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Mni Sota Exhibit Extended at All My Relations Gallery.

For Immediate Release Native American Community Development Institute


December 14, 2011
All My Relations Arts of NACDI


Minneapolis, MN, December 14, 2011-Due to popular demand, the exhibit Mni Sota: Reflections of Time and Place at All My Relations Gallery has been extended for two more weeks!  For all those who have not had the opportunity to view the exhibit or would like to attend again, now is your chance! Mni Sota: Reflections of Time and Place will now be on view through December 31, 2011, at All My Relations Gallery.  All My Relations Gallery hours are: Tuesday thru Friday 12-6 pm; Saturday and Sunday 11-3pm.  Please note the gallery will be closed on December 24 and December 25.

This extraordinary traveling exhibit showcases the innovation and beauty of Native American artists whose ingenuity promotes cultural continuity. The artists of Mni Sota provide stunning examples of ways in which Native artists of the Minnesota region continue to embrace the contemporary while supporting tradition.

Exhibit Locations and Dates

Mni Sota: Reflections of Time and Place will travel to five locations throughout Minnesota.

The exhibit sites and dates are:

All My Relations Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

November 4-December 31 2011

Hage Atrium, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

January 3-January 31, 2012

Katherine E. Nash Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

February 14-March 17, 2012

Mille Lacs Indian Museum, Onamia, MN

April 1-May 18, 2012

Tweed Museum, Duluth, MN

May 28-June 30, 2012

General Information
All My Relations Gallery is located at 1414 East Franklin Avenue in Minneapolis.

Website: www.allmyrelationsarts.com

Hours: Tuesday thru Friday 12-6 pm; Saturday and Sunday 11-3pm.

Free and open to public

Contact: Dyani Reynolds-White Hawk



The Native American Community Development Institute is a fiscal year 2011 recipient of a Folk and Traditional Arts Touring Exhibit grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is funded, in part, by the arts and cultural heritage fund as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the Legacy Amendment vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.

Native American Community Development Institute

1414 East Franklin Avenue

Minneapolis, MN 55404

Phone: 612-235-4976



MMDC fundraising with Food Perspectives

food perspectives

The Mendota Dakota Tribe has been fundraising with Food Perspectives for about 5 years.

They are now doing everything online, and it is much easier to do. If you are interested, go to their website and sign on under Mendota Mdewakanton Dakota Community. When you do a test, part goes to Mendota. So if you made $35.00, $10.00 goes to Mendota. So far we have about 10 people in the community and outside of the community that do this. You can earn some money and the community gets a little too. It is fun to do, and only take less then an hour for most.

Your tribal council & Sharon

Dear FPI Organization Contact:

Thank you for your dedication to your nonprofit organization and for your interest in Food Perspectives.  We are writing you today to inform you that there are great fundraising opportunities ahead.  We have an extremely heavy testing schedule in the next few weeks and wanted you to know there will be plenty of testing opportunities ahead.  Every time one of your members participates in a taste test, $10 goes to your organization!

Please be sure all testing members of your organization are checking their emails and/or going to our website to check for possible testing opportunities.  The more folks who test, the more money raised for your organization!

Need to teach them how to check for available tests?  Here’s how:

  • Go to www.fpitesters.com
  • Click on the Tester Info tab.
  • Click on Login.
  • Enter your PID and PIN.   Don’t know your PID or PIN?  Click on the link on the bottom of the screen and we’ll email it to you, or call 763-354-2776 to get this info.
  • Once logged in, click on Available Tests on the left column.
  • Click on the survey you are interested in.
  • That’s it!  It’s easy!

If you would like a personalized flyer to distribute to your organization members, please simply reply to this email, remember to include your organization name, and we’ll email you a flyer to distribute to your group.

Holiday Party was very successful!

There was about 60 people at the party, lots of food, and a good time, considering the weather. The Mendota member’s and friends would like to say (PIDAMAYA)  THANK YOU to Cherokee Park Church for letting us have our party at their wonderful church.

The Mendota Community.


We received some great toys at the Holiday Party. There is still time to bring toys to the Mendota Office. Please call Sharon before to coming to the office. Dec 19 will be the last day.

The Mendota Tribal Council.

Email – mendotadakota@gmail.com    Office –  651-452-4141