Community Calendar – May 2020



Exoplanet Coloring Pages with NASA
Download the Exoplanet Coloring pages and color with NASA. Exoplanet Exploration: Planets Beyond our Solar System. Free.

INDIgenesis: GEN 3
The Walker Art Center is moving its film festival “INDIgenesis: GEN 3” online. Three collections of shorts will be available for free online viewing. The museum’s website features links to view the short films on the filmmakers’ websites, where they’ll be available for as long as the creators wish.

MIT Solve Indigenous Communities Fellowship
The MIT Solve Indigenous Communities Fellowship seeks solutions from Native innovators across the US that leverage technology and traditional knowledge to support and scale positive impact. 6-8 Fellows will be selected and each receive a nine-month program of support and mentorship, as well as a $10,000 award. During that program, Fellows will be invited to showcase their work at both a regional summit in or adjacent to Indian Country during fall 2020 and Solve’s flagship event, Solve at MIT, in May. Deadline: July 7.

Minnesota Monthly
With COVID-19 driving us indoors, it is hard to feel like anything is normal lately. Businesses, organizations, and individuals have taken it upon themselves to give the community a sense of normalcy in these very abnormal times. Here are a few opportunities for entertainment, arts and crafts, and socialization during COVID-19:

MRAC Online Arts Management Trainings
Free online arts management trainings. Sign-up for a chance to learn from experts and help your organization or group plan for the future.
• May 4: Comparing Cloud Storage and File Sharing Options
• May 5: Creating an Adaptive Strategy Map
• May 8: Succession & Transition Planning
• May 12: Board Engagement in Times of Crisis or Transition
• May 28: Access on a Shoestring

Mr Nussbum Learning and Fun
Contains activities and resources related to Native Americans in various age categories, with numerous tribes to learn about.

Native American Agriculture Fund
The Native American Agriculture Fund (NAAF) announced its second Request for Applications (RFA) today. Grant awards will be made to 501(c)(3) organizations, educational organizations, Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) and Native CDFIs, and state and federally recognized Tribes. Funding areas include business assistance, agricultural education, technical support, and advocacy services to existing and aspiring Native farmers and ranchers. Deadline is June 1st with extensions for COVID-19 hardships.

Native Games Online
These are fun and interactive Native American games you can play online.

Native Music Radio
Free online Native American music radio. Your source for ALL types of Native American music – jazz, rock, rap, country and more!

Native Village
Our research, study and resource collections cover a lot of Internet territory! We do our best to screen all links and select only those we designate “kidsafe” and appropriate.

Native Voice One
Native American Radio Network. Native Voice One (NV1) is the distribution division of Anchorage-based Koahnic Broadcast Corporation. Our mission is to serve as a leader in bringing Native voices to Alaska, the nation, and the world. NV1 distributes work from Native and non-Native producers whose programming educates, advocates, and celebrates Indigenous life and values. The programs also enlighten and inform the general public about Native American news, culture, history, music, events, and modern life. NV1 programming is entertaining, thought- provoking, timely, culturally-sensitive and respectful. NV1 distributed programs are carried by over 180 affiliates, from reservation and village-based stations to top-market urban radio stations throughout the United States and Canada. NV1 also offers a twenty-four hour web stream with access to unique programming with an Indigenous perspective.

NNE Online Classes
New Native Theatre is offering monthly online theater classes through 2020.
• May 14: Peter Morrow, sound design. 5pm to 6:30pm.
• May 21: Delinda Pushetonequa, Physical and vocal warmups. 4:30pm to 6pm.

Niijii Radio
Since 2008, Niijii Radio KKWE 89.9FM, has been broadcasting independent media to our community, growing in capacity and strength each year. We are one of four native Anishinaabe community radio stations in our region, but we are unique in that we are the only one independent of tribal government and control. Through our work we contribute and participate in building a vital civil society, highlighting environmental, economic and social challenges we face, while also sharing the great work of our community’s engaged on to challenge the obstacles.

Getting bored? Here’s a list of free things that weren’t free before the Coronavirus pandemic.

PBS Native American Programs
PBS and our member stations are America’s largest classroom, the nation’s largest stage for the arts and a trusted window to the world. In addition, PBS’s educational media helps prepare children for success in school and opens up the world to them in an age-appropriate way.

Pop Sugar
Although many teachers have sent home work so kids don’t fall behind and some schools are conducting classes online, there’s also a slew of free educational websites and apps at parents’ disposal. Challenge your kids’ minds using the sites listed that teach everything from chemistry to reading comprehension. Here’s a list of fun indoor activities for playtime, as well as a bunch of educational shows you can stream to fill your kids’ days.

Reduction Group
Due to the COVID 19 situation, we are doing our Harm Reduction Group via Zoom. We offer non-judgmental support with education and resources. Join us to empower our community and combat stigma associated with individuals that use licit and illicit drugs. Free via Zoom. Native American Community Clinic. Upcoming meetings are listed below.
• May 4, 11, 18
• June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Vision Maker Media
Vision Maker Media empowers and engages Native People to share stories. We envision a world changed and healed by understanding Native stories and the public conversations they generate.

Waseskun Documentary
The National Film Board of Canada has release online “Waseskun”, a new documentary shot inside the Waseskun Healing Center, a rehabilitation facility for Indigenous male offenders of all ages and from all communities located in the town of Saint-Alphonse-Rodriguez in the Lanaudière region of Quebec, Canada. The film will be available for streaming, free and worldwide starting May 11th at

YMCA Online Activities: New Y-at Home
The YMCA is offering the community free online activities for everyone at new Y-at-Home. Y experts are available for interviews and demonstrations. YMCA 360 – exercise classes and youth programs 24/7 to support the health and well-being for people of all ages. The programs available on  include popular group exercise classes like Boot Camp, Barre, yoga, low impact and ForeverWell programs, and youth sports classes. Live Group Exercise Classes and Guided Meditation – live on Facebook with Y experts teaching their favorite exercise classes. 12Bursts – CycleHealth’s 12Bursts, stay active with each day’s challenge. YMCA YouTube Weekly Videos – Members can subscribe to get fitness and wellbeing videos on various topics. Cook with Chef Marshall O’Brien – Learn how to boost your immune system by cooking healthy. Keep Kids Healthy! – Indoor and outdoor activities to keep kids active and engaged at home.