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April 2014 Calendar
Thursday, April 03 2014
 
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Ongoing

NACC MNsure Navigators are still able to assist those who have no income or who are low-income in applying for Medicaid and MinnesotaCare. If you attempted to apply for MNsure and had issues with the application, you may qualify for an extension.

For more information, contact: Lori Williams, 612-872-8086, ext. 1013, This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it ; Sandra Lorentz, 612-872-8086, ext. 1018, This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it ; or Patti DuFault, 612-872-8086, ext. 1045, This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it


Through May 31

“Where I Fit”

Textile works by Maggie Thompson (Fond du Lac Ojibwe). All My Relations Gallery, 1414 E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis, MN, 612-235-4970, www.AllMyRelationsArts.com.


April 5

Food and Farm Conversations

Please join us to connect with people, share ideas and create community. Local, healthy food prepared by Austin Bartold and the Waite House Kitchen. Child care available. Free event, space is limited, RSVP to Lannesse Baker at 612-721-9886 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it 11 a.m.-2 p.m., All Nations Indian Church, 1515 E 23rd Street, Minneapolis, MN


Starting April 7

Dakota Language Immersion Early Childhood Program

Wicoie Nandagikendan will offer a Dakota Language Program Immersion experience for preschool children from 9:30 a.m. to noon for children 18 months to 5 years-old. For more information contact Diane Seurer, Four Directions Family Center, 2438 18th Ave. South, Minneapolis, MN, 612-722-0766 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it


April 9 deadline

Construction Trade Training

Summit Academy OIC is accepting applications for construction jobs for the new football stadium and for free construction trade training. Training for pipefitters, plumbers, ironworkers and sheet metal workers begins in April for 20 weeks. No out of pocket costs.

For more information, contact Tiffany Hand, Little Earth Employment Director, 612-455-2831.


April 9

Circle of Generations

Dakota Language with Neil McKay, 4-5 p.m.; Manido Bimibatoowin (Spiritual Running): First Nations Unite; Outfit Repair/Tips with Wayne Reyes and Miskwa DesJarlait; Naagadawendamowin, Wiiyawimaa, Aabiziijigan (Mind, Body, Medicine) with Linda EagleSpeaker and Donna LaChapelle; Makizin-ataagewin/Han'pana (Moccasin Games) with Grady Renville; Teaching Circle, 5 to 7:30 p.m. Minneapolis American Indian Center, 1530 E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis, MN. For more information, call Stephanie Thompson at 612-879-1768 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it


April 10

Circle of Generations Ojibwemowin (Ojibwe Language)

Joe Spears, 5-6 p.m., Minneapolis American Indian Center, 1530 E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis, MN. For more information, call Stephanie Thompson at 612-879-1768 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

April 15

Celebrating Equity and Diversity in Faculty Publications

Join us for a reading in celebration of equity and diversity in University of Minnesota faculty publications. Refreshments will be provided. Brenda Child will read from her recent book “Holding Our World Together: Ojibwe Women and the Survival of the Community.” Zenzele Isoke will read from her book “Urban Black Woman and the Politics of Resistance.” 4:30 to 6 p.m., Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120, 222 21st Ave. South, Minneapolis, MN.

 

April 15

Department of Indian Work Family Education Diabetes Series

These free sessions were developed by and for the American Indian community. No registration is required. Each session offers: confidential five-point health screenings; delicious and healthy meals; health presentation and discussion; Talking Circles; program for children; fitness activities; and attendance incentives and rewards. 5:30-7:30 p.m., Department of Indian Work, 1671 Summit Ave., St. Paul, MN, Sheila White Eagle Hall, lower level of SPACC. For more information, call Mikayla Schaaf at 651-789-3862, email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or visit www.spacc.org/diw.


April 16

Circle of Generations

Dakota Language with Neil McKay, 4-5 p.m.; Manido Bimibatoowin (Spiritual Running): First Nations Unite; Outfit Repair/Tips with Wayne Reyes and Miskwa DesJarlait; Naagadawendamowin, Wiiyawimaa, Aabiziijigan (Mind, Body, Medicine) with Linda EagleSpeaker and Donna LaChapelle; Makizin-ataagewin/Han'pana (Moccasin Games) with Grady Renville; Teaching Circle, 5 to 7:30 p.m. Minneapolis American Indian Center, 1530 E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis, MN. For more information, call Stephanie Thompson at 612-879-1768 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it


April 17

Circle of Generations Ojibwemowin (Ojibwe Language)

Joe Spears, 5-6 p.m., Minneapolis American Indian Center, 1530 E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis, MN. For more information, call Stephanie Thompson at 612-879-1768 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it


April 23

Circle of Generations Spring Feast

5 to 7:30 p.m., Minneapolis American Indian Center, 1530 E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis, MN. For more information, call Stephanie Thompson at 612-879-1768 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it


April 24

A Partnership Of Diabetics (APOD) Monthly Breakfast

You're invited for yummies for the tummy, tasty topics for the mind and always supporting diabetics! Breakfast beings at 8:30 a.m., Phillips Community Center Dining Room, 2323 11th Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN. For more information, call 612-812-2429 or visit www.meetup.com/A-Partnership-Of-Diabetics.


