch, and materials. For more info and to register see: www.mnhum.org/bdotefieldtrip.

Nov. 16
Open Ensemble: Murielle Borst-Tarrant
As a part of our Lake Street Arts! initiative, Pangea’s ensemble welcomes artists, activists, and community members into our learning circle during Open Ensemble. This month’s OE is led by Murielle Borst-Tarrant. Investigate the unique process that the women of Spiderwoman Theater use to create their plays. “Storyweaving” describes the layering of stories, images, sound, movement and music, creating a three dimensional tapestry which is embodied in space and becomes the theatre production. Free Admission. 4:00pm - 6:00pm. Pangea World Theater, 711 W Lake St, Ste 102, Mpls, MN.

Nov.18
The Native American Cancer Support Group

If you or someone you know is a cancer patient or survivor, we encourage you to join us for a meal and good company. This month we meet Wed.  from 6 to 8 pm, at East Phillips Cultural & Community Center, 2307 17th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN. For more info, call Joy Rivera at 612-314-4843 or email:  This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Nov. 18 - 20
Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Training

Native American Curriculum or Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Programs in Minnesota: Substance abuse-related curriculum will provide an educational experience for prevention specialists and substance abuse staff. The curriculum is also relevant for health, mental health and social work staff members, and other service providers working with Native Americans. Curriculum topics include: Cultural and spiritual values (Pre-European contact), Government policies, treaties and federal laws, Prejudicial and discrimination issues, Cultural orientations, Traditional family relationships, Introduction to spiritual ceremonies, History of alcohol and drug abuse, Multiple addictions and diseases, and more. Cost: $120.00 (includes materials and copy of curriculum). Cambria Hotel & Suites, 9655 Grove Circle North, Maple Grove, MN. Register online at: www.miwrc.org/our-programs/learning-center.

Nov. 19
Native American College Fair

The Native American College Fair organized by Augsburg Fairview Academy­, the Minneapolis Public Schools Indian Education Program, and the St. Paul Indian Education Program will be held at Minneapolis American Indian Center on from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The Native American College Fair is free and open to the public. Although the name is Native American College Fair we encourage all students and families to attend, so that they may learn more about their post-secondary education options. Attendees will speak with representatives from a wide variety of post-secondary institutions, job training and community programs. They will learn about college life, courses, and admission & financial aid requirements. Light meal and door prizes. Food Trucks have fare for sale, and there will be a performance by Tall Paul. For info contact Liz Saunby at: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Nov. 19 
NAP Your Living Legacy 

Please join with LeMoine LaPointe in a powerful community-based gathering to cultivate a shared vision on building a healthy and sustainable Native community. Through on-going conversations, participants will harvest community gifts to design a map for a transformational foundation of trust and confidence that incorporates Native traditions and positive innovation that will be supported and uplifted by community action. 9:00 am - 4:00 pm at Black Bear Casino Resort Hotel, Room Lake Hall/Sophie Lake, Carlton, MN. For more info, see: www.nativephilanthropy.org.

Nov.19 - Jan. 16 
Dimensions of Indigenous: Storytelling

Dimensions of Indigenous: Storytelling is a multi-disciplinary all nations art exhibition featuring both contemporary and traditional work of Indigenous artists of the Americas whose work evokes decolonization, resistance, and cultural identity. Curated by Gordon Coons (Ojibwa)  and Rebekah Crisanta de Ybarra, (Xinka-Lenca). Artists include: Colleen Casey (Dakota), Dakota Hoska, (Lakota) Maggie Thompson (Ojibwe), Cole Jacobson (Cree), Gordon Coons (Ojibwa), Julie Boada (Anishinabe), Gustavo Boada (Moche), Xilam Balam, (Mexica), Zamara Cuyun (K'iche/Kaqchikel), Gabriela Erandi Spears (Matlatzinca/P'urhepecha), Rebekah Crisanta (Xinka-Lenca), Gustavo Lira (Mixteco/Zapotec). Closing reception: Jan. 16 from 2-5 pm. Join artists and curators for a closing reception to celebrate the work and artists. Music performance by Gustavo Lira & Xilam Balam. Exhibit runs Nov.19 to Jan. 16, 2016. Gallery hours: Monday-Friday from 10 am to -6 pm, and Saturdays from 12 to 5 pm. Admission: sliding scale; $3-10 per person suggested. Intermedia Arts, 2822 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis. For more info, call 612-871-4444, email:  This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it , or see: http://www.intermediaarts.org.

