- ReImage Minnesota Student Art Exhibit Thursday
- Waniyetu/Dakota Winter Walk Saturday, Feb. 25
And updates on the Dakota Access Pipeline. Keep reading.
ReImage Minnesota Student Art Exhibit Thursday
Students from St. Paul Public Schools have been learning about the art in the Minnesota State Capitol, its negative images of Native Americans, and its narrow view of early Minnesota history. They have been crafting their own alternative Capitol art.
Their show: ReImage Minnesota: Art that Represents Us All, will have a grand opening tomorrow, Thursday, Feb. 9, 5-8 p.m. at Washington Technology Magnet School, 1495 Rice St, in the Multicultural Resource Center.
A brief program featuring students talking about their work will begin at 6:00. Also joining us is Dr. Gwen Westerman, a Dakota scholar and activist who served on the Capitol Art subcommittee and has art in the exhibit. She will be sharing her perspectives on this topic as part of our program as well.
The show will include approximately 75 pieces of art from nine classrooms from the Creative Arts Secondary School and Washington Technology Magnet. Participating teachers are Randy Schutt, Keith Sellers, and Mary Ann Rogers. This builds on a project launched by Healing Minnesota Stories and art teacher Rachel Latuff.
Waniyetu/Dakota Winter Walk Saturday, Feb. 25
Indigenous educator Jim Rock will give an interactive presentation and tour at the Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary, Saturday, February 25, 10 – 11 a.m., focusing on the sacred Wakan Tipi Cave, Dakota astronomy, and the winter season. We’ll meet at the trail entrance to the sanctuary. All ages welcome, but space is filling up fast. Please register to save your spot. The event is being promoted by the Lower Phalen Creek Project.
No DAPL Updates
- Worldwide Call to Action on DAPL Today (from the Sacred Stones Camp blog): “The Indigenous Coalition at Standing Rock is calling for February 8th to be an international day of emergency actions to disrupt business as usual and unleash a global intersectional resistance to fossil fuels and fascism. Connect with other struggles. Think long-term movement building. We are in this for the long haul.” (Click on the link above and scroll down for more information.)
- Indian Country Media Network’s story: Army Corps Approves DAPL Lake Oahe Easement: Standing Rock Sioux lawyer vows to hold Trump administration accountable.
- Yes Magazine recently published the story: Defund DAPL Spreads Across Indian Country as Tribes Divest: The Navajo Nation is making moves to join a growing number of tribes that have already respectfully, but conclusively, shown Wells Fargo the door.