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Sunday June 16th 2024

Posts Tagged ‘Migizi’

Historic Move for Tough Times

There’s no denying that our society today is highly polarized, but even during these grim times, you can find examples of cooperation, as groups pull together to serve and strengthen our community. Case in point: the Urban Indigenous Legacy Initiative. We are a collective of 16 American Indian nonprofit organizations in the Twin Cities that have provided the community with powerful and effective support for more than four decades. Each year, our organizations – focused on issues ranging from healthcare to housing, workforce development to childcare – reach more than 10,000 of our neighbors with critical support. But there’s a problem. The COVID-19 pandemic and civil unrest of the past two years have made life even tougher for many. Indigenous people have the highest level of death per 100,000 residents than any other group in the state, according to the Minnesota Department of Health. And from an economic perspective, American Indian employment is down 13 percent from [...]

Random alley news April ’22

Random alley news April ’22

By LINDSEY FENNER Allina Proposing a New 10-Story Surgical Care Center at Abbott Northwestern Hospital All Youth Programs and Sports Are Free This Summer at Phillips Parks: The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) has made activities free for ages 17 and under in Minneapolis neighborhoods within “census-designated Areas of Concentrated Poverty (ACP).” This includes activities in East Phillips Park, Phillips Park, Peavey Park, and Stewart Park in the Phillips neighborhoods. Other area parks with waived fees for youth include: Central Gym, Elliot Park, Painter Park, Powderhorn Park, Whittier Park. The program applies to 17 parks throughout Minneapolis through at least the end of 2022. The funding for this project comes from a gradual increase in the Park Board property tax levy and City of Minneapolis allocations from the American Rescue Plan Act, the COVID-19 Stimulus funding passed by the Biden administration in 2021.  How it Works: Visit [...]

MayDay is Back!

MayDay is Back!

In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre’s MayDay Season 2022 will look different than MayDays past! There will not be a parade. There will be amazing public celebrations. Save the Date for May 1 Kalpulli KetzalCoatlicue and the Minnesota Immigrant Rights Action Coalition (MIRAC) are organizing a political and cultural festival for Sunday, May 1. The festival will be a block party off Lake Street with a stage for dancers and speakers, food, family-friendly art activities, and more. The intention is to collaborate with a multitude of communities living and working on Lake Street. The block party is a space for protest, celebration, and healing. Kalpulli KetzalCoatlicue and MIGIZI have been engaging youth and families in their networks in art making workshops with local teaching artists to prepare. Their art will be present for all to appreciate at the May 1 block party as well! To learn more about MayDay Season 2022, visit our website: [...]

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