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MINNESOTA’S AMERICAN INDIAN MONTH

MN’s American Indian Month / May 2008 Events

  • Wednesday, April 30 – 11AM (until 3PM) 13th Annual American Indian Wellness Fair, Midtown YWCA, 2121 E. Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN, This exciting event promotes awareness of, and access to health services and community resources, More than 60 local health agencies, community groups and HMO’s will offer exhibits, displays, and free health screenings, buffalo burgers, wild rice, and beverages served free, Everyone welcome, To register, call Sandra Rivera (612) 625-4441
  • Thursday, May 1 – 6:30AM Sunrise Ceremony, Location: East River Flats by the riverbank, directly south of Coffman Union down the hill – Signs posted), There will be a fire burning; tobacco will be distributed, Prayers will be said and each person will put their tobacco in the fire; A continental breakfast will be served afterward, If you need to sit, please bring your own chair, Free and open to the public, FMI contact Betty GreenCrow at (612) 625-5187 or bgreencr@umn.edu

  • Thursday, May 1 – 9-9:30AM American Indian Month Kick-Off, Community Celebration Walk & Feast, Transportation for elders provided at Indian Center to walk site, – All welcome to gather at East Phillips Park, walk west to 11th Avenue South and north to Ancient Traders Market, continue to Indian Center, 1530 E. Franklin Avenue, 11:30AM Program begins featuring Proclamations, Tribal leaders and 7th Generation Warriors youth performance, Feast to follow, FMI contact Bill Carter at (612) 673-3028 or Indian Center (612) 871-4555.
  • Thursday, May 1 – 5PM (until 7PM) Mpls. Community & Technical College Open House, 1501 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, To learn more about the high quality education you can receive at MCTC in the liberal arts, and in more than 60 career programs, Take a campus tour, attend a Get Started session, and register to win a $300 scholarship to MCTC, Free parking in the across the street from campus, FMI call (612) 659-6000 or visit: www.minneapolis.edu/prospectivestudents/openhouse.cfm
  • Thursday, May 1 (thru Sunday May 4) Festival of Nations, St. Paul RiverCentre, 175 W. Kellogg Blvd, St. Paul, Larry Yazzie will be performing Meskwaki Indian Dance at the Cafe Stage on  May 2 at 8:30PM and Saturday, May 3 at 4:30 PM. Native American dancers will perform at the Dance and Music Performance Stage on May 2 at 7:00PM and the children’s group on May 3 at 12:30PM, There will be demonstrations in the Folk Arts Demonstration Area on Lakota Sioux Shield Making by Gary Mason, and Lakota Sioux Flute Making by Lakota George, There will be a Native American cafe serving and will be a shop in the bazaar selling Native American items, Hours: May 2 from 4:00 – 10:00PM, May 3 from 10:00AM – 10PM, May 4 from  10:00AM – 6:00PM, Tickets are $9 for adults, $7 for children in advance, Tickets at the door: $12 for adults, $7 for children. FMI call (651) 647-0191.
  • Thursday, May 1st Please note: Indian Chamber is Moving to 1821 University Avenue West, Suite N180, St. Paul, MN 55104, FMI visit us at www.maicc.org
  • Friday, May 2 – 11AM (until 1PM) Open House, Sponsored by White Earth Urban Liaison Office, Leech Lake Indian Child Welfare, White Earth Indian Child Welfare, Ancient Traders Building, 1113 E. Franklin Avenue, Suites 203A-C, 207, Light refreshments served, FMI call Char Lee (612) 872-8388, Deb Brunner (612) 871-6460, or Julie Kurschner (612) 721-0331
  • Friday, May 2 & Saturday, May 3 Mankato State University Pow Wow, Location: Army Reserve Armory, Stadium Road and Pohl Street, Mankato, MN, Hours: Friday-Grand Entry 7PM, Saturday-Grand Entries 1PM & 7PM, Feast 5PM, Honorarium for all dancers and first four drums, Host drum: Buffalo Lake Singers, Head Female Dancer: Benashii Belanger Rook, Head Male Dancer: Warren Lucio, Open to the public; Donations for buttons appreciated, FMI contact Dave Larsen at (507) 389-5230 or david.larsen@mnsu.edu
  • Friday, May 2 – 5PM End of the Year BBQ, Sponsored by the American Indian Student Cultural Center and the American Indian Cultural House, Location: Behind Comstock Hall, If raining come to the AISCC, Duration: Until all the food is gone, FMI make contact at (612) 624-0243 or aiscc@umn.edu
