Events: Almighty Voice and his Wife (A Play); Films on Racism and Law Enforcement from a Native Perspective; and More

The Turtle Theater Collective is performing the U.S. premier of the play: Almighty Voice and his Wife this weekend at the Southern Theater, 1420 S. Washington Ave.

According to promotion materials, the play is based on a foundational text of the Native American canon. Almighty Voice and his Wife “tells the story of a Cree man arrested for killing a cow. Under threat of hanging, he escapes — unleashing a year-long manhunt that gives rise to his status as a martyr and a legend. The playwright re-imagines this true story within two wildly different acts, moving from a sweeping Western romance to an outlandish white-faced minstrel show.”

The show times are: Friday March 9th 7:30p.m., Saturday March 10th 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. , and Sunday March 11th at 2 p.m.  The play runs about 85 minutes. General admission is $20 in advance or $24 at the door; students and seniors: $12.

The Turtle Theater Collective is committed to producing high-quality, contemporary work that explores Native experiences and subverts expectations about how and when Native artists can create theater. In addition to producing Indigenous plays, we center Native bodies and voices by situating them within the broader theatrical canon, providing opportunities for Native artists to grow and play.

The Turtle Theater Collective is: Ernest Briggs (White Earth Ojibwe), Marisa Carr (Turtle Mountain Ojibwe), Sequoia Hauck (White Earth Ojibwe/Hoopa)

Native American Film & Conversations on Law Enforcement and Justice

Augsburg College and two Native American media organizations are hosting an evening of short films focusing on issues of racism, law enforcement, and redemption from various Native American experiences. The Wednesday, March 26 event is free and open to the public.

The films will be shown at the Sateren Auditorium Music Hall, 715 22nd Ave. S., Minneapolis. A reception starts at 6:15 p.m. The screening begins at 7 p.m. A discussion with filmmakers follows.

Hosts are: Vision Maker Media and MIGIZI Communications–which work with filmmakers to produce and distribute Native focused documentaries and shorts on issues important to Native American communities.

More on the event here.

AIM Interpretive Center presents 4 Actions: A Photographic Exhibit

The American Indian Movement Interpretive Center is holding an opening reception on Friday, March 16th, for “4 Actions.” It is a photographic exhibit of the Standing Rock Protest, Justice for Jason Walk, No Honor in Racism Rally, and On the Red Road Powwow.

The opening will be held at the Center, 1113 E. Franklin Ave., from 4-8 p.m. that Friday.

The exhibit features photographs from Gerald Auginash, Ivy Vainio, Heidi Inman, and J. Arthur Anderson. Presentations on the exhibits will be held throughout the evening. Refreshments will be served.

Click here for the Facebook event.


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