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August 2014 Calendar
Thursday, August 07 2014
 
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Aug. 13

Circle of Generations Teaching Circle

Dakota Language with Neil McKay, 4-5 p.m.; Teaching Circle, 5 to 7:30 p.m.; Tipi Painting with Endaso Giizhik (Robert Desjarlait); and Nagamowin miinawaa Niimiwin/Wacipi Dowan (Singing and Dancing).

Minneapolis American Indian Center, 1530 E. Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN. For more information, call Mi-zi-way Mi-gi-zi DesJarlait, Cultural Resource Coordinator at 612-879-1785 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it


Aug. 14

NACC Family Education Day

Join us for a picnic outside of NACC Dental at the Wolf, if it rains, we will be in the dental conference room at NACC. Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m. with activities and fun to follow!

Native American Community Clinic, 1213 E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis, MN. To RSVP, call Leah at 612-872-8086, ext. 1204.


Aug. 14

Circle of Generations Teaching Circle

Ojibwemowin (Ojibwe Language) with Joe Spears, 5-6 p.m. Minneapolis American Indian Center, 1530 E. Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN. For more information, call Mi-zi-way Mi-gi-zi DesJarlait, Cultural Resource Coordinator at 612-879-1785 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it


Aug. 14

Adoptee/Foster Potluck and Talking Circle

The First Nations Repatriation Institute, formerly First Nations Orphan Association invites individuals who were adopted and fostered and their families to a potluck and talking circle. 6 to 9 p.m., All Nations Indian Church, 1515 E. 23rd St., Minneapolis, MN. For more information, call Sandra White Hawk at 651-442-4872, email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or visit www.wearecominghome.com.


Aug. 15-17

Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community Wacipi

Masters of Ceremonies: Wallace Coffey and Danny Seaboy; Arena Directors: Rusty Gillette and Juaqin Hamilton-Youngbird. Host Drums: Mazakute (Nebraska) and Wahpekute (South Dakota); Invited Drums: Fort Peck Sioux (Montana), War Scout (Utah), Yellow Face (North Dakota), Young Kingbird (Minnesota), Meskwaki Nation (Iowa), Iron Boy (Minnesota), Eagle Spirit (Washington), Yellow Spotted Horse (Oklahoma), Southern Style (Utah), Sizzortail (Oklahoma).

Flag Raising, 9 a.m., Saturday and Sunday, Vietnam Veterans' Color Guard, Sisseton-Wahpeton; Fireworks, 10 p.m., Saturday; Grand Entry, 7 p.m. Friday, Saturday 1 and 7 p.m., Sunday 1 p.m.; Dancer Registration, 12:30 p.m. Friday, must have button to register, point system to begin at Friday Grand Entry, registration closes Saturday, 12:30 p.m.

$5 admission for entire weekend with button purchase, free entry for 60 years-old and older and children under 10 years-old.

No alcohol or drugs, not responsible for accidents, thefts or lost envelopes. SMSC Wacipi Grounds, 3212 Dakotah Parkway, Shakopee, MN. For more information, call 952-445-8900 or visit smscwacipi.org.


Aug. 15-Nov. 15

On Fertile Ground: Native Artists in the Upper Midwest”

Join us to celebrate the wealth and diversity of Native artists from this region. This exhibition will take place once annually over a period of three years. Each show will highlight 15 different artists, ultimately providing a comprehensive overview of 45 artists from Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota and South Dakota.

2014 artists include: Judith Allen, Wendy Boivin, Alexandra Buffalohead, Julie Buffalohead, Nelson Chasing Hawk, Jim Denomie, John Hitchcock, Wanesia Misquadace, Karen Savage, Nelda Schrupp, James Star Comes Out, Jodi Webster, Dennis White, Jennifer White, and Monte Yellow Bird.

Exhibition Events: Opening Reception, Aug. 15, 5-8 p.m. with Artist Talk at 6:30; Gallery Talk with James Star Comes Out, Oct. 17, 6-7:30 p.m.

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


Aug. 16

Financial Skills for Families

Bii Gii Wiin CDLF is hosting a financial literacy class on money management, budgeting to create savings and more! Learn new money habits that help you feel in control of your finances. Bii Gii Wiin CDLF, 1508 East Franklin Ave., Suite 100, Minneapolis, MN. For more information, call Andrea at 612-354-2249 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it


Aug. 16-18

48th Annual Mille Lacs Band Traditional Powwow

Masters of Ceremonies: Larry Smallwood and Pete Gahbow; Host Drums: Little Otter and Pipestone.

Events include: Mille Lacs Band Princess and Brave Contest; Parade, Saturday, 11 a.m. with Best Parade Float Contest and Best Rez Car Contest; Horseshoe Tournament, Saturday; Moccasin Game, Saturday; Mille Lacs Indian Museum sponsored Fun Run, Sunday.

