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Weekend Calendar: Nov. 1-2
Saturday, November 01 2014
 
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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

8:30 a.m., 1845 E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis, MN. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/events/706699092737997.



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