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December 2017 Alley Newspaper

December 2017 Alley Newspaper

CAROLING WITH CROWS Phillips Neighborhood, Christmas 2016

BY THOMAS R. SMITH Some people came out to greet us, others held back, facades preserving a solemn silence, whether of privacy, vacancy or sorrow. Yet smiles escaped our little roving chorus, whether for our stumbles over the carols’ verses in Spanish, or for having lit a few faces in windows and doorways of South [...]

Nowa Cumig: Dennis Banks 1937-2017

Nowa Cumig: Dennis Banks 1937-2017

By Laura Waterman Wittstock A tribute to a life well-lived should not start with a quarrel with the New York Times, but this instance is an exception. On October 30th the New York Times called the Ojibwe patriot a militant as he had been labeled so many times before during his lifetime. The newspaper, in its apparent omniscient wisdom said he [...]

“As the Crow Flies” and the Phillips Community

By Harvey Winje In Native American folklore, the intelligence of crows is usually portrayed as the most important characteristic of crows. Seeing a crow was and is still considered good luck by many Native American tribes. “As the crow flies” refers to the shortest distance between two points because the common belief is that crows fly a [...]

Frances Fairbanks: 1929 – 2017

BY LAURA WATERMAN WITTSTOCK An all-night beginning of the mahjon for Frances Fairbanks took place on November 8th at the Minneapolis American Indian Center. This was a place she knew intimately, because she worked there for nearly all of the Center’s 43-year history. She was one of a kind, having worked her way up through the operational and [...]

AUTUMN IN OUR HEARTS

AUTUMN IN OUR HEARTS

This future leader will be able to walk through the English curtain at will and leave it all behind having learned Objibwe and/or Dakota culture, traditions, and language; and the wholeness of the circle of life. He will understand how important autumn is…the timing of the leaves that turn to color – bronze, yellow, orange, red – signal when [...]

Theatre’s Community Soul

Theatre’s Community Soul

BY SANDY SPIELER* Perhaps it seems like a contradiction to be a professional theatre with a community soul.  Our internal dilemmas---about speaking our artistic voices while also giving community participants a voice; about providing our company with livable wages while keeping the theatre work inexpensive and affordable---are not separate from [...]

Clyde Turner Basketball Camp At East Phillips Park Cultural & Community Center-17th Ave. & Phillips Community Center-13th Ave.

Clyde Turner Basketball Camp At East Phillips Park Cultural & Community Center-17th Ave. & Phillips Community Center-13th Ave.

Coach Karim Jackson says, “Stretch you arms way out!” “Keep them up.” “Now you have it! “That’s Good!” Is MORE than Basketball! BY CAROL PASS The highlight of summer for hundreds of Phillips kids is the Clyde Turner Youth Basketball Camp. Approximately eighty boys and girls from nine to seventeen years of age filled the East [...]

June 2017 Alley Newspaper

June 2017 Alley Newspaper

Native Culture, Cuisine, & Good Will: Tours, France also savoring French Culture, Cuisine, History and Politics

Native Culture, Cuisine, & Good Will: Tours, France also savoring French Culture, Cuisine, History and Politics

AIM Interpretive Center Achieves Success in Tours France By Norma Renville & Jack Swanson After two years of planning and development work conducted by American Indian Movement Interpretive Center (AIMIC) board members, staff and consultants the AIMIC sold over 750 bags of White Earth’s Organically Certified Wild Rice at the Foire de Tours [...]

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