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Wellness: by Artists and Artisans Mikwanedun Audisookon, a center for Art and Wellness BY SHARON M. DAY, Executive Director of IPTF

Wellness: by Artists and Artisans Mikwanedun Audisookon, a center for Art and Wellness  BY SHARON M. DAY, Executive Director of IPTF

INDIGENOUS PEOPLES TASK FORCE is a Native American provider of HIV education and direct services to the Native community in Minnesota. For over 26 years, IPTF has developed and implemented culturally appropriate programs to prevent further transmission of HIV, increase access to traditional and western medical services, and improve the quality of [...]

August 2015 Alley Newspaper

August 2015 Alley Newspaper

Honoring Water 150 Miles The Chippewa River Water Walk

Honoring Water 150 Miles The Chippewa River Water Walk

By Joe Kruse In the Midewiwin belief system, the indigenous spiritual practice of the Ojibway people, there are eight prophecies that have come and are coming to pass. The prophecies take into account the migration of the Ojibway people from the east to the upper Midwest where food (manoomin/wild rice) grows on water, the invasion of the [...]

“All the news?” Never!

“All the news?” Never!

Chuck Michener (l) and Kurt Bullert (r) were inaugurated with newly released “The Alley” T-Shirts and to the Midtown Phillips Festival July 25th by inveterate Neighborhood activist Joseph Spangler at Stewart Park. Photo Credit: Harvey Winje BY HARVEY WINJE, Senior Volunteer Editor and Outreach Coordinator The Alley Newspaper received an [...]

A Historic Decision! COMMENTARY: Mpls. School Board made a magnanimous commitment of money and intent to youth and the Phillips Aquatic Center partnering with the Mpls. Park Board

A Historic Decision! COMMENTARY: Mpls. School Board made a magnanimous commitment of money and intent to youth and the Phillips Aquatic Center partnering with the Mpls. Park Board

BY DENNY BENNETT, Minneapolis Swims, Board of Directors, president Tonight was historic. The in a most selfless and noble act, the resolution below was passed by the Minneapolis School Board. Historic, selfless, noble? Really? Yes, really! First, let me begin by saying tonight caps years of efforts by Minneapolis Swims to convince MPS of the [...]

COMMENTARY: The City Says “NO” to our Efforts to Clean Up Air Pollution and to Seek a Better Future for East Phillips

COMMENTARY: The City Says “NO” to our Efforts to Clean Up Air Pollution and to Seek a Better Future for East Phillips

By Carol Pass, Chair, East Phillips Improvement Coalition, EPIC. In spite of their continuing rhetoric about ‘equity’, the City of Minneapolis is rapidly moving forward with their long-hidden plans to intensify the air pollution and traffic congestion problems of what has become known by area residents as the “Intersection of Death”, 28th [...]

Dream Come True: New National Center for Norway in America

Dream Come True: New National Center for Norway  in America

“Color it Indigo,” said Dewey Thorbeck, NH Architect, to portray water’s mutual significance and beauty in Norway’s fjords and Minnesota’s deepest lakes. The vivid, eye-catching use of Indigo also recalls the strong cultural affinity of Norway and Minnesota. Welcome to Franklin Ave. and Ventura Village NH.By happenstance, Indigo’s [...]

The Phillips Aquatic Center: A Jewel of equity and collaboration

The Phillips Aquatic Center: A Jewel of equity and  collaboration

By State Senate Deputy Majority Leader Jeff Hayden, DFL-Minneapolis; state Rep. Karen Clark, DFL-Minneapolis; Minneapolis City Council Members Abdi Warsame and Alondra Cano; Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board Members Brad Bourn, John Erwin, Meg Forney, and Scott Vreeland; Evan Hall, Midtown Phillips Neighborhood Association board chair; Carol [...]

April 2015 Alley Newspaper – APRIL “FOOL” POOL? NO! “THE POOL” REALLY!

April 2015 Alley Newspaper – APRIL “FOOL” POOL?  NO! “THE POOL” REALLY!

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