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March
Tuesday, March 14 2017
 
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Thru March 25
INDIgenesis: Indigenous Filmmakers Past and Present

Walker Art Center Presents INDIgenesis: Indigenous Filmmakers Past and Present, Programmed in Collaboration with Missy Whiteman. Several filmmakers will be present through the run of INDIgenesis to talk about their work including, Lyle Corbine, Missy Whiteman, Zack and Adam Khalil, Heather Rae and Cody Lucich. Unless otherwise noted, tickets are $10 ($8 Walker members) and programs are in the Walker Cinema. For info, see: walkerart.org/tickets or call 612-375-7600.
•March 10-11: The Searchers, Directed by Zacharias Kunuk and Natar Ungalaaq. 2016, Canada, in Inuktitut with English subtitles, 94 minutes. 7:30 pm.
• March 11: DNA/Memory: Storytelling and Cultural Heritage, Director Lyle Corbine in Person. 2 pm. Free.
• March 16: Area Premiere of The Coyote Way: Going Back Home, Director Missy Whiteman in Person. 7:30 pm. Free. The film was shot in the Minneapolis neighborhoods of Phillips and Little Earth. 2016, US, 30 minutes.
• March 17: INAATE/SE, Directors Zack and Adam Khalil in Person. 6:30 pm.
• March 18: INAATE/SE, Directors Zack and Adam Khalil in Person.7:30 pm
• March 24: Trudell, Director Heather Rae in Person. 7:30 pm. Free.
• March 25: Views from Standing Rock, Filmmakers Heather Rae and Cody Lucich in Person. 7:30 pm. Free

March 5
Book Release Open House

Join Birchbark Books for an open house in celebration of a new collection of poems by Heid E. Erdrich. The deeply eco-poetic poems in Curator of Ephemera at the New Museum for Archaic Media speak to the keen human yearning to connect as they urge engagement of the image, the moment, the sensual, and the real. Heid will be reading at 4:30 - 5:30 pm. Cover artist Andrea Carlson will also be present for a signing opportunity. Refreshments will be served 4 - 6 pm. Free. Bockley Gallery (near Birchbark Books), 2123 W 21st Street, Minneapolis.

March 6, 10, 24
New Native Theatre/Ernest Briggs Acting Workshops

This is an opportunity for those interested in learning more about the acting profession and for those who want to work on their craft. $15 for each workshop. All workshops take place at Minnesota Chippewa Tribe Urban Office, Community Room, 1308 E Franklin Ave., Minneapolis. For info or to RSVP, email:  This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it Times and Topics:
• March 6: Beginning Acting for the Stage, 6-8 pm
• March 10: Preparing the Audition Monologue, 6-8 pm
• March 24: How to be a Professional Actor Q&A, 6-8 pm

March 7
Indian Child Welfare Education Day

Please join us as we share the strengths and wisdom within our community. Co-Sponsored by Mitchell Hamline School of Law. Registration 8 am. Programing, 8:30 am – 4 pm. Free. CEU’s will be provided. Lunch provided. Mitchell Hamline School of Law, 875 Summit Ave., Saint Paul. For info, 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.

March 7
On the Red Road AA meeting

Speaker and pot luck meal. Every first Tuesday of the month. The event is free. Minneapolis American Indian Center Auditorium, 1530 E Franklin, Minneapolis. For info, contact Betty Moore at 612-387-4463. Future dates include:  
• April 4
• May 2
• June 6

March 7
Drum Group

MAAMAWI GIGIKENDAASOMIN (TOGETHER WE LEARN). Reduce substance abuse among at-risk Urban American Indian youth by promoting protective factors through experiential experiences that both challenge the youth and help them reconnect to their culture. For Native male teens 8-18 years old. 5 – 6 pm. Minneapolis American Indian Center, 1530 E Franklin, Minneapolis. For info, call 612-871-4555.

March 8
Red Power Energy

The Augsburg Native American Film Series Presents Red Power Energy. Oglala Lakota Director, Larry Pourier will host a screening of the film he co-directed. This documentary presents a variety of Native American perspectives on the energy debates that highlight the controversial nature of energy development within Native community self-determination, sovereignty, and environmental sustainability. Told solely from the Native perspective, with a nearly all-Native film crew and all-Native Advisory Council, the film features Western and Great Plains American Indian tribes from North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming and Colorado. Augsburg College, Sateren Auditorium, Music Hall, 715 22nd Ave S., Mpls. Reception 6:15 - 6:45 pm. Screening begins at 7 pm. Discussion with filmmakers follows. Free to the public. For info, see: www.augsburg.edu/filmseries

March 8-10
11th Annual Community Wellness Summit

The Eleventh Annual Red Lake Community Wellness Summit. Community Members, Tribal Programs, School Personnel, Mental Health Services and other programs and services from all nations are welcome. Register on site. Free and open to the public with lunch provided each day. Workshops and presentations held from 9 am to 4 pm each day, Friday until noon. Each morning will feature key-note speakers with workshops in the afternoon. Round Dance  on the second night. Seven Clans Casino Hotel & Events Center in Red Lake. For info, call Marilyn Mountain at 679-3321 or Salena Beasley at 679-1543.

March 10
Fix-It-Tech

AIOIC will be hosting a Fix-It-Tech event from 1 to 5 pm. Computer not working right? Get a FREE TUNE-UP. Get patches, anti-virus installed and much more. Labor is Free. If parts are needed, volunteers will provide consultation on items and various sources. Bring laptops, desktop towers, with power cords to work with volunteers to repair your device. Learn troubleshooting, get advice and help with smartphones and tablets. AIOIC, Takoda Institute of Higher Education, 1845 Franklin Ave E, Minneapolis. For info, see: www.facebook.com/fixittechmn or email: FixItTechMN@ gmail.com.

March 11
Tiwahe Return Journey Fundraiser

Tiwahe Return Journey: Fundraiser to the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. An intimate evening of extraordinary insights, stories, and songs from inspiring indigenous human rights observers, traditional Oceti Sakowin (Seven Council Fires) knowledge keepers, and empowering indigenous musical artists. Enjoy a meal from an indigenous chef as a community gathers to support the LaPointe tiwahe (family) in their return journey to the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues 16th Session. 6 -8:30 pm. NACDI, All My Relations Gallery, 1414 E Franklin Ave, Minneapolis. Registration is not required, but encouraged. Send RSVPs to This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

March 11
MPS Indian Education Spring Gathering

MPS Indian Education will be hosting their annual Spring Gathering, Public Hearing and Title IV Parent Committee Elections. 11 am to 2 pm. Light lunch provided. Door prizes. Minneapolis American Indian Center, 1530 E Franklin Ave., Mpls. For more info, contact Christine Wilson at 612-668-0108 or This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

March 15 (deadline)
IAIA Low Rez MFA Program

Financial aid is still available for Native American/ First Nations candidates. The Institute of American Indian Arts' Low Residency MFA’s mission "to empower creativity and leadership in Native arts and cultures through higher education, lifelong learning, and outreach" means that the program and the literature we read carry a distinct Native American and First Nations emphasis. The program has graduated 40 students with their MFAs. 60 students are currently enrolled in four tracks-poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and screenwriting.  For info, go to:  https://iaia.edu/academics /degree-programs/creative-writing-mfa. Or contact Jon Davis at: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

March 16
Seventh Fire March

The Augsburg Native American Film Series’ The Seventh Fire will air at the University of St. Thomas. From executive producers Terrence Malick, Natalie Portman and Chris Eyre comes a fascinating new documentary by Jack Pettibone Riccobono, The Seventh Fire. When Rob Brown, a Native American gang leader on a remote Minnesota reservation, is sentenced to prison for a fifth time, he must confront his role in bringing violent drug culture into his beloved Ojibwe community. As Rob reckons with his past, his seventeen-year-old protégé, Kevin, dreams of the future: becoming the most powerful and feared Native gangster on the reservation. Screening: 1:30 - 3:10 pm. This event is free to the public. The University of St. Thomas, John Roach Center auditorium (JRC 126), corner of Summit and Cleveland Avenues. For info, see: www.augsburg.edu/filmseries

March 16
Dismantling Doctrine of Discovery

In 2012 the United Methodist Church voted to dismantle the doctrine of discovery and begin making acts of repentance for the church’s part in the treatment of Native peoples in North America. This event is a part of the education of church members and the wider community, and is meant to make an opportunity for truth telling, listening and relationship building. Conversation led by Director and Producer Sheldon Wolfchild, Jim Bear Jacobs, Bob Klanderud and Joann Conroy. Bishop Ough will be available to answer questions. 6:30 - 9 pm. Free meal from 5:30 - 6:30 pm at this venue. Food by Howasta Means of Gatherings Cafe. St Anthony Park UMC, 2200 Hillside Ave, Saint Paul. RSVP to Bill Konrardy at 612-310-3602 for the meal portion.