Nov. 20
UofMN Honoring American Indian Women Luncheon

The American Indian Student Cultural Center at the University of Minnesota will be hosting the Honoring American Indian Women Luncheon. Each year, they honor outstanding Native women who have demonstrated strong leadership in their work or daily life, and have been positively engaged in their Native community. Doors open at 11:00 am. Event Starts at 11:30 am. Held in the Mississippi Room, Coffman Memorial Union, U of MN campus, 300 Washington Ave SE, Minneapolis. For more info contact: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 612-624-0243.

Nov. 20
For Tribal Government - IRC 7871 and PL 638

Join Native Americans in Philanthropy and host Mike Myers. Native Americans in Philanthropy continues it’s collaborative work through powering reciprocity and investment to strengthen Native communities. Since the passage of the Indian Tribal Governmental Tax Status Act there has been an emphasis on the ability for Nations/Tribes to issue tax exempt bonds to underwrite development in Indian Country. But IRC 7871 opens a very wide door for expanded fundraising opportunities without the need for a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. 10:00 am – 3:00 pm. Black Bear Casino Resort, 1785 MN-210, Carlton, MN. For more info, see: www.nativephilanthropy.org.

Nov. 20, 21, 22
Don't Feed the Indians: A Divine Comedy Pageant!

Pangea World Theater and Intermedia Arts present a raucous play and political satire loosely based on Dante's Inferno. This performance brings Brooklyn-based Murielle Borst-Tarrant (of Spiderwomen Theater) to Minneapolis for this satirical and powerful look at the ongoing history of racism and the misappropriation of Native images in popular culture. The primary basis for Don't Feed the Indians: A Divine Comedy Pageant! is the Discovery Doctrine; the concept of international law giving land rights to discoverers and not the Native inhabitants of the land. Borst-Tarrant brilliantly houses the language of the Discovery Doctrine within the framework of Dante's Inferno, where the Indians are the guides Virgil and Beatrice, and the audience become Dante, observing the basic human rights violations of Native Americans in the arts throughout history. Tickets: $15 advance, student, senior. $18 at the door. $10/ticket for groups of 8+ call 612-871-4444. Sliding scale Friday on Nov. 20. Intermedia Arts, 2822 Lyndale Ave South, Minneapolis.Show times:
• Nov. 20 at 7:30 pm
• Nov. 21 at 7:30 pm
• Nov. 22 at 4:30 pm

October Events
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Thru Nov. 20
On Fertile Ground Exhibit
This exhibition is the second of three annual showings of Native artists, providing an overview of 45 artists from Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, and South Dakota. Artists include: Roger Broer, Gordon Coons, Lauren Good Day-Giago, Heid Erdrich, Duane Goodwin, Laura Heit-Youngbird, Cole Jacobson, Pat Kruse, Marlena Myles, Chris Pappan, Bad Art Press, Keith Secola, Maggie Thompson, and Jonathan Thunder. All My Relations Arts, 1414 E Franklin Ave. www.allmyrelationsarts.com

Oct. 3, 10, 24, 31
Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post Events

For a complete list of all MNHS events and news releases please visit www.mnhs.org/media. News releases are typically posted by the end of the day Wednesday. Check back often to see what's new at all MNHS sites and museums. Media Contacts: Lauren Peck, 651-259-3137, This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or Jessica Kohen, 651-259-3148, This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
• Oct. 3: Kids Learn How Craft a Beaded Ring
• Oct. 10: A Fashion Showcase of Traditional Skirts of the Great Lakes Region
•Oct. 24: Discover the Art of Making a Sweetgrass Basket in a Two-Day Workshop
• Oct. 31: Art Exhibit “On Home Ground,” Featuring the Work of Steve Premo, Closes.

Oct. 5
Sherman Alexie and Bob Hershon poetry reading

Both authors will read their own poetry. A Spokane/Coeur D'Alene Indian, Alexie has won many honors, culminating in the National Book Award for his novel The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian. Hershon has won two National Endowment for the Arts writing fellowships and three from the New York Foundation for the Arts. In the Q&A after the reading, they'll talk about their life-long relationship - Hershon published Alexie's first book of poetry, launching his career as a poet and writer. Sponsored by the Macalester English Department. Macalester College, Alexander G. Hill Ballroom, Kagin Commons, 1600 Grand Ave, St. Paul, Minn., FREE, 7 p.m., For more info, call 651-696-6387.

