Winyan Awanyankapi: Protecting the Lifegivers Conference Set for 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, Friday evening to Sunday noon. All are welcome. Registration is now open.

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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.

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Events: Dakota Winter Walk; ‘Film: Awake: A Dream from Standing Rock’ and More

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  • Organizing as Healing, Healing as Revolution, Wednesday, January 23, 9:00-10:45 a.m., SpringHouse Ministry, 610 W. 28th St., Minneapolis
  • Dakota Winter Walk, Friday, Feb. 15, 6:30-8 p.m., Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary, St. Paul
  • Integrating Sacred and Medical Healing, Thursday, Feb. 28, Southdale Library, 7001 York Avenue South, Edina
  • Film Screening of Awake: A Dream from Standing Rock, Friday, March 29, Augsburg University, Sateren Auditorium, 2200 Music Hall, 715 22nd Ave. S., Minneapolis. Reception 6:15-6:45 p.m., Screening begins at 7 p.m. Discussion will follow.

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Hiawatha Golf Course Redevelopment Plans to Consider Dakota and Indigenous Peoples History in the Area

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board is holding a public “focus session” on Dakota and indigenous peoples history around Lake Hiawatha on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 6-8 p.m. at the Hiawatha Recreation Center, 2701 E 44th St. The event is free and open to the public.

This is part of ongoing community conversations around the Hiawatha Golf Course Master Plan and the area’s redevelopment. The evening will include opportunities to learn Dakota language, philosophy and culture, as well as try out a “water bar” featuring different flights of water.

According to the Park Board’s announcement: “The event is intended to broaden our definition of history and reconnect with nature and the importance of water. It will be conducted in partnership with Healing Place Collaborative, an Indigenous-led group of artists, educators, researchers and activists.” Continue reading

A People’s Hearing on Minnesota Reparations Legislation, Friday, Jan. 4

A People’s Hearing on making reparations to African American and American Indian Minnesotans will be held Friday, Jan. 4, 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., in Room 120 of the Minnesota State Capitol.

The hearing will revisit and rekindle House File 2928/Senate File 3767, a bill introduced last session “acknowledging the fundamental injustice, cruelty, brutality, and inhumanity suffered by certain groups in Minnesota’s history.” The bill would have established a “commission to study and report recommendations to provide appropriate remedies.” Continue reading

‘One Heart, One Mind’ Mde Maka Ska Community Conversation Set for Saturday, Jan. 5

The indigenous-led Mde Maka Ska Community Conversations are continuing Saturday, Jan. 5 with a new series of conversations called: “One Heart, One Mind.” The event runs 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at First Universalist Church, 3400 Dupont Ave., Minneapolis. The event is free and open to the public.

The Mde Maka Ska Community Conversations began in 2015. The fruits of this work includes launching the Mn Ki Wakan World Indigenous Peoples’ Decade of Water Summits. Two summits have been held, one in 2017 and one in 2018. The 2019 Summit is in the planning stages; check it out.

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Problematic St. Paul City Murals to be Covered, and other News and Events

In this blog:

  • MPR: Problematic St. Paul city murals to be covered … sometimes
  • MPR: Sacred Prairie Island pipe reclaimed
  • New Exhibit at All My Relations Gallery: Responsibilities and Obligations Understanding Mitákuye Oyásʼiŋ
  • MPR: New shelter opens for homeless people at Hiswatha camp
  • Star Tribune: Push to more aggressively fight crime on tribal land
  • Washington Post’s gaffe in its Reds*ins coverage

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