March  17
Dream Weavers meeting

The Dream Weavers Community Partnership (DWA) invites professional helpers to attend our next meeting. Become a member of DWA and support the efforts to address the many issues involved in the sexual assault of Native American women. The Indigenous Women’s Life Net is a culturally specific program for Native American victims of sexual assault. 10 am to Noon. Minneapolis American Indian Center, 1530 East Franklin Ave., Minneapolis. For info, contact Jessica Owen at 612-871-4555.

March 17, 18
INAATE/Se

The Augsburg Native American Film Series’ INAATE/Se by directors Zack and Adam Khalil. This experimental documentary is part of the INDIgenesis: Indigenous Filmmakers, Past and Present program at the Walker and explores the Ojibwe story of the Seven Fires Prophecy, which has been interpreted as predicting the arrival of the Europeans in North America and the subsequent destruction they caused. Bold, smart, and unflinching, the film examines the relationship between cultural tradition and modern indigenous identity. The Augsburg Native American Film Series is proving 50 free tickets to each screening:  March 17 at 6:30 pm at the Walker Cinema and March 18 at 7:30 pm at the Walker Cinema. Contact M. Elise Marubbio ( This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or 612-330-1523) to be put on a reserve ticket list. For info, see: www.augsburg.edu/filmseries.

March 19
Marcie Rendon and Carter Meland

Birchbark Books welcomes Minnesota Anishinaabe authors Marcie Rendon and Carter Meland for a book reading, reception, and signing in celebration of their debut novels. Rendon will be reading from her new mystery novel Murder on the Red River. Meland will be reading from his novel Stories for a Lost Child. 7 pm. Lake of the Isles Lutheran Church, 2020 W Lake of the Isles Parkway, Mpls.

March 21
Foster Care and Adoption Information Meeting

Learn more about the ways you can help children though foster care or adoption. No registration needed. Free. 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Hennepin County Library – North Regional, 1315 Lowry Ave.N., Minneapolis. For info, see www.hennepin.us/fostercare or call 612-348-5437.

March 25
Help reimagine the Jeffers Petroglyphs

The Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS) invites your input in renaming this historic site. We are committed to reinterpretation that showcases the importance of this special place. Our hope is that MNHS will better tell the story of the carvings and the people who made them. We seek your thoughts and ideas, and invite you to attend this meeting where we can review the current interpretation and discuss a more accurate name for this important site. Food and beverages will be provided. 1 - 4 pm. Jeffers Petroglyphs, 27160 County Road 2, Comfrey, MN. Event may be canceled due to weather conditions. If a decision is made to cancel the event, a recorded message at 507-628-5591 will confirm cancellation.

March 25
Augsburg 9th Traditional Powwow

Grand Entries at 1 and 6 pm. Honorariums for registered dancers and drums. Dancer honorarium: Registered dancers only, must be in full regalia. Drum honorarium: Split for first 10 registered drum groups, 5 singer minimum, no drum hopping. Registration for drums and dancers starts at 11 am. No pre-registration. Craft and informational vendors are welcome (no food vendors or colleges/universities). Space is limited, first-come, first-served. Email or call for more information. 3:00 p.m. – Honoring for Augsburg American Indian Graduates. Free admission, all are welcome. There will be no feast this year. Dinner on your own or concessions are available. Si Melby Gymnasium, 715 23rd Ave. S, Minneapolis. For info, contact Jennifer Simon at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or 612-330-1144 or see: www.augsburg.edu/aissp.

March 25
Bluedog CD Release

Bluedog’s Red, White and Blues CD release party. There will be a Mexican moonshine tasting at Golden's Lowertown. Food, art and music. All local, all fresh. Starts at 6 pm. Tequila tastings from 6-8 pm. $6 Moonshine Margaritas. Free giveaways and specials. Free event. Golden’s Lowertown, 275 E. 4th St., St Paul.

March 28
Support for the Soul

Peer support group for HIV positive people. Runs every last Tuesday of every month from 6 - 8 pm. This event is exclusively for those who are HIV positive. The meeting provides time for HIV positive people to meet with peers to form a stronger community. Clients will get a chance to speak about any problems or challenges they face due to being HIV positive and come up with ideas and ways they may overcome those challenges. The event is free. IPTF, 1335 E. 23rd St., Minneapolis. For info, call 612-889-4636 or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

March 29
FAN Wellness Support Circle

Are you Native/Indigenous and looking for chronic illness support? Join us, the Native/Indigenous FAN Wellness Support Circle, for a meal and good company every last Wed. of the month, from 6 - 8 pm. MAIC, 1530 E. Franklin Ave., Mpls. For info, contact Val Lafave at 612-879-1722 or  This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

March 31
4th Annual Mille Lacs Quiz Bowl

The Onamia Indian Education Department’s Fourth Annual Quiz Mille Lacs Quiz Bowl. Registration: 9 - 9:30 am. The competition will begin at 9:30 am. The registration fee is $100.00 per team, and is non-refundable. Register by March 24th. You may mail the team registration along with the fee or e-mail a copy of the registration to Chris Nayquonabe at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it and send your fee in the mail. Send checks and registration to: Onamia Public Schools, Indian Education Department, Attn: Chris Nayquonabe, 35465 125th Ave, Onamia, MN 56359. Event held at the Rolf Olsen Center, 807 Main St. W., Onamia, MN. For info, call 320-532-6839.

March 31-April 2
All-Nations Basketball Tournament

DIVISIONS: 16 Mens Teams, 8 High School Boys: C/O 2017 eligible, 8 High School Girls: C/O 2017 eligible. Entry fee: $400 Mens/ $200 HS Boys & Girls. Due by March 17 to confirm spot. Entry fee is non-refundable. Lots of cash prizes. All proceeds will sponsor Onamia Indian Education Quiz Bowl teams. Admission costs: students and adults are $10 weekend pass, or $5 day pass; Age 0-6 and 60+ are free.  Grand Casino Mille Lacs Hotel & Casino. Call for block of rooms to 320-532-7777. For info, contact Byron Ninham at 320-362-1023 or This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

February Events
Wednesday, February 08 2017
 
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Feb. 5, 12,19, 26
Eucharistic Mass

The Church of Gichitwaa Kateri invites you to join us for Eucharistic Mass each Sunday at 10:00 am. We are located at 3045 Park Avenue in South Minneapolis. For info, call 612-824-7606.

Feb. 7
The Sioux Chef Pop-up Dinners

The Sioux Chef team will hold a special dinner in partnership with the renowned chef, Karlos Baca (Dine/Tiwa). Chef Karlos, is a Colorado chef who creates startlingly beautiful dishes at the Dunton Hot Springs resort. He draws freely on wild edibles and hunted foods. Chef M. Karlos Baca founded the Taste of Native Cuisine, an Indigenous Chefs collective, in 2011 as a means to offer educational tastings, foraging walks, and speaking engagements on the Southern Ute Reservation. At this dinner, Chef Sean Sherman and Chef Karlos Baca will blend the wild flavors of the Dine and Ute tribes with the Dakota and Anishinaabe. Tickets are $90. This event will raise funds for the Sioux Chef’s new Indigenous Non-profit organization NATIF (North American Traditional Indigenous Foods). 6 to 9:30 pm. First Universalist Church, 3400 Dupont Avenue South, Minneapolis. For tickets, see: www.eventbrite.com/e/yuaarukapi-a-pop-up-dinner-hosted-by-the-sioux-cheftm-tickets-31062364368.

Feb. 7
Water is Sacred

An Evening with Tiana LaPointe, Indigenous Filmmaker and Ringing Shield Drum Group. Tiana LaPointe will speak about her experience attending the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues in May 2016. Tiana documented part of this talk in the film Mni Ki Wakan: Water is Sacred. This recent film specifically relates to the water issue taking place in Standing Rock, North Dakota and across the globe. Wakinyan and Thorne LaPointe, of Ringing Shield Drum Group will convey the sacredness of water through drumming and storytelling. 7 pm. Registration is not required, but does help for planning purposes. Diamondhead Education Center, 200 W. Burnsville Pkwy (Upper level, door 1), Burnsville, MN. For info, call 952-707-6040.

Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28
Drum Practice
All levels are welcome to learn language, songs and drum protocol. This is a free on-going group. 5 – 6 pm. Minneapolis American Indian Center, 1530 East Franklin Minneapolis, MN. For info, contact This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it , 612 89-1713 or This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it , 612 879-1783.

Feb. 8, 15, 22, Mar. 1
Cooking Classes at IHB

Let’s Get Cookin’ – Free Cooking Classes at the Indian Health Board. A free cooking class series for all ages. Join us and share a healthy meal, while learning tips and tricks in the kitchen.Free but please call ahead to register. Wednesdays, 5:30-7:00 pm. Indian Health Board (Third Floor), 1315 E. 24th St., Mpls. For info, contact Chelsea Moyle at  This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or 612-721-9800.

Feb. 8, 15, 22, Mar 1
Parenting education

Parenting Education for pregnant women and mothers of children under 1. 11:30-1:30 every Wednesday. Limited transportation available, light lunch and childcare provided. American Indian Family Center, 579 Wells Ave., St. Paul. For info, call Heather Benjamin or Barb Fairbanks at 651-793-3803.