  • Friday, May 2 -6PM (until 8PM)  DIW Youth Program Dinner, Support the Division of Indian Work’s Youth Program with  dinner of Wild Rice Hot Dish and Fry Bread from 6 -8PM, Adults: $6. plate and children $3 plate. Silent auction and 50/50 Raffle. Tickets for the raffle drawing will start Friday, April 18, call Chiffon Potter at 612-722-8722, ext. 371 or cpotter@gmcc.org; or George Spears at 612-722-8722 ext. 376 or gspears@gmcc.org for tickets and details. Doors open 5:30PM, dinner/ events 6PM
  • Friday, May 2 – 7PM (until 11PM) Longest Walk Benefit Concert, Benefit concert for the Longest Walk – II-Northern route. Featuring Jackie Bird, Bluedog, Darren Geffre and Red Ponie. $10 (limited seating). Location: Walker Church, 3104 16th Ave S., Mpls., FMI call Wade at (612) 226-2629
  • Friday, MAY 2nd & Friday, May 16th Indigenous Women’s Life Net, Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Workshops and Services, Location: Auditorium, Minneapolis American Indian Center, 1530 Franklin Ave., Minneapolis, MN, The first workshop will be held on May 2; thereafter, will be held bi-weekly in sequence with regular programming. A calendar is available upon request. The IWLN is a voluntary resource for Indigenous women escaping domestic violence or whose lives are adversely affected by sexual assault, dating violence, stalking, and human trafficking. IWLN works to support and generate positive outcomes through facilitation and advocacy, skill building, self-healing, housing lists, community resource education and workshops. Office visits are scheduled for every other Friday from 1:00 to 3:00 at the Minneapolis American Indian Center. Drop in hours are available. FMI call (612) 879-1713.
  • Friday, May 2 – Sunday, May 4 All Indian Amateur 8-Ball Pool Tournament, Location: Northern Lights Casino, Hotel & Event Center, Walker, MN, Sponsor: Six Arrows, Men’s Open – limited to 128 players, Women’s Open – limited to 64 players, Youth Division – limited to 32 players, Pre-registration required, FMI contact Linda or Joe at (218) 335-POOL (7665) or wind@sixarrows.org
  • Saturday, May 3 -11AM (until 4PM) Red Lake Urban Voters Forum, Location: Minneapolis American Indian Center, 1530 E. Franklin Avenue, A chance for Red Lake urban members to hear from district candidates running for tribal council, Open to all Red Lake members, FMI call Amber at (612) 874-9588.
  • Sunday, May 4 – 1PM May Day Parade, Join this local spring ritual featuring beautiful living puppets and lifelike parade floats, The parade begins at Cedar Field (18th Avenue and 25th Street at Little Earth) and ends at Powderhorn Park (15th Avenue South and 34th Street, Meet at Cedar Field at 1PM and party like it’s 1999, Free and open to the public, FMI visit: www.hobt.org/mayday/parade/index.html
  • Monday, May 5 – 5PM (until 8PM) Red Lake Urban Office Open House, Location: 1433 E. Franklin Avenue, Ste. 13A, Minneapolis, A chance to meet staff, learn about the office, and find out about upcoming events, Great food, entertainment by the Johnny Smith Band, Raffles, Good company, Free and open to the public, FMI call Amber at (612) 874-9588.
  • Monday, May 5 – 6PM (until 8PM) Storytelling, District 196 American Indian Education welcomes Joseph Marshall III, teacher, author and writer for an evening of stories and lessons for living, Location: Eastview High School, 15200 140th St. W., Apple Valley, MN, Marshall is a member of the Sicangu Lakota Sioux. His book, Lakota Way, expresses the heart of Native American philosophy and the qualities that are crucial to the Lakota path to a fulfilling and meaningful life, Books will be available for purchase after the event as a fundraiser for the District 196 Native American Parent Advisory Committee which funds cultural and educational events for District 196 American Indian Education students.  FMI call (952) 431-8911.
  • Week of May 5th Got Stamps? Please note: On Monday, May, 12th the United States Postal Service will increase the standard stamp price; Buy early.
  • Thursday, May 8 – 2PM (until 3:45PM)  Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Workshops – St. Paul, The first workshop will be held on May 2, 2008, thereafter, will be held bi-weekly in sequence with regular programming. 2:00 – 3:45, Location: St. Paul American Indian Family Center, 579 Wells, St., St Paul, MN, The IWLN is a voluntary resource for Indigenous women escaping domestic violence or whose lives are adversely affected by sexual assault, dating violence, stalking, and human trafficking, A calendar is available upon request, Office visits are bi-weekly on Thursday from 2:00 to 3:45, FMI call (612) 879-171.
