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July 15 Calendar
Friday, July 10 2015
 
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Through Aug. 21

The World Through Our Eyes

The World Through Our Eyes is an exhibition of works by eight Two Spirit artists curated by 2015 Guest Curator, Orlando Avery. The exhibition showcases a beautiful variety of art from fashion design, photography, acrylic, and installation art. Featured artwork depicts the artistic rendition of the world seen through the eyes of a Two spirit artist. Avery is a citizen of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe. He grew up in Redscaffold Community in South Dakota. Avery studied Museum Studies from the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, NM.

2015 Guest Curator Artist Participants: Nadya Kwandibens, Asa Wright, Sharon Day, Whitney Minthorn, George Bettleyoun, Jolonzo Goldtooth, Ryan Dennison and Edison Richards

All My Relations Gallery, 1414 E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis, MN. Gallery hours: Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Closed Sunday and Monday. For more information, call 612-235-4970 or visit www.allmyrelationsarts.com.


July 10

Prairie Island Dakota Days Wacipi Celebration 2015

MC’s: Wallace Coffey, Danny Seaboy; Head Staff: Juaquin Hamilton, Rusty Gillette, Darrell Goodwill; Head Whistle Man: Jonathan Windyboy; Host Drums: Prairie Island Singers, Tinta Winta Takojas; Northern Drums: Red Leaf, Midnight Express, Iron Boy, Mato Pejuta, Lame Deer Singers; Southern Drums: Cozad Singers, Wild Band of Comanches, Young Bird Singers. Invited drums only.

Pow Wow Committee Members: Kelly Taylor, Chair; Anne Starr, Vice Chair; Natalie Nielson, Secretary; Emmaline Chapman, Jesse Childs, Arts & Crafts.

Grand Entries: Friday, 7 p.m.; Saturday, 1 and 7 p.m.; Sunday, 1 p.m. Flag Raising daily. Registration: Friday, 1 p.m. until end of competition; Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon. All dancers and drummers must have photo ID and Social Security Number to register. Tiny Tots will receive day money. Cash prizes for all categories.

Free admission, Prairie Island Indian Community, Welch, MN. For more information, call 800-554-5473, ext. 4024 or visit www.prairieisland.org.

July 14

Step Out In Nature

Step Out in Nature at Como Lake is a walking program designed to engage both FEDS participants and members of the American Indian community who are at risk for diabetes or who have diabetes and are taking steps to live a healthier lifestyle.

Como Lake has paved paths with beautiful scenery. We will provide healthy snacks, diabetes education and pedometers. All ages and fitness levels welcome. Enjoy great company and get moving out in nature!

6 to 7 p.m., Lakeside Pavillion, Como Lake, 1360 N. Lexington Pkwy, St. Paul, MN. For more information, call Roxanne Johnson at 218-407-0210 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it


July 15

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.

1 to 3 p.m., Hennepin County Library-Brookdale, 6125 Shingle Creek Parkway, Brooklyn Center, MN. For more information, visit www.hennepin.us/residents/human-services/foster-care.


July 15

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


July 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.

1 to 3:30 p.m., Hennepin County Library-Maple Grove, 8001 Main Street North, Maple Grove, MN. For more information, visit www.hennepin.us/residents/human-services/adoption.


July 17-19

Mii Gwitch Mahnomen Days 53rd Traditional 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 Powwow 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.

6 miles West of Deer Diver, MN on U.S. Highway 2, Ball Club, MN. For more information, contact:

David Cronin, 218-556-9702; Rose Wilson, 218-398-2893; Jamie Mitchel, 218-368-4767; LaVonne Thompson, 218-308-3680, This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it


July 17

Casting Call

Independent Indigenous Film and Media/New Native Theatre will host a casting call for their upcoming project, “The Coyote Way: Going Back Home” 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: 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, 30-plus; Teacher: can be a non-Native actor, male, 40-50s; Ice Cream Truck Driver: male, European looking, 30-plus; 15-20 extras needed for street gang members: male and female, early teens to mid-20s. Headshot/bio/resume is requested, but you can audition without them.