Feb. 9
ReImage Minnesota Opening

Students from St. Paul Public Schools have been learning about the art in the Minnesota State Capitol, its negative images of Native Americans, and its narrow view of early Minnesota history. They have been crafting their own alternative Capitol art. The show will include approximately 75 pieces of art from nine classrooms from the Creative Arts Secondary School and Washington Technology Magnet. Participating teachers are Randy Schutt, Keith Sellers, and Mary Ann Rogers.Grand opening will be held from 5-8 pm. Washington Technology Magnet School, 1495 Rice St (Multicultural Resource Center), St. Paul, MN.

Feb. 9
Corey Medina + Brothers

Native musican Corey Medina will perform. With special guests the Pretendians. Show starts at 8 pm. No cover charge. Minnesota Music Cafe, 449 Payne Ave, Saint Paul, MN. For info, call 651-776-4699.

Feb. 10
American Indian Magnet School Powwow

The American Indian Magnet School’s traditional powwow will be held from 6 to 7 pm at 1075 3rd St East, St. Paul, MN. Cost: Free. For more info, call 651-293-5191.

Feb. 11
Financial Education Workshop

Bii Gii Wiin CDLF is hosting a bi-monthly financial education workshop. Are you interested in applying for our IDA Savings Match Account? Would you like help with your credit AND debt? We have a credit enhancement loan program you could be eligible for after completing this workshop. Come enjoy a fun, interactive, free, and engaging workshop. For info and registration call Bii Gii Wiin Community Development Loan Fund at 612-354-2249  or see: www.biigiiwiin.org.

Feb. 11 - 12
Ojibwe Moccasin 2-Day Workshop

Learn techniques of working with leather to make a pair of Ojibwe-style moccasins to take home in this two-day workshop. A light lunch and refreshments will be provided both days. The workshop runs: Saturday: Noon to 4 pm and Sunday: 10 am to 2 pm. A minimum of five participants is required. Children under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is required three days prior to workshop. Cost: $60/$55 MNHS and Mille Lacs Band members, plus $40 supply fee. Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post, 43411 Oodena Dr., Onamia, MN. For info, contact 320-532-3632 or This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Feb. 12
Urban Indian Challenges

Three American Indian leaders offer a valuable opportunity to hear their perspectives on urban Indians’ challenges and learn about steps needed to build a vibrant and sustainable urban Indian community. Meet urban Indian community leaders at 6:30 pm. Panel discussion begins at 7:15 pm.   The panelists will be: Joe Hobot (Lakota) President and Chief Executive Officer, American Indian IOC. Robert Lilligren (White Earth Ojibwe) Executive Director, Native American Community Development Institute. Patina Park (Lakota) Executive Director, Minnesota Indian Women’s Resource Centers. Joining them as moderator will be Tom Weber, co-host of “The Morning Show” on Minnesota Public Radio, who brings to the discussion years of reporting on American Indian issues. Plymouth Congregational Church in Minneapolis is located at the intersection of Nicollet and Franklin Avenues, Minneapolis. For info, contact 612-871-7400 or www.plymouth.org.

Feb. 14
Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women’s March

Minnesota Indian Women’s Sexual Assault Coalition, Indigenous Women’s Life Net, and Minnesota Indian Women’s Resource Center are the co-hosts. Wear red and bring banners, signs, shawls, drums, staffs, and rattles. 11 am to 2 pm. March starts and ends at Minneapolis Indian Center, 1530 East Franklin Ave, Minneapolis, MN. Route will start at Indian Center, down Franklin to Cedar, Cedar to 24th, West to Bloomington Ave, then Bloomington, back to Indian Center. Vehicles will be available for Elders and children. For info, contact Deb Poitra at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or 651-646-4800.

Feb. 15 (deadline)
American Indian Magnet School Enrollment

The American Indian Magnet School offers two free full-day Pre-K classes with Ojibwe or Dakhóta weaved into the classroom and lessons. Students must be age 4 by Sept. 1st  to be enrolled into AIMS PreK program. The applications for priority enrollment for the American Indian Magnet School and all other Saint Paul Public Schools is Feb. 15th. See https://apply.spps.org/OnlineApplication or you may go into SPPS Student Placement Center, 2102 University Ave., West Saint Paul (corner of University and Cleveland). For info, call 651-632-3760.

Feb. 16
Foster Care and Adoption Information Meeting

Learn more about the ways you can help children though foster care or adoption. No registration needed. 6 to 8 p.m. Hennepin County Library – Brooklyn Park, 8500 West Broadway Avenue, Brooklyn Park. For info, see: www.hennepin.us/fostercare, www.hennepin.us/icwa, or call 612-348-5437.

Feb. 17 (deadline)
First Nations' Native Ag and Food Systems Initiative

First Nations will award up to 12 grants of up to $35,000 each to support projects that aim to strengthen local food-system control; increase access to local, healthy and traditional foods; and decrease food insecurity and food deserts, all with an emphasis on serving Native American children and families. For this grant opportunity, examples of allowable activities include, but are not limited to: Community Garden Development, Food Sovereignty Initiatives, Food System Planning, Supply Chain Improvements, Grower-Based Education Programs, Intergenerational Programs with a Focus on Food. First Nations will also award up to 10 grants of up to $15,000. Under this grant opportunity, examples of allowable activities include, but are not limited to: Food Sovereignty Assessment Planning, Conducting Food Sovereignty Assessments, Data Analysis of Food Sovereignty Assessment Surveys, Community Meetings Related to a Food Sovereignty Assessment. Request for Proposals for program grants: www.firstnations.org/grantmaking/2017NAFSI. Request for Proposals for the food sovereignty assessment grants: www.firstnations.org/grantmaking/2017FSA.  Entities eligible to apply include U.S.-based, Native American-controlled, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations, tribes and tribal departments, tribal organizations, or Native American community-based groups with eligible fiscal sponsors committed to increasing healthy food access in rural and reservation-based Native communities and improving the health and well-being of Native American children and families. Proposals for both grant programs will be accepted online and must be submitted by no later than 5 p.m. Mountain Standard Time

Feb. 17
Family Fun Night at MAIC

Activities include: Storytelling with Hope Flanagan, floor hockey, basketball and soccer, cooking demonstration, art activity. Refreshments and healthy snacks available. This is a free sober family activity and parents must accommodate children. 6 – 8 pm. For info, contact Cherly at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Feb. 17 - 19
Bois Forte Powwow

The Bois Forte Midwinter Traditional Powwow will be held in Nett Lake, MN. MC: George Strong. AD: Lance Kingbird. Host Drum: Drift Traditional. For info, call Louise Isham at 218 757-3261.

Feb. 18
Winter Storytelling

Winter Storytelling is an annual event the AISCC hosts that brings together the Univeristy and local community together to hear traditional stories. We will begin the event with a welcome from and introduction of our governing board. Dinner will follow, and then we will introduce our speakers. The Dakota class will perform a play and the Ojibwe class will tell stories. 4:30 - 10:30 pm. Free. The Whole Theatre - Coffman Memorial Union, 300 Washington Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN. For info, contact Diana Hawkins at 612-624-0243 or This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Feb. 22
FAN Wellness Support Circle

Are you Native American and looking for chronic illness support? Join us, the Native FAN Wellness Support Circle, for a meal and good company every last Wed. of the month from 6-8 pm at MAIC 1530 E Franklin Ave, Mpls. For more info, contact Val Lafave at 612-879-1722 or  This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Feb. 22 (deadline)
ArtPlace Call for Artists

ArtPlace has $9.5 million is available funds for projects that work with artists and arts organizations to build stronger, healthier communities anywhere in the United States. Funds projects that: Focus on a neighborhood, town, village or other geographic community; are looking to work on a community challenge or opportunity related to agriculture/food, economic development,  education/youth, environment/energy, health, housing, immigration, public safety, transportation or workforce development; Have a way that artists, arts organizations, and/or arts and culture activities can help address that challenge or opportunity. Deadline is February 22 by 3:59 pm EST. To be able to apply, you must register in Fluxx before February 14 at 3:59 pm EST. For info, see: www.artplaceamerica.org/blog/open-call-applications-2017-national-creative-placemaking-fund

Feb. 23
Red Lake Community Engagement Meeting

We invite all Red Lake Tribal members to join us for a meal and to share your thoughts. Topic – Duties and Responsibilities of Elected Officials. 6 - 8 pm.2929 Bloomington Ave, Minneapolis.

