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September 2014 Calendar
Monday, September 08 2014
 
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Through Nov. 15

On Fertile Ground: Native Artists in the Upper Midwest”

Join us to celebrate the wealth and diversity of Native artists from this region. This exhibition will take place once annually over a period of three years. Each show will highlight 15 different artists, ultimately providing a comprehensive overview of 45 artists from Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota and South Dakota.

2014 artists include: Judith Allen, Wendy Boivin, Alexandra Buffalohead, Julie Buffalohead, Nelson Chasing Hawk, Jim Denomie, John Hitchcock, Wanesia Misquadace, Karen Savage, Nelda Schrupp, James Star Comes Out, Jodi Webster, Dennis White, Jennifer White, and Monte Yellow Bird.

Exhibition Events: Gallery Talk with James Star Comes Out, Oct. 17, 6-7:30 p.m.

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


Sept. 9

Circle of Generations Community Staff Building Project

Allen. 2 to 3 p.m.; Minneapolis American Indian Center, 1530 E. Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN. For more information, call Mi-zi-way Mi-gi-zi DesJarlait, Cultural Resource Coordinator at 612-879-1785 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it


Sept. 10

Fare for All Sale

Fare for All is a smart way to save up to 40 percent off fresh fruits, vegetables and frozen meats. We pass on our bulk savings to anyone who wants to stretch their food budget. Fare for All is here in Minneapolis at Little Earth of United Tribes’ Gymnasium one Wednesday per month.

1 to 3 p.m., Little Earth Gym, 2501 Cedar Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN.


Sept. 10

Circle of Generations Teaching Circle

Dakota Language with Neil McKay, 4-5 p.m.; Teaching Circle, 5-7:30 p.m.; Tipi Painting with Endaso Giizhik (Robert Desjarlait); Mazinigwaasowin (Beading) with Angela Kappenman; Nagamowin miinawaa Niimiwin/Wacipi Dowan (Singing and Dancing) with Ringing Shield, Zach RedBear and Alana Dickenson; Community Staff Building Project, Allen.

Minneapolis American Indian Center, 1530 E. Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN. For more information, call Mi-zi-way Mi-gi-zi DesJarlait, Cultural Resource Coordinator at 612-879-1785 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it


Sept. 11

Circle of Generations Ojibwemowin

Ojibwe Language with Joe Spears, 5-6 p.m. Minneapolis American Indian Center, 1530 E. Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN. For more information, call Mi-zi-way Mi-gi-zi DesJarlait, Cultural Resource Coordinator at 612-879-1785 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it


Sept. 12-14

Bob Brown Memorial/Mendota's 15th Annual Traditional Wacipi

Emcee: Mitch Walking Elk; Arena Director: Windy Down Wind; Host Drum: Scotty Brown Eyes; Co-Host Drum: Luttle Thunder Birds; Men's Head Dancer: Nick Anderson; Women's Head DancerL Mary So Happy.

Friday: Lighting the Sacred Fire, followed by potluck dinner, 5:05 p.m. Saturday: Dancer registration, 11 a.m.; Grand Entry/Honored Guests, 1 p.m.; dancer registration, 5 p.m.; Grand Entry/Honored Guests; Registered dancers payout, 8:45 p.m. Sunday: Dancer registration, 11 a.m.; Grand Entry/Honored Guests, 1 p.m.; Closing Ceremony and Feast, 5:30 p.m.; Registered dancer payout, 5 p.m.

This is a traditional wacipi, not a competition. Sponsored by the Mendota Mdewakanton Dakota Community. Giveaway and donations needed and appreciated. $5 entry button donation, no one turned away. No drugs, alcohol, firearms or pets allowed.

St. Peter's Church Grounds, 1405 Sibley Memorial Highway, Mendota, MN. For more information, call 651-452-4141, email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or visit www.mendotadakota.com.

