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October 2014 Calendar
Monday, October 06 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.


Oct. 7

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


Oct. 8

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


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.


Oct. 9

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

 

Oct. 12

Indigenous Peoples Day Celebration

Indigenous People and Friends will celebrate at Blackbear Crossings music by Jackie Bird, Mitch Walking Elk, Raphael Szkowski, Comedian Rob Fairbanks "Rez Reporter", AIM Slide Show by Dick Bancroft, Debut of Mass Incarceration Video, and presentation by National Coalition Against Racism in Sports and Media. Dance Exhibition by Chaske LaBlanc and Isabella LaBlanc.

Free Admission, noon to 5 p.m., Blackbear Crossing, Como Park Pavilion, St. Paul, MN.


Oct. 13

Indigenous Peoples Day Celebration

This past April, Minneapolis became the first city in Minnesota to change Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples Day. There will be a community meal with indigenous foods from throughout North and South America provided by Native chefs Sean Sherman and Cheo Smith, a film screening of "Women Are Sacred," by bfreshproductions, community speakers and cultural performances.

The first 500 people will receive Indigenous Peoples Day t-shirts and the first 250 people will receive a limited edition silk screened poster. This event is free and open to the public. Please invite your colleagues, family and friends! We look forward to honoring and celebrating the decades of hard work to achieve this historic community victory.

4 to 7 p.m., Minneapolis American Indian Center, 1530 E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis. For more information, call the Native American Community Development Institute at 612-235-4976 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it


Oct. 14

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


Oct. 15

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


Oct. 15-17

Minnesota Indian Education Association Conference

The Minnesota Indian Education Association will celebrate its 30th year of existence in 2014. Throughout the years, MIEA has continued to grow with the many changes in education, especially those that deal with American Indian students. The purpose of MIEA is to establish and maintain communications and the promotion of quality education and unity for American Indians for the express purpose of continuity of communications and on-going awareness of local and statewide educational activities.

Shooting Star Hotel, Casino & Event Center, Mahnomen, MN. For more information, visit www.minnesotaindianeducation.org/2014-conference.html


Oct. 16

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


Oct. 18

Minnesota Two Spirit Society

Join the state's Native LGBTQA alliance at its quarterly meeting and potluck social. If you identify as Native lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or a straight ally, please join us to find a place to belong.

Council meeting, noon to 1 p.m.; social, 1 to 3 p.m., Pow Wow Grounds Coffee, 1414 E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis, MN. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/MN2SS.


Oct. 18

First Peoples Fund Community Spirit Awards

This October, four American Indian artists will receive the Community Spirit Award, joining 76 other artists who have received the honor since the program’s inception. In addition, six artists who were honored in 2013 at ceremonies in their tribal communities will participate in the evening celebration at The Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The celebration consists of an awards ceremony interwoven with fully-produced performances by Native artists.

Honorees include: Douglas Limón, Delbert Miller, Jody Naranjo Folwell-Turipa and Anton Treuer. Tickets are on sale, 7:30 p.m., The Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts, 528 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, MN. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.firstpeoplesfund.org.


Oct. 21

Parents of Tradition Gathering

For parents with children, birth to 5 years-old. Topics include ways to support your child, introduction to traditional parenting and language learning at home.

Lunch will be provided. 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., Division of Indian Work, Dakotah Lodge, 1001 E. Lake St., Minneapolis, MN. For more informaiton, call 612-722-8722.


Oct. 21

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


Oct. 22

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


Oct. 23

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


Oct. 24

“Bittersweet Winds” Opening Reception

The exhibit runs through Dec. 1, 2014, and includes more than 200 items that intend to educate about diversity, stereotyping and racism in the context of using Native American imagery.

Free, 6 p.m., Richie Plass Collection, Coffman Art Gallery, Coffman Memorial Union, 300 Washington Ave. S.E., Minneapolis, MN. For more information, call Anitra Cottledge, Office for Equity and Diversity at 612-624-0594 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it


Oct. 25

Indian Ed & Title VII Cultural Fall Gathering

Activities for kids 12 years-old and young: crafts, Star Lab, art, open gym and more!
Gathering for parents and kids 13 years-old and older: Icebreaker, Jeopardy game; Indian Education & Title VII Acceleration 2020 Strategic Plan Update: School year 2014-15.

Lunch provided, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Minneapolis American Indian Center, 1530 E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis, MN.


