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Sept-Oct.

Franklin Library Events

1314 E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis. For more info about these events, call 952-847-2925.

• Seniors Play Reading Group: Fridays, Sept. 10, Oct. 8, Nov. 12; 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Join us for a stimulating morning of reading and discussion of some of the great plays of our heritage.

• Nonfiction Book Discussions for Elder Learners: Fridays, Sept. 10, Oct. 8, Nov. 12; 1-3 p.m. Join us for a stimulating discussion of nonfiction books.

• Kids Book Club: Fridays, Sept. 24, Oct. 29, Nov. 19; 4-5 p.m. For kids in grades 4-6. Join other kids to talk about a great book! No pre-reading required.

Sept. 4

Great White Earth Canoe Race

(The Great White Earth Canoe Race). Registration at 9 AM. Races starting at 10 AM until finished. New Horizons Resort on the North End of White Earth Lake, White Earth Indian Reservation, Minnesota. Male and Female classes for youth (12 – 17), and adult (18 and over) divisions.Two races each division, sprint and distance. Grand prizes of canoes, door prizes. Food. Contact Robert Shimek at: rjshimek@hotmail.com or 218-375-2600.

Sept. 9

FATHER Project's Open House

The FATHER Project's will have an Open House Event from 3 pm to 6 pm. A short program is scheduled at 4 pm. Take a tour, or grab some refreshments and talk with the FATHER Project staff. Mayor R.T. Rybak, and Goodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota President and CEO Micheal Wirth-Davis, are the guest speakers. The FATHER Project, 2700 E. Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN. For more info, call 612-724-3539.

Sept. 18

Walk to End Child Abuse

This is a family-friendly event organized by Prevent Child Abuse Minnesota. Activities include: face painting, a baseball clinic, kid's dash, meet the mascots, inflatables, 1.5 mile pledge walk, music entertainment and much more! All proceeds benefit Prevent Child Abuse Minnesota, a non profit organization that works to prevent child abuse and neglect. 8:30 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. Donation/cost: $25 for individuals $35 for adults. Midway Stadium, Saint Paul Minnesota. For more info see www.pcamn.org or call Lesley Chester at 651-523-0099.

Sept. 21&23

Minneapolis boards and commission openings

Applications are now being accepted for openings on a number of open boards and commissions positions that the City Council and Mayor will appoint this fall. The City is seeking applicants with a diversity of backgrounds and experiences to strengthen the work of the City. There are 112 open positions on 14 City boards/commission. Boards and commissions fall into a handful of categories: appeal boards, development boards, general advisory boards, and special service districts, which are defined areas within the city where special services are rendered. Applications will be reviewed beginning October 4th. To learn more about a particular open p

osition or board/commission please join us in an online chat or visit our open house. An online chat is also scheduled for Sept. 21 from noon to 1 p.m. to answer questions about board and commission openings. To access the online chat visit www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/boards-and-commissions/chat. People who want to learn more are encouraged to attend an open house on Sept. 23, 5:30-6:30 p.m. City Hall Rotunda, 350 South 5th St. Mpls.

Sept. 22

Alberta Tar Sands: Minnesota's Dirty Oil Secret

The event will include a presentation by Simon Dyer, the Oil Sands Program Director at the Pembina Institute in Calgary, on how the tar sands excavations have destroyed thousands of acres of boreal forest in Alberta, including water pollution and lost bird and other wildlife habitat. Dyer is the co-author of Death by a Thousand Cuts: Impacts of In-situ Oil Sands Development on Alberta's Boreal Forest and Haste Makes Waste: The Need for a New Oil Sands Tenure Regime. Clayton Thomas-Muller, of the Mathais Colomb Cree Nation and an international activist for indigenous rights and environmental justice with the Indigenous Environmental Network. Michael Noble, the Executive Director of Fresh Energy, will discuss the role Minnesota and our fuel consumption supports this destructive energy source, and what we can do to reduce our need for tar sands oil. Michael is the chair of the Clean Energy Working Group, serves on the Steering Committee of RE-AMP and the board of directors of Conservation Minnesota Voter Center, Wind on the Wires, and the Will Steger Foundation. A reception with sponsor info tables will take place from 6:30 to 7 p.m. Speakers begin at 7 p.m. University of St Thomas, O'Shaughnessy Educational Center (OEC), St. Paul, MN.

