News and Events: Indigenous food tasting, Printmakers in Mni Sota Makoce, and more

In this blog:

  • Indigenous food tasting, Oct. 14
  • Transference: Printmakers in Mni Sota Makoce, on view through Nov. 26
  • Stories of life in an Indian Boarding School

Indigenous food tasting Oct. 14, 5-7 p.m.

Join Dream of Wild Health as it hosts the Indigenous Food Tasting in celebration of Indigenous People’s Day, October 14, 2019 from 5-7 p.m. at the Minneapolis American Indian Center, 1530 East Franklin Ave.. The Indigenous Food Tasting, presented by the Indigenous Food Network (IFN), is an event rooted in community, bringing Indigenous chefs and community members together for an evening of tasting our indigenous foods.

Our featured chefs are Austin Bartold, Christina White of Native Food Perspectives, Elena Terry of Wild Bearies Catering, Gatherings Cafe and DWH Youth Leaders, Howasta Means of Spirit Dish Catering ,and Vern Dafoe from The Sioux Chef team.

Transference: Printmakers in Mni Sota Makoce

Highpoint Center for Printmaking presents Transference: Printmakers in Mni Sota Makoce, curated by Alexandra Buffalohead. Highpoint is located at 912 W Lake St, Minneapolis. The exhibit is open now through Nov. 26

Transference highlights emerging and internationally renowned printmakers, all with connections to Mni Sota Makoce. The Dakota to English translation, Mni Sota Makoce, describes the experience of seeing “land where the waters reflect the clouds” in reference to Minnesota. Featured artists are well known printmakers, painters, animators, and textile artists.

Stories of life in an Indian Boarding School

Check out MPR’s story: ‘I’ve never told anyone’: Stories of life in Indian boarding schools. It’s one more entry point to understanding historical trauma, how trauma from grand parents and parents gets passed down to future generations.

Denise Lajimodiere’s interest in the Indian boarding school experience began with the stories of her parents.

“Mama was made to kneel on a broomstick for not speaking English, locked in closets for not speaking English,” she said. “They would pee their pants and then the nuns would take them out [of the closet] and beat them for peeing their pants.




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