Oct. 5 - 28
Tradition Not Addiction

Learn about traditional tobacco, commercial tobacco, alcohol and drugs. Now recruiting youth ages 12-18. New group: October 5-28. Mondays & Wednesdays from: 4:30-7:30 at All Nations Indian Church, 1515 E. 23rd Street, Minneapolis, MN.  Stipend Offered: $120.00 (gift card) must attend all sessions. For more information contact: Suzanne Nash at 722-6248 or Curtis Kirby at 428-7692. Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Oct. 10
Indian Education Fall Gathering

An afternoon with MPS students & families! Lunch provided for MPS parents & students. Activities include: Spirit Rock Painting, College Photo Booth, Native Lacrosse Clinic, Star Lab, Parent Gathering, Title VII information, Jeopardy game and door prizes. 11 am to 2 pm at the Minneapolis American Indian Center, 1530 E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis, MN. For info, contact Deanna StandingCloud at 612-668-0612 or email at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Oct. 12
Saint Paul's Indigenous Peoples Day Celebration

Celebrate the First Inaugural City of Saint Paul's Indigenous Peoples Day celebration. 11:30 am - 1:30 pm Crown Plaza Hotel Saint Paul, 11 Kellogg Blvd, East Saint Paul, MN.

Oct. 12
SPPS Indigenous Peoples Day

The City of St. Paul recently issued a resolution recognizing the second Monday of October as Indigenous Peoples Day. SPPS is celebrating Indigenous Peoples Day by hosting a day of activities at the American Indian Magnet to teach our students and community more about indigenous culture. Schedule: 10:00 – 12:00 grades K-4, activities for students. 1:00-3:00 grades 5-8, activities for students. All events will take place at the American Indian Magnet School, 1075 East Third St., St. Paul MN. For more info, call 651-778-3100.

Oct. 13 - 14
Anishinabe Academy Parent-Teacher Conferences

Anishinabe Academy is holding their first Parent Night. There will be roundtable discussions on: Bullying, Today’s Math, and Raising Tweens/Early Childhood Resources. Anishinabe Academy will also be holding Parent-Teacher Conferences that same evening from 4-8 and on October 14. If you wish to hold a table at our Resource Booth to support one of the above topic email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it  or 612-668-0905. For more info, call 612-668-0880.

Oct, 13 - 15
Sex Trafficking in Indian Country Conference

Topics presented include: Pre-Colonization, Common Misconceptions of Sex Trafficking, Contemporary Reality, Red Flags & Identifying Victims of Sex Trafficking, Exploring the Intersections of SA, DV and Sex Trafficking, Impact and Needs of SA Victims, Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking, Meeting the Needs of Sex Trafficking Victims, Healing and Justice for Victim/Survivors of Sex Trafficking, Importance of Developing and Providing a Collaborative Community. Presenters: Dr. Alexandra Pierce and Bonnie Clairmont. 9 am to 5 pm. Red Lake 7Clans Casino & Event Center, 10200 Hwy. 89, Red Lake, MN.

Oct. 14
Birchbark Books Readings Series

Reading will be Eric McKendry, Cheryl K. Minnema, and Thomas R. Smith. Cheryl K. Minnema is a member of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe. Cheryl grew up on the Mille Lacs Reservation and is a graduate of Nay Ah Shing Tribal School. Cheryl is the author of the children’s picture book, “Hungry Johnny” and is currently working additional Johnny stories for a series of books. Eric McKendry is a poet and carpenter from Crystal, Minnesota. Thomas R. Smith is the author of six full-length books of poems: Keeping the Star (1988), Horse of Earth (1994), The Dark Indigo Current (2000), Waking Before Dawn (2006), The Foot of the Rainbow (2010), and The Glory (2015). The reading will be at the Bockley Gallery, 2123 W 21st Street (a couple doors down from Birchbark Books), Minneapolis.

