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June 2015 Calendar
Monday, June 08 2015
 
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June 6

Indigenous Bloc of the Tar Sands Resistance March
Indigenous Environmental Network invites you to join with our relatives from Tar Sands and pipeline impacted communities to say no to the extreme energy projects that harm our lands, peoples and ways of life! Let's march together as Indigenous communities to fight for Mother Earth and our future.
Bring your drums, bring your signs, bring your relatives!
10 a.m.: Water Ceremony; Noon: March Begins both at Lambert Landing is on the Mississippi River right by Union Depot in downtown Saint Paul; 2 p.m.: Rally at State Capitol Lawn featuring speakers from impacted communities and a performance by Indigenous hip-hop artist Frank Waln.

For more information, visit www.tarsandsresistance.org or email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it


June 10

Grow Your Own with Mashkiikii Gitigan

Subjects will include: Growing, Harvesting, Preparing and preserving food, Traditional Native American methods, Foraging, Sacred tobacco, Wild rice, Nutrition, Diabetes and heart disease prevention and Diabetes Screening. Healthy Living Starts with Healthy Eating!

5:30 to 7:30 p.m., free to all, drop-ins welcome!

Mashkiikii Gitigan (Medicine Garden), 24th Street Community Urban Farm, 1316 E. 24th St., Minneapolis, MN. For more information call Christina or Annelie at 612-436- 2676 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

June 11

Foster Care Information Meeting

ICWA foster and adoptive families are needed. Do you know someone who has love to share? All are welcome! Please come to an information session to learn more.

5 to 7 p.m., Hennepin County Library-Golden Valley, 830 Winnetka Ave. N., Golden Valley, MN. For more information, visit www.hennepin.us/residents/human-services/foster-care.


June 12

The World Through Our Eyes

Join All My Relations Arts, Native American Community Development Institute and the MN Two-Spirit Society to celebrate and honor our Two-Spirit Family. The night will feature: Art Opening guest curated by Orlando Avery and featuring many Two-Spirit Artists from around the country; Music from DJ Shelei aka Michelle Be; Entertainment by Indigenous Drag Queen Georgie Lyoun; Fashion Show featuring pieces by Jolonzo Goldtooth, Dinť fashion designer; Music, food and much more!

5 to 8 p.m., All My Relations Gallery, 1414 E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis, MN. For more information, call 612-235-4976.


June 15

American Indian Movement Spiritual Gathering of First Nations

Come and rejuvenate your spirit, all tribes welcome. First Nation Organizations welcome, First Nation schools welcome. Ceremonies of First Nations people, Sweat Lodges provided, elder teachings daily, singing and dancing. All youth and drums invited, camping is free.

Leech Lake Powwow Grounds, Cass Lake, MN. If interested in teaching or performing ceremonies, assisting, or for any other questions, call Jason Elias at 763-458-7289 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it ; Mike Forcia at 612-437-0075, email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it ; Dennis Banks at 763-242-4242, email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it ; or Darla Banks at 763-354-9434.


June 16

Adoption Information Meetings

ICWA foster and adoptive families are needed. Do you know someone who has love to share? All are welcome! Please come to an information session to learn more.

5 to 7 p.m., Hennepin County Library-St. Louis Park, 3240 Library Lane, St. Louis Park, MN. For more information, visit www.hennepin.us/residents/human-services/adoption.


June 17

Grow Your Own with Mashkiikii Gitigan

Subjects will include: Growing, Harvesting, Preparing and preserving food, Traditional Native American methods, Foraging, Sacred tobacco, Wild rice, Nutrition, Diabetes and heart disease prevention and Diabetes Screening. Healthy Living Starts with Healthy Eating!

5:30 to 7:30 p.m., free to all, drop-ins welcome!

Mashkiikii Gitigan (Medicine Garden), 24th Street Community Urban Farm, 1316 E. 24th St., Minneapolis, MN. For more information call Christina or Annelie at 612-436- 2676 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it


June 19

Waa Wiye Gaa Maag (Round Lake) 10thTraditional Pow Wow

The Leech Lake Pow Wow Committee will not tolerate any drug or alcohol use while on property. Fighting or gang related activities such as displaying gang colors, bandanas, cap and other gang related attire to promote a negative atmosphere will not be allowed. Any violators will result in removal from the Pow Wow grounds by security and/or onsite law enforcement personnels. No alcohol, drugs, firearms or weapons allowed.

The Leech Lake Pow Wow Committee is not responsible for any accidents, damages or stolen items.

28 miles North of Deer River, Hwy 46, South Lake, MN. For more information, contact: Gary Charwood, 218-760-7955, This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it ; or LaVonne Thompson, 218-308-3680, This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it


June 19-21, 2015

24th Annual Grand Casino Hinckley Grand Celebration Powwow

Grand Entries: Friday, 7 p.m.; Saturday, 1 and 7 p.m.; Sunday, 1 p.m.