Feb. 25
13th Annual Thinking College Early Fair

Progressive Baptist Church and the Saint Paul Public Schools are hosting their 13th annual Thinking College Early Fair from 11 am to 1 pm at Harding High School. We are actively seeking colleges that support American Indian students through coursework and programming, to participate. If you work at a college and actively recruit American Indian students, please consider attending the fair. To register, see: http://tinyurl.com/hopxx4y. For info, contact Kerrie at:  This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Feb. 25
Loom Beading

Participants will learn the art of loom beading through hands-on experience. Create a design, put it on a loom and learn how to apply the loom work to leather or cloth when it is finished. A light lunch and refreshments will be provided. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is required three days prior to workshop. A minimum of five participants is required to host the workshop. 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. Cost: $30/$25 MNHS and Mille Lacs band members, $20 supply fee. Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post, 43411 Oodena Dr., Onamia, MN. For info, contact 320-532-3632 or This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Feb. 26 – March 5
AMR Artist-in-Residency

All My Relations Gallery is holding its first Artist-in-Residency Program. In partnership with The Ordway Center For Performing Arts and Rosy Simas Danse, All My Relations Arts presents Tanya Lukin Linklater. Tanya Lukin Linklater’s performance collaborations, videos, photographs and installations have been exhibited nationally and internationally. She is compelled by relationships between bodies, histories, poetry, pedagogy, Indigenous conceptual spaces (languages), and institutions. 1414 E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis. For info, call 612-235-4970 or email:  This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
• Feb. 28: Welcome meal and gathering, 6-8 pm at Two Rivers Gallery, MAIC.
• March 2: Open house and rehearsal with Lukin Linklater, 6-8 pm.
• March 3: The Harvest Sturdies Opening Reception, 6-8 pm. Host by the Native youth art collective with Indigenous food, and dance performance at 7 pm.

Feb. 27
Bde Maka Ska (Lake Calhoun) Meeting

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board is partnering with the City of Minneapolis and community members to create a unique public art gathering and memorial space on the shore of Bde Maka Ska (Lake Calhoun). Learn more about Bde Maka Ska and Mahpiya Wicasta public art and site improvements at two upcoming public meetings. This project grew out of MPRB’s recent public master planning process for Lake Calhoun/Bde Maka Ska and Lake Harriet and reflects the recommendations of the project’s Community Advisory Committee. Members of the public are invited to join Bde Maka Ska Public Art Meeting, 6-8 pm. Minneapolis American Indian Center Auditorium, 1530 E Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis. Snacks will be provided. For info, contact Deb Bartels at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or 612-230-6438.

Feb. 27
LEAP Into the Fight Against Hunger

Fundraiser for the Horizons Unlimited Food Shelf which provides services to the Native American community. Silent and live auction includes: theatre tickets to the Jungle and Children's Theaters; dinner and show at the Chanhassen; Timberwolves tickets; autographed books from Louise Erdrich, Heid Erdrich and Diane Wilson; gift cards from Lunds/Byerly's; a home-made star quilt; jewelry; lunch with William Kent Krueger; a catered meal by the Sioux Chef; tickets to the Science museum and the Minnesota Institute of Art; art by Carolyn Anderson and Frank Big Bear; riding lessons and voice lessons; chocolate chip cookies made by George Soule and more. Doors open at 5 pm. Networking 5-6 pm. Main Event 6-8:30 pm. The Metropolitan, 5418 Wayzata Blvd., Golden Valley, MN. For tickets, see: diw-mn.org/leap for ticket information. For info, call 612-279-6325 or email  This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Feb. 27 (deadline)
MPS Indian Ed Nominations

MPS Indian Education is now accepting nominations to serve on the Title VI Parent Committee. Do you know an incredible parent/guardian of an American Indian student in Minneapolis Public Schools? Do you know an extraordinary American Indian Student in Minneapolis Public Schools? Do you know a phenomenal teacher who works with American Indian students in Minneapolis Public Schools? Nominations are due Feb 27th. To nominate yourself or someone else, contact Christine at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or 612-668-0108.

March 1
Call for artists and writers

An open call for artists for the Bde Maka Ska Public Art Project. This public art project is part of construction improvements for Bde Maka Ska (Lake Calhoun) to create a gathering space and improved lake access. Both the site improvements and the public art will celebrate the history and culture of the Dakota and Native American people and honor Mahpiya Wicasta (Cloud Man) and Heyata Otunwe (Village to the Side). This project is part of the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) Master Plan and Site Improvements for Lakes Calhoun/Bde Maka Ska-Harriet. An informational meeting will be held on Feb.7 from 4:30 - 5:30 pm. Migizi Communications, 1516 E. Lake St., #300, Minneapolis. (free parking in back.)  Deadline: March 1, at 4:00 p.m. For more information visit: www.minneapolisparks.org/park_care__improvements/park_projects/current_projects/calhoun-harriet_master_plan__improvements.

March 1 (deadline)
Vision Maker Media Grants

Vision Maker Media invites applications for Projects intended for Public Media that represent the cultures, experiences, and values of American Indians and Alaska Natives. Projects should be accessible to a broad audience, have the potential for a national broadcast, and be used for effective outreach/community engagement activities to reach audiences beyond a Public Television broadcast. Projects will be offered additional distribution opportunities through Vision Maker Media, including educational and home DVD distribution through http://shopvisionmaker.org.The deadline for receiving all application materials is March 1, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. PST. For guidelines, see: www.visionmakermedia.org/filmmakers/2017-public-media-content-fund. For more information, contact: 402-472-3122 or 402-472-0497 or email: 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

March 2-5
14th Annual Great Lakes Indigenous Farming Conf.

Join us and learn about a wide array of topics and discussions such as: community land revitalization, seed saving, tribal food and farm policy, native agricultural techniques, raised bed and elder gardening programs, food preservation and much more. Over 25 Native herbalists, gardeners, horticulturists, community leaders, professors, students, extension educators and farmers from all four directions will share their knowledge. Learn how Native people are restoring traditional foods, implementing sustainable practices, and collaborating with neighboring Native nations. Maplelag Resort Callaway, MN. Sponsored by the White Earth Land Recovery Project. Register at: www.welrp.org. For info, contact This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or 218-375-2600.

March 3
Annual Native Youth Visit Day

Augsburg College Admissions Office, American Indian Student Services and our Augsburg Indigenous Student Association (AISA) invite high school students to the Augsburg College campus. 9 am - 1 pm.  This is specifically for students who identify as American Indian who are in grades 7-12. We encourage your juniors and seniors and/or others you may be connected with who may have recently completed a high school diploma/GED to attend. Students will have the opportunity to take a college tour, hear from our admissions staff and American Indian Student Services, talk with current Native students at Augsburg, enjoy lunch and hear from our guest speaker/faculty member. The tentative schedule for the day is: 9 am - Arrival; 9:15 am - Welcome and Introduction; 9:30 am - College Tour, 10:30 am - Panel of Augsburg American Indian Students, 11:15 am - Lunch, 12:00 pm - Special Guest/Activity/TBD, 1:00 pm - Departure. For info, contact Jennifer Simon at 612-330-1144 or This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

March 7
Indian Child Welfare Education Day

Please join us as we share the strengths and wisdom within our community. Co-Sponsored by Mitchell Hamline School of Law. Registration, 8 am. Programing, 8:30 am – 4 pm. Free. CEU’s will be provided. Lunch provided Mitchell Hamline School of Law, 875 Summit Ave., Saint Paul. For info, 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.

March 8
Red Power Energy

The Augsburg Native American Film Series Presents Red Power Energy. Oglala Lakota Director, Larry Pourier will host a screening of the film he co-directed.  This documentary presents a variety of Native American perspectives on the energy debates that highlight the controversial nature of energy development within Native community self-determination, sovereignty, and environmental sustainability. Red Power Energy combines engaging storytelling with in-depth journalism. Told solely from the Native perspective, with a nearly all-Native film crew and all-Native Advisory Council, the film features Western and Great Plains American Indian tribes from North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming and Colorado. Augsburg College, Sateren Auditorium, Music Hall, 715 22nd Ave South. Reception 6:15 - 6:45 pm. Screening begins at 7 pm. Discussion with filmmakers follows. This event is free to the public. For info, see: www.augsburg.edu/filmseries/2017/01/11/red-power-energy.

 

January Calendar
Monday, January 09 2017
 
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Thru Jan. 20
On Fertile Ground

Celebrate the wealth and diversity of contemporary Native artists from the upper Midwet region. On Fertile Ground is the third and final segemnnt of this regional exhibition and providers comprehensive overview of 45 artists from Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, and South Dakota. Features work from: Cannupa Hansak Luger, Dyani White Hawk, Gwen Western, Andrea Carlson, Jeffrey Chapman, James Autio, Chholing Taha, Dwayne Wilcox, Keith Brave Heart, and more. All My Relations Arts, 1414 East Franklin Ave., Minneapolis. For info, call 612-235-4969 or see: www.allmyrelationsarts.com.
• Jan. 20: Artists Talking Circle: from 6 - 8 pm. Hosted by Dyani White Hawk and a variety of exhibited artists featuring the debut of the On Fertile Ground 2014 - 2016 catalogue.