  • May 8, 15, & 22nd Workshops on Internalized Oppression – A MN Indian Women’s Resource Center Workshop: Internalized Oppression and the Native American Community. A 3-Part Series, Thursday, May 8 – 9AM (until 3PM) Part One, Confronting the Trauma and Embracing Our History, Internalized Oppression and its Effects on Our Community, The presenter will provide an overview on the dynamics of racism and its historical roots including colonialism, boarding schools, scientific racism, and blood quantum, Culturally specific strategies for healing will be highlighted, Presenter: Robert DesJarlait, BA Ethnic Studies, Presenter. Cost: $35.00, Light lunch provided, FMI call (612) 728-2000, Thursday, May 15 – 12:30PM (until 4PM)  Part Two – Understanding The Trauma focuses on the effects of historical trauma – in particular, the effects on Native American women and men, The presenters will provide traditional concepts of the role of women and men; and the continuity of traditions in the maintenance of well-being in contemporary society, Presenter: Renee Sans Souci, BS. Ed, Cost: $25.00, Thursday, May 22 – 12:30PM (until 4PM)  Part Three – Transcending the Trauma focuses on our youth and how they have transcended internalized trauma and have empowered themselves in positive ways, Youth will also speak about their needs for balanced lifestyles and their expectations for community support, Facilitator: Robert DesJarlait, BA Ethnic Studies, Cost: $25.00, Registering for all three workshops will discount costs to $50.00 for all three. All workshops will be held at: MIWRC, 2300  15th Ave. S., Minneapolis, Certificates of Completion from Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College pending, FMI contact Jo Lightfeather at 612-729-2031 or workshop@miwrc.org
  • Friday, May 9 – 10AM (until 2PM) Vendor Day, Location: MN Indian Women’s Resource Center Community Room, 2300 15th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN, This event features a wide selection of American Indian crafts, artwork, jewelry, clothing, accessories, natural beauty care products, cards, and much more (great Mother’s Day shopping opportunity!), Don’t miss the bake sale and Indian Taco Sale beginning at 11:30AM, FMI call (612) 728-2032.
  • Friday, May 9 – 5PM (until 10PM) Phillips Community Environmental Justice Forum & Feast, Location: Plaza Verde, 1516 E. Lake Street, Ste. 301, Minneapolis, Speakers and panel discussions addressing the following questions: ~ What is environmental justice? ~ What do we know about air quality in and around the Phillips Community? ~ What do we know about the environmental health issues in our community? ~ What can our community do to make our environment safer, cut costs, create green jobs for residents, and address environmental justice issues?  Primary sponsor: Women’s Environmental Institute, FMI call (651) 583-0705
  • May 9th, 10th, 11th & 23rd Anti-Sesquicentennial Events, Beginning in May the Oceti Sakowin – the Seven Council Fires – of the Dakota People will hold their own events surrounding the Colonial Sesquicentennial to contradict the celebratory events and to bring the truth to the greater public,  ~ Friday, May 9: Truth Telling Protest along the walkways of the Mendota Bridge during rush hour. 4-6 P.M,    ~ Saturday, May 10: Ceremony and Vigil at Fort Snelling Time: TBA (we are coordinating to be there prior to a sesquicentennial event)  ~ Sunday, May 11 – 9AM: Tipi Wakan Walk, Run and Rally (below Mounds Park)  We will walk (or run) to the Capitol for a Rally at Noon to coincide with the colonial festivities on the actual day of their sesquicentennial, ~ Thursday, May 22: Great Plains/Great Prairie Sacred Sites Run, Beginning at Crow Creek Reservation, Fort Thompson, SD – Ending in Milwaukee, WI on Labor Day weekend, FMI contact MMDC at 651-452-4141 or mmdcorg@comcast.net
  • Saturday, May 10 & Sunday, May 11 Mother’s Day Pow Wow, Location: Cedar Field Park, 2495 18th Avenue South, Minneapolis, Grand Entries: Saturday 1PM & 7PM, Sunday 1PM, Host Drum: Little Earth, Co-host Drum: Black Bear Crossing, MC: Jerry Dearly, AD: John Oakgrove, Don’t miss the buffalo feast at 5PM on Saturday, Witness all 11 MN sovereign nation flags at the Twin Cities largest outdoor pow wow, In part sponsored by the National Institute on Media and the Family, FMI call Jay Bad Heart Bull at (612) 455-2822, For vendor information call Kelly Morgan at (612) 226-2980.