Craft vendor fees apply, call Nathan Sutton at 320-384-4475 for a vendor application. Campsites are available at the pow wow grounds, showers available at RV Park. Please bring your own camping gear. No drugs or alcohol allowed.

Grand Casino Hinckley Powwow Grounds, 777 Lady Luck Dr., Hinckley, MN. For more information, call Nathan Sutton at 320-384-4475 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it . For hotel or RV reservation, call 800-472-6321.


June 20

Twin Cities Native Lacrosse Tournament

Tentative Schedule: Registration, 9-9:30 a.m.; Invocation & Games, 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. (with break for lunch). Final Schedule will be sent via email and posted on our Facebook Page & Event Page.

Osseo Senior Highschool, 317 2nd Ave NW, Osseo, MN. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/pages/Twin-Cities-Native-Lacrosse/1488367821441753 or www.facebook.com/events/1602530310034105.


June 20

Financial Literacy Workshop

Join us for a Native American-based curriculum on topics, including: money management, budgeting to create savings, credit and your credit report. Lunch provided, open to everyone.

9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free. Bii Gii Wiin CDLF, 1113 E Franklin Ave., Suite 200, Minneapolis, MN. For more information or to register, call 612-354-2249, email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it , visit www.bgwcdlf.org or www.facebook.com/biigiiwiin.


June 24

Grow Your Own with Mashkiikii Gitigan

Subjects will include: Growing, Harvesting, Preparing and preserving food, Traditional Native American methods, Foraging, Sacred tobacco, Wild rice, Nutrition, Diabetes and heart disease prevention and Diabetes Screening. Healthy Living Starts with Healthy Eating!

5:30 to 7:30 p.m., free to all, drop-ins welcome!

Mashkiikii Gitigan (Medicine Garden), 24th Street Community Urban Farm, 1316 E. 24th St., Minneapolis, MN. For more information call Christina or Annelie at 612-436- 2676 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it


June 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


June 27

Casting Call

Independent Indigenous Film and Media/New Native Theatre will host a casting call for their upcoming project, ďThe Coyote Way: Going Back HomeĒ is a short sci-fi/fantasy film about a boy named Charlie, who must make a life changing decision to join an urban street gang or begin an epic pilgrimage that will reveal the truth of his existence. Production to begin September 2015.

Who we are looking for: knowledge of Plains Indian sign language, cultural ways and a familiarity with local urban Native culture a plus. Non-actors and young people are welcome and encouraged to audition.

Cast: Jonny Red Star: Native male, mid 20s-early 30s, Native gang leader; Young Star: Native male, younger version of Jonny Red Star, teen/early 20s; Teenage Boy 1: Native male, teen/early 20s; Teenage Boy 2: Native male, teens/early 20s; Teacher: Can be a non-Native actor, male, 40s-50s; Plains Native Woman: Traditional, historic character, 30s; Plains Native Man: Traditional, historic character, 30s; Wild West Show Manager: male, European looking; 15-20 extras needed for most scenes in the film. Headshot/bio/resume is requested, but you can audition without them.

Noon to 4 p.m., Two Rivers Gallery, Minneapolis American Indian Center, 1530 E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis, MN. For more information, call Missy Whiteman at 612-217-0848 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it


July 4

Indigenous Independence Day

Please join us at the MN State Capitol as "Crazy Horse Booking Agency" presents Minnesota's second and very own, "Indigenous Independence Day 2015" to let your voice and opinion be heard on an array of topics affecting our state and local communities such as human and sex trafficking, sexual violence against women, men and children, police corruption and outright, blatant brutality and disrespect towards citizens in general, oil companies, just to name a few.
Hosted by C.W. Bearshield with the following keynote speakers: Martha Fast Horse, Joye Braun, Chong Kim, Scotti Clifford, Juliana BrownEyes-Clifford, Tantoo Cardinal, Patricia Shepard, Christine Stark, Reyna Crow,Cameron Monkman and special performances by Scatter Their Own, Young Jibwe with special guests Music Store Junkies. This is a peaceful event where all ages, families and cultures are welcome to attend.
Noon to 5 p.m., Minnesota State Capital, 75 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, St. Paul, MN 55155. For more information, call Crazy Horse Booking Agency at 320-290-8497 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it


July 3

4th of July Traditional Pow Wow

The Leech Lake Pow Wow Committee is not responsible for any accidents, damages or stolen items.