Thru Jan. 27
Mazinaakizige Exhibition: POWER(FULL)

Two Rivers Gallery and the Minnesota Historical Society present Mazinaakizige: American Indian Teen Photography Project. This exhibition brings together six young American Indian artists to develop their photography skills in a guided, supportive, and culturally sensitive environment. The artists will be showing a selection of photographs that empowers their indigenous identity by focusing around the theme “Power(full)”. Artists include: Nolan Berglund, Amoreina Espinosa, Joe Ettawageshik, Shaw Handley, Marco Hunt and Angel Swann. Two Rivers Gallery, MAIC, 1530 E Franklin Ave, Minneapolis. Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday, 10 am - 4 pm. For info, call 612-871-4555 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Thru Feb. 4
Dimensions of Indigenous & Cultural Identity Politics

Featuring work by Gordon Coons (Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe) and Rebekah Crisanta de Ybarra (Xinka-Lenca, El Salvador). The impacts of colonization can still be felt today in our communities, manifesting in different but similarly meaningful ways for Indigenous Peoples living in the Midwest. The tension, distrust, and trauma from generations of relocation, cultural appropriation, assimilation and genocide make unity difficult for those who have survived. As Dimensions of Indigenous seeks to unite Indigenous people of the four directions and as tension around immigration and who can claim to be Indigenous make it difficult, in a stripped down version of the exhibition curators Gordon Coons and Rebekah Crisanta de Ybarra explore dimensions of Indigeneity through an intimate view of their practice. In conversation with one another, their installation work explores Indigenous cultural identity politics through the modern expression of color and paper cuttings. Curated by Electric Machete Studios. Sliding scale; $3-10 per person suggested. Intermedia Arts, 2822 Lyndale Ave South, Minneapolis. For more info, see: http://intermediaarts.org.

Jan. 7
Corn Husk Dolls

Learn how to make a corn husk doll to take home. Corn husk dolls are made out of the outer covering of an ear of corn. Allow an hour to make the craft. Recommended for ages 8 and up. 1:00 - 3:00 pm. This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it Cost: $6/kit, museum admission not included. Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post, 43411 Oodena Dr., Onamia, MN. For info, contact 320-532-3632.

Jan. 7
Story Time

Enjoy a story time exploring American Indian tales. All ages welcome; light snacks will be available. Noon - 1:00 pm. Free, museum admission not included.Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post, 43411 Oodena Dr., Onamia, MN. For info, contact 320-532-3632 or mil This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Jan. 7-8
Ojibwe Mitten Workshop

Learn techniques of leather working to make a pair of Ojibwe style mittens to take home.  A light lunch and refreshments will be provided both days. The workshop is scheduled from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.  Cost is $65 for the public and $60 for Minnesota Historical Society Members and Mille Lacs Band Members, there is also a $40 supply fee. A minimum of five participants is required. Children under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is required three days prior to workshop. Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post, 43411 Oodena Dr, Onamia, MN. For info, see website at www.mnhs.org/millelacs or call 320-532-3632.

Jan. 9 - Feb. 1
Tradition Not Addiction

Come and learn about traditional tobacco and the truth about commercial tobacco, alcohol and drugs. Now recruiting youth ages 12-18. Starting: Jan 9, through Feb 1, Mondays-Wednesdays from: 4:30-7:30 pm. All Nations Indian Church, 1515 E. 23rd St., Minneapolis. Stipend: $120.00 gift card. Must attend all 4 days. For info, contact: Suzanne Nash at 722-6248 or Curtis Kirby @ 428-7692.

Jan. 11, 18, 25
AIOIC services

American Indian OIC-Employment Services offers employment and short-term job training assistance. Information sessions are held on Wednesdays at 9:00 am. For info, see www.aioic.org or call 612-341-3358. American Indian O.I.C. & TAKODA Institute, 1845 E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis, MN.

Jan. 13
American Indian Magnet School Powwow

The American Indian Magnet School’s traditional powwow will be held from 6 to 7 pm at 1075 3rd St East, St. Paul, MN. Cost: Free. For more info, call 651-293-5191.

Jan. 14
Gichi Manidoo Giizis Powwow

The Gichi Manidoo Giizis traditional Powwow will be held at Black Fear Casino Resort, Otter Creek Event Center, 1785 Highway 210, Carlton, MN. MC: Les Gibbs. AD: Dan Houle. Host Drum: Cedar Creek. Free Admission. For more info, contact Nikki Crowe at 218-878-7148.

Jan. 16 (deadline)
Call for artists of color

Northern Lights.mn is accepting proposals for all-night projects in any medium for Northern Spark 2017 Climate Chaos|Climate Rising. For artists of color and indigenous artists who have a cultural connection to the following communities: Cedar-Riverside Neighborhood (West Bank Station), Little Africa District (Snelling Station), and Little Mekong District (Western Station). The festival will be held in neighborhoods along the Light Rail Green Line spanning Downtown Minneapolis and Lowertown Saint Paul. This call is for individual artists of color and indigenous artists. Artists living anywhere are eligible to participate. Artists may submit proposals with budgets at the $1,000, 3,000 or 6,000 level. Deadline is Jan. 16th, 2017 at 9 pm CST. For more information, see: http://2017.northernspark.org/
call-program-council.

Jan. 21-22
Beading 101 2-Day Workshop

Learn basic beading styles and techniques by creating a project, like a necklace or bracelet, to take home in this two-day workshop. A light lunch and refreshments will be provided both days. The workshop runs: Saturday: Noon-4 pm and Sunday: 10 am-2 pm. A minimum of five participants is required. Children under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is required three days prior to workshop. Cost: $60/$55 MNHS and Mille Lacs Band members, plus $25 supply fee. Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post, 43411 Oodena Dr., Onamia, MN. For info, contact 320-532-3632 or mil This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Jan. 25
Winter Feast

An invitation to the community to attend a Winter Feast, hosted by Wicoie Nandagikendan and DIW. 6 pm to 8 pm. Division of Indian Work, 1001 E. Lake S. Minneapolis. For info, call 612-721-4246 or email:  This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Jan. 25
FAN Wellness Support Circle

Are you Native American and looking for chronic illness support? Here is a good News Years Resolution! Join us, the Native FAN Wellness Support Circle, for a meal and good company every last Wednesday of the month, from 6-8 pm at MAIC, 1530 E. Franklin Ave., Mpls. For more information contact Val Lafave at 612-879-1722 or  This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Jan. 26
Retirement Ceremony

Join us as we celebrate and honor over 30 years of service for Dr. Lydia Caros of the Native American Community Clinic. In lieu of gifts we kindly suggest a donation to your favorite charity. 4 - 7 pm at the Minneapolis American Indian Center, 1530 E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis. For more info, call 612-872-8086.

Jan. 28
Fix-It Tech Event

Come with a question and/or bring a device for repair or a FREE TUNE-UP! Bring your laptops, desktop towers, smartphones, or tablets WITH power cord. Our volunteers will teach valuable repair skills, answer questions, and give technical advice about your device. First come first served! Labor will be free! If parts are needed, volunteers will provide consultation on items and various sources. Fix-It Tech is a Twin Cities community technology education event led by a dedicated group of volunteers, educators and community organizations. 11 am - 3 pm. Free.     Neighborhood House, Wellstone Center, 179 Robie St E., St. Paul, MN. For info, call     651-789-2500  or see: www.facebook.com/fixittechmn.
•  March 10: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm     at the TAKODA Institute of Higher Ed-American Indian OIC, 1845 East Franklin Ave., Minneapolis, MN.

Jan. 29
Storytelling Bus and Talking Circle

Dimensions of Indigeneity in Minnesota: A Storytelling Bus will pick you up at locations around the Twin Cities (see schedule below). Travel on the bus to the Talking Circle and Potluck feast while listening to and sharing stories by Al Gross, Lupe Castillo, and more. Jessica Lopez Lyman, PhD and Ashley Fairbanks, White Earth Nation, moderate a talking circle with a diverse panel of artists, educators, and cultural community organizers. In a poignant conversation, we will get honest about dimensions of Indigeneity and cultural identity politics as it relates to our shared liberation. Co-presented with the Department of Chicano & Latino Studies at the University of Minnesota, Ce Tempoxcalli, Electric Machete Studios, and The Ordway. Storytelling Bus Pick Up Schedule: 2:00 pm — Electric Machete Studios, 777 Smith Ave S, St Paul. 2:30 pm —PowWow Grounds, 1414 E Franklin Ave, Minneapolis. 2:40 pm — Little Earth, 2495 18th Ave South, Minneapolis. For more info, see: http://intermediaarts.org.

Feb. 10
American Indian Magnet School Powwow

The American Indian Magnet School’s traditional powwow will be held from 6 to 7 pm at 1075 3rd St East, St. Paul, MN. Cost: Free. For more info, call 651-293-5191.

Feb. 17 - 19
Bois Forte Powwow

The Bois Forte Midwinter Traditional Powwow will be held in Nett Lake, MN. MC: George Strong. AD: Lance Kingbird. Host Drum: Drift Traditional. For info, call Louise Isham at 218 757-3261.

Feb. 26 – March 5
AMR Artist-in-Residency

All My Relations Gallery is holding its first Artist-in-Residency Program. In partnership with The Ordway Center For Performing Arts and Rosy Simas Danse, All My Relations Arts presents Tanya Lukin Linklater. Tanya Lukin Linklater’s performance collaborations, videos, photographs and installations have been exhibited nationally and internationally. She is compelled by relationships between bodies, histories, poetry, pedagogy, Indigenous conceptual spaces (languages), and institutions. 1414 E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis. For info, call 612-235-4970.

