Events: Feast and Celebration of Native Languages; Quillwork Workshops

Spring Feast for Native Language Revitalization April 19

Bdote Learning Center and Wicoie Nandagikendan are hosting a Spring Feast and Language Celebration Day next week, Thursday, April 19th, 6-8 p.m. at Bdote Learning Center, 3216 East 29th Street in Minneapolis. Mayor Jacob Frey will be joining the event at 6:30 pm to declare a language revitalization proclamation day. A traditional meal will be served. 

Wicoie Nandagikendan is an early childhood education language immersion program in Dakota and Ojibwe. Bdote is an elementary school with language immersion in Dakota and Ojibwe.

Quillwork Workshop

Two Rivers Gallery is pleased to announce that we will be a hosting another Quill Workshop taught by Miskwa-Mukwa Desjarlait. Miskwa was accepted in to the American Indian Family Empowerment Program supported by the Tiwahe Foundation to continue his work preserving and renewing cultural connections through teaching the cultural practices of quillwork.

We are currently seeking 25 participants ages 13+ to be involved in this project who will be able to commit to ALL 7 sessions. This program will run April 25th through June 13th, 2018.

Over the course of seven sessions students will learn the basics of quillwork through a series of smaller projects. They will start by learning wrapping techniques to make bracelets and will later move on to appliqué all the while creating their own designs.

In addition to learning techniques, students will learn about the history of quillwork along with the process of picking quills and dyeing them.

Once these sessions are complete, the students work will then be displayed in the gallery for up to eight weeks.

Registration Deadline: April 20th

Class Dates: April – 25th | May – 2nd, 9th, 16th, 30th | June – 6th, 13th

Class Time: Wednesdays, 5-7pm

Location: Two Rivers Gallery Community Art Space, 1530 E Franklin Ave., Minneapolis

Contact: Maggie Thompson | Gallery Manager, e: cthompson@maicnet.org | p: 612-879-1780

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