Veterans Memorial Grounds, Palace Casino Drive, Cass Lake, MN. For more information, contact: Anita Cloud, 218-256-6163; Rod Northbird, 218-308-3120; Leah Gale Monroe, 218-760-3127, This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it ; or LaVonne Thompson, 218-308-3680, This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Located next to Palace Casino, Palace Drive: Cass Lake, Cass Lake, MN



MONDAYS

Indian Education Family Language Table

Experience the teachings of our ancestors. Anishinaabe scholar and James Vukelich and Dakota teacher and linguist Neil 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.


Medicine Wheel AA Meeting

Open 12 Step AA meeting, no transportation or childcare provided. Come to parking lot door.

6 p.m., Church of Gitchiwaa Kateri, 3045 Park Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN.


Alcoholics Anonymous

7 to 9 p.m., Minneapolis American Indian Center, 1530 E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis, MN.


Walking Group

10 to 11:30 a.m., Minneapolis American Indian Center, 1530 E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis, MN. For more information, call April Smith at 612-879-1770.


TUESDAYS

Womenís Anger Management

Educational and culturally specific anger management and domestic violence classes for women. Groups are free of charge and daycare is provided. Groups meet for 15 sessions. Intake required prior to participation.

10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Division of Indian Work, 1001 E. Lake St., Minneapolis, MN. For intake or more information, call Fredora Justin-Alcindor at 612-279-6319.


Red Road Wellbriety Meeting

Light lunch provided. Noon-1 p.m., St. Stephen's, 2309 Nicollet Ave., Minneapolis, MN.


Parents of Tradition

Guiding Elder: Ida Downwind. For parents with small children ages birth to five years-old. Parent and child learning activities and reconnect to the good path of parenting through Ojibwe and Dakota languages.

Little Earth of United Tribes, 2495 18th Avenue South, LERA Youth Center, noon to 2 p.m. To register call Jean Colemen at 612-290-9936.


On the Red Road AA Meeting
The first Tuesday of every month is a speaker pot luck. Please bring a dish to share and stay to hear an AA speaker. We welcome community members who bring food to share.

7 to 9 p.m., Minneapolis American Indian Center Auditorium, 1530 E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis, MN.


Women of Traditional Birthing

Topics and activities include: breastfeeding, labor and delivery, infant mortality, baby blankets, birthing plans, prenatal yoga, dream catchers, tobacco ties. Upon completion, participants receive a Target gift card. Dinner, daycare and transportation will be provided.

5 to 7:30 p.m., Division of Indian Work, 1001 E. Lake St., Minneapolis, MN. For more information, call Ruth Mestas at 612-279-6312 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it


Father Project

Comprehensive parenting support for fathers. Services included are child support services, employment training, case management, GED tutoring and legal services (family law).

Free, 5 to 7 p.m. Division of Indian Work, 1001 E. Lake St., Minneapolis, MN. Call Joe Regguinti to complete an intake for the program at 612-279-6342.


DSMMA Class

7 to 9 p.m. Minneapolis American Indian Center, 1530 E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis, MN. For more information, call Vaughn Buffalo Bull Lodge at 612-913-2619.


WEDNESDAYS

Womenís Domestic Violence Support Group

Educational and supportive environment for survivors of domestic violence. Groups are free of charge and daycare is provided. Intake required prior to participation. Groups meet for 12 weeks.

1 to 3 p.m. Division of Indian Work, 1001 E. Lake St., Minneapolis, MN. For more information, call 612-279-6319.


Menís Anger Management

Educational and culturally specific anger management and domestic violence classes for men. Groups meet for 18 sessions or 37 hours. Intake required prior to participation.

5:30-7:30 p.m. Division of Indian Work, 1001 E. Lake St., Minneapolis, MN. For more information, call Fredora Justin-Alcindor at 612-279-6319.


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.


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

Menís Anger Management

Educational and culturally specific anger management and domestic violence classes for men. Groups meet for 18 sessions or 37 hours. Intake required prior to participation.

1 to 3 p.m. Division of Indian Work, 1001 E. Lake St., Minneapolis, MN. For more information, call Fredora Justin-Alcindor at 612-279-6319.


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.


DSMMA Class

7 to 9 p.m. Minneapolis American Indian Center, 1530 E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis, MN. For more information, call Vaughn Buffalo Bull Lodge at 612-913-2619.


FRIDAYS

Stress Management Group

Are you worried, stressed, or tense a lot?
Then maybe this new group is for you. Itís normal to feel tense, stressed, and worried when the moment puts you under pressure. Just so you know, 2 out of every 5 of us worries at least once every day. But, itís not okay when those feelings of worry, stress, and being tense keep us from doing what we want in life. This group can help you learn how to reduce how much tension and stress you feel and help you better control your worrying thoughts. Give it a try!
Group open to anyone, 11 a.m. to noon, Native American Community Clinic, 1213 E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis, MN. For more information or to register at 612-872-8086 option 1.


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.




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