July 2012 Calendar
Monday, July 30 2012
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July 20 (deadline)
MN State Arts Board
Visual Grants
The Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative grant for Visual Arts supports and assists artists at various stages in their careers. IGrants will be awarded for career building and for the creative development of artists.  Artists working in all artistic disciplines: media arts, photography, and two- and three-dimensional visual arts, may apply. Grant amount $2,000‚-10,000. Applications are available at: www.arts.state.mn.us. Native community members with questions call the MSAB office at 800-866-2787 or email the Native American Community Liaison: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it Applications must be received by July 20 at 4:30 pm.

July 21
Financial Literacy Class: Financial Skills for Families
Bii Gii Wiin CDLF is offering "Financial Skills For Families" for Native people.  Learn how to: develop a spending plan, work with checking/savings accounts, understand credit and your credit report, and access credit. 9 am to 3 pm. Free. The mission of the Bii Gii Wiin CDLF is to promote homeownership among Native American households throughout the State of Minnesota through the provision of development services and financial products and service. 612-843-2118. 1508 E. Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN. www.facebook.com/biigiiwiin

July 27 (deadline)?
Arts Access Grant
The Arts Access grant program is designed to help arts organizations broaden arts opportunities for underserved groups. Grants can be used to identify underserved groups or communities, identify the barriers that keep them from engaging in the arts, and develop and implement strategies to reduce or eliminate the barriers. The applicant can be any Minnesota nonprofit arts organization including producing organizations, presenting organizations and presenting affiliates, or any other arts group that is exempt from taxation under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or has a nonprofit, tax-exempt fiscal agent. year.  Grant range: $5,000‚-$100,000. Applications are available at: http://www.arts.state.mn.us. Native community members with questions  can call the MSAB office at 800-866-2787 or they can email the Native American Community Liaison, at: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it Applications must be received by July 27 at 4:30pm.  

July 28-29
Beading 101 Workshop
Come and learn through hands-on some basic beading styles and techniques on July 28th from noon to 4 pm, and July 29th from 10 am to 2 pm.  Necklaces, bracelets, pen coverings, and lighter cases are just a few things that can be created in this two day workshop. Registration is required by July 25. Discounted hotel rooms are available for workshop participants on Saturday night at Grand Casino Mille Lacs. A light lunch and refreshments will be provided both days. A minimum of 5 participants required to host workshop. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Mille Lac Museum and Trading Post, 43411 Oodena Drive  Onamia, MN. 320-532-3632, www.mnhs.org/places/sites/mlim.

Aug. 3 (deadline)
Arts Tour Minnesota Grants
The Arts Tour Minnesota program is designed to give Minnesotans greater access to high-quality artists and arts organizations, regardless of geography.  Arts Tour Minnesota project grants support touring performances, exhibitions, and other related arts activities throughout the state. Minnesota professional artists and nonprofit arts organizations that want to tour may apply. Community groups, cities, public and nonprofit agencies, arts organizations, and others that would like to present touring artists or arts activities may also apply. $5,000-$100,000. Applications are available at: www.arts.state.mn.us.  Native community members with questions about the grant can call the MSAB office at 800-866-2787 or they can email the Native American Community Liaison, at: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it Applications must be received by August 3rd at 4:30 pm.  

Aug. 15 - 17
Legacy of Survival
Dakota Camp
o Aug. 15: Day to set up camp. Evening Activities: Welcoming Feast Dakota Documentaries and Films.
Aug. 16: Morning Activities: Official Welcome, Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe. Sharing Our Stories: The Histories of Exiled Tribes in the Dakotas, Nebraska, Montana & Canada. Lacrosse and Archery Clinics. Moccasin Games. Afternoon Activities: Workshops: Davenport Prison Letters, Mankato Trials. Youth empowerment:  Arts, poetry & spoken word. Traditional foods The Role of Conscripted Indians. Lacrosse Tournament, Language Bowl and Bingo. All Day:  Minnesota Historical Society will be digitizing and scanning historic photos and documents and conducting genealogy workshops. NAGPRA and THPO meetings. Gustavus Adolphus student display on the 1862 War. Evening Activities: Celebration of Life:  An Evening of Entertainment
Aug.17: Morning Activities: Walk to Pipestone, Welcome Home Ceremony & Feast, with Minnesota elected officials. Afternoon Activities: Return to Camp, Closing Ceremonies and Remarks, Traditional music nightly.    

Through Sept. 16
Sacred Legacy: Edward S. Curtis and the North American Indian
"Sacred Legacy: Edward S. Curtis and the North American Indian," features powerful images of North American Indians taken by photographer/ethnographer Edward S. Curtis. The exhibit, on view at Mille Lacs Indian Museum, is free and open to the public. The exhibit will illustrate the broad and extraordinary diversity of North American tribes. All work included in this exhibit has been drawn from the archive of the personal collection of Christopher Cardozo.  Cardozo is widely recognized as the world's leading authority on Edward Curtis and his photography. From his archive of more than 4,000 vintage Curtis prints, Cardozo has selected 60 of Curtis' most compelling and evocative images. The images represent the diverse cultural and geographic regions in which Curtis photographed and will illustrate Curtis' artistry in portrait, landscape, still life and ceremonial photography. Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post, 43411 Oodena Dr., Onamia. Free. Call for more information 320-532-3632 or see: http://www.mnhs.org/millelacs.

Through 2012
Why Treaties Matter:
Self-Government in the Dakota and Ojibwe Nations
The Why Treaties Matter project helps establish American Indian sovereignty as an ongoing continental reality and provides a vehicle for Minnesotans to learn new and innovative ways to create community.    Video presentation and 20 banners featuring text and images, how treaties affected the lands and lifeways of the indigenous peoples of this place, and why these binding agreements between nations still matter today. For more dates, see: www.minnesotahumanities.org/
o July 1-31: MN Valley History Center & Dakota Wicohan, Morton
o July 16-Aug 15: Mayo Clinic, Rochester
o Aug. 23-Sept 22: Ramsey County Historical Society, St. Paul
o Oct. 1-31: Winona County Historical Society, Winona
o Nov.­ 8-Dec. 15: Carlton County

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