Sept. 24

Manomin Days Fall Harvest Feast

The First Nations Recovery Center & Overcomers Ministry Inc. will sponsor the annual Manomin Days Fall Harvest Feast. 11:00 a.m. -2:00 p.m. Featuring Full Menu, Hand-Parched Wild Rice Dishes, Door Prizes, Music, Native Art, Silent Auction. Admission is $12.00 advance and $15.00 at the door. Event will be held in a heated tent, 2020 Bloomington Avenue South, Minneapolis. Call for tickets at

612-871-1208.

Sept. 24-25

Readings from Mark Anthony Rolo’s new book of plays

Raving Native Productions presents What’s an Indian Woman to Do? and other readings from Mark Anthony Rolo’s new book of plays. Minneapolis American Indian Center, 1530 E. Franklin Avenue. September 24 at 7:00 p.m. (includes discussion with playwright) and September 25 at 12:00 p.m. Free and open to the public. Refreshments served between readings. For more information contact: mrendon703@aol.com.

Sept. 25

6th Annual Native

American Day Celebration

Sponsored by the Indian Health Board of Minneapolis SDPI Diabetes & Prevention Programs. MC: Justin Huenemann, Music: Mitch Walking Elk. Honoring Norby Blake for her commitment, dedication, and years of service to the Native American Community. Exhibition Dancing coordinated by Valarie Larsen and Native Pride Duo, featuring Larry Yazzie. Health & Resource Fair, Cultural Activities, Children’s Activities, Famous Daves Lunch – Noon ‘til gone, Win T-shirts & Farmer’s Market Bucks, Spend $5 on EBT card and get $5 free farmers market bucks, And much, much more! Meet former Minnesota Viking’s # 47 Safety Joey Browner. Event takes place from 10 am – 2 pm at the Midtown Farmers Market, Lake Street & 22nd Avenue, Minneapolis (Across the street from the Midtown YWCA). For general information call Tammy at 612-721-9816, or email:theinicke@ihb-mpls.org. For Health & Resource Fair information call Tish at 612-721-9839, or email: trivera-cree@ihb-mpls.org.

Sept. 25

NACC Step Out Walk to Fight Diabetes walkers

NACC is currently recruiting people from the co

mmunity interested in joining us for the annual Step Out Walk to Fight Diabetes on Saturday, Sept 25th. Lets walk for our health and to raise funds for diabetes research! Connie Norman and Shannon Fahey of NACC are Team Captains of the NACC Walkers. Walk takes place at General Mills World Headquarters in Golden Valley, MN. Kids dash begins at 8:30 am. Walk at 9 am. Transportation is provided by MAIC Bus which is wheelchair accessible. You MUST be preregistered to take the transportation. We only have so many seats. You must call and register with us asap please, so we can coordinate if you need transportation and so we can order you a T-shirt (need your size) We also need to register our team online as soon as possible as well. If you raise funds or receive donations for this great cause, please make sure and say that it is for the NACC walkers team and you turn it in the day of the event. Call if interested in joining us. Call Connie at 612- 872-8086, ext 116; or Shannon at 612-872-8086, ext 112.

