Upcoming Events: Films, Talks, Pow Wows, and the Great Native American Cook Off

We periodically run a list of events that encourage people to learn more about Native American history and cultures. Here are a few upcoming options:

Tuesday, April 19: Everything You Wanted to Know About Indians But Were Afraid to Ask. Anton Treuer, Professor of Ojibwe at Bemidji State University and author of 14 books (including Everything You Wanted to Know About Indians But Were Afraid to Ask) will speak at 2-3:30 p.m. at St. Paul College Campus Theater 235 Marshall Avenue Saint Paul. Treuer gives “a frank, funny, and sometimes personal tour of what’s up with Indians, anyway.”

Thursday, April 21: Screening of the Film March Point, at 3:30-5 p.m. at the University of St. Thomas’s John Roach Center auditorium (JRC 126), which is located on the corner of Summit and Cleveland Avenues. The event is free. The film follows three young Native Americans with a film assignment that sends the boys down a path of historical investigation. It is part of the Augsburg College Native American Film Series.

Thursday, April 21: 4th Annual Great Native American Cook-Off, 6-8 p.m. at the Minneapolis American Indian Center, 1530 East Franklin Ave., Minneapolis. It is a fundraiser for Wicoie Nandagikendan, an important Preschool Language Immersion Program to preserve the Dakota and Ojibwe languages. You can show your support by attending the event and buying food and raffle tickets.

Sunday, April 24: Screening of the Documentary: Doctrine of Discovery: Unmasking the Domination Code. The event runs from 5:00-7:30 p.m. at Church of the Epiphany Episcopal Church, 4900 Nathan Lane North, Plymouth. Filmmaker Sheldon Wolfchild will participate in a post-film discussion. For more: Epiphany Doctrine of Discovery Flyer.

Monday, May 2: 2016 American Indian Month Kick Off Event: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Little Earth of United Tribes, 2501 Cedar Ave. S. in Minneapolis.

Friday, May 6: All Nations Pow Wow at South High School, 1-3 p.m., 3131 19th Ave. S., Minneapolis. It will honor graduating seniors and include a Lacrosse demonstration and Regional Championship Potato Dance.

Saturday, May 7: Pow Wow for Hope, a fundraiser for the American Indian Cancer Foundation. The event runs 1:00 -6:30 p.m. at Base Camp, 201 Bloomington Road
Fort Snelling.

For those interested in attending other Pow Wows, here is the Drumhop Calendar for Minnesota Pow Wows and The Circle’s Pow Wow calendar.