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May 2014 Calendar
Thursday, May 01 2014
 
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Celebrate American Indian Month 2014!

May 3

American Indian Cancer Foundation's Third Annual Powwow for Hope

This special powwow is a fundraiser to support cancer education and supportive services for American Indian communities. Host drum: Ringing Shield, Eyabay; Emcees: Dave Larsen, Murphy Thomas; Arena Director: Miziway Desjarlait; Head Female Dancer: Patty Sam; Head Male Dancer: Robert Desjarlait.

Grand Entries, 1 and 7 p.m.; Honoring Survivors and Caregivers, 3 p.m.; Feast, 5 p.m.; Jingle Dress Healing Song, 8 p.m.; Closing Ceremony, 9 p.m.; Silent Auction, noon-5 p.m.; Hand Drum Contestants must register by 2 p.m., first round held in the afternoon, finals during feast. Base Camp Facility, 201 Bloomington Road, Minneapolis, MN. For more information, call 612-314-4852 or visit www.PowwowforHope.org.


May 3

Susan G. Komen 3-Day 16 week Training Kick-Off

Start your training off on the right foot! You're probably not ready to walk a 60-mile journey just yet, but our Training Kick-Off Event will get you started. Meet your fellow Susan G. Komen 3-Day walkers for a training walk, led by one of our volunteer training walk leaders. Share your stories about past event experiences, training and fundraising. After the walk, you may receive outfitter discounts as well as training advice. 9:30 a.m., GEAR Running Store, 4406 France Avenue South, Edina, MN. For more information, email Andrea Franz at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

May 4

“A Pipeline Runs Through It”

A benefit concert hosted by Winona LaDuke of Honor the Earth with performances by special musical and spoken-word guests, including Peter Erlinder, an attorney for Honor the Earth to support the organization’s Stop the Sandpiper Legal Defense fund, Janet Rogers, Sonny Johnson and Prudence Johnson. One-pound bags of native harvested certified organic wild rice and Honor the Earth T-Shirts will be available-for-sale the night of the show. 7 p.m., Lake of the Isles Lutheran Church, 2020 West Lake of the Isles Parkway, Minneapolis, MN.

For more information, call Alyssa Hoppe at 612-385-1557 or visit www.honorearth.org/events.


May 6-June 5

Indigenous Lax lacrosse series

Homegrown Lacrosse will present a new Indigenous Lax series for those in the community. These clinics are for both new and experienced lacrosse players looking to experience the sport and both learn the heritage of the game and its Native roots. Clinics will run every Tuesday at East Phillips Park and every Thursday at Cedar Field. Clinics for Grades 2-5 will run 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. and Clinics for Grades 6-8 will run 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. For more information, call Shane Thompson at 612-708-0699 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it


May 7

19th Annual American Indian Wellness Fair

Increasing awareness of current health issues facing American Indian people by providing access to a variety of health screenings, education, information and community resources. Over 60 exhibitors, free health assessments and community feast. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Minneapolis American Indian Center, 1530 East Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN. For more information, call Stephanie Graves at 612-673-3735 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it


May 10-11

Little Earth of United Tribes 15th Annual Powwow and Mothers Day Celebration

Emcee: Jerry Dearly; Arena Director: John Oakgrove; Host Drum: Little Earth Singers; Color Guard: Weber/Kahler Ch. 15 173rd Airborne Brigade. Dancer registration, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday only, must be in full regalia.

$5 buttons, Minneapolis American Indian Center, 1530 East Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN. For more information on vending, call Connie Bruce at 612-636-9039 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it Not responsible for lost, damaged or stolen items.

 

 

May 11

Rock the Tribal Vote

Engaging and encouraging all citizens of tribal nations to get out and in vote in our tribal elections! All ages concert and rally featuring Rez Rap Records, Tall Paul, Knox, Wahwahtay Benais, STDCG, Manny Phesto. BBQ and live art.

Free event, open to the public, 1 to 6 p.m., Minneapolis American Indian Center, 1530 East Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN. For more information visit www.Facebook.com/rockthetribalvote.


 

May 13

“Sacred Wilderness” Reading

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe author Susan Power reads from her new novel

A clan mother story for the 21st century, “Sacred Wilderness” explores the lives of four women of different eras and backgrounds who come together to restore foundation to a mixed-up, mixed-blood woman who had been living the American dream and found it a great maw of emptiness.

7 p.m., SubText: a Bookstore, 165 Western Avenue North, Saint Paul, MN. For more information, call 651-493-3781 or visit www.SubTextBooks.com.


May 17

First Time Homebuyer Workshop

Join Bii Gii Wiin Community Development Load Fund to learn the steps to becoming a homeowner, how to financially prepare, what you can afford to pay, the importance of credit, how to choose the right mortgage loan and get approved, the responsibilities of home ownership and more! This Native American-based curriculum is free and open to the public, lunch provided.

9 a.m. to 5 p.m., 1508 East Franklin Avenue, 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


May 21

Kateri Residence Open House

Join us for food, blessing of our space, program information, tour and door prizes! Noon to 2 p.m., 2408 4th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN. For more information, call 612-767-4451.


May 29

Ain Dah Yung Center Open House & Celebration

Come celebrate all that we do together! Food, fun and formalities for your enjoyment!

Door prize drawings, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.; Community camaraderie, ADYC shelter tours and the ADYC Singers, 11 to 11:45 a.m.; Prayer and Honor Song and Feast (buffalo/chicken shish kabobs, wild rice dish, fresh fruit and fry bread), 11:45 a.m.; Youth Presenter and Ally of the Year Recognition, 12:30-1 p.m. 1089 Portland Avenue, Saint Paul, MN. For more information call 651-227-4184 or visit www.ADYCenter.org.


May 31

Kick Ball Tournament

Do you think you have what it takes to take on the 2012 and 2013 Indian Month Kick Ball Champions? Anishinabe Wakiagun's Kickaholics will be defending their title at the 2014 Indian Month Kickball tournament. Connect with the Native American Community and earn some bragging rights! $50 to register a team (no refunds), minimum of 11 team members, registration closes May 9.

Minneapolis American Indian Center, 1530 East Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN. For more information or to register, call Stephanie Thompson at 612-879-1768.


June 15 deadline

MHS Native American Artist-in-Residence

The Minnesota Historical Society announces a new artist-in-residence program designed to revive the study of technique, knowledge and lifeways associated with traditional forms of American Indian artistry. Five American Indian artists will be selected to serve six-month paid residencies with MNHS beginning in spring 2014. To apply or for more information, call 651-259-3000 or visit www.mnhs.org/residencies.


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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