 

Sept. 13
11th Annual Wild Rice Festival

Wild Rice Pancake Breakfast, 8 to 11 a.m.; Food Concessions by Pow Wow Grounds, noon-4 p.m.; Free entertainment and activities, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Harriet Alexander Nature Center, 2520 N. Dale St., Roseville, MN 55113.
For more information, call 651-765-4262 or visit www.WildRiceFestival.org.

 

Sept. 13

NorthPoint Health & Wellness Center 3rd Annual Fit-4-Fun Family Fitness Event
This on site event will include a family oriented one- or three-mile walk or run. Other events include a neighborhood bike ride, aerobics, music, dancing, prizes, healthy food options, health and wellness information, and most importantly fun.

10 a.m., NorthPoint Health & Wellness Center, 1313 Penn Ave. N., Minneapolis, MN. For more information, call Tanya Williams at 612-543-2560.


Sept. 13

Gathering in Winona Traditional Powwow

One day with day money for all dancers. Dance specials in adult men and women’s traditional, adult men and women’s fancy, adult men’s grass and adult women’s jingle. Guimaraes-DeCora Family Ho-Chunk Women’s Applique Special, 18 and older. First prize: $300; second prize: $200; third prize: $100; fourth prize: $50. Invited drums only. Camping available, vendors on site.

Grand Entry, 1 and 7 p.m. Unity Park, Winona, MN (off Hwy 43). For more information, call Valerie DeCora Guimaraes at 507-289-7401 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

August 2014 Calendar
Thursday, August 07 2014
 
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Aug. 13

Circle of Generations Teaching Circle

Dakota Language with Neil McKay, 4-5 p.m.; Teaching Circle, 5 to 7:30 p.m.; Tipi Painting with Endaso Giizhik (Robert Desjarlait); and Nagamowin miinawaa Niimiwin/Wacipi Dowan (Singing and Dancing).

Minneapolis American Indian Center, 1530 E. Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN. For more information, call Mi-zi-way Mi-gi-zi DesJarlait, Cultural Resource Coordinator at 612-879-1785 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it


Aug. 14

NACC Family Education Day

Join us for a picnic outside of NACC Dental at the Wolf, if it rains, we will be in the dental conference room at NACC. Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m. with activities and fun to follow!

Native American Community Clinic, 1213 E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis, MN. To RSVP, call Leah at 612-872-8086, ext. 1204.


Aug. 14

Circle of Generations Teaching Circle

Ojibwemowin (Ojibwe Language) with Joe Spears, 5-6 p.m. Minneapolis American Indian Center, 1530 E. Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN. For more information, call Mi-zi-way Mi-gi-zi DesJarlait, Cultural Resource Coordinator at 612-879-1785 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it


Aug. 14

Adoptee/Foster Potluck and Talking Circle

The First Nations Repatriation Institute, formerly First Nations Orphan Association invites individuals who were adopted and fostered and their families to a potluck and talking circle. 6 to 9 p.m., All Nations Indian Church, 1515 E. 23rd St., Minneapolis, MN. For more information, call Sandra White Hawk at 651-442-4872, email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or visit www.wearecominghome.com.


Aug. 15-17

Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community Wacipi

Masters of Ceremonies: Wallace Coffey and Danny Seaboy; Arena Directors: Rusty Gillette and Juaqin Hamilton-Youngbird. Host Drums: Mazakute (Nebraska) and Wahpekute (South Dakota); Invited Drums: Fort Peck Sioux (Montana), War Scout (Utah), Yellow Face (North Dakota), Young Kingbird (Minnesota), Meskwaki Nation (Iowa), Iron Boy (Minnesota), Eagle Spirit (Washington), Yellow Spotted Horse (Oklahoma), Southern Style (Utah), Sizzortail (Oklahoma).

Flag Raising, 9 a.m., Saturday and Sunday, Vietnam Veterans' Color Guard, Sisseton-Wahpeton; Fireworks, 10 p.m., Saturday; Grand Entry, 7 p.m. Friday, Saturday 1 and 7 p.m., Sunday 1 p.m.; Dancer Registration, 12:30 p.m. Friday, must have button to register, point system to begin at Friday Grand Entry, registration closes Saturday, 12:30 p.m.