Sept. 25

Coldwater–Sacred Water Dance Performance at Coldwater Spring

A collaborative effort between traditional Dakota dance and modern site-specific dance art forms will culminate in a dance honoring the sacred water at Coldwater Spring this September. Working together will be Global Site Performance and Dakota Elder Smiley Shepherd, and his son Dancer/Choreographer Eric Shepherd. Dance performers will be gathered to work together. Artistic Directors of Global Site Performance, Jenny Moore and Marylee Hardenbergh, have worked together with Smiley Shepherd since 2004. This project received a Metropolitan Regional Arts Council grant. Coldwater Spring is located off of Hiawatha Ave. and 54th St. in south Minneapolis. This family event is free and open to the public and starts at 5:00 pm, rain or shine.

Sept. 26– 27

Calling Young Future Native

Women Leaders

Native Action Network (NAN) is hosting its first annual Young Native Women’s Leadership Academy “Declaring our Power, Defining our Future”, September 26th – 27. This one and a half day Leadership Academy will provide attendees with the resources they need through interactive workshops, keynote speakers, and a wide NAN community network to become strong Native leaders in their community. Through sessions, Native women attendees will be able to define how their actions can support their goals for the Native community through discussion, professional development, and community support. Attendees will leave with improved leadership skills, introduction to a network of Native women leaders, developed relationships with Native women peers, and insight from community leaders. All expenses (except travel to/from Tulalip) are covered with acceptance to the Academy. NAN encourages young Native women who are juniors in high school through sophomores in college during the 2010-2011 school year to apply. Applications will be judged on the applicant’s potential for leadership and commitment to Native service, as reflected in her application. Applications are available now at website: www.enduringspirt.org, under the “Young Women” tab. Applications are due August 15. Contact NAN with any questions at info@enduringspirit.org.

Sept. 30 (Deadline)

Building Resilience in Indigenous Communities Initiative grants

Seeking funding proposals for Building Resilience in Indigenous Communities Initiative. September 30 is the deadline to submit a proposal for our fall granting cycle which will fund work that builds resilience in Indigenous communities. Resilience Theory is a discussion about how communities and societies will adapt to climate change. We understand that we must mitigate climate change and adapt, or we will be in a very difficult place as Indigenous peoples. Honor the Earth’s Building Resilience in Indigenous Communities Initiative will grant to organizations working to increase Indigenous communities’ capacity to prevent and adapt to climate change in ways that preserve and restore Indigenous cultures. Funding will focus on two goals: Development of culturally-based, Indigenous solutions to climate change based on re-localizing food and energy economies; and Restoration of traditional knowledge as a key adaptation and mitigation strategy to ensure a safe and healthy future for our children and the next seven generations. Please view the full version of the guidelines, application procedures at: www.honorearth.org/grantmaking/guidelines.

Oct. 1

Kent Nerburn

MN Book award winner Kent Nerburn will be speaking about his book “The Wolf At Twilight: An Indian Elder’s Journey through a Land of Ghosts and Shadows” at the Perpich Center for the Arts. Free and open to the public. Refreshments and book signing will be available after the reading. Held at 7 pm at the Perpich Center for the Arts, 6125 Olson Memorial Highway, Golden Valley, MN.

Oct. 15 (deadline)

Native Voices Endowment: Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Legacy grants

The Native Voices Endowment: a Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Legacy Project was created within the Endangered Language Fund for the purpose of revitalizing and perpetuating the aboriginal languages of the American Indian Nations whose ancestors encountered the 1803-1806 Lewis & Clark Expedition. Proposals for grants from $2,500 to $10,000 per year for 1-3 years will be accepted only from individuals who are enrolled tribal members, tribal government language programs, tribal community language programs and tribal schools and colleges of the federally recognized tribal nations along the Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail, whose ancestors experienced contact with the 1803-1806 Lewis & Clark Expedition, or whose ancestral homelands were traversed by the Lewis & Clark Expedition, or whose tribal customs or languages were recorded by the Lewis & Clark Expedition. Deadline is October 15, 2010. For more info, see: www.endangeredlanguagefund.org/native_voices_RFP.html

Oct 20

Youth Leadership Conference on Tobacco and Wellness

Ain Dah Yung hosts the 1st annual statewide youth leadership conference on tobacco and wellness. Youth planned, and youth lead. Free conference. Held at the MN Center For The Humanities, 987 Ivy Avenue East, St. Paul, MN 55106. For more info, call Melissa at 651-227-4184.