  • Saturday, May 10 – 2PM Native American Music, Dance and Stories, Traditional Native American Music, Dance and Stories from Owakankanshni Oyate a 10-person ensemble that features five dancers, three drummers and two storytellers who will share the rich history of the first residents, Location: Minneapolis Central Library, Pohlad Hall, 300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, Free and open to the public, FMI: contact Roy Woodstrom at 612-630-6951 or rwoodstrom@hclib.org
  • Sunday, May 11 – 12PM (until 4PM) Historic Statehood Day at the State Capitol, Help celebrate MN’s 150th birthday at the Capitol with historic characters, make it – take it art activities, music and performances in the Capitol Rotunda, Guides will answer questions and escort visitors to the Quadriga, the golden horses on the roof of the capitol (weather permitting), The first 1,000 visitors receive a commemorative statehood button, FMI call (651) 296-2881 or visit: http://www.mnhs.org
  • Monday, May 12 & Tuesday, May 13 Minnesota Indigenous Language Symposium IV, Gekinoo´imaagejig (the ones who teach), Eni–gikendaasoyang (Center for Indigenous Knowledge and Language Revitalization), of the University of Minnesota Duluth, and the Grotto Foundation are hosting the fourth Minnesota Indigenous Language Symposium, This years symposium will focus on technology, teacher training, community resources, curriculum development models, adult learning, and evaluation, Presentations from key language revitalization programs and initiatives will be featured during this two–day event, The symposium is geared towards elders, educators, higher education students, and practitioners,  Location: Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites, Duluth, MN. FMI visit: www.d.umn.edu/enigikendaasoyang/language_symposium/index.html
  • Tuesday, May 13 – 6PM (until 8PM) Community Potluck Dinner, Location: All Nations Church, 1515 E. 23rd Street, Minneapolis, This gathering celebrates the end of the most recent Community Leadership Institute training held in the heart of the American Indian community, Such training is for people who work in neighborhood and community organizations and want to strengthen their leadership skills, The collective goal is to build healthier, more vibrant communities, FMI contact Margie Siegel at (651) 962-4291 or msiegel@stthomas.edu
  • Wednesday, May 14 – 11AM (until 2PM) 3rd Annual Open House, Sponsors: The Mille Lacs Band TANF Urban Workforce Center and the MLB Urban Office, Location: 1433 E. Franklin Avenue, Ste. 25, Minneapolis, Great food, refreshments, door prizes, and fun for all, Must be present to win, FMI call (612) 746-4800.
  • Wednesday, May 14 – 11AM (until 2PM) 3rd Precinct Open House, Location: 3000 Minnehaha Avenue South (East Lake Street and Minnehaha Avenue in South Minneapolis), Refreshments served, On display: Bomb Squad, Canine Unit, CCP/SAFE, Community Response Team, MFD, Horse Patrol, McGruff, Sheriff’s Water Patrol, S.W.A.T. Team, FMI call Officer Tom Lopez (612) 673-5703.
  • Thursday, May 15 – 8AM (until 5PM) Paper Lantern Workshop, Location: Migizi Communications, 3123 E. Lake Street, Minneapolis, This Indian Month celebration features supplies and lights to build your own lantern for display, Work on the lamp for at least an hour, and you can take it home with you after the May 18th Indian Month celebration, FMI call (612) 721-6631, ext. 202.
  • Thursday, May 15 – 11AM (until 1PM) American Indian Family & Children Services Open House, The AIFCS foster care agency will be having an Open House today to celebrate MN’s American Indian Month, Please join us at 25 Empire Drive, St. Paul, MN, FMI call (651) 223-8526.