Oct. 14
Mobile Mammography Day

The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community Mobile Unit visits NACC every quarter to provide free mammograms. Mammograms screen women for signs of breast cancer and are recommended for women 40 years of age and older. Women with a family history of breast cancer should start at age 35. Activities include: Breast & Cervical Cancer Education, Colon Cancer Education, Screening Incentives. Reserve your appointment today, call Sarah at 612-872-8086, ext. 1023 to reserve your 20 minute appointment. If you have insurance, please bring your card with you. If you do not have insurance, call the clinic before your appointment to sign up for the SAGE FREE MAMMOGRAM Program. Native American Community Clinic 1213 E. Franklin Ave Minneapolis, MN.

Oct. 15
Indian Child Welfare Education Day

Co-Sponsored by WMCL Indian Law Center. Registration begins 8:00 a.m. Programing begins 8:30 a.m. Please join us as we share the strengths and wisdom within our community. CEU’s will be provided. There is no cost to attend this event – Lunch is provided For information, 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. William Mitchell College of Law, 875 Summit Avenue, Saint Paul, MN.

Oct. 15
Linda LeGarde Grover

Community talk by the award-winning author and member of the Bois Forte Band of Ojibwe, Prof. Linda LeGarde Grover. Event is free. The event is cosponsored by the English Department, the American Studies Department, and the Department for Multicultural Life. 5:30 pm at Old Main 4th floor lounge, Macalester College campus, St. Paul, MN.

Oct. 16
Ties that Blind: Race and the Criminal Justice System

A conference for members of the legal system, religious leaders and justice advocates addresses Minnesota’s high rate of racial disparity involving arrests, incarceration and re-incarceration of people of color. “Ties that Blind: Race and the Criminal Justice System” convenes in a co-presentation of the Council on Religion and Law (CORAL) and the Black Church Leadership Program at United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities (United). The half-day conference (8:00 AM – 1:00 PM) features a plenary address by University of St. Thomas law professor Dr. Nekima Levy-Pounds. Rev. Alan Bean of Tulia, Tex., founder of Friends of Justice, is the closing speaker. United’s campus, 3000 Fifth Street NW in New Brighton, MN. Fo info and registration see: www.unitedseminary.edu/tiesthatblind, or contact conference director Brian Braskich at 651.255.6170. The fee is $20, general, and $150 for CLE (applied for).

Oct. 17
The Dakota Experience

The community is invited to an informal and informative gathering to experience the Dakota people’s food, culture, and spirituality. The Dakota people were the original occupants of this land, but their stories are little known. This event is an opportunity to experience some of their history and rich traditions. It will include: Native American storytelling, a traditional drum group, a teepee and campfire, horses (and lessons about Dakota horse traditions), the Tatanka Food Truck selling pre-colonial foods, an eagle from the Raptor Center with discussion of the significance of eagles in Native American spirituality, a display exploring Native American myths and stereotypes in public art, a screening of the film Dakota 38, and more. 4-8  p.m. Free and open to the public. This event is co-sponsored by Grace Lutheran Church, Saint Paul Interfaith Network (SPIN)/Healing Minnesota Stories and World Without Genocide. On the grounds of Grace Lutheran Church of Apple Valley, 7800 West Country Road 42 (just west of Cedar Avenue).

Oct. 17, 20, 29
Financial Skills for Families

Free to public. Native American-based curriculum on money management, budgeting to create savings, credit and your credit report. Hosted by Northwest Indian OIC, 520-4th St. NW, Bemidji, MN.
• Oct. 17: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
• Oct. 20: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
• Oct. 29: 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. 

Oct. 18
No Honor In Racism Rally

The National Coalition Against Racism In Sports and Media and the AIM Interpretive Center  will hold a No Honor In Racism Rally on Sunday October 18th starting at 9 AM at Northrop Auditorium on the University of Minnesota Campus. The rally is marching against all Indigenous mascots and to raise awareness of the damage and harm racial stereotypes can cause to people of all cultures. They will be marching to TCF Bank Stadium at 10 am, before the Minnesota Vikings and Kansas City Football Team game. For more info, see: www.facebook.com/events/409365399256603.

