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August 2015 Calendar
Saturday, August 01 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 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. 1

Owamni: Falling Water Festival

This one-day event celebrates Minnesotaís Indigenous culture with music, art, food, exhibitors and more. Featuring Scatter Their Own, Bluedog, and Wade Fernandez.

An arts fair area focused on American Indian contemporary and traditional arts will showcase the talents of Anishinaabe, Hochunk, and Dakota visual artists. This event is made possible by a grant from the St. Anthony Falls Heritage Board. Events partners include the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board, St Anthony Falls Heritage Board, Minnesota Historical Society, and Dream of Wild Health.

Father Hennepin Bluff Park

4 to 8 p.m., Father Hennepin Bluff Park, 420 SE Main St, Minneapolis, MN. For more information, call MaryLynn Pulscher at 612-313-7784 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Aug. 3-5

Minnesota Fringe Festival: Bring the Children Home?

Written by Marcie Rendon. Oday journeys to find his/her identity by breaking free of the pull toward Western society and relies on the spirits and elders. A story that blends physical and spiritual realities about the power of healing.

Appropriate for ages 7 and up. Warnings: Adult language, Loud noises/gunshots.

Monday, 5:30 and 7 p.m.; Tuesday, 5:30 and 8:30 p.m.; Wednesday, 7 p.m., Minneapolis American Indian Center, 1530 E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis, MN. For more information and tickets, visit www.fringefestival.org.


Aug. 5

Creativity Among Native Artists Initiative

Attention North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin Native American artists. Providing opportunities for: exhibitions; professional development; and artist residency program.

3:30 to 5 p.m., Mille Lacs Indian Museum & Trading Post, 43411 Oodena Dr, Onamia, MN. For more information, call Laura Youngbird at 701-551-6119 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it


Aug. 5-Oct. 21

Plan It! An Entrepreneur's Guide to Success

Bii Gii Wiin CDLF Entrepreneurial Training is fast approaching if you know of any Natives wanting to start or expand their business, this training is a great opportunity to learn everything needed to start your dream of owning your own business!

1508 E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis, MN. For more information or to register, call Rich Antell or Andrea Reese at 612-354-2249 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 , visit www.bgwcdlf.org or www.facebook.com/biigiiwiin.


Aug. 5

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


Aug. 6

Treasure Island Resort & Casino Recruitment Fair

Employment Reps from Treasure Island Resort and Casino will be coming to American Indian OIC/Takoda Institute to present information on various employment opportunities they have available. They will also be doing on-site interviews. If enough job-seekers apply and are hired Treasure Island is willing to provide an employee shuttle.

10 a.m. to 1 p.m., American Indian OIC, 1845 East Franklin Ave Minneapolis MN. To fill out an application online, visit https://careers.ticasino.com.


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. 7

Elder Picnic Fundraiser

Every year the Minneapolis American Indian Center and other American Indian agencies plan the Elder Picnic and this year we want to continue to party! Come have a great meal and help out the elders. We will be using the money for food, supplies and gifts.

Menu: Indian tacos with water or coffee, fry bread, fry bread with wojapi, water or coffee. Volunteers needed.

11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Minneapolis American Indian Center, 1530 E. Franklin Ave., Minnepolis, MN. For more information, prices or to volunteer, call April Smith at 612-616-0115 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it


Aug. 7

Back to School Education Group for Families

Back to School is right around the corner! Do you have questions about getting prepared for the school year? Learn about and test healthy after school snacks and lunch box meals. Enter a raffle for a backpack full of school supplies and get answers to your beginning the school year healthcare questions!
Noon to 2 p.m., Minneapolis American Indian Center Auditorium, 1530 E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis, MN. For more information, email Katelyn Matheny at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it


Aug. 7

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.

Noon to 2 p.m., Hennepin County Library-North Regional, 1315 Lowry Ave. N., Minneapolis, MN. For more information, visit www.hennepin.us/residents/human-services/foster-care.


Aug. 8

ďHonoring Community through Strength and HealingĒ

Natives Against Heroin invite the community for its First Annual Traditional Powwow to sing and dance for those who have overcome addiction, are in recovery and need to find recovery.

Head Dancers: Dave Larson and Valerie Larson; Host Drum: Redbone and Ringing Shield; MCs: James Cross and Joe Perez. Movie during dinner: ďState of Using.Ē Resources on treatment and recovery will be available. Outdoor event, bring your own lawn chair and canopy. Firearms prohibited, security will be provided, not responsible for lost/stolen items, accidents or injuries.

Free. Grand Entry, 1 p.m., Feast, 5 p.m., Cedar Avenue Field, 2500 Cedar Ave., Minneapolis, MN. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1451145845193307.

 

Aug. 9

Telling Queer History: Two Spirit

A series of gatherings based on sharing stories in an open, informal, and participatory format. Itís about connecting queer communities, queer history and generations so that we can learn from our shared past, present, and future.

Featured speaker: Coya White Hat-Artichoker, Reva. Allies are welcome to join, listen and volunteer. Hearing our stories is a great way to be an ally, allowing and assisting us in having the space to tell our stories is a way to be an advocate.