  • Thursday, May 15 – Noon (until 3PM) Annual Open House, Career Fair & Barbeque, Location: American Indian OIC, 1845 E. Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis, Featuring Employers and Job Training Programs, OIC Programs on display: Career Immersion H.S., MFIP, ABE/GED, Health Occupations, Workforce Investment, School of Business & Office Technology, In-an-da’-we Women’s Empowerment Group, Minneapolis Employment Training Program, Free and open to the public, FMI contact Dawn at (612) 341-3358 or dawn@aioic.org
  • Thursday, May 15 – 5:30PM (until 8PM) Women of Nation’s Spring Feast, Location: Salvation Army Community Center, 401 W. 7th Street (at Smith), St. Paul, MN, Please join us as we honor volunteers with a Welcome Song, Honor Song, Blessing of food, and delicious meal (plus public giveaways), Free and open to the public, FMI contact Brian at (651) 251-1604 or bfitch@women-of-nations.org
  • Thursday, May 15 -6:30PM (until 8PM) Drum & Choirs: The Music of Lyz Jaakola, Lyz Jaakola – Anishinaabe composer premieres works in the choral and group singing genres at Weber Hall on the UMD campus, The Arrowhead Chorale, northeast Minnesota’s premiere choral group along with the Fond du Lac College choir, the Anishinaabe Youth Chorus, and the FDL area women’s hand drum group will all be performing songs written or arranged by Ms. Jaakola.  Jaakola, a UMD alumnus; holds a bachelor and masters degree in music,  The evening will focus more on serious compositions, but may include moments of Indian humor, Free and open to the public, FMI contact Lyz at (218) 393-3528.
  • Friday, May 16 – 4PM (until 8PM) 2nd Annual GAP School Pow Wow, Sponsor: Guadalupe Alternative Programs School – St. Paul, Location: Guadalupe Church parking lot (corner of Cesar Chavez & Barge Channel Rd., St. Paul), (Directions: Cesar Chavez is the Concord Avenue Exit off of Lafayette Bridge/Highway 52 South), BBQ Feast (4PM until gone), Dancing & singing, Free and open to the public, FMI contact Dorene or Rene at (651) 222-0757.
  • Friday, May 16 – 4:30PM (until 7:30PM) Migizi Indian Month Celebration, 3123 E. Lake Street, Minneapolis, Join us for an evening of music, food, raffles, games, prizes and fun for you, your family and friends, Featuring Red Ponie and 7th Generation Warriors, FMI call (612) 721-6631
  • Saturday, May 17 -10AM (until 4PM) East Phillips Park Community Party, Join us as we celebrate each other during Indian Month with delicious food and light refreshments, FMI contact Linda Leonard at (612) 655-1755 or leona005@umn.edu
  • Tuesday, May 20 – 11AM (until 2PM)  Indian Center Open House Celebration, 1530 E. Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN, Join us as we continue celebrating MN’s American Indian Month with a delicious feast, fellowship, and karoake!, FMI call (612) 879-1700
  • Wednesday, May 21 – 11AM (until 2PM) NACC’s Indian Month Celebration, Location: 1213 E. Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis, Join us for delicious food, giveaways, free blood pressure and sugar screenings, Free and open to the public, FMI contact Connie Norma at (612) 872-8086, ext. 116 or cnorman@nacc-healthcare.org
  • Wednesday, May 21 – Noon (until 2PM) Kateri Residence’s Open House, in celebration of Indian Month, Location: 2408 4th Avenue South, Minneapolis, Refreshments provided, door prizes, We’ll be displaying information about our facility, as well as art projects by our residents and alumni group, The alumni have gathered pictures and essays – outlining the goals they hope to achieve (and obstacles they have overcome, FMI call (612) 871-0477.
  • Wednesday, May 21 & Thursday, May 22 Free Two-Day Renewable Energy Training Green Jobs for Our People, Free Two-Day Renewable Energy Training, Come be a part of a new renewable energy future! See how solar power can better our community! Location: Little Earth Education Center, 2501 Cedar Ave. S., Hours: 9AM – 5PM, Day #2 of the training: solar panel installation and community celebration! Free and open to the community, Limited space, call soon! If you are 18 years or older, please contact Valerie Martinez at 612-879-7529 or valerie3979@yahoo.com Sponsored by Honor the Earth and Little Earth of United Tribes.
  • Thursday, May 22 – 11AM (until 2PM) Division of Indian Work Open House, Location: 1001 E. Lake St. (Dakota Lodge), Minneapolis, Our Indian Month event will feature a delicious meal, bingo and raffle, Free and open to the public, FMI call Janelle at 612-722-8722, x 305.