Dec. 1 (deadline)

Indigo Launches Mother Tongue: Call for Submissions

Mother Tongue is an online exhibition that seeks to capture the power of language – verbal and visual, formal and informal. This cross-cultural platform will honour languages at risk and encourage collaborative projects that deepen our understanding of people’s culture in our visual world of this 21 century. Mother Tongue is an open, multi-disciplinary, online exhibition open to designers of all disciplines, students of design, poets and writers. Deadline for submissions is December 1, 2010. See more info at: www.dexigner.com/jump/news/20810

ONGOING

Language Classes

Dakota Language Table

at Anishinabe Academy

Families and students of all ages, at any language levels are welcome and encouraged to join at any time. Runs thru June 8 Monday evenings: 4:00-5:30 pm. Anishinabe Academy, Room 218, 2225 E. Lake St., Mpls. Potluck dinner. Circle Activities: For more information, contact Beth Brown at 612-624-8217 or email: brow0857@umn.edu.

Dakota Language Table

Free, informal language class for all ages and levels of speaking ability. No registration required. Everyone is welcome! Mondays. Potluck dinner – please bring a dish to share, if you are able. 6:00-7:30 Little Earth NELC – 2438 18th Ave. S. For info: Monica Siems at siems005@umn.edu, or Dallas Goldtooth at goldtoothdallas@gmail.com.

University of Minnesota

Ojibwe Language Table

University of Minnesota Language Table meeting in the American Indian Student Cultural Center on Sundays 4-6 pm. Focuses on immersion and speaking through games. For more info, contact Amber Ruel at: ruel0003@umn.edu, or Lucia Bonacci at: bona0034@umn.edu and 763-458-6616. American Indian Student Cultural Center, 204 Coffman Memorial Union, 300 Washington Ave SE, Minneapolis.

Mendota Mdewakanton Dakota Language Table

Mendota Mdewakanton Dakota Community Office, Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 8:30, The community office is located in Mendota on Sibley Memorial Hwy, a

lso known as Hwy 13. Across the street from the Sibley Historical site. FMI call 651-452-4141.

Ojibwe and Dakota

language classes

Bring your children, ages 3-5 years, to participate in free Ojibwe or Dakota language immersion classes five days a week. Mon.- Fri. from 10 am-11:30 am. Neighborhood Early Learning Center 2438 18th Ave. S., Mpls. FMI: 612-721-4246.

Ojibwe Language Child Care Openings

Ojibwe Language Immersion Program At Four Directions Family Center is a participating program of the Wicoie Nandagikendan Urban Pre-School Immersion Project. Children are immersed in the Ojibwe Language three hours per day. 2438 18th Avenue S., Minneapolis 55406. Call Diane at 612-722-0762 ext. 113.

Support Groups

Division of Indian Work Support Groups

The Division of Indian Work holds ongoing support groups. Women’s Anger Group, Parenting Group, Prenatal Group, Father’s Group, Women’s Domestic Support Group, Men’s Anger Group. Held at the Division of Indian Work, 1001 E. Lake St., Minneapolis, MN. For more info, call 612-722-8722.

Wisdom Steps – Monthly Walking Event

For elders and families who want to walk for health. First Friday of every month at 9:00 AM. Walk as much as you want until noon. Minneapolis American Indian Center, Gymnasium. Door prizes! Opportunity to socialize! More info, call Barb at 612-872-1424 or Simon at 612-724-7641.

Life Recovery Bible Study

Overcomers Outreach Ministries Inc. sponsors a weekly “Life Recovery in Christ” Bible study and discussion group every Wednesday starting Sept. 16. Classes are targeted for individuals in Recovery or struggling through addiction and out of control living. Family members and friends welcome to attend. 6:30 to 8:00 pm. 2020 Bloomington Avenue South. Call Bruce Olson for more info, at 612-480-7110 or email: bolson431@msn.com.