Feb. 27
LEAP into the Fight Against Hunger

The Division of Indian Work (DIW) invites you to attend LEAP Into the Fight Against Hunger, the annual fundraiser for DIW’s food shelf, Horizons Unlimited. Enjoy the incredible talents of Maria Jette, Bradley Greenwald, Jearlyn Steele and Tall Paul as you partake of fabulous hors d’oeuvres provided by D’Amico. The Silent and Live Auctions will be incredible with chances to score vacation homes in New Mexico and Wisconsin, tickets to the Chanhassen and Jungle theaters along with many other fantastic items. 5:00 pm to  8:30 pm at the Metropolitan in Golden Valley, 5418 Wayzata Blvd, Minneapolis, MN. Ticket info at: diw-mn.org/leap. For info, contact 612-279-6325 or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

March 1 (deadline)
Vision Maker Media Grants

Vision Maker Media invites applications for Projects intended for Public Media that represent the cultures, experiences, and values of American Indians and Alaska Natives. Projects should be accessible to a broad audience, have the potential for a national broadcast, and be used for effective outreach/community engagement activities to reach audiences beyond a Public Television broadcast. All completed Projects are required to meet the PBS Technical Operating Specifications and Production Guidelines as outlined in the PBS Red Book, online at www.pbs.org/producers. Projects will be offered additional distribution opportunities through Vision Maker Media, including educational and home DVD distribution through http://shopvisionmaker.org.The deadline for receiving all application materials is March 1, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. PST. For guidelines, see: www.visionmakermedia.org/filmmakers/2017-public-media-content-fund. For more information, contact: 402-472-3122 or 402-472-0497 or email: 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

May 6
Powwow for Hope Teams Needed

The sixth annual Powwow for Hope will be held on Saturday, May 6, 2017​. Powwow for Hope is a community fundraising event that honors loved ones who have battled cancer or are fighting cancer and provides an opportunity to learn more about cancer prevention and resources. Your help is needed to address the cancer burdens faced by many American Indian families throughout Indian Country. As we approach our sixth annual event, check back to learn how you can organize or join a team. Teams will raise funds in many different ways before, during and after Powwow for Hope. All money raised will be used to support cancer education and supportive services for American Indians. For more info, contact the American Indian Cancer Foundation, 615 First Avenue NE, Ste. 125, Minneapolis, MN. 612-314-4848 or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

December
Tuesday, December 06 2016
 
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Thru Dec. 17
Frank Big Bear: Nativia Exhibit

In his 12th solo show at the Bockley Gallery, Big Bear continues to explore the complex issues in force at the intersection of Native American and American popular cultures. Running throughout this offering of new paintings, drawings and a single collage is the broader leitmotif of the human figure and, more specifically, the portrait. Also on view are a selection of Big Bear’s recent Prismacolor on paper drawings in his signature style. These mosaic-like compositions in vivid saturated hues, feature a single protagonist before a fragmented, fantastical landscapes of geological formations, abstract objects and images, indigenous signs and symbols and wayward animals. Drawn on both black and white paper, the works project different emotional and psychological states, but are classic Big Bear in their deft synthesis of mixed cultural realities. Gallery Hours: Wednesday through Saturday, Noon to 5 pm. Bockley Gallery, 2123 W 21st St., Minneapolis. For info call 612 377 4669 or email:  This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Thru Jan. 20
On Fertile Ground

Celebrate the wealth and diversity of contemporary Native artists from the upper Midwet region. On Fertile Ground is the third and final segemnnt of this regional exhibition and providers comprehensive overview of 45 artists from Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, and South Dakota. Features work from: Cannupa Hansak Luger, Dyani White Hawk, Gwen Western, Andrea Carlson, Jeffrey Chapman, James Autio, Chholing Taha, Dwayne Wilcox, Keith Brave Heart, and more. All My Relations Arts, 1414 East Franklin Ave., Minneapolis. For info, call 612-235-4969 or see: www.allmyrelationsarts.com.
• Dec. 7: Seed Bomb Community Arts Workshop:  from 5 - 8 pm. With hands-on and all-ages activities led by Cannupa Hanska Luger and other artists.
• Jan. 20: Artists Talking Circle: from 6 - 8 pm. Hosted by Dyani White Hawk and a variety of exhibited artists featuring the debut of the On Fertile Ground 2014 - 2016 catalogue.

Dec. 7
Community Arts Workshop for Standing Rock

Cannupa Hanska Luger, multidisciplinary artist, will lead the community in an arts workshop in solidarity with Standing Rock and the Water Protectors. Come for the food, company and to learn about Luger's Mirror Shields for Standing Rock project. By the end of the night you'll complete your very own Mirror Shield to be sent to Standing Rock! 5 - 8 pm. Free and open to the public. All My Relations Gallery, 1414 Franklin Ave. E., Mpls.

Dec. 7, 21
Smoking Cessation

The Indian Health Board of Minneapolis has walk-in appointments on Wednesday’s from 9 am to 1 pm for smoking cessation. Meet one on one with smoking cessation counselors to develop a quit plan that works for you. Call 612-721-9800 to schedule appointments. For more information, call Indi Lawrence at 612-721-9803. IHB, 1315 E 24th St, Minneapolis.

Dec. 9
The Circle’s Annaul Breakfast Fundraiser

The Circle board invites you to join us for our annual Native Authors Breakfast Fundraiser to support The Circle, the voice of Native journalism in the Twin Cities, serving the Native community and regional readers for 36 years. Join Us for Breakfast to Honor Jim Northrup. Jim Northrup (April 28, 1943 – August 1, 2016) was an Anishinabe newspaper columnist, poet, performer, and political commentator from the Fond du Lac Indian Reservation in Minnesota. His Anishinabe name was "Chibenashi" ("Big little-bird").  Northrup's regular column, the Fond du Lac Follies, was syndicated through several Native American papers and won many awards. He was a published book author with titles including: Walking the Rez Road, The Red Road Follies, Anishinabe Syndicated, Rez Salute: The Real Healer Dealer, and Dirty Copper. 8:00 - 9:00 am. Doors open at  7:30 am for coffee. $35 suggested donation. All Nations Indian Church,1515 E. 23rd St., Minneapolis. RSVP by calling 612-722-3686 or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Dec. 9
AIOIC Career Fair

American Indian OIC, a community resource and employment agency, will host the AIOIC Career Fair: Networking, Interviewing, & Hidden Opportunities event to help community members, students, and graduates gain access to state and local employers with open positions. Job-seekers will have the opportunity to network with potential employers and partake in some on-site interviews. This career fair is open to anyone in the Twin Cities 7-County Metropolitan Area, and is designed to help fill workforce gaps in high demand fields. How to prepare for the event: 1) Pre-register for the fair, 2) Research registered employers, 3) Bring multiple copies of your resume, 4) Consider bringing a portfolio which should include copies of your resume, a list of references, and samples of your best work, and 5) Wear appropriate business attire; dress to be interviewed. 11:00 am – 3:00 pm.  For more info, call 612-341-3358 and speak with the Community Engagement Coordinator. American Indian OIC, 1845 East Franklin Ave., Minneapolis.

Dec. 10
2016 Winter Book

Heid Erdrich’s (Turtle Mountain Ojibwe) new collection has been named 2016 Winter Book by the Minnesota Center for Book Arts. “every-blest-thing-seeing-eye” features poetry and prose, and explores the complex conversations between artists and viewers. “every-blest-thing-seeing-eye” features poetry and prose by Erdrich, a poet, writer, and faculty mentor for Augsburg College Low-residency MFA. The Winter Book was produced in two editions, with illustrations by Jim Denomie, Aza Erdrich, Eric Gansworth, Dyani Whitehawk, Louise Erdrich, Adrea Carlson, and Jonathan Thunder. Artists, staff and board at MCBA will celebrate the handmade book starting at 7 pm. Readings by Heid E. Erdrich will be followed by a book signing and public reception with light refreshments. MN.  Free and open to the public. MCBA’s Studios and Gallery, 1011 Washington Ave. S. #100, Minneapolis. For info, see:  www.mnbookarts.org or call 612-215-2520.

Dec 10
American Indian Family Day

Enjoy a family day featuring speakers and artists from American Indian communities. Learn about the Dakota and Ojibwe languages and about Indigenous place names throughout the state. Discover traditional music, dancing, games, birch bark art demonstrations, museum collections, art projects, winter storytelling and more. Visitors are asked to bring a nonperishable food item to donate to Horizons Unlimited Food Shelf, which serves the American Indian population in the west metro. Noon - 4:00 pm. Free. Gridiron Glory admission sold separately. Minnesota History Center, 345 W. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul, MN. For info, call 651-259-3015 or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Dec. 10-11
Mitten Ojibwa style making

Learn techniques of leatherworking to make a pair of Ojibwe-style mittens to take home. A light lunch and refreshments will be provided both days. A minimum of five participants is required. Children under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult. The workshop runs: Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm; and Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm. Registration is required three days prior to workshop. Discount hotel rooms are available at Grand Casino Mille Lacs on Saturday night for all workshop participants. Cost: $65/$60 MNHS members, plus $25 supply fee. Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post, 43411 Oodena Dr., Onamia, MN. For 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. 14
Foster Care and Adoption Information Meeting

Learn more about the ways you can help children though foster care or adoption. Free. 5:30 - 7:30 pm. Hennepin County Library - Golden Valley, 830 Winnetka Avenue North, Golden Valley, MN. For info, see: www.hennepin.us/fostercare or call 612-348-5437.

