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2014 Allina Backyard Initiative Dinner Dialogue

2014 Allina Backyard Initiative Dinner Dialogue

BYI Circle of Healing Practitioners Highlight: Beyond Historical Trauma

BYI Circle of Healing Practitioners Highlight: Beyond Historical Trauma

by Nancy Bordeaux and Phoebe Iron Necklace Six years ago, Nancy Bordeaux and I crossed paths at a Native American naming ceremony for my Grandson. Our conversation subsequently revolved around the powerful responsibilities we “Oceti Sakowin win” were entrusted to uphold within our respective families and communities. Fast forwarding the [...]

Community Health Action Teams

Community Health Action Teams

LEARN more about the BACKYARD INITIATIVE Community Health Action Teams the THIRD Thursday of each month 5 to 7 pm Midtown Global Market (next to Mapps Coffee) NEXT MEETING: Oct. 16, 2014 Questions? Call 612-721-5745

Circle of Healing & T.E.E.N.S.

Circle of Healing & T.E.E.N.S.

Amen Corner with COMMUNITIES OF LIGHT CO-OPERATIVE

Amen Corner with COMMUNITIES OF LIGHT CO-OPERATIVE

We invite you to come to speak your truth about yourself, your struggles, your stories, your ideas, your family, your community and your world.Please join Communities of Light at the Amen Corner, in Peavey Park, Thrones Plaza every Saturday in October, Noon-4:00 p.m. (Chicago & Franklin Avenues.)dee henry williams Growing the Backyard [...]

BYI End of the Summer Celebration At the Home of Rose Lobley

BYI End of the Summer Celebration  At the Home of Rose Lobley

Learning with the BYI TEENS Project

Learning with the BYI TEENS Project

by Carl Lobley, Denisse Sanchez, Braysheen Martin and Rose Lobley Hello, Back Yard Initiative Community! We are the TEENS Project. TEENS stands for “Teens Entering Existing Networking Systems”. We are a peer-to-peer youth leadership and entrepreneurial skills development organization in cooperation with the Back Yard Initiative. We seek to [...]

Speak Your Truth at Amen Corner

Speak Your Truth at Amen Corner

Sponsored by the Communities of Light Co-operative in affiliation with the BYI Rebirthing Community CHAT The Amen Corner concept and practice has a long history in American lore.  It was made famous by James Baldwin in his play, “The Amen Corner”, as an arena where an African American Minister used her speaking skills to explore truth and [...]

FARMERS MARKET hosted by the Growing in the Backyard CHAT

FARMERS MARKET hosted by the  Growing in the Backyard CHAT

Visit the FARMERS MARKET hosted by the Growing in the Backyard CHAT Every Tuesday Noon to 2 pm in the Cultural Wellness Center’s backyard! 2025 Portland Ave. So. Mpls, MN 55404 612-721-5745

Bird Call

Bird Call by Harry Ford Calling out to the universe The bird calls out toward itself Hello Are you present Can you here me offering you peace Calling to the very consciousness of what it means to know the call of your own kind Hello, are you seeing how present I am to you I hear you At this very moment, I hear you Are you caring for [...]

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