News and Events: Boarding schools, treaty rights, the importance of Aunties, and more

In this post:

  • Webinar Thursday: Two Spirit and LGBTQ+ Resilience: The Legacy and Impacts of Indian Boarding Schools
  • Webinar July 20: Tribal Treaty Rights and Energy Infrastructure, July 20
  • All My Relations Art presents Noojimo (She Heals) celebrating the importance of Aunties in Indigenous spaces, opens July 19
  • Minnesota Chippewa Tribe to vote on blood quantum enrollment rules this summer
  • New quarter will honor Wilma Mankiller, Cherokee Nation’s first female principal chief
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Events: Updates on reparations work and East Phillips Urban Farm proposal, fundraiser for Dakota Community Center

In this post:

  • MN Council of Churches announces dates for conversations around truth telling, reparations
  • Fundraiser for a Dakota Community Center this Saturday
  • Community meeting set on East Phillips’ efforts to redevelop Roof Depot site into a community amenity rather than a public works yard
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EPA puts PolyMet permit in serious doubt based on mine’s projected harms to Fond du Lac Band waters, and more

In this post:

  • EPA comes out against PolyMet mine based on threats to Fond du Lac Reservation waters
  • Indigenous women push Biden,Army Corps to stop Enbridge Line 5
  • Online presentation: Networks among colonial elites who profited as treaty signers
  • Indian Country in particular threatened should Supreme Court overturn Roe v. Wade
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Events: ‘Communities by the Water’ event celebrating the love of clean water, benefits for Line 3 legal defense fund, and more

In this post:

  • Communities by the Water, a gathering and response to extractive projects such as Enbridge Line 5, June 25
  • “Music for the Movement” benefits for the “Stop Line 3 Legal Defense Fund,” April 10 and 18
  • Community Conversation about the future of the Upper Lock at Owámniyomni, St. Anthony Falls, April 12
  • Support Ron Turney!
  • A bit of wisdom
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‘Pipelines and Indigenous Communities’ three-day conference this weekend

The conference “Pipelines and Indigenous Communities: Extractive Infrastructures & Water-Dependent Livelihoods” will be held this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, March 18-20.

It will be held online only. Participation is free.

“This gathering will bring together Indigenous citizens and environmental leaders, Water Protectors, artists, and researchers from the Arctic, Siberia, and Upper Midwest Great Lakes regions to share experiences, explore knowledge, and discuss resistance strategies concerned with pipeline development,” organizers said.

Register here.

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Zoom webinars: Rights of Nature, Yes on Mpls. Public Safety Charter Amendment, and more

In this blog:

  • Rights of Nature webinar, Tuesday, Oct. 19, 1 p.m.
  • Yes on 2: Towards Real Community Safety webinar, Thursday, Oct. 21, 7-8:30 p.m.
  • Buddhist Action Coalition webinar: Listening to Mother Earth and Honoring Native Voices, Thursday, Oct. 28, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Arrests follow Indigenous-led occupation of the U.S. Dept. of Interior over climate damage
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News and Events: A guide to recognizing cultural appropriation, reparations updates, and more

In this blog:

  • Native Governance Center: Guide to cultural appropriation and wellness
  • Webinar: “Boarding School Healing: Mind, Body, Heart, and Spirit,” March 31
  • Watch the Line monitor training Saturday
  • One more in a long list of reasons to worry about Enbridge
  • Jesuits pledge $100 Million to atone for slave labor and sales
  • Webinar: Modern Racial Categories, American slave societies, and the integration of African religious practices into Christianity
  • Lessons From Lynchings: There’s a through-line from a noose on the neck to a knee on the neck
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Events: The Derek Chauvin trial begins, stopping Line 3, learn about reparations work, and more

In this blog:

  • March 7: Pray for Minnesota: A Gathering for Unity and Peace as the murder trial of George Floyd begins
  • March 8: Global Day of Prayer, George Floyd Square
  • March 10: Art at the Capitol
  • March 11: Rise by the River to Stop Line 3
  • March 11 and April 8: Antisemitism and White Supremacy
  • March 16: Righting Wrongs, Repairing Our Communities
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News and Events: A rally, a book launch, a river gets ‘personhood’ and more

In this blog:

  • Rally against Line 3, MMIW, at the Governor’s residence Saturday at 1 p.m.
  • Book launch of Seed Keepers, a new novel by Diane Wilson, March 9
  • ‘Memory March’ in Grand Rapids tomorrow (Wednesday) recalling largest inland oil spill in U.S. history
  • Gizmodo: Facebook favors pipeline companies over water protectors
  • LaSalle Valley flyover (two-minute video)
  • Quebec’s Magpie River to be granted legal personhood, a first in Canada
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Day of Prayer at George Floyd Square

Decades of frustration over lack of police accountability

In this blog:

  • George Floyd Square supporters: City has failed to hold police accountable, respond to demands
  • “No Justice, No Streets” yard signs available
  • Zoom conference Tuesday, March 2: Seeking justice, caring for community
  • Day of Prayer at George Floyd Square March 8, when trial starts
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