Free admission, camping, showers and firewood. Iskigamizigan Powwow Grounds, west side of Lake Mille Lacs, 12 miles north of Onamia, MN on U.S. Highway 169. For more information call Carla Big Bear at 320-532-7517 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it


Aug. 17

Open Streets Minneapolis: Franklin Avenue East

By opening up the streets for people to walk, bike, run and skate for a day, we get an opportunity to experience our city in a whole new way. An Open Streets event (based on the Ciclovía from Bogotá, Colombia) will bring together families and neighbors to mingle, recreate and shop in their communities in a safe, car-free environment.

For more information and detailed events, visit www.openstreetsmpls.com.

Aug. 20

Circle of Generations Teaching Circle

Dakota Language with Neil McKay, 4 to 5 p.m.; Teaching Circle, 5-7:30 p.m.; Tipi Painting with Endaso Giizhik (Robert Desjarlait); Mazinigwaasowin (Beading) with Angela Kappenman; and Nagamowin miinawaa Niimiwin/Wacipi Dowan (Singing and Dancing).

Minneapolis American Indian Center, 1530 E. Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN. For more information, call Mi-zi-way Mi-gi-zi DesJarlait, Cultural Resource Coordinator at 612-879-1785 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it


Aug. 21

Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe State of the Band

Event will include a drum and dance performance, youth hand drum and Ojibwe language presentations by students from Leech Lake's language immersion program. A light lunch will be served and there will be prize drawings. Rep. Rick Nolan is scheduled to speak. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Northern Lights Casino Hotel Ballroom, Walker, MN.

For more information, visit www.LLOjibwe.com.


Aug. 21

Circle of Generations Ojibwemowin

Ojibwe Language with Joe Spears, 5-6 p.m. Minneapolis American Indian Center, 1530 E. Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN. For more information, call Mi-zi-way Mi-gi-zi DesJarlait, Cultural Resource Coordinator at 612-879-1785 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it


Aug. 22

NACC Back to School Kid's Day

Activities in dental conference room before and after appointments, snacks served. Appointments start at 9 a.m. and the last appointment at 4 p.m.

Native American Community Clinic, 1213 E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis, MN. To schedule an appointment, call 612-872-8086, ext. 3.


Aug. 22-24

Cha Cha Bah Ning 34th Traditional Powwow

Emcee: Larry “Amik” Smallwood. Warm-Ups and Feast, Friday, 7 p.m.; Grand Entries, 1:30 and 6:30 p.m. Saturday, 1:30 p.m. Sunday; Events also include Fun Walk/Run, Co-ed Canoe Race, Veterans Special, Princess and Brave Contest and Specials, Volleyball, Horseshoe and Softball tournaments. Registration from Noon to 2 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. daily. For more information, call Dorothy Robinson at 218-659-2708 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it


Aug. 27

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. 27

Circle of Generations Teaching Circle

Dakota Language with Neil McKay, 4-5 p.m.; Teaching Circle, 5-7:30 p.m.; Tipi Painting with Endaso Giizhik (Robert Desjarlait); Mazinigwaasowin (Beading) with Angela Kappenman; Nagamowin miinawaa Niimiwin/Wacipi Dowan (Singing and Dancing).

Minneapolis American Indian Center, 1530 E. Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN. For more information, call Mi-zi-way Mi-gi-zi DesJarlait, Cultural Resource Coordinator at 612-879-1785 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it


Aug. 28

Circle of Generations Ojibwemowin

Ojibwe Language with Joe Spears, 5-6 p.m. Minneapolis American Indian Center, 1530 E. Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN. For more information, call Mi-zi-way Mi-gi-zi DesJarlait, Cultural Resource Coordinator at 612-879-1785 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it


Sept. 5

Minnesota Chippewa Tribe Adult Day Services Center Grand Opening

Services provided include games, recreation, health monitoring, assistance with activities of daily living, medication administered as prescribed, lunch and snacks. Pre-screenings are now available.

Grand opening from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., 15546 State Highway 371 NW, Cass Lake, MN. For more information call Evette Mesarina, 218-335-8586, 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

Circle of Generations Men's Basketball

10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Minneapolis American Indian Center, 1530 E. Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN. For more information, call Mi-zi-way Mi-gi-zi DesJarlait, Cultural Resource Coordinator at 612-879-1785 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it


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

Circle of Generations Men's Basketball

4 to 6 p.m., Minneapolis American Indian Center, 1530 E. Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN. For more information, call Mi-zi-way Mi-gi-zi DesJarlait, Cultural Resource Coordinator at 612-879-1785 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it


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.


Wednesdays

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

Circle of Generations Men's Basketball

10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Minneapolis American Indian Center, 1530 E. Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN. For more information, call Mi-zi-way Mi-gi-zi DesJarlait, Cultural Resource Coordinator at 612-879-1785 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it


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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