Mark Your Calendars! Indigenous Games, Native Films, Pow Wows, Language Tables, and More!

Northern Indigenous Games April 16-17

The inaugural event of the Northern Indigenous Games will be held this year on Saturday and Sunday, April 16-17, at South High, 3131 19th Ave. S., in Minneapolis. The event is free and open to the public, either to participate or be a spectator.

Events include: Lacrosse, running, shinny, Inuit games, double ball and arrows. There are participant categories for all ages: elementary school, middle school, high school and adult. The event needs donation and volunteers, too. For all the details, check out the HonorEarth website.

KFAI Launches “Indigeneity Now” Program

Check out the new show on KFAI Community Radio called “Indigeneity Now,” with “Contemporary Conversation on Indigenous, Aboriginal and Native Reality, Experience and Identity,” hosted by Roy Taylor. It will air Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. Locally you can tune in at 90.3 FM in Minneapolis, 106.7 FM in St. Paul, and streaming everywhere at KFAI.org. Continue reading

March 1 Caucus: Support Tribes Access to Legacy Funding; ‘Neither Wolf Nor Dog’ Author to Speak

Regardless of who you are supporting for president, please consider proposing the following resolution supporting Minnesota tribes access to Legacy funding at your DFL precinct caucuses.

The resolution is titled: “The DFL supports equal access of American Indian nations in Minnesota to Legacy Amendment funds, while protecting their hunting, fishing, and other treaty rights.” This proposal comes from our friend, Chris Knopf, who provided the following background and supporting materials.

First, here is a Dec. 15 Star Tribune editorial that lays out the problem. Continue reading