Suggested donation, 2 to 4:30 p.m., Hennepin History Museum, 2303 Third Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN. For more information, email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Aug. 11

Summer Blood Drive

According to Memorial Blood Centers, the SMSCís blood drive partner, someone in the local community needs blood every two seconds. All blood types are needed. To donate blood, a donor must be healthy and at least 17 years old (16 year-olds can donate with written parental consent). A donor cannot have donated blood in the last 56 days. For those 19 years and older, one must also weigh at least 110 pounds.

Donors will go through a brief screening process as part of the approval, including a mini-physical and a health history questionnaire. The questionnaire can be answered ahead of time on the date of the donation at mbc.org/idonate. The entire process takes 45 minutes.

Free, open to the public. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Dakotah! Sport and Fitness, 2100 Trail of Dreams, Prior Lake, MN. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call SMSC Wellness Coordinator Chris Blum at 952-233-2926. Appointments are recommended, but walk-ins are accepted.


Aug. 11

Native Professionals Networking Night

Come connect with other Native American professionals and aspiring professionals in a less-formal, more fun setting!

5 to 8 p.m., Moto-I Restaurant, 2940 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN. For more information, call Stephanie Zadora at 612-284-1091 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it


Aug. 12

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-Southdale, Ethel Berry Room, 7001 York Ave. S., Edina, MN. For more information, visit www.hennepin.us/residents/human-services/adoption.


Aug. 12

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


Aug. 14-16

Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community Wacipi

Color Guard: Sisseton-Wahpeton Vietnam Veterans (Kit Fox Society); MCs: Wallace Coffey and Danny Seaboy; Arena Directors: Rusty Gillette and Juaquin Hamilton.

Dance specials, moccasin games and prize money for first through fifth place.

Junior Adults (ages 18-34): Menís: Traditional, Grass, Fancy, Southern Straight, Chicken
Womenís: Traditional, Southern Buckskin/Cloth (comb.), Fancy Shawl, Jingle; Senior Adults (ages 35-54): Menís: Traditional, Grass, Fancy, Southern Straight, Chicken; Womenís: Traditional, Southern Buckskin/Cloth (combined), Fancy Shawl, Jingle; Golden Age (ages 55 & over): Menís: Fancy/Grass (combined), Traditional/Southern Straight (combined); Womenís: Fancy/Jingle (combined), Traditional/Southern Buckskin/Cloth (combined); Teens (ages 13-17): Boys: Traditional, Fancy, Grass
Girls: Traditional, Fancy Shawl, Jingle; Juniors (ages 6-12 ): Boys: Traditional, Fancy, Grass
Girls: Traditional, Fancy Shawl, Jingle; Tiny Tots (ages 5 and under): paid daily; Day money for all categories. All dancers not receiving prize money will be paid. Individual must be present with number on Sunday evening (only after winners are announced).

Dance registration begins Friday at 12:30 p.m. (must have button to register). Point system to begin Friday. Grand Entry/registrations closes at 12:30 p,m., Saturday.

$5 admission for entire weekend with button purchase; free for 60 years and older, 10 years and younger. Includes meal on Saturday.

Grand Entries: Friday, 7 p.m.; Saturday 1 and 7 p.m., and Sunday 1 p.m.; Flag Raising: Saturday/Sunday, 9 a.m.; Fireworks: Saturday, 10 p.m. SMSC Wacipi Grounds, 3212 Dakotah Parkway Shakopee, MN. For more information, visit smscwacipi.org.


Aug. 16

Franklin Avenue Open Streets

Open Streets = Happy Streets! Open Streets Mpls allows people of all ages to experience their streets in a new way. For the past five years, streets in Minneapolis have transformed to allow residents to experience their city in a whole new way: by bike, by skateboard, however they please. We call this Open Streets Mpls and it has grown from one event in 2011 to eight in 2015 events all across the city!

We see Open Streets Mpls as the perfect chance to promote healthy living, local businesses, sustainable transportation and civic pride in Minneapolis. On multiple days throughout the year, we create miles of safe, car-free streets so that residents of all ages can walk, bike, shop, participate in spontaneous play activities, and get to know one another.

We hope youíll join us this year on a street in your own neighborhood, and enjoy it from a different perspective. Come wander the Open Streets and have some fun! You can even bring your dog. And of course, itís free!

11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Frankline Avenue, Minneapolis. For more information, call the Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition at 612-568-6227.


Aug. 18-19

Native Business World Cafť

As American Indian business owners, entrepreneurs and artisans, we would like to invite your presence and voice to be part of a World Cafť conversation to get at the heart of how we can increase and sustain American Indian business in Minnesota. We will be hosting two conversations, one on Tuesday, August 18 and one on Wednesday, August 19. A family style meal will be served at 5:00 pm.

If you know of other entrepreneurs/artisans/business owners that would be interested, please feel free to forward to your colleagues.

From this perspective, conversations are action: the very heartbeat and lifeblood of social systems like organizations, communities, and cultures

5 to 9 p.m., Minnesota Chippewa Tribe Building, Front Meeting Room, 1308 E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis, MN. For more information, call Pamela Standing at 218-847-9554 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it


Aug. 19

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


Aug. 26

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


Aug. 26

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


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


Aug. 29

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 Andrea Reese at 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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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