$5 admission for entire weekend with button purchase, free entry for 60 years-old and older and children under 10 years-old.

No alcohol or drugs, not responsible for accidents, thefts or lost envelopes. SMSC Wacipi Grounds, 3212 Dakotah Parkway, Shakopee, MN. For more information, call 952-445-8900 or visit smscwacipi.org.


Aug. 15-Nov. 15

On Fertile Ground: Native Artists in the Upper Midwest”

Join us to celebrate the wealth and diversity of Native artists from this region. This exhibition will take place once annually over a period of three years. Each show will highlight 15 different artists, ultimately providing a comprehensive overview of 45 artists from Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota and South Dakota.

2014 artists include: Judith Allen, Wendy Boivin, Alexandra Buffalohead, Julie Buffalohead, Nelson Chasing Hawk, Jim Denomie, John Hitchcock, Wanesia Misquadace, Karen Savage, Nelda Schrupp, James Star Comes Out, Jodi Webster, Dennis White, Jennifer White, and Monte Yellow Bird.

Exhibition Events: Opening Reception, Aug. 15, 5-8 p.m. with Artist Talk at 6:30; Gallery Talk with James Star Comes Out, Oct. 17, 6-7:30 p.m.

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


Aug. 16

Financial Skills for Families

Bii Gii Wiin CDLF is hosting a financial literacy class on money management, budgeting to create savings and more! Learn new money habits that help you feel in control of your finances. Bii Gii Wiin CDLF, 1508 East Franklin Ave., Suite 100, Minneapolis, MN. For more information, call Andrea at 612-354-2249 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it


Aug. 16-18

48th Annual Mille Lacs Band Traditional Powwow

Masters of Ceremonies: Larry Smallwood and Pete Gahbow; Host Drums: Little Otter and Pipestone.

Events include: Mille Lacs Band Princess and Brave Contest; Parade, Saturday, 11 a.m. with Best Parade Float Contest and Best Rez Car Contest; Horseshoe Tournament, Saturday; Moccasin Game, Saturday; Mille Lacs Indian Museum sponsored Fun Run, Sunday.

Free admission, camping, showers and firewood. Iskigamizigan Powwow Grounds, west side of Lake Mille Lacs, 12 miles north of Onamia, MN on U.S. Highway 169. For more information call Carla Big Bear at 320-532-7517 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it


Aug. 17

Open Streets Minneapolis: Franklin Avenue East

By opening up the streets for people to walk, bike, run and skate for a day, we get an opportunity to experience our city in a whole new way. An Open Streets event (based on the Ciclovía from Bogotá, Colombia) will bring together families and neighbors to mingle, recreate and shop in their communities in a safe, car-free environment.

For more information and detailed events, visit www.openstreetsmpls.com.

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

Annual Anishinaabe Run for Sobriety and Health

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

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

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


Aug. 2

Owamni Falling Water Festival

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

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

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

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

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


Aug. 2-4, 8-9

“Native Man The Musical: Phase 1”

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

Event is part of the Minnesota Fringe Festival, tickets are $12. Performances at the University of Minnesota, Rarig Center Xperimental, 580 Rarig Center, 330 21st Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN. Performances on Aug. 2 at 4 p.m.; Aug. 3 at 10 p.m.; Aug. 4 at 5:30 p.m., Aug. 8 at 8:30 p.m. And Aug. 9 at 10 p.m. For more information, visit www.fringefestival.org/2014/show/?id=2616.

Week of July 28 Calendar
Monday, July 28 2014
 
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July 28
American Indian Movement Honoring

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

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

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

 

July 2014 Calendar
Monday, July 07 2014
 
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June 5-Aug. 23

Creative Dissent: Popular Arts of the Arab World Uprisings

Touring exhibition is designed to immerse visitors in the creative vitality of the continually evolving uprising movement commonly referred to as the "Arab Spring." Visitors experience how freedom of speech merged with artistic expression, capturing the anger, elation, frustration and hope of these revolutions in the form of graffiti, video, cartoons, music, photography, posters and puppetry.

