Events: Supply Drive for Minneapolis Homeless Camp, Film Screenings, Fundraisers, and Protecting the Life Givers Conference

Events in this blog:

  • Film Screening: American Arithmetic Oct. 25
  • Meal Packing and Supply Drive for Minneapolis Homeless Encampment, Oct. 28
  • Lower Phalen Creek Project Fundraiser Nov. 8
  • Film Screening: Ohiyesa: The Soul of an Indian, Nov. 14
  • The Circle Newspaper Fundraiser Dec. 7
  • Save the Date: Protecting the Life Givers Conference, April 5-7

Film Screening: American Arithmetic Oct. 25

The short documentary “American Arithmetic” will be screened as part of the Twin Cities Film Festival on Oct. 25 at 5:10 p.m. at the Showcace ICON Theater in St. Louis Park. According to publicity:

“American Arithmetic” is a short documentary film adaptation of a poem by award-winning Mojave poet, Natalie Diaz, which explores underreported injustices facing Native Americans through a personal and statistical lens. In the era of the influential Black Lives Matter movement, it is lesser known that indigenous peoples experience the highest rate of police killings amongst minority communities. “American Arithmetic” features three generations of activists based in Minneapolis, whose lives and work have been impacted by police violence.

It will be one in a series of short documentaries that collectively run 82 minutes. Other short documentaries are: Refrigerator Flying Lessons, Icons, Spirit Reins, Rock vs Cancer, The Water Children, The Wolf House, and Lonesome Willcox. More here.

Meal Packing and Supply Drive for Minneapolis Homeless Encampment, Oct. 28

Healing Minnesota Stories friend Rev. Joann Conroy is helping to organize food and supplies to support those living at the homeless encampment along Hiawatha Avenue in Minneapolis.

People will gather Sunday, Oct. 28, 2-5 p.m. at Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, 285 Dale St. N., Saint Paul, to assemble 300 bagged lunches as well as donations of firewood, winter gear (hats, gloves, scarves) and disposable paper and flatware (plates, bowls, spoons, forks) and trash bags. Facebook Event Page here Everyone is welcome. Little children can help decorate the lunch bags and older little ones can help prepare and pack the meals.

Driving help would also be appreciated to deliver the meals and donated supplies. Cash and donations of supplies appreciated. Here is the Facebook Event Page with more details.

Lower Phalen Creek Fundraiser Nov. 8

The Lower Phalen Creek Project is holding its annual breakfast fundraiser on Thursday, November 8, from 8 – 9 a.m. at the Securian Club at CHS Field, 360 Broadway, St. Paul, MN 55101. (Check in & coffee at 7:30 a.m.)

Among its initiatives, the Lower Phalen Creek Project is working to develop the Wakan Tipi Center, an interpretive center to honor and interpret Wakan Tipi, a Dakota sacred site (known to settlers as Carver’s Cave). Wakan Tipi roughly translated from Dakota is “the dwelling place of the Great Mystery.” (Here is a 5-minute video on Wakan Tipi.)

Click here to register for the fundraiser.

Film Screening: Ohiyesa: The Soul of an Indian, Nov. 14                

“Ohiyesa: The Soul of an Indian” is “a deeply personal family film that follows Kate Beane, an urban, Dakota scholar, and her family as they trace the remarkable life of their celebrated relative, Ohiyesa (Charles Eastman), an important author, activist, lecturer and one of the first Native American doctors.  Along the way, Beane uncovers uncanny parallels between their lives, through they were born more than 100 years apart” (Vision Maker Media).

This is part of Augsburg College’s Native American Film Series. Please join Kate Beane and executive producer Syd Beane for an evening of conversation about this remarkable film and their family heritage.

Where: Augsburg University, Sateren Auditorium, Music Hall, 715 22nd Avenue South
When: Reception 6:15-6:45, screening begins at 7:00

Discussion with participants follows. For more information, click here.

The Circle Newspaper Fundraiser Dec. 7

The Circle Newspaper, the voice of Native American journalism in the Twin Cities, is holding its annual breakfast fundraiser Friday, December 7, at the All Nations Indian Church, 1515 E. 23rd St., Minneapolis. Doors open at 7:30 a.m., and the event runs 8-9 a.m.

Brenda Child (Red Lake Ojibwe) will read from her new children’s book, Bowwow Powwow. Artist and illustrator Jonathan Thunder (Red Lake Ojibwe) will discuss his artwork for the book.

The suggested donation is $35, but come and pay what you can to support this important publication.

RSVP and get tickets here.

Save the Date: Protecting the Life Givers Conference, April 5-7

Save the dates for the “Wíŋyaŋ Awáyaŋkapi: Protecting the Life Givers” conference, April 7-9 at First Universalist Church, 3400 Dupont Ave. S., Minneapolis MN

The conference will be led by Indigenous women and welcomes all people committed to indigenous truth telling, justice, resilience, and healing. It will be Friday evening, all day Saturday and Sunday morning. Topics will include: reclaiming truth, sovereignty, water, food, housing, missing and murdered indigenous women, language revitalization and intergenerational trauma.

Registration will open January, 2019

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