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First Declaration of Indigenous Peoples Day at the 1977 Geneva UN Conference

The Native nations from the USA sent a delegation of thirteen members plus staff and observers. In addition, the Iroquois (Haudenosaunee) Federation sent a separate delegation of twelve, plus several observers. Five of the US delegates were affiliated with IITC: Russell Means (Lakota), David Monongye (Hopi, Hotevilla), Phillip Deere (Muscogee), Larry Red Shirt (Lakota), and Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz (Southern Cheyenne). AIM delegates were Pat Bellanger (Ojibwa) and Clyde Bellecourt (Anishinabe-Ojibwe). An additional fifteen Native people from the USA came as staff and observers, seven of whom were affiliated with IITC, including Peggy Phelps Means (Lakota), Bill Means (Lakota), and Winona LaDuke (Ojibwe). Others included Marie-Helene Laraque (Taino), Joe Lefferty (Sioux), Marie Sanchez (Northern Cheyenne), and David Spotted Horse (Hunkpapa). The Iroquois delegation included Leon Shenandoah, Oren Lyons, and Audrey Shenandoah (Onondaga). Four of the seven Canadian delegates were affiliated with AIM Canada, including Ed Burnstick (Cree) and Art Solomon (Ojibwe).

“One of the most important things to come out of the Geneva Conference did not get much attention at the time, even though it was the first item of the program of action in the final resolutions. It reads: …‘to observe October 12, the day of so-called ‘discovery’ of America, as an international day of solidarity with the indigenous people of the Americas.’ Why is that so important?… It means that we have made a very large part of the world recognize who we are and even to stand with us in solidarity in our long fight. From now on, children all over the world will learn the true story of American Indians on Columbus Day instead of a pack of lies about three European ships.” Jimmy Durham, 1977.

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Indigenous Peoples Day Events


Indigenous Peoples Day Festival
October 6 – 7
All My Relations Gallery (AMRA), and Native American Community Development Institute (NACDI) is hosting an Indigenous Peoples Day Festival to raise awareness, and provide education of Native American Arts.

 


Augsburg University Native American Film Series 2018 Presents “The Eagle and the Condor — From Standing Rock with Love”
October 8, 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Free event. A film about how and why Indigenous people are standing up against a violent extraction-culture. Come to share your experiences at Standing Rock! Reception starts at 6pm and screening at 6:30pm. Sateren Auditorium 715 22nd Ave So.

http://www.augsburg.edu/filmseries/2018/07/18/the-eagle-and-the-condor-from-standing-rock-with-love

 


Indigenous Food Tasting Hosted by Dream of Wild Health
October 8, 4 – 6 pm
Free event at MAIC.
Our featured chefs are Brian Yazzie of Yazzie The Chef, Gatherings Cafe, Howasta Means, Christina White of Native Food Perspectives, The Sioux Chef team, and the DWH Youth Leaders!

See: indigenouscities.com for further events

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Horse Nation of the Očhéthi Šakówiŋ

Exhibitions at All My Relations Gallery, the Minneapolis Institute of Art, Two Rivers Gallery

Horse Nation exhibition explores how horses shape the history, spirituality, and culture of the Dakota, Nakhota, and Lakhota people, collectively known as the Očhéthi Šakówiŋ or the Seven Council Fires

Horses serve as allies in hunting and in battle, but are revered for more than their utility. Horses were, and still are, recognized as relatives and are vital members of the community.

Marshall’s Thunder Beings

This exhibition is part of a larger look at Horse Nation, including exhibitions at the Minneapolis Institute of Art, All My Relations Arts, and Two Rivers Gallery.

Organized by The Heritage Center at Red Cloud Indian School with support from Red Cloud Indian School, Inc., The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, South Dakota Humanities Council, Black Hills Community Foundation, Joyce Dobbert, Center for American Indian Research and Native Studies, and Racing Magpie LLC.

“Return to Crow Creek” Quilt – Gwen Westerman – Sisseton/Wahpeton, Dakota, Lake Traverse Reservation (image courtesy Red Cloud Indian School)

Artists include: Donald F. Montileaux, Dwayne Wilcox, Kade Bettelyoun, Kendra Black Lance, Keith BraveHeart, Elwin BraveHeart, James Star Comes Out, Roger Broer, Don Montileaux, Esmarie Cariaga Whiteman, Charles Chief Eagle,
Nick Estes, Denton Fastwhirlwind, Charles Her Many Horses, Tiffany Jackson, Daniel Longsoldier, Michael Marshall, Marlena Myles, Sydney Ockenga, Mark Powers, Don Ruleaux, Nelda Schrupp, Elizabeth Skye, Sandy Swallow, Elton Three Stars Sr., Michael Two Bulls, Ed Two Bulls (1938-2011), Dennis White Thunder, Dyani Whitehawk, Carl Winters, Jim Yellowhawk, and Gerald Yellowhawk.