Jan. 16 (deadline)
Call for artists of color

Northern Lights.mn is accepting proposals for all-night projects in any medium for Northern Spark 2017 Climate Chaos|Climate Rising. For artists of color and indigenous artists who have a cultural connection to the following communities: Cedar-Riverside Neighborhood (West Bank Station), Little Africa District (Snelling Station), and Little Mekong District (Western Station). The festival will be held in neighborhoods along the Light Rail Green Line spanning Downtown Minneapolis and Lowertown Saint Paul. This call is for individual artists of color and indigenous artists. Artists living anywhere are eligible to participate. Artists may submit proposals with budgets at the $1,000, 3,000 or 6,000 level. Deadline is Jan. 16th, 2017 at 9 pm CST. For more information, see: http://2017.northernspark.org/call-program-council.

November 2016 Events
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Oct. 4 - Nov. 8
Let’s Get Cookin’

The Indian Health Board of Minneapolis will be hosting a weekly, family-based nutrition education and cooking class series “Let’s Get Cookin”. For adults, children, parents, family members, and family friends interested in an interactive program that is focused on nutrition, health, physical activity, and cooking. To better help families in our community understand the importance of healthy eating and getting regular physical activity. Dinner will be provided for all participants. Program runs every Tuesday from October 4 to November 8, from 6:00-7:30 pm. Held at the Indian Health Board of Minneapolis, 1315 E. 24th St., Minneapolis (3rd Floor Assembly Rooms). For more info, call Chelsea Moyle at 612-721-9860.

Nov. 2 - 28
LLTC Native American Heritage Events

Leech Lake Tribal College will hold events throughout November in honor of Native American Heritage Month. All events are open to the community. Held in Room 204, 6945 Little Wolf Rd NW, Cass Lake, MN.  For info, contact 218-335-4220 or This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
Nov. 2:LEARN THE HAND GAME, 12-1 pm (light refreshments). Learn to play the hand game by LLTC Student Brandon Bowstring. Similar to the moccasin and stick game, this was one of the original games played by the Native people.
Nov. 9: LUNCH & LEARN - NATIVES IN THE MILITARY, 12-1 pm. Listen to local veterans’ share their stories in honor of Veteran’s Day.
Nov. 14: ANISHINAABE MOVIE NIGHT, 5-7 pm (light refreshments).
Nov. 15: ROCK YOUR MOCS, wear a pair of your favorite moccasins all day.
Nov. 17: OJIBWEMOWIN SPEAKERS GATHERING, 4:30-7 pm (dinner). Opportunity for learners of all levels to talk and learn from our first language speakers.
Nov. 18: ARTS/CRAFTS FAIR & FOOD SALE, 10 am-4 pm. Students, student senate, and local artist selling arts & crafts before the holidays.
Nov. 23: WILD RICE COOK-OFF, 12-1 pm. Students and staff challenged to make any Wild Rice Dish. Winner take all.
Nov. 28: OPEN MIC NIGHT, 5-7pm (light refreshments).

Nov. 3, 12, 17
Catalyst for a Community Quilting Bee

We are creating a series of 84 hand sewn quilts. When completed, the quilts will be laid outdoors for an all night performance filled with dance, storytelling and stargazing! We provide all materials as well as beverages and snacks. We will be holding Saturday morning Quilting Bees at Two Rivers Gallery and Thursday evening Quilting Bees at Studio 207 at The Ivy Building.  Quilting Bees at Two Rivers Gallery (1530 E Franklin Ave Minneapolis) from 10 am - 2 pm on Saturdays: Nov. 12 and Dec. 10. Quilting Bees at The Ivy Arts Building (2637 27th Ave S, Minneapolis, Studio #207) from 6-8 pm on Thursdays. Nov. 3 & 17 and Dec. 1 & 15. Contact This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it with any questions. For more information on the project please visit www.catalystdance.com/then-a-cunning-voice.

Nov. 4 - Jan. 20
On Fertile Ground

Celebrate the wealth and diversity of contemporary Native artists from the upper Midwet region. On Fertile Ground is the third and final segemnnt of this regional exhibition and providers comprehensive overview of 45 artists from Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, and South Dakota. Features work from: Cannupa Hansak Luger, Dyani White Hawk, Gwen Western, Andrea Carlson, Jeffrey Chapman, James Autio, Chholing Taha, Dwayne Wilcox, Keith Brave Heart, and more. All My Relations Arts, 1414 East Franklin Ave., Minneapolis. For info, call 612-235-4969 or see: www.allmyrelationsarts.com.
• Nov. 4: Opening reception:  from 6 - 8 pm. Featuring a local JD, Powwo Grounds catering, and a chance to meet the artists.
• Dec. 7: Seed Bomb Community Arts Workshop:  from 5 - 8 pm. With hands-on and all-ages activities led by Cannupa Hanska Luger and other artists.
• Jan. 20: Artists Talking Circle: from 6 - 8 pm. Hosted by Dyani White Hawk and a variety of exhibited artists featuring the debut of the On Fertile Ground 2014 - 2016 catalogue.

Thru Nov. 5
Skin(s) Exhibit

The Skin(s) exhibit, on view at Intermedia Arts, is a showcase of artworks by Minnesotans who express multi-dimensional identities from Dakota, Ojibwe, Ponca, Lakota, Navajo, and other indigenous nations. Featuring the work of Hilary Abe, Carolyn Lee Anderson, James Autio, Julie Buffalohead, Andrea Carlson, Elizabeth Day, Aza Erdrich, Marlena Myles, Jonathan Thunder, Maggie Thompson, Rory Wakemup, Dyani White Hawk and Marne Zafar. Curated by Heid E. Erdrich, these paintings, prints, sculptures, and films reveal the power and diversity of urban Native artists. Opening reception will be held October 21st at 6:30 pm. Exhibit cost: Sliding scale; $3-10 per person suggested. All proceeds support visual arts programming at Intermedia Arts. Intermedia Arts, 2822 Lyndale Ave South, Minneapolis, MN. For more info, see: www.intermediaarts.org.

Nov. 1
MNSure Enrollment Event

Meet with a certified MNsure navigator for assistance with MNsure and enrollment questions. A light snack will be provided. 9 am to 4 pm. Walk-ins also welcome. Native American Community Clinic, 1213 East Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis. To set up an appointment call 612-872-8086, Option 1.

Nov. 2
NDNZ in the City

NDNZ in the City: Multi-media narratives of American Indian culture in the heart of Los Angeles, CA. Join us for an evening of talk, short films, photographs, and personal stories from Indigenous multimedia documentarian, Pamela Peters (Navajo). The event will showcase Peter’s newest film “Legacy of Exiled NDNZ” and multimedia presentation “Real NDNZ re-take Hollywood.” Reception 6:15 - 6:45 pm. Screening begins at 7 pm. Discussion with filmmakers follows. Augsburg College, Sateren Auditorium, Music Hall, 715 22nd Ave. S., Mpls. This event is free to the public. For info, see: www.augsburg.edu/filmseries/2016/08/30/pamela-peters-presents-legacy-exiled-ndnz.

Nov. 2 (deadline)
Rural Initiative Grant

The Laura Jane Musser Fund will be accepting proposals for their Rural Initiative grant round. Program planning grants up to $5,000 and Program implementation grants up to $25,000 will be considered. Organizations must be from communities with populations under 10,000. Organizations from CO, HI, WY, MI, and MN may apply. Applications will be accepted online through the Fund’s website from October 2 – November 2. For additional info, see www.musserfund.org. 

Nov. 3-4
ABC’s of Economic Dev. in Indian Country

The American Indian Business Alliance (AIBA) comprised of the North Dakota Indian Business Alliance (NDIBA); Minnesota Indian Business Alliance (MNIBA); Montana Indian Business Alliance (MIBA); South Dakota Indian Business Alliance (SDIBA); and Wisconsin Indian Business Alliance (WIBA) announces the 2016 American Indian Business Conference, “ABC’s of Economic Development in Indian Country.” To be heldin Bismarck, North Dakota, at the Downtown Radisson. This American Indian Business Alliance 4th Annual conference has attracted Native-Owned businesses, tribal leaders, business development experts, community based organizations, policy makers, and financial institutions. Sessions will highlight successful models and strategies that foster the development of private Indian businesses, both on and off reservations, and to develop policy ideas and strategies to address the challenges that Native business owners face. Our goal is for attendees to leave the conference with specific tools and strategies to strengthen the economy. For more information visit the North Dakota Indian Business Alliance’s website at www.ndiba.com.