3 to 7 p.m., Little Earth of United Tribes Youth Center, 2495 18th Ave. S., 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 18

First Time Homebuyer Workshop

Topics include: steps to becoming a homeowner; how to prepare financially; what you can afford; the importance of credit; how to choose the right mortgage loan; and responsibilities of home ownership. Lunch provided, open to everyone.

Free, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Bii Gii Wiin CDLF, 1508 E. Franklin Ave., Suite 100, 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.


July 22

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


July 23-Aug. 1

25th Annual Gathering of the Sacred Pipes Sundance

Camp Days Begin: July 23; Elders and Youth Cultural Gathering: July 25-July 28; AIM Grand Governing Council Meeting: July 26-27; Tree Day Ceremonies: July 29; Sundance: Daybreak to Dawn: July 30-Aug. 2; Healing Day-Buffalo Dance: Aug. 1

Sundance Chief: Joe Morales; Head Dancer: Steve Moon; Spiritual Adviser: Chief Nii Gon Neway Wii Dung.

Pipestone National Monument, 36 Reservation Ave., Pipestone, MN. For more information, call Clyde Bellecourt, AIM IC Office, Frank Paro or Joe Morales at 612-251-5836, 612-886-2107 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it , This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it , This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or visit www.aim-ic.com.


July 24-26

Onigum 17th Traditional 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 Powwow 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.

13 miles East of Walker, MN on County Road 13, Onigum, MN. For more information, call Priscilla Smith at 218-547-2270 or LaVonne Thompson at 218-252-6484, 218-308-3680.


July 25

Minneapolis Public Safety Career Fair

The Public Safety Career Fair (hosted by the City of Minneapolis) is a free career fair and persons from all backgrounds and industries are encouraged to attend. Share with your family, neighbors and young adults in your life, many of the participating agencies offer both paid and unpaid internship opportunities for young adults (17+).

Participating Departments: City of Minneapolis Human Resources Department; Minneapolis 911 & 311; Minneapolis Fire Dept.; Hennepin County Medical Center; Minneapolis Park Police and Recreation Board; Saint Paul Police Dept.; Minneapolis Police Dept.; Metro Transit Police Dept.; Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office; Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office.

11:30 to 2:30 p.m., Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center, 2001 Plymouth Ave. N., Minneapolis, MN. For more information, call Ayianna Kennerly at 612-490.2222.


July 29

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


July 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


July 31

Lynx vs. Dream

MN Lynx American Indian Heritage Night

Come celebrate Native American Heritage Night as the Minnesota Lynx take on Shoni Schimmel and the Atlanta Dream! Portion of each ticket will go back to support the American Indian Cancer Foundation!

7 p.m. Ticket prices vary, to order online, visit aicf.org/lynx. For more information, call Emma Sandstrom at 612-673-8433 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it


July 31-Aug. 2

Pezihutazizi Oyate Traditional Wacipi

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

Pezihutazizi Oyate: Upper Sioux Community, Granite Falls, MN.


Aug. 6-9

101st Annual Meskwaki Powwow

Meskwaki Powwow Grounds: Battleground Road, Tama, IA. For more information, call 641-484-4678, email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or visit www.meskwakipowwow.com.


Aug. 28-30

Cha Cha Bah Ning 35th Traditional Powwow

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 Powwow 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.

21 miles North of Deer River, MN on, Hwy 46, Right on County Road 35, Inger, MN.

For more information, contact: Dorothy Robinson, 218-659-2708, This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it ; Anita Cloud, 218-256-6163; Sarah or Selma Jackson, 218-659-2196; or LaVonne Thompson, 218-308-3680, This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it



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

Women’s 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

Women’s 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.


Men’s 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

Men’s 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. It’s 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, it’s 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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