Oct. 21
Augsburg Native Film Series

Augsburg Native Film Series presents “First Light: Sisters of Sunrise” hosted by filmmaker Missy Whiteman (Northern Arapaho and Kickapoo) and including selected work Indigenous women filmmakers and animators. Reception from 6:15 to 6:45. Screening begins at 7:00, discussion with filmmakers follows. This event is free to the public. Augsburg College, Sateren Auditorium, Music Hall, 715 22nd Ave South, St. Paul. For more info, see: www.augsburg.edu/filmseries/2015/09/16/first-light-sisters-of-sunrise/

Oct. 23 (deadline)
Loft Spoken Word Immersion Fellowship

The Loft Spoken Word Immersion Fellowship is now open for applications. The Immersion Fellowship is for artists of color and Indigenous artists and provides writers financial support and professional assistance to develop and implement community learning and enrichment plans.  Winners will be selected to receive grants of $7,500 to underwrite projects of their own design. At least one winner will be a Minnesota resident. Four winners will be selected. The application deadline is October 23rd. For more information and application, see: www.loft.org/programs__awards/grants__awards/spoken_word_grant. 

Oct. 26 - 29
Third Annual Native Food Sovereignty Summit

The Third Annual Food Sovereignty Summit will take place in  Green Bay, Wisconsin.  The Pre-Conference Experiential Learning Training Sessions are Oneida Commercial Farm, Tsyunhehkwa Organic Farm, Oneida Orchard/Cannery, Environmental Restoration/Where the Birds Nest, and Indigenous Peoples and Nations Consultation on Climate Change: Defending Our Rights and Food Sovereignty on the Road to Paris and Beyond. The Green Bay Food Sovereignty Summit also features Regional Roundtables, an Optional Tour at the end of the conference and the three main session tracks of Applied Agriculture, Community Outreach, and Products to Market. Native American communities come together to learn from one another in order to promote Native health, wellness and food sovereignty. Native farmers, ranchers, gardeners, businesses, policymakers and other practitioners from around the U.S. will share information, program models and tools to meet growing and marketing challenges, as well as provide inspiration, mentoring and networking opportunities. Register at www.firstnations.org/summit.

Oct. 28 (Deadline)
Nature Conservancy Seeks Proposals for School Gardens

The Nature Conservancy is working to promote environmental education through the creation of Nature Works Everywhere gardens. The core principle behind the program is that gardens model conservation science on a relatable scale. The program empowers students and teachers to work together to create and implement their own solutions to environmental challenges in their communities. To that end, grants of up to $2,000 will be awarded to support the building, amendment, or revitalization of gardens on school campuses, with preference given to rain, pollinator, native habitat, and other natural infrastructure projects. Food gardens will also be funded. To be eligible, a school must be public or charter. Schools can be elementary, middle, or high schools. See the website for guidelines and application: http://philanthropynewsdigest.org/rfps/rfp5968-nature-conservancy-seeks-proposals-for-school-gardens.

October 29
An Evening with Martín Prechtel
A leading thinker, writer, and native teacher in the search for the indigenous soul in all people, Martín Prechtel is a dedicated student of eloquence, history, and language with ever-evolving and fresh approaches to these ancient arts.  Martin grew up on a Pueblo reservation in his youth wandering through Mexico and Guatemala where he was eventually trained in the Tzutujil Mayan shamanic tradition.  Martin will discuss his new book Smell of Rain on Dust and share differences in how many native traditions deal with the twins of grief and praise.  October 29, 7pm, Minneapolis Central Library, Pohlad Hall, 300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN.  Free admission.

Oct. 30
Celebrate 6 Years of New Native Theatre

Celebrate 6 Years of New Native Theatre with a Comedy and Musical Review of NNT's Past Plays and Events. Celebrate their new non-profit status as they review the last six years of producing plays and events in the Twin Cities Native community. Featuring excerpts from The Dreaming Bundle (2010), 2012: The Musical! (2012), Native-Somali Friendship Play (2013), and Native Man the Musical (2015) among others. Plus get a look into the future of New Native Theatre. The night will end with a concert by Scatter Their Own! 7:30 pm. Suggested fundraiser ticket price $20. No one turned away. For more info, see: www.newnativetheatre.org, or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it Bedlam Lowertown, 213 4th Street East, Saint Paul, MN.

