Missing and Murdered Indigenous Peoples March and Other Events

Events to consider for your calendar!

  • Hearing on a Bill on Justice and Healing for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Tuesday, Jan. 29, 12:45 p.m. at the Minnesota State Capitol, basement hearing room.
  • Ohiyesa: The Soul of an Indian” Film screening and moderated discussion with Syd Beane and Kate Beane, Friday, Feb. 8, 6-8:30 p.m., Metropolitan State University, Film Space, Founders Hall Auditorium, 387 Maria Ave, St. Paul.
  • Missing and Murdered Indigenous Peoples March, Feb. 14, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., meet at the Minneapolis American Indian Center, 1530 E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis
  • First Task Force Meeting Reviewing Racist Art in the Ramsey County Courthouse, Thursday, Feb. 28 at 3 p.m. at the Courthouse.

Details follow.

Hearing on a Bill for Justice and Healing for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Jan. 29

According to the Facebook Event Page.

Representative Mary Kunsh-Podein authored a bill to appropriate funds to enact a task force to start collecting data and make reports to the legislature regarding how to stop the epidemic of missing and murdered indigenous women …

Last year this bill got wrapped up in a huge and dangerous omnibus bill that we lost it. NOT THIS YEAR. We must push for this bill to get a hearing on the House floor so that it can reach Governor Walz’s desk alone and get signed into law. …

If you would like to testify on behalf of this bill please contact the administrator for the Public Safety & Criminal Justice Reform Finance and Policy Division, Jamael Lundy at (651) 296-1478.

If you need a ride or want to talk more about this bill and how to help, please email Mysti at mysti@mn350.org.

Again, the hearing is Tuesday, Jan. 29, 12:45 p.m. at the Minnesota State Capitol, basement hearing room.

“Ohiyesa: The Soul of an Indian” Film Screening and Discussion, Feb. 8

The documentary follows Kate Beane as she examines the extraordinary life of her celebrated relative, Charles Eastman (Ohiyesa). Biography and journey come together as Kate traces Eastman’s path from traditional Dakota boyhood, through education at Dartmouth College, and in later roles as physician, author, lecturer and Native American advocate. The film is a profound tribute to the life of Ohiyesa, and, as executive producer Syd Beane says, “a truly American story.”

The event is free and open to the public. Facebook Page here.

Missing and Murdered Indigenous Peoples March, Feb. 14

A crowd gathered at the Minneapolis American Indian Center as part of last year’s march.

This is a march for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, Boys, Two Spirit and Transgender Relatives. WEAR RED! Bring Banners, Posters, Staffs, Drums, Rattles.

Meet at the Minneapolis American Indian Center at 1530 E. Franklin Ave. in Minneapolis. Here is the Facebook Page.

Here’s the schedule:

11-11:30 a.m.: Sign In, Make Posters, Visit Information Tables, Visit Each Other!
Sign Making material will be available. Informational Tables are free. Contact Cristine at cdavidson@miwsac.org to reserve a table.

11:30 a.m. – Noon: Opening prayer, welcome song, and guest speakers. Prepare to depart on the walk.

Noon-1 p.m.: The Walk: Depart Indian Center, to Cedar, to 26th, to Bloomington, back to Indian Center. (Vehicles will be available for Elders and Children.)

1-2 p.m.: Honor Song for those who have lost loved ones. Open microphone to share . Coffee and snacks provided by Gatherings Cafe. Closing remarks.

First Task Force Meeting Reviewing Racist Art in the Ramsey County Courthouse, Feb. 28

Part of a mural.

The art in the chambers of the St. Paul City Council and Ramsey County Courthouse has some disturbing images of white supremacy and Manifest Destiny. The Ramsey Historical Society is currently pulling together a Task Force of community members to make suggestions for new art to add to the chambers.

The Task Force’s first meeting will be held Thursday, Feb. 28, 3 p.m. at the Courthouse.

For more background, see the earlier blog: Change is Coming to Racist Murals in St. Paul City Hall and You Can Play a Role.

 

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