News and Events: New Study on Impact of Indian Child Removal, Lorenz to Lead Wakan Tipi Center, Native-Themed Video Game, and More

In this blog:

  • First Comprehensive Study on Removal of Native Children from their Families
  • Maggie Lorenz Hired to Lead Wakan Tipi Center in St. Paul
  • “Why Treaties Matter” Community Conversation at East Side Freedom Library April 28
  • New Decision-Based Video Games Set in the Late 1800s Flips the Script, Takes the Indigenous Perspective
  • Why White Women Tried to Ban Native American Dances

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Healing Minnesota Stories Launches St. Paul Racial Justice Tours May 11

This May, Healing Minnesota Stories (HMS) is launching Twin Cities Pilgrimage, a sacred journey of historical black narrative in Minnesota led by by Pastor Danny Givens. This builds on HMS’s well known for its Dakota Sacred Sites Tours, which reached over 1,200 people last year alone.

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Events: MN Supreme Court Justice Anne McKeig Speaks on MMIW, Short Films by Indigenous Filmmakers, and More

Upcoming Events:

  • Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Anne K. McKeig speaks on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, April 5
  • Ikidowin Native Youth Ensemble performs: “We Do it for the Water” April 7
  • Documentary: DAWNLAND, cultural survival and stolen children, April 8 and 13
  • Celebrating Native Voices: Short Films by Indigenous Filmmakers, April 16

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Thank You! (And One Last Request)

Thanks to everyone who generously donated to support “Winyan Awanyankapi: Protecting the Lifegivers,” an Indigenous women-led conference April 5-7.

We are deeply grateful. The conference is open to indigenous people at no cost (registration required) and the budget was built around non-indigenous registration fees and additional fundraising. Because of you, 10 people of color and white allies will get scholarships to attend this conference who otherwise couldn’t have attended.

Unfortunately, just a few weeks before the conference, we are still a few thousand short of budget. If you haven’t already, please consider making a donation to this important work. Your contribution will directly support Indigenous women who are sharing their knowledge, skill and wisdom at this conference.
Pidamaya (Dakota). Miigwetch (Ojibwe). Thank you (English).

Events: Indigenous Films and Play; MMIW Presentation, World Water Day Celebration, and More!

Upcoming Events:

  • Local celebration of World Water Day, Friday, March 22
  • A Hidden Conversation: Oil Pipelines, Sex Trafficking, and MMIW, March 27
  • Documentary: The Indian System, March 28
  • Documentary: Awake: A Dream of Standing Rock, March 29
  • Documentary: Doctrine of Discovery: Unmasking the Domination Code, March 31
  • Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Anne K. McKeig speaks on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, April 5
  • Ikidowin Native Youth Ensemble performs: “We Do it for the Water” April 7
  • Documentary: DAWNLAND, cultural survival and stolen children, April 8 and 13

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Events: Indigenous-Themed Documentaries, a Play, and More

Upcoming events:

  • New Native Theater: Wounspe Wanktya — a College Education, March 6-24
  • Ski the Line to Protect Our Water, March 17
  • Mni Ki Wakan, World Water Day, March 22
  • Documentary: The Indian System, March 28
  • Documentary: Awake: A Dream of Standing Rock, March 29
  • Documentary: DAWNLAND, cultural survival and stolen children, April 8 and 13

Details follow.

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Please Attend, Support Winyan Awanyankapi: Protecting the Lifegivers Conference April 5-7

An indigenous designed and led conference titled: “Winyan Awanyankapi: Protecting the Lifegivers — Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Indigenous Peoples Sovereignty of Housing and Water“ will be held April 5-7.

All are welcome. Here is the Facebook Event Page. Registration is open, but more than half the spots are filled. Now is a good time to register.

Attendance is free for indigenous people. If you can’t attend but would like to support this important work, please consider donating to our fundraising page. This will support the conference and provide scholarships for young people who cannot afford to attend.

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