Native Women the Musical and Other Events During American Indian Month

Native Women the musical is showing at the Park Square Theater, 20 W. 7th Place in St. Paul, on Wednesday-Saturday (March 9-12) at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday March 13 at 2 p.m. It is directed by Rhiana Yazzie.

Native women tell stories with a musical twist. This multi-media production highlighting the strength of the Native female voice will dare to speak truth through story, music, dance, humor and more!

It is one of many events you can explore during American Indian Month. The Circle newspaper has an Indian Month Calendar.

Here are a few other events to consider.

  • Tuesday, May 15, 6-8 p.m., musician Lyla June performs at a Fundraiser for Bdote Learning Center, 3216 East 29th Street, Minneapolis: Bdote Learning Center invites you to welcome Lyla June, a powerful voice for Native American identity and culture. With poetry and music, Lyla will speak about the importance of language and how it is essential in embracing culture. Lyla is a singer, songwriter and musician. Lyla was raised in Taos, New Mexico and is of Dine and Cheyenne lineage. This event is free and open to the public, donations are welcomed and encouraged.
  • Thursday, May 17, 5:30 p.m., Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 2400 34d Ave. S.: Identity in Our Fashion: Four Native Women Artists on Creativity and Cultural Knowledge. Speakers are: TahNibba Naataani (Navajo), a weaver; Cara Romero (Chemehuevi) a visual story teller; Lisa Telford (Git’ans Git’anee Haida), a weaver; and Delina White (Ojibwe) who makes women’s wear.
  • Thursday, May 17, Feast of the Water Protectors, Social Hour at 5:30 pm. Dinner at 6:30 pm. First Universalist Church, 3400 Dupont Ave S, Mpls. An evening celebrating indigenous movements and culture. A feast to honor our water protectors and to support indigenous movements that protect our land, water, manoomin, and life ways. Eat like a water protector: Join us for baked Red Lake walleye, manoomin and cremini pilaf, strawberry and kale salad, fresh-baked rolls, and hand-made apple pies, prepared by frontline water protector chef Grumble and his team. Additionally we will be presenting our first Nibi Genawendangig / Water Protector Fashion Show, which will feature upscaled garments designed by indigenous artists. 5:30 – 8:30 pm.  $35 per person, $60 per couple.
  • May 18-19, Block (Line 3) Party at the PUC. Come together to show our legislature and the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) how important the denial of Line 3 is to all of us. The event starts at 2 p.m. Friday, May 18 and continues through Saturday, May 19 at 160 East 7th Place in St. Paul in front of the PUC offices. Invite your friends and family to a weekend filled with lots of opportunities for connecting, sharing, and creating as we prepare for the PUC’s upcoming decision on Line 3. Music, food and art are just a few of the highlights you’ll experience during our time together. 2pm. Free and open to the public. For info, see the Facebook event page.
  • May 25, Mde Maka Ska Canoe Nations Gathering. Join us for the 10th Annual Mde Maka Ska Canoe Nations Gathering on the south side of the lake. Free. 9am to 2pm. Lake Calhoun Park, 3000 E Calhoun Pkwy, Mpls.

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