LaPointe Family Fundraiser to Travel to the U.N. Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

The LaPointe family is once again journeying to the United Nations’ Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues to humbly contribute in small, and profound ways to the collective voice of indigenous peoples as delegates of the American Indian Movement-West. This year’s session is timely as it is themed, “Indigenous Peoples’ Collective Rights to Lands, Territories, and Resources”, April 16-27, 2018.

The family is holding a fundraiser to support the trip on Wednesday, April 4, from 6-9 p.m. at All My Relations Gallery, 1414 East Franklin Ave., Minneapolis. It will be an evening of insights from indigenous rights defenders, performances by indigenous artists, and excellent food from an indigenous chef.

Suggested donation is $25, but no one will be turned away. If you would like to support the family’s trip to the United Nations but can’t make it that evening, go their Go Fund Me Page.

Help Launch Water Summit in Minneapolis and Support a Lakota Family’s Trip to the UN

Healing Minnesota Stories invites you to support a local Lakota family who is traveling to New York to participate in the U.N. Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues and have its voice heard. Among other things, the family hopes to use the U.N. trip to promote and build support for a Minneapolis-based Mni ki Wakan Decade of Water Summit.

The LaPointe Tiwahe (Lakota for “extended family”)┬áis doing important work in our community. Please consider making a contribution to this trip, even if it is just $10 or $20. There are more details on the family’s GoFundMe page. Continue reading

Local Methodists to Address Doctrine of Discovery; Mde Maka Ska Community Conversation; Renaming the Jeffers Petroglyphs; Creation Stories Film Screening

Upcoming Events

  • Screening of the documentary: Doctrine of Discovery: Unmasking the Domination Code. Come see the film and join the post-film discussion. The film is being hosted by the United Methodist Church, and Bruce Ough, the UMC Bishop for Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota will attend. (March 16)
  • Mde Maka Ska Community Conversation: Following the Sacred Current of Water (March 22)
  • Minnesota Historical Society to hold public meeting on renaming and reinterpreting the Jeffers Petroglyphs. (March 25)
  • Walker Film Series INDIgenesis: Indigenous Filmmakers, Past and Present. (Runs through March 25.)
  • Screening of Dakota Creation Stories film. (March 26)

Details follow.

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