Nov. 3
Reception to Kick Off Why Treaties Matter Outreach

Minnesota American Indian Bar Association will be co-hosting an event with the United States District Court, District of Minnesota and Federal Bar Association-MN focusing on Indian treaty rights. As part of the event, the Why Treaties Matter Exhibit will be on display at the U.S. Courthouse in Minneapolis for two weeks in November.  A reception will be held on November 3 in the atrium of the U.S. Courthouse in Minneapolis for the outreach event. The Honorable Diane Humetewa (Hopi), the first Native American women appointed to an Article III Judgeship and the first enrolled tribal member to serve as a United States District Court Judge will be providing the keynote address at the kickoff reception. 4:30-7:00 pm. U.S. Courthouse, Minneapolis, 300 South Fourth St., Minneapolis, MN.

Nov. 4 - 6
MIWRC Intro to Motivational Interviewing

This 3-day training, titled Motivational Interviewing (MI), is an Evidence-Based Practice that holds a key to unlocking our clients’ own unique intrinsic motivations to make significant changes in their lives. Much of our focus will be on meaningful connections and uses of MI in a way that appreciates and supports the Native cultural value system. We will examine the basic concepts and uses of MI, practice using MI tools, and learn the steps in mastery of this valuable tool for our counseling toolboxes. Presenters: Betty Poitra and Jane Nakken, Ed. D. Nov. 4 and 5: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Nov. 6: 8:30 am to 2:00 pm. $175.00 for the 3-day training. Registration information, contact Jo Lightfeather at 612-728-2031 or: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it MIWRC, 2300 15th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN.

Nov.  4 - 6
MN Indian Education Association Conference

The 2015 Minnesota Indian Education Association Conference will be held at the Shooting Star Event Center in Mahnomen, MN. Registration is now open. Early Bird deadline: October 22. Visit our website where you can: View the tentative agenda, Register to attend the conference, Register as a vendor, exhibitor, or advertiser, Register a Quiz Bowl Team, Nominate an individual for an MIEA Outstanding Award or Scholarship, Nominate 2016 MIEA Board Members, and more. Call for Workshop Proposals: Now accepting proposals for the 2015 Conference Workshops. Visit the Workshop Presenters page of our website for more info. This year, the MIEA Conference will include a full day of youth activities on November 5. Youth activities will take place at the Circle of Life Academy and will include games, traditional activities, lunch, feast, powwow and more. Shuttle transportation will be provided from Shooting Star to the Circle of Life Academy. Youth Day will be FREE to participate (does not include the MIEA Conference Fee). For more info, see: www.minnesotaindianeducation.org.

Nov. 7
Gathering for Our Children & Returning Adoptees Powwow

MC – Jerry Dearly. Arena Directors- Windy Downwind and Kirk Crowshoe. Host Drum – Oyate Techa. 11:00-1:00 pm: Adoptees/formerly fostered individuals and birth relatives are invited to gather in the auditorium for a meet and visit with other adoptees.1:00 pm: Grand Entry, Wablenica Ceremony. The Wablenica Song (Orphan Song). A ceremony will be offered to heal the grief caused by separation from family and heritage. 5:30 pm: Feast 6-7:00 pm: Celebration of Life Dance for our youth. 7:00 pm: Grand Entry, Honor Song. Honor Song for foster and adoptive parents. Vendors contact Tina Knafla at 612-348-9662. Contacts: Sandra White Hawk, First Nations Repatriation Institute, 651-442-4872 or sandywhitehawk@ gmail.com. Jacque Wilson, Bois Forte Urban Office, 612-747-5247, This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it Minneapolis American Indian Center, 1530 East Franklin Ave., Minneapolis, MN. 

Nov. 18 - 20
Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Training

Native American Curriculum or Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Programs in Minnesota: The primary intent of this substance abuse-related curriculum is to provide an educational experience primarily for prevention specialists and substance abuse staff of state licensed programs in Minnesota. The curriculum is also relevant for health, mental health and social work staff members, and other service providers working with Native Americans. Curriculum topics include: Cultural and spiritual values (Pre-European contact), Government policies, treaties and federal laws, Prejudicial and discrimination issues, Cultural orientations, Traditional family relationships, Introduction to spiritual ceremonies, History of alcohol and drug abuse, Multiple addictions and diseases, Counseling strategies & culturally and spiritually related assessment instruments. Attendance at full training is 22 CEU’s. 8:30 am - 5:00 pm (will end early if possible). Registration is required as there is a capacity limit for this training & Manuals will be ordered. Cost: $120.00 (includes materials and copy of curriculum). Cambria Hotel & Suites, 9655 Grove Circle North, Maple Grove, MN.

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