NACC Caregivers Circle

NACC Circle-Caregivers (parents, relatives, foster-parents, guardians) who struggle on the journey to parenting or caring for children who have been exposed to prenatal alcohol. NACC offers a monthly support circle. If you or someone you know would like to be a part of the Caregiver Circle contact Rhonda Hunt at 612-872-8086, ext. 114 for more info.

The QUITPLAN Helpline

Provides access to experienced, professional phone counselors who are waiting to help smokers quit. Free. The following organizations provide culturally specific cessation services: Wiidoowkowishin QUITPLAN Center at Fond du Lac serves the American Indian community at Fond du Lac Reservation and in Duluth; QUITPLAN Community at Pillsbury United Communities serves the Chicano Latino, African American, and other diverse communities. Call 1-888-354-7526 for a counselor. QUITPLAN Helpline: M-F: 7 am. -10 pm; Sat: 8 am. – 5 pm.; Sun: 10 am.- 4 pm.

Songidee Bimadiziwin

Strong Hearts Living Life to the Fullest Women’s Support Group. Confidential, safe and supportive environment to discuss issues regarding experience with sexual and or domestic abuse, and prostitution. Tuesdays 2:15 pm 3:30 p.m. Walk-ins and referrals welcome. FMI call Sarah El-Fakahany at 612-728-2028. MIWRC, Room 118, 2300 15th Ave. S, Mpls.

Battered Women’s Support Group

Especially for American Indian Women. Culturally sensitive and confidential. Wednesdays 1 – 2:30 pm. Division of Indian Works/ Family Violence Program, 612-722-8722. Ask for a family violence counselor.

Fathers Group

Fathers Group enables Indian fathers to center their lives, develop parenting skills, and play a positive, active role in raising their children. The group explores family histories, studies the legal issues of fatherhood, and incorporates elders, spiritual leaders, and counseling. Call DIW at 612-722-8722 for more info.

Recovery Maintenance

Individuals and families who would like support in maintaining their sobriety through a culturally based program are invited to this support group which uses the White Bison approach to a healing journey. Division of Indian Work, 1001 E. Lake St., Mpls. Contact: Cheryl Secola at 612-722-8722 x 399, or Natosha White at 612-722-8722, x 392.

Indian Women’s AA Group

Women Standing Together: On your journey to recovery, welcome to our Talking Circle of Hope. Walking through the Healing 12 Steps of Sobriety. Held weekly on Thursdays from 2:15 pm to 3:15 pm. MIWRC, 2300 15th Ave. So., Minneapolis. For more info, call 612-728-2000.

“On the Red Road” Meeting

7:00 pm every Tuesday at the Minneapolis American Indian Center Auditorium, 1530 E. Franklin Ave. Mpls. The first Tuesday of every month includes a speaker and a pot luck dinner. Everyone welcome.

Overeaters Anonymous

Overeaters Anonymous welcomes everyone who wants to stop eating compulsively. Meets the third Saturday of each month from 1 to 3 pm at the Minnetonka Community Center. Call Jason at 952-942-2903

Other Resources

Looking for Native American Mentors

Leech Lake Twin Cities Office is looking for Native American Mentors to be part of a pilot program for Native American court involved youth. The goals of the program are to: improve school attendance, decrease youth alcohol & drug use, increase the opportunity for youth to connect with caring adults, decrease youth involvement in court. Mentors meet with youth twice a month. Activities might include: Pow-wows/drum and dance, Movies, Skating. There will be a stipend provided for activity reimbursement. There will be two group sessions, one for boys and one for girls, each month. This will be facilitated by a different mentor each month. We will be working with the Juvenile Alternative Initiative Program through Hennepin County. They will be referring youth to the mentor program. For info call Norma Smith at 612-729-0554.