Nov. 5
Gathering For Our Children/ Returning Adoptees Powwow

10am – 1pm: Adoptees/formerly fostered individuals and birth relatives are invited to gather in the auditorium on the 2nd floor of the Indian Center for a meet and visit with other adoptees. 1pm: Grand Entry. 3pm: Wablenica Ceremony - The Wablenica Song (Orphan Song) will be sung for those returning adoptee and fostered individuals and their families. A ceremony will be offered to heal the grief caused by separation from family and heritage. 5:30 pm: Feast. 7 pm: Grand Entry. 8 pm: Honor Song for foster and adoptive parents. 9 pm: Honor Song and recognition for our Young Relatives who have turned 21 in foster care. We will be collecting coats of all sizes to donate to the Sacred Stone Camp. Look for a table in vending area to drop off your donation. Dancers, please come dance and welcome our relatives back to our circle. Minneapolis American Indian Center, 1530 East Franklin Ave. Minneapolis.

Nov. 7, 14, 21, 28
Bison Moon AA Meeting

AA meeting meets every Tuesday from 4-5 pm. Co-ed group. No childcare provided. Indian Health Board, 1315 E. 24th St., Mpls., MN. For info, email: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Nov. 8
Election Day

Register to vote by October 18 to save time on Election Day. Absentee voting: vote by mail or in person Sept. 23 through Nov. 7. For more info, see: www.sos.state.mn.us/elections-voting.

Nov.  9
Birchbark Books Reading

Gwen Westerman, Naomi Cohn, Donte Collins and William Reichard will read from their works. Gwen Westerman is a Dakota author. Her books include: Mni Sota Makoce: The Land of the Dakota, and Follow the Blackbirds. The reading will be at The Bockley Gallery, 2123 W 21st Street, Minneapolis (couple doors down from Birchbark Books). For info, see www.bockleygallery.com or email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Nov. 15, 29
Family Education Diabetes Series (FEDS)

FEDS is a culture-centered and community-driven education program for American Indian families on preventing and managing Type 2 Diabetes. Program includes free health checks (blood glucose, blood pressure, feet, height, and weight), refreshments and a healthy meal featuring traditional foods (prepared by chef Austin Bartold). Also included are presentations on a variety of health topics with group-led discussions, fun physical activities, raffle prizes, and education for youths of all ages. All are welcome to attend. (Held every other Tuesday through May 2017).  5:30-8pm. 1671 Summit Avenue, St. Paul, MN. For info, contact Yeoun-Jee Pine at 651-789-3862, or This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Nov, 16
Foster Care and Adoption Information Meeting

Learn more about the ways you can help children though foster care or adoption. 1:30 to 3:30 pm. Hennepin County Library/Edina,  5280 Grandview Square, Edina, MN. For info, call 612-348-5437, or see: www.hennepin.us/fostercare.

Nov. 16
Fall Feast

Wild rice soup, fry bread, wojapi, garden salad and cedar tea will be served starting at 11:30 am. MIWRC, 2300 15th Ave. S., Mpls, MN. For more info, call 612-728-2000.

Nov. 17-19
Bearing Witness Retreat

A three-day retreat is being offered to bear witness to the continuing genocide and historical trauma suffered by the Native Peoples of Minnesota and their ongoing resilience. It is open to all, and Native Americans can attend at no cost. The retreat will be held at Cherokee Park United Church, and it includes time at Mni Sni (Coldwater Springs), Fort Snelling State Park, and Oheyawahi (Pilot Knob Hill). Organizers hope to have roughly equal numbers of Native and non-Native peoples. Co-sponsors include: Healing Place, Cherokee Park United, Saint Paul Interfaith Network, Healing Minnesota Stories, and the Zen Peacemakers Order. Free to Native American participants. For more, contact Laura Kennedy at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it , or Jewell Arcoren, at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Nov. 18
Honoring Native American Veterans Dinner

Dinner will be served at 5:30 pm. All Native American Veterans and their guests are welcome. Door prizes, and raffle with a queen size star quilt. Minneapolis American Indian Center, 1530 East Franklin Ave., Minneapolis, MN. For info, contact Lyle Iron Moccasin at 952-703-3104.

Nov. 19
Ojibwe Moccasin 2-Day Workshop

Learn techniques of working with leather to make a pair of Ojibwe-style moccasins to take home in this two-day workshop. A light lunch and refreshments will be provided both days. The workshop runs: Saturday from noon to 4 pm, and Sunday from 10 am to 2 pm. Minimum of five participants required. Children under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is required three days prior to workshop. $60/$55 MNHS members, plus $25 supply fee. Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post, 43411 Oodena Dr., Onamia, MN. Reservations required, call 320-532-3632.

Nov.  20
All the Real Indians Died Off

Birchbark Books is delighted to welcome Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz (An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States) and Dina Gilio-Whitaker for an event in celebration of their new book "All the Real Indians Died Off": And 20 Other Myths about Native Americans. Tackling a wide range of myths about Native American culture and history that have misinformed generations, the authors trace how these ideas evolved, disrupting enduring myths and challenging readers to rethink what they have been taught. Q & A and book signing to follow the reading. 7 pm at Lake of the Isles Lutheran Church, 2020 W Lake of the Isles Parkway, Mpls (near Birchbark Books). For info, call (612) 374-4023 or see: http://birchbarkbooks.com.

Nov. 21
Native American Heritage Night with Timber Wolves

See Karl-Anthony Towns, Andrew Wiggins and the Minnesota Timberwolves take on the Boston Celtics for Native American Heritage Night! The Prairie Island Indian Community will perform traditional drum and dance at halftime along with the Flag Song prior to the start of the game. Afterwards, an exclusive post-game activity will take place. Starts at 7 pm. For info, contact Jennica Astleford at 612-673-8434 or This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Nov. 29
Foster Care and Adoption Information Meeting

Learn more about the ways you can help children though foster care or adoption. 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Hennepin County Library - Brookdale, 6125 Shingle Creek Parkway, Room C, Brooklyn Center, MN. For info, call 612-348-5437 or see: www.hennepin.us/fostercare.

Nov. 30
FAN Wellness Support Circle

Are you Native American and looking for chronic illness support? Join us, the Native FAN Wellness Support Circle, for a meal and good company every last Wed. of the month, from 6-8 pm. MAIC, 1530 E Franklin Ave, Mpls, MN. For info, contact Val Lafave at 612-879-1722 or This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Dec. 1
Billy Mills

Tiwahe Foundation fundraiser with Billy Mills. Celebrate the work of Tiwahe Grantees and the importance of language, culture, education and giving in our community. Billy Mills is the only American to ever win a gold medal in the 10K Olympic event. He is the founder of Running Strong for American Indian Youth and a nationally known speaker on youth, giving back to community and living a healthy life. 6 - 9 pm. Tickets $100.00. McNamara Alumni Center, University of Minnesota, 200 SE Oak Street, Minneapolis. Buy tickets online at: tiwahefoundation.org/tiwahe-events.

Dec. 1
NoDAPL Fundraiser Art Requests (deadline)

The American Indian Community Housing Organization will be hosting a benefit titled Standing Strong for Our Precious Water on Friday, Dec. 9. We are looking for visual artists to submit work in any medium for display. We encourage artists to contribute a portion of their profit to the Standing Rock cause, but are not mandating it. Submit art to This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it - from there, you will be notified if your work has been selected.  Artwork must relate back to the NoDAPL Movement, Standing Rock, or the sacredness of water.  Deadline is Dec. 1. For info, email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or call Wendy at 607-760-8235, or Moira at 218-722-7225.

Dec. 2
29th Annual MAICC Awards Dinner

Join us at Mystic Lake Casino to celebrate the accomplishments of American Indian Businesses in Minnesota. Dinner, awards presentation, networking, and entertainment. Reception at 4:30 pm. Awards Dinner begins at 6:00 pm.   Mystic Lake Hotel and Casino, 2400 Mystic Lake Blvd., Prior Lake, MN. For info, contact Joanne Whiterabbit at 612-877-2117 or This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Dec. 2
Vendors Day

MIWRC Vendors Day is Dec. 2 starting at 11:30 am. Vendors please reserve your spot by Nov. 18th by calling Amanda at 612-728-2020. MIWRC, 2300 15th Ave. S., Mpls, MN.

Dec 10
American Indian Family Day

Enjoy a family day featuring speakers and artists from American Indian communities. Learn about the Dakota and Ojibwe languages and about Indigenous place names throughout the state. Discover traditional music, dancing, games, birch bark art demonstrations, museum collections, art projects, winter storytelling and more. Visitors are asked to bring a nonperishable food item to donate to Horizons Unlimited Food Shelf, which serves the American Indian population in the west metro. Noon - 4:00 pm. Free. Gridiron Glory admission sold separately. Minnesota History Center, 345 W. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul, MN. For info, call 651-259-3015 or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

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