April 24

Circle of Generations

Men's Basketball, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Closing Drum, noon, light lunch provided; Ojibwemowin (Ojibwe Language) with Joe Spears, 5-6 p.m. Minneapolis American Indian Center, 1530 E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis, MN. For more information, call Stephanie Thompson at 612-879-1768 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it


April 25

“Delve Deep: Authenticity, Appropriation and the Arts” Panel Discussion

Join us for a panel discussion with the creator of “Beyond Buckskin Boutique” Jessica Metcalfe, Ph.D., Sasha Houston Brown and Maggie Thompson. Light refreshments will be served. 6 to 8 p.m., All My Relations Gallery, 1414 E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis, MN, 612-235-4970, www.AllMyRelationsArts.com.


April 25

American Indian Early Childhood Resource Fair/Circle of Generations Pow Wow

Tiny Tot Special, Spot Dance, early childhood vendors invited, hosted by MNTrecc Metro Work Group. 6-8 p.m., Minneapolis American Indian Center, 1530 E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis, MN. For more information, call Kay at 612-294-2659, email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or Janice at 651-274-5946 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it


April 26

Financial Literacy Class

Hosted by Bii Gii Wiin Community Development Load Fund, topics include accessing credit, credit reports, checking and savings accounts, spending plans, building a healthy economy. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., 1508 E. Franklin Ave., Suite 100, Minneapolis, MN. To register or for more information, call 612-354-2249 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it


April 28

Native American Somali Friendship Committee

Please join us for our monthly meeting. Everybody is welcome. Dinner will be served, we will be sharing Native American and Somali dishes. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., East Phillips Park and Community Center, 2307 17th Ave. South, Minneapolis, MN. For more information, call Norma Smith at 612-850-2383, email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or Amina Saleh at 612-729-0340, email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it


April 30

IHB’s Women’s Health Day

The Shakopee Mobile Mammogram Unit will be on site to provide mammograms to those scheduled. A light breakfast and lunch will be provided and we will be doing education and games throughout the day, $10 gift cards available to those that complete mammogram. 10 a.m.-4 .m., Indian Health Board, 1315 E 24th St., Minneapolis, MN. Call to schedule pap and/or mammogram or for more information 612-721-9881.


April 30

Food and Farm Conversations

Please join us to connect with people, share ideas and create community. Local, healthy food prepared by Austin Bartold and the Waite House Kitchen. Child care available. Free event, space is limited, RSVP to Lannesse Baker at 612-721-9886 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it 11 a.m.-2 p.m., All Nations Indian Church, 1515 E 23rd Street, Minneapolis, MN


May 1

American Indian Month Kick-Off

Show your Native pride at this year's kick-off event that will feature the Parade of Nations, community speakers, round dance and a community feast. Sponsored in part by the City of Minneapolis, MUID and Native American Community Development Institute.

Gathering/Opening, 10 a.m., Cedar Field-Little Earth, Cedar Avenue and 25th Street; Parade of Nations, 10:30 a.m., Cedar Field to Minneapolis American Indian Center/Wakiagun Lawn; Community Speakers, 11:30 a.m., MAIC/Wakiagun; Round Dance, 11:45 a.m.; Community Feast, noon. For more information, call 612-235-4969 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it


Mondays

A Partnership Of Diabetics (APOD) Self-Management Meet-Ups

Come to learn more about managing diabetes! 7 p.m., Phillips Community Center Dining Room, 2323 11th Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN. For more information, call 612-812-2429 or visit www.meetup.com/A-Partnership-Of-Diabetics.


Mondays

The Medicine Wheel Open AA Meeting

This is an open 12 Step AA Meeting. No transportation or child care provided. Enter through parking lot door entrance. Church of Gichitwaa Kateri, 3045 Park Ave., Minneapolis, MN. For more information, call 612-824-7606.


Mondays

Stress Management 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.


Mondays

“Healing Journey” Men's Support Group

This group provides a supportive environment for those recovering from co-occuring disorders. Ideal for those who have already completed treatment programs. This group provides emotional, mental, physical and spiritual support for relapse prevention. The group meets once a week from 3 to 4 p.m. Indian Health Board, 1315 E. 24th St., Minneapolis, MN 55404. To set up an appointment, call 612-721-9807.


Tuesdays

Women's Empowerment Group, 3:30-4:30 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.


Tuesdays

Women of Traditional Birthing

Pregnant women and expecting fathers are invited to join groups that will cover nutrition, FASD, SIDS, anatomy of pregnancy and fetal development, mental health, pregnancy yoga, prenatal parenting, breast feeding, labor and delivery. The event will also include activities, daycare is available to enrolled participants. Dinner is served promptly at 5 p.m. and tokens are given for transportation. 5 to 7 p.m., Division of Indian Work, 1001 E. Lake St., Minneapolis, MN. For more information or to enroll, call Fawn Edberg-Marquez at 612-279-6312 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it


Tuesdays

On the Red Road AA Meeting

Open/mixed, Step Meeting. 7 p.m. Minneapolis American Indian Center, side entrance, 1530 East Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN.


Wednesdays

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

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.


Thursdays

Anishinabe Academy Family Language Table

Experience the teachings of our ancestors. Anishinaabe scholar and indigenous linguist James “Kaagegaabaw” Vukelich and Dakota star visionary and teacher Jim Rock 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 East 28th Street, Minneapolis, MN.


Thursdays

Parents of Tradition

A program of Early Childhood Family Education & MPS Indian Education. Join us for parent and child learning activities (ages birth-Kindergarten enrollment); learninghow to prepare your child for school; meet other parents and reconnect to the good path of parenting. Guiding Elder: Ida Downwind. 1-2:30 p.m., Anishinabe Academy, Room 294, 3100 E. 28th St., Minneapolis, MN 55406. To register call Jean Coleman at 612-290-9936.


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.


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.


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