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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


Sept. 16

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. 17

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); 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. 18

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. 19-21

Battle Point 17th Annual Traditional Powwow

For more information, call Leah Gale Monroe at 218-760-3127, email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it ; LaVonne Thompson at 218-308-3680, email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it ; or Diane Smith at 218-654-5667.


Sept. 19-21

Mahkato 42nd Annual Traditional Wacipi Honoring the 38 Dakota

Emcees: Jerry Dearly and Danny Seaboy; Arena Director: Richard Milda; Host Drum: Mazakute Singers, Santee, NE; Spiritual Advisor: Ray Owen. Grand Entries: Friday, 7 p.m.; Saturday, 1 and 7 p.m.; Sunday, 1 p.m.

General admission, $7 for the weekend; free admission for children 12 years-old and younger, seniors 60 years-old and older.

Dakota Wokisuye Mackoce (Land of Memories), Hwy 169, south of Mankato across Blue Earth River at 169/60 Campground, Mankato, MN. For more information, call Dave Brave Heart at 507-514-5088 or visit www.mahkatowacipi.org.


Sept. 20

Responding Together" Community Emergency Preparedness Event

This free community-led emergency response event offers low income, Indigenous and other communities of color workshops, information tables, art and culture for emergency and disaster preparedness, environmental justice and climate change. Limited childcare and food. Sponsored by the Zenteotl Project, Center for Earth Energy and Democracy, Fairview Health Services, the City of Minneapolis and the Minneapolis Fire Department.

12 to 5 p.m., East Phillips Park and Cultural Community Center, 2307 17th Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN. For more information, call 612-486-2493 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it


Sept. 23

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. 24

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. 24

The Native American Cancer Support Group

If you or someone you know is a cancer patient or survivor, we encourage you to join us. Every group session is potluck style, bring something if you can or just bring yourself. 6 to 8 p.m., East Phillips Cultural & Community Center, 2307 17th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN.

For more information, call Joy Rivera at 612-202-0588 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it


Sept. 24

The Birchbark Books Reading Series

Featured writers include: Satish P. Jayaraj, Sherrie Fernandez-Williams, Sherry Quan Lee and Eric Howe. Curated by Michael Kiesow Moore and Ardie Medina, the Birchbark Books Reading Series features new, emerging and established writers quarterly September through May.

7 p.m., Bockley Gallery, 2123 W 21st St., Minneapolis, MN. For more information, visit www.bockleygallery.com.


Sept. 25

Back to School Resource Fair

We would like to start the school year off by bringing together the resources that our students need the most. By bringing together health, housing, child care and community resources we hope to give our students the help they need outside of school, so that they can excel inside of school. The resource fair will be open to our students, their families and community members.

3 to 7 p.m., Augsburg Fairview Academy, 2504 Columbus Ave., Minneapolis, MN.


Sept. 25

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. 27

Native American Day Celebration

Emcee: Justin Huenemann; Performance by Jackie Bird; Exhibition Dancing by Niwo Giizhik and The Little Thunderbirds; Host Drum: Hoka Hey. Health and resource fair, cultural activities, children's activities, food demos, T-shirts (while supplies last), Famous Dave's, bicycle safety checks. Book signing by Heid E. Erdrich (Anishinaabe), author of “Original Local: Indigenous Foods, Stories and Recipes from the Upper Midwest.”

Everyone welcome. This is a smoke and alcohol-free event. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Midtown Farmers Market, Lake Street & 22nd Ave., Minneapolis, MN. For more information, on health and resource fair, call Tish at 612-721-9839 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or visit www.indianhealthboard.com .


Oct. 8

Linda LeGarde Grover & Erika Wurth: Reading & Conversation

Join authors Linda LeGarde Grover and Erika Wurth for an evening of reading and conversation. Linda LeGarde Grover (“The Dance Boots”) will be reading from “The Road Back to Sweetgrass” – a powerful debut novel of love, hardship, and family bonds on an American Indian reservation. Erika Wurth will be reading from her first novel, “Crazy Horse's Girlfriend.” Filled with complex characters overcoming and being overcome by circumstances of their surroundings, “Crazy Horse's Girlfriend” thoroughly shakes up cultural preconceptions of what it means to be Native American today. Book signing at Birchbark Books to follow.

Event is free, 7 p.m., Bockley Gallery (next to Birchbark Books), 2123 W 21st Street, Minneapolis MN. For more information, call 612-374-4023.


Wednesdays

Circle of Generations Men's Basketball

4 to 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


Wednesdays

Enhancing Wellbeing with Chronic Health Conditions, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Native American Community Clinic, 1213 East Frankline Avenue, Minneapolis, MN. For more information, call 612-872-8086 or visit www.nacc-healthcare.org .


Wednesdays

Drumming

Meal served, participants are welcomed to bring a dish to share. 4:30 to 7 p.m., Northwest Indian OIC, 520 Fourth Street, Bemidji, MN. For more information, call 218-759-2022 or visit www.nwoic.org.


Thursdays

Circle of Generations Men's Basketball

10 a.m. to 1 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


Thursdays

Women's Grief and Loss Support Group, 11 a.m.-noon, Native American Community Clinic, 1213 East Frankline Avenue, Minneapolis, MN. For more information, call 612-872-8086 or visit www.nacc-healthcare.org.


Thursdays

Anishinabe Academy Family Language Table

Experience the teachings of our ancestors. Anishinaabe scholar and indigenous linguist James “Kaagegaabaw” Vukelich and Dakota star visionary and teacher Jim Rock explore the teachings of the Dakota and Ojibwe people. All community members are welcome to attend. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Anishinabe Academy, 3100 East 28th Street, Minneapolis, MN.


Thursdays

Parents of Tradition

A program of Early Childhood Family Education & MPS Indian Education. Join us for parent and child learning activities (ages birth-Kindergarten enrollment); learninghow to prepare your child for school; meet other parents and reconnect to the good path of parenting. Guiding Elder: Ida Downwind. 1-2:30 p.m., Anishinabe Academy, Room 294, 3100 E. 28th St., Minneapolis, MN 55406. To register call Jean Coleman at 612-290-9936.


First Saturday

Parent Resource Group Meets in Minneapolis
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Minnesota provides support groups for families of children with mental illness. The support groups will help parents discover resources to meet the challenges of raising a child with mental illness, learn coping skills and develop problem-solving skills. Parent resource groups are facilitated by a parent who has a child with a mental illness and who has been trained to lead support groups. This group also offers bilingual support for Spanish-speakers. 2:15-3:45 p.m., Lake Nokomis Recreation Center, Arts and Crafts Room, 4955 West Lake Nokomis Pkwy, Minneapolis, MN. For more information, call Susan at 612-424-1823.


1st and 3rd Saturdays of every month

Ojibwe Language Table

Everyone is welcome. Potluck dinner, feel free to bring a dish to share, drinks can be purchased at the coffee shop. 5:30-7:30 p.m., Pow Wow Grounds, 1414 E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55404. For more information, call 612-545-5598.


First Saturday

Parent Resource Group Meets in Minneapolis
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Minnesota provides support groups for families of children with mental illness. The support groups will help parents discover resources to meet the challenges of raising a child with mental illness, learn coping skills and develop problem-solving skills. Parent resource groups are facilitated by a parent who has a child with a mental illness and who has been trained to lead support groups. This group also offers bilingual support for Spanish-speakers. 2:15-3:45 p.m., Lake Nokomis Recreation Center, Arts and Crafts Room, 4955 West Lake Nokomis Pkwy, Minneapolis, MN. For more information, call Susan at 612-424-1823.



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