Summer Meal Program for Children

Summer Meal Program for Children. Gat a list of free summer meals for children (ages 1-18) showing locations, dates and times. See website: http://foodservice.mpls.k12.mn.us.

Free meal every Sunday

All Saints’ Episcopal Indian Mission in Minneapolis serves healthy, organic traditional indigenous food in a welcoming, family environment every Sunday from 5:30 – 6:30 pm. The food is based on the ancestral diet of First Nations people. Our target clientele is the Indigenous community in the Twin Cities, residents of near-by Little Earth of the United Tribes housing community and people from the neighborhood. All are welcome, and part of the wonder of this offering is the opportunity for people with different economic and cultural backgrounds to break bread together. First Nations Soup Kitchen, All Saints’ Episcopal Indian Mission, 3044 Longfellow Ave, Minneapolis. For more info call 952-463-6072.

Wayheyah! Women’s Singing Group

If you are an Indigenous woman and you want to sing traditional tribal songs using hand drums, join us at the office of the Indigenous Peoples Task Force on Sunday evenings at 7 pm. We will meet in the Community Center located at 1335 E. 23rd St, Mpls. Call Sharon Day to RSVP at 612-721-0253 or 651-325-8077.

Two Spirit Quilting Bee

ALL GLBT folks! You are invited to

a good ole' fashion quilting bee! Come on over and let's make some quilts! We'll laugh, share stories,

eat cookies and other stuff! Make shawls and learn to knit too! We will meet every other Saturday

afternoon. This will be a sober event. I am also looking for donations of material. For more information, contact Kohl at 612-354-7708 or email: kohlm2003@yahoo.com. Email is preferred.

Reduce Risk of Diabetes for Native Youth Fitness Program

New Fitness Program at the YWCA of Minneapolis. Reduce the Risk of Diabetes for Native Youth for ages 12-17. The Strong, Fast, Fit program works with youth and their families to teach and encourage life long fitness and nutrition strategies. Families who qualify receive a household Fitness membership! FMI, call Betty Moore 612-215-4367.

Free GED preparation online

The Minnesota Department of Education‘s online program for preparing for General Educational Development Diploma GED-i is free facilitated by instructors from local adult education programs. Students work with licensed teachers from their local Adult Basic Education program in an online environment. For info, visit: www.themlc.org/ hotline.html. Or call 1-800-222-1990. For info about GED test, visit: http://mnabe.themlc.org/GED2.htm

Pre-Kindergarten Allowance Program

Provides publicly-funded allowances for parents to purchase early care and education services that will help their children prepare for school. Those eligible for the program are children who are 3 or 4 years old or will be 3 or 4 years old on or before September 1 of the current year, children whose families live in Saint Paul, and children whose families have an annual income at/or below 185% of poverty, ($39,000 for a family of four). U.S citizens or legal immigrants only. FMI call Resources for Child Caring at 651-641-6604.

YWCA Fitness for At Risk of Diabetes Native Youth 12-17

The Strong, Fast, Fit program works with youth and their families to teach and encourage life long fitness and nutrition strategies. Exercise and nutrition programming twice a week for youth; Monthly family nutrition education and classes; Fitness assessments; Quarterly field trips and athletic events for participants; training for track, swimming, soccer, triathlons and other sports. Families who qualify receive family YWCA membership! FMI: Betty Moore at 612-215-4367.

NACC Living in Balance class

A 6 week chronic disease self management course teaches individuals how to live a healthier lifestyle with their chronic disease. Open to anyone living with a chronic disease or wanting to learn how to help someone that is living with a chronic disease. Taught by cofacilitators, NACC staff and community members who have chronic conditions. Receive a certificate of completion and a 20 dollar Cub Food gift card. For start date, call Connie Norman at 612-872-8086, ext 116·

NACC Nutrition Services

Want to learn how to shop for good food within your budget? Confused about what to feed your family? Do you think you have no time to exercise? Counseling for health concerns such as high cholesterol, diabetes, weight management, high blood pressure and healthy eating for a lifetime? If you answered yes to any of these, call Shannon Fahey- Dietitian at 872-8086 ext 112.