 


All My Relations Arts
June 7 – October, 2018
Monday – Friday: 7am – 7pm Saturday: 9am – 6pm
1414 E. Franklin Ave
Minneapolis
www.allmyrelationsarts.com

 


Minneapolis Institute of Art
June 10, 2018 – February 3, 2019
Tues., Wed., Sat.: 10am – 5pm
Thurs., Fri.: 10am – 9pm
Sunday: 11am – 5pm
Gallery 255, free exhibition
2400 Third Avenue South
Minneapolis
https://new.artsmia.org

 


Two Rivers Gallery
July 2 – October 19, 2018
Monday – Thursday: 10 am – 4 pm
1530 E Franklin Ave
Minneapolis
http://tworiversarts.com

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Movie Corner

By HOWARD McQUITTER II
oldschoolmovies.wordpress.com
howardmcquitter68@gmail.com

Burt Reynolds
Feb. 11, 1936 – Sept. 6, 2018
The man with the rakish mustache, keen eyes and good looks started with acting on television such as playing in 50 episodes of “Gunsmoke” (1962-1965) and various roles in “The Twilight Zone”, “Perry Mason”, and many other shows in the 1960s. Then Reynolds got his big break on silver screen in John Boorman’s drama-adventure- thriller “Deliverance” (1972) joining the cast with Jon Voight, Ned Beatty, Ronny Cox and Bill McKinney. Reynolds takes a role in Woody Allen’s “Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex* (*But Were Afraid to Ask)” (1972) . He played in “The Longest Yard”(1974) and at one time played high school college football before quitting because of an injury. Also known for acting in other comedies “Smokey and the Bandit” (1977) and the sequel in 1980.

He plays the sheriff in “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas” (1982).

All together he starred in 186 movies and television shows. One of his most memorable roles is playing a producer of “soft” pornography in the late 1970s and early 1980s in Thomas Anderson’s “Boogie Nights”(1997).

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Choosing safer cleaning products to improve air quality

By EMILY WORMAN

This summer, 15 businesses and housing complexes in Phillips participated in a project to improve air quality and community health by switching to safer janitorial products. Eleven businesses have committed to switching to safer products, and they are improving local air quality by reducing the emissions of hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) and volatile organic compounds (VOCs). A total of 26 products were switched, which resulted in 2,730 pounds of cleaning product replaced with safer alternatives annually. Additionally, 105 pounds of HAPs, 155 pounds of VOCs, and 385 pounds of ground-level ozone will be removed each year.

Thank you to the following businesses and housing complexes for participating in this project! Ebenezer Tower apartments, Center for Changing Lives, Greenway Building, Hiawatha Tower Apartments, Hope Community, the Latino Economic Development Center, Many Rivers East and West apartments, Midtown Global Market, Normandale House, Our Saviors Housing, St. Paul’s Apartments, Trujillo’s Tax Services, and Wells Fargo Mortgage Campus.

Emily Worman was a summer Intern at MnTAP, sponsor of this project

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Move N’ Eat

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The 4th Annual Power Health Tour

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An important dialogue between members of LGBTQ community and Minneapolis Police

By KATHLEEN SULLIVAN

Out In the Backyard (OIBY), All God’s Children Metropolitan Community Church and Minneapolis South Rotary recently hosted an event to help reduce the gap of understanding between the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer-plus communities and the Mpls. police force. A special community event was organized with the showing of a documentary called STONEWALL UPRISING as a catalyst to raise awareness and conversation about the many complex issues with the police and policing system.

Jeff Hayes, the Minneapolis Police Department’s new LGBTQ community engagement liaison attended the event and dialogue. He is a civilian gay man recently hired by the police department for this position.

Many questions were asked and discussed: Was it reasonable to use the June LGBTQ+ Pride march as a time to protest the killing of people of color by police? After all, the history of Pride beginning in 1969 IS protest and uprising—protest against violence by police and protest against a social structure that trampled all rights and dignity of LGBTQ+ individuals. How could the Pride organizers better communicate what was happening for those along the line-up route to the many hundreds in the parade who had no idea what the long wait was about? Should this protest have been expected by all, given that there was press leading up to the Pride parade about this?, Or been expected because last year groups protested the “whitewashing” of the LGBTQ+ community at Pride, as well as protesting the inclusion of police at Pride celebrations*? Are frustrations about waiting in the heat for the Parade to get under way equal to frustrations of the murder of loved ones by the police? When groups lack equal access to power, how can they be heard, and what are the costs and benefits of various approaches?

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The Fate of The Alley

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Raise Your Voice – When patriots speak up

BY PETER MOLENAAR

September 8, 2018, was a nationwide day of action around the theme: RISE FOR CLIMATE, JOBS, AND JUSTICE. The Minnesota summit was venued at the East Phillips Park Cultural and Community Center. The prevailing millennial voices were heard, still fresh from the financial crisis of 2008, and they were not hesitant to link the climate crisis to capitalism. To which I will add: The drive for infinite growth upon a finite planet suggests that this system is unsustainable and hostile to Earth’s ecology.

Meanwhile…

In our country, the top 10% own 80% of the wealth. These are the lazy stockholders who live high on the dividends of our collective labor. Actually, the planet’s richest eight people own wealth equal to the poorest half of the world’s population. Capitalism, which exists to maximize profits, is incapable of reversing this accelerating process.

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