  • Thursday, May 22 – 2PM Solar Energy Community Celebration and Feast, Honor the Earth and Little Earth of United Tribes invite you to take part in a free a community celebration and feast, The celebration will host two keynote speakers: Van Jones, Executive Director of Green for All and Winona LaDuke, Executive Director of Honor the Earth, as well as other community leaders,  Location: Cedar Field, 2495 18th Ave S., Minneapolis, To RSVP, contact Valerie Martinez at 612-879-7529 or Valerie3979@yahoo.com
  • Thursday, May 22 – 1PM Swanson, Drobnick & Tousey Open House, Opening Prayer & Ceremony by James Clairmont at 1PM, Honor Song: Lakota Clairmont, Feast to follow, Open house hours: Noon-6PM, Location: 3120 Woodbury Drive, Suite 200, Woodbury, MN.  (Directions: Take I-94 East from St. Paul to Woodbury, MN, Exit onto Woodbury Dr., turn right or go south to Lake Rd. Turn right at the stoplight onto Lake Rd. and turn into the very 1st driveway, We are located in an office park called Wedgewood Crossing on the NW corner of Woodbury Dr. and Lake Rd., Website: www.SDTLAW.com,   FMI call (651) 739-9615.
  • Thursday, May 22 – 5:30PM (until 8PM) Giinew Golden Eagles Indian Youth Olympics, Location: 24th Street South & Cedar Avenue at East Phillips Park, Join us as we engage in races, tugs-of-war, relays, shoe kick, softball throw, three-legged races, plus food & beverages, FMI call (612) 879-1708
  • Saturday, May 24 – 7:30PM (until 9PM) Native Radio Theatre Variety Show: Boozhoo and Waste from Minneapolis, Location: Indian Center, 1530 E. Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis, Join us for a live recording of a radio variety show featuring MN Native artists, writers, musicians and actors, Free and open to the public, Sponsors: Native American Public Telecommunications, The Minneapolis American Indian Center, Two River Art Gallery, and the Midwest Indigenous Nations Theater, FMI contact Rhiana Yazzie (651) 645-2184 or rhianay@earthlink.net or visit: www.airos.org
  • Sunday, May 25 – Noon (until 5PM) Healthy Bodies, Location: Ancient Realms Bodywork, 2211 Lyndale Avenue South, Minneapolis, Join us for free 5-minute Body sessions, reflexology, massage, stretching, facial acupressure, energy work, aroma therapy, consultations, snacks, juice, water, tea, Receive a $15 gift certificate, Free and open to the public, FMI call (612)  600-1823 or visit: www.ancientrealmsbodywork.com
  • Wednesday, May 28 – 11AM (until 2PM) Kitchen Table Discussion, Location: Division of Indian Work, 1001 E. Lake Street, Minneapolis, Join us for potluck and discussion about Prostitution and Trafficking of Native Women and Girls, Free and open to the public, Sponsor: MN Indian Women’s Sexual Assualt Coalition, DIW, Tribal Law & Policy Institute, FMI call Nicole at (651) 646-4800
  • Wednesday, May 28 – 1PM (until 4PM) East Metro Native Elders Mini Health & Resource Fair, Location: Elders Lodge, 1500 Magnolia Avenue, St. Paul, Join us as we offer a variety of health-related screenings and resources that may help make your life a little easier, Door prizes and refreshments, FMI contact Tonya at (612) 871-2222
  • Thursday, May 29 – 11:30AM (until 2PM) Ain Dah Yung Open House, Location: 1089 Portland Avenue, St. Paul (NE corner of Portland and Lexington), Join us for tours and a feast, FMI call Susan at (651) 227-4184, ext. 10
  • Friday, May 30 – Noon (until 3:30PM) Indian Month Chili Feed, Sponsor: Indian Health Board, 1315 E. 24th Street, Minneapolis, Join us for chili, fry bread, cake, activities for kids & live music, Free and open to the public, FMI call Krista (612) 721-9843 or Shawna (612) 721-9880
  • Friday, May 30 – 1PM (until 4PM) Memorial Dinner for Leona Bedeau, Join us in celebrating Leona Bedeau’s life (May 24, 1941 to May 30, 2007), FMI call Betty Moore at 612-387-4463, Location: Indian Ministries, 3045 Park Ave. S., Minneapolis, Please note: NACC Living in Balance class is 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 co-facilitators NACC staff & community members who have chronic conditions, We meet once a week at the Wolves Den and offer a meal with each session, Receive a certificate of completion and a 20 dollar Cub Food gift card, FMI, call Connie Norman 612-872-8086, ext 135 or Kristin Kattar at 612-872-8086, ext 112.
  • Friday, May 30 – 1PM American Indian Magnet School Pow Wow, 1075 East 3rd Street, St. Paul, Join us at our End of the Year All-School Pow Wow, Grand Entries at 1PM & 6PM with a delicious feast served at 5PM, FMI call (651) 778-3100.