IHB Women’s Health Sage Program

Free Mammogram and Pap Test Screenings available to most uninsured/ under insured women. Indian Health Board and the MN Department of Health is providing breast and cervical cancer prevention and screenings for eligible women. For more information call IHB at (612) 721-9865.

Basics of Diabetes Class

Taught by Shannon Fahey (registered dietitian), Connie Norman (Health Educator) and Susan Hibbs (Family Nurse Practitioner, CDE). This class is open to those who want to learn more about diabetes and health. Every Thursday from 5-6 pm at the Native American Community Clinic. Finish all 5 sessions and get a 20 dollar gift certificate!! Call Connie Norman at 612-872-8086, ext 116 to register for the class. 1213 East Franklin Ave. Mpls; 612-872-8086.

NACC Full Circle

Diabetes Breakfast

Last Thursday of the month from 9 am to 10 am at the Minneapolis American Indian Center. Open to everyone who wants to learn about diabetes. Healthy diabetic friendly food and give-aways. Different diabetes topics are discussed each month. For more info, call Connie Norman at 612-872-8086, ext 116.

IHB Diabetes Prevention

Are you wondering if you may be at risk for diabetes? The Indian Health Board is providing diabetes screening to non-diabetic Native American adults. Those who qualify are invited to participate in an incentive based weight loss program to prevent diabetes. For info, call 612-721-9816.

NACC Patient Advocate

Info/help in finding insurance eligibility, education/training, employment, ICWA, housing, transportation, VA outreach, PCA programs and other needs. Call Diane Archambault at 612-872-8086, ext 118.

Elder Services

Native American, 55 yrs +, and disabled? Get help with your house chores: laundry, dishes, sewing, escort to appointments, grocery shopping, advocating, ect. Free. Call Lynn Casper Powers for info at 612-879-1748.wise.com.

Homelessness Resource

Center Website

Targeted toward providers who work with homeless people. See website at: http://homeless.samhsa.gov/Default.aspx.

Literacy Tutors needed

One in five Minnesota adults lack the literacy skills necessary to enjoy great books, help their children with homework, or understand medication labels. Tutor an adult learner, assist in an adult classroom, or teach a basic English or GED class. Locations throughout the Twin Cities area, flexible scheduling and training to help you get started. Contact Allison at volunteer@themlc.org or 651-645-2277, Ext 219.

Anishinabe Academy Preschool classes

We are proud to offer two all-day preschool classrooms at Anishinabe Academy. Both feature Native Language Immersion programs in the afternoon; one in Ojibwe and the other in Dakota. We have space for 20 students in each classroom. Help us keep the vitality and focus of this special program by filling the classes with Native students and families who want to learn the languages. For info on enrolling your child for the 2009-2010 school year, call the Minneapolis Public Schools Student Placement at 612-668-1821.

NACC Women’s Health SagePlus Program

Free mammograms and

Pap Smears and Blood tests for heart health. These screenings are available to most uninsured or underinsured women. NACC and the Minnesota department of health is providing Free Heart health screenings, Pap tests and Mammograms for eligible women. For more information please call Connie Norman at 612-872-8086, ext 116.

Travel Support for Native Artists

The National Native Artist Exchange, administered by the New England Foundation for the Arts, is designed to support the exchange of artistic skills and knowledge among Native artists. American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian artists throughout the United States may apply to teach, learn, and collaborate in traditional and/or contemporary Native art forms through travel from one region to another across the nation. Grants of up to $1,500 will be awarded based on budgets appropriate to the scope of travel. Requests must be received at least two calendar months prior to the departure date of the proposed trip. Visit the New England Foundation for the Arts website to review the guidelines at www.nefa.org/ grants_services/national_native_artist_exchange.