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Sunday May 19th 2024

The United States continues centuries of terrorism; stealing land, intimidating, flooding, killing, and betrayal of treaties and human rights

These nine organizations hosted this support and awareness fundraiser event Sat Nov 12th from noon to 5 pm along the American Indian Cultural Corridor of East Franklin Ave.: Native American Community Development Institute ”“ NACDI, Pow Wow Grounds, Bois Forte & White Earth Urban Offices, Minneapolis American Indian Center, American Indian Movement Interpretive Center, Native Lives Matter, All My Relations Gallery, Two Rivers Gallery, Aaron Lightfeather, (Friday Family) Traditional Ojibwe song and dance workshop.  There was a Silent Art Auction in Powwow Grounds Coffee Shop and a Gallery Show: “On Fertile Ground: Native Artists in the Upper Midwest”.

The festivities were Opening song by Aarons group, Lapoints with Lakota Prayer, Water talk with the LaPoints,  Wakemup Productions – Smart Wars Performance, Blue Dog/ Angela Vig, Los Nativos, Round Dance and Raf, Andrew Broder/ Crescent Moon, Tall Paul, Danny Blake, Troy Amlee, Round Dance/Closing, and  A Comedy Hodgepodge of Plays by New Native Theatre at the Minneapolis American Indian Center 1530 East Franklin Ave.  There was also a Gallery Show at Two Rivers Gallery “Dakota Insanti: Reclaiming Identity” & Community Sewing Bee. All proceeds went directly to the Water Protectors on the ground.

$23,000. was raised and went directly to various winter encampment needs of the Water Protectors at Standing Rock determined by consensus of local leaders.

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