Round Table Discussion, July 16, 7 to 9 p.m., Mizna hosts a discussion with featured guests touching on the movements in Syria and Egypt and the intersections of politics and art. Poster-Making, June 28 and Aug. 23, noon to 2 p.m., stop by the gallery and make a poster using stencils from Mizna's Arab Spring participatory art project, created by street artists from Egypt and the U.S. Events are free of charge.

Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday-Friday; noon-5 p.m., Saturdays, Intermedia Arts, 2822 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN. For more information, call 612-871-4444 or visit www.IntermediaArts.org.


July 7

Circle of Generations Teaching Circle

Open Drum Call, light breakfast will be served, 10 a.m.; Dakota Language with Neil McKay, 4-5 p.m.; Zhaabosabiiwebinigewin (Basketball) with Stuart CrazyBull; Mazinigwaasowin (Beading) with Angela Kappenman; Teaching Circle, 5-7:30 p.m.; Jiimaaniwin (Canoeing) with Jon Lurie & Joe Perez (at Calhoun van leaves at 5:30 p.m.). Minneapolis American Indian Center, 1530 E. Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN. For more information, call Mi-zi-way Mi-gi-zi DesJarlait, Cultural Resource Coordinator at 612-879-1785 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it


July 8-10

Fifth Annual Dakota Language Camp

The Dakota Language Department of the University of Minnesota and Bloomington Parks and Recreation welcomes Dakota and non-Dakota children and their families to the 5th annual Dakota Language Camp. Learning is through hands-on experiences of traditional Dakota games, crafts, songs, foods, and nature walks in the park’s restored prairie, situated on the Minnesota River. The camp is free for Dakota families; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. Pond Dakota Park, Bloomington, MN. For more information and to register, call Jay Ludwig at 952-484-0477 or visit www.bloomington.gov.


July 10

Circle of Generations Ojibwe Language Class

Ojibwemowin with Joe Spears, 5-6 p.m., Minneapolis American Indian Center, 1530 E. Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN. For more information, call Mi-zi-way Mi-gi-zi DesJarlait, Cultural Resource Coordinator at 612-879-1785 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it


July 11-13

Fond du Lac Reservation Veterans Traditional Powwow

Emcee: Pete Gahbow/Les Gibbs; Host Drum: Midnight Express; Friday Grand Entry, 7 p.m., Saturday Grand Entry, 1 and 7 p.m., Sunday Grand Entry, 1 p.m.; Saturday Feast, 5 p.m., Sunday Lunch, 3 p.m. Spot dances and dance specials will be held daily, honorariums paid to the first 30 registered drums, all dancers, flag and staff carriers and royalty. All veterans will receive gifts. Mash-Ka-wisen Tx Center Powwow Grounds, Sawyer, MN.

For more information, contact Chuck Smith at 218-878-2670 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it


July 11-13

Prairie Island Dakota Days Wacipi Celebration

Grand Entries: Friday, 7 p.m., Saturday, 1 and 7 p.m., Sunday, 1 p.m, Flag raising daily. Tiny Tots will receive day money. Categories: Adult Men’s Fancy 18 years-old and older, Men’s Northern Fancy, Men’s Southern Fancy; Juniors 6-12 years-old, Junior Boy’s Traditional Northern & Southern Combined, Junior Boy’s Grass Dance, Junior Boy’s Fancy; Junior Girl’s Traditional Northern & Southern Combined, Junior Girl’s Jingle Dress, Junior Girl’s Fancy Shawl; Adults, 35 years-old and older, Men’s Grass Dance, Women’s Jingle Dress, Men’s Chicken Dance, Women’s Fancy Shawl; Senior Adults, 35-54 years-old, Men’s Northern Traditional, Men’s Southern Straight. Women’s Northern Traditional Cloth. Women’s Northern Traditional Buckskin, Women’s Southern Buckskin. Women’s Southern Cloth; Teens, 13-17 years-old. 1158 Island Lake Blvd., Welch, MN. For more information, call 800-554-5473.

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