Oct. 28

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


Oct. 29

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


Oct. 29

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


Oct. 29

“In Whose Honor? American Indian Mascots in Sports” Screening

Film will touch on issues surrounding Native American mascots followed by a discussion with Charlene Teters, a founding board member of the National Coalition Against Racism in Sports and Media, and her work is the subject of the film by Jay Rosenstein.

Free, 6 to 8 p.m., Coffman Theater, Coffman Memorial Union, 300 Washington Ave. S.E., Minneapolis, MN. For more information, call Anitra Cottledge, Office for Equity and Diversity at 612-624-0594 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it


Oct. 30

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


Oct. 30

“Sovereignty Matters” Program

Hosted by the American Indian Studies Department, topics include the 1862 Dakota homelands, the environment of American Indian sovereignty, the Ojibwe people’s dictionary, sovereignty and archaeological heritage.

Free, 3 to 5:30 p.m., Best Buy Theater, Northrop, 84 Church Street S.E., Minneapolis, MN. For more information, call Anitra Cottledge, Office for Equity and Diversity at 612-624-0594 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Oct. 30

Perspectives Panel

Panelists and attendees include Delise S. O’Meally, executive director, National Consortium for Academics and Sports; Michael Taylor, professor of sociology and anthropology, Colgate University; and Clyde Bellecourt, co-founder of the American Indian Movement; coordinator, National Coalition Against Racism in Sports and Media. Facilitated by Charlene Teters.

Free, 6 to 8 p.m., Great Hall, Coffman Memorial Union, 300 Washington Ave. S.E., Minneapolis, MN. For more information, call Anitra Cottledge, Office for Equity and Diversity at 612-624-0594 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it


Nov. 1

11th Annual Gathering for Our Children & Returning Adoptees Powwow

Emcee: Jerry Dearly; Arena Directors: Windy Downwind and Kirk Crow Shoe; Host Drum: Maza Kute; Color Guard: Sisseton Wahpeton Dakota Kit Fox Society.

Grand Entry, 1 p.m.; Wablenica Ceremony: The Wablenica Olowan (Orphan Song) will be sung for those returning adoptees and fostered individuals and their families. A ceremony will be offered to heal the grief caused by separation from family and heritage. Feast, 5 p.m.; Kwatsan (Quechan) Bird Singer, 6-7 p.m.; Grand Entry, 7 p.m., a special honor song and recognition for our young relatives who have experience foster care.

This pow wow is a celebration our community’s strengths. As we continue to gather and acknowledge the strengths of our families, we heal from the intergenerational trauma within our extended family systems. As our families and communities heal we are better able to adopt and foster our Native children. Sponsored by: First Nations Repatriation Institute; Division of Indian Work; Indigenous Women’s Life Net; Hennepin County; Bois Forte Urban Office; Department of Human Services

Event is free and open to the public. Minneapolis American Indian Center, 1530 E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis, MN. For vendor information, call Tina Knafla at 612-348-9662. For general information, contact Sandra White Hawk, at 651-442-4872 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or Jacque Wilson at 612-871-6618 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it


Nov. 2

No Honor in Racism Rally

Join us as we protect our children and future generations from the racist imagery and mascot of the Washington football team. Please invite all friends and family. We hope to see you there.

Gathering at the 10 a.m., Tribal Nations Plaza at TCF Stadium, 420 SE 23rd St., Minneapolis, MN. For more information, call the National Coalition Against Racism in Sports and Media at the American Indian Movement Interpretive Center at 612-886-2107 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it


Nov. 2

#NotYourMascot Rally

Join grassroots efforts to march against the use of the culturally offensive Washington mascot and to end the use of a racial slur by the Washington team. The Minnesota Vikings and The Washington team will be playing at the U of M at noon. Supported by: Protect Our Manoomin; Idle No More Twin-Cities, Minnesota; AIM of Twin Cities & AIM Patrol of Minneapolis; “United Urban Warrior Society”; Twin Cities Save the Kids; IdleNoMore Wisconsin; OccupyMN; March Against Corruption; Institute for Critical Animal Studies, North America; Minnesota Two Spirit Society; #NotYourMascot

10 a.m., 1845 E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis, MN. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/events/706699092737997.


Mondays

Indian Education Family Language Table

Experience the teachings of our ancestors. Anishinaabe scholar and linguist James “Kaagegaabaw” Vukelich and Dakota teacher and linguist Neil “Chantemaza” McKay and 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 E. 28th St., Minneapolis, MN.


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.


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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