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Save the Date for Nibi and Manoomin: Bridging Worldviews

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Date: August 22-24, 2011
Location: Shooting Star Casino, Mahnomen, MN

This symposium is intended to build on the work initiated in August 2009. In partnership with White Earth and other tribes, a symposium was held to begin creating a space to learn from one another (University of Minnesota researchers with an interest in wild rice and tribal elders sharing their knowledge and stories about manoomin) in a good way. That initial gathering was very powerful and long overdue. One outcome of the symposium was to hold regular gatherings to share stories, research, learning and build trust so that wild rice is appreciated as a sacred gift from the creator by us all.

This second symposium entitled, "Nibi and Manoomin: Bridging Worldviews," provides another occasion for exchanging teachings between Western and Anishinaabe cultural frames. In addition to manoomin we will include sessions on water (nibi) at this symposium. Water and manoomin belong together.

More information about the August 22-24, 2011 symposium and online registration will be posted soon but we have made a great flyer for the event. Nibi and Manoomin Save the Date.pdf

Web link:
White Earth Contact: Pamela Standing -- 218-847-9554--
U of M Contacts: Craig Hassel--612-624-7288-- chassel@umn
Karl Lorenz -- 612-623-9299 --

Minneapolis Public Schools: Summer School Volunteer Training

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Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) are offering volunteer trainings throughout the last 2 weeks of May and first 2 weeks of June.

The trainings, as well as the sign-up form for schools, can be found here.

Volunteer opportunities are available in grades K-7, anywhere from 8am-3pm, Mon-Thursday. We ask that volunteers commit to at least 1 session of 1-2hrs per week, complete an online application (found through the link), and submit references.

Minneapolis Public Schools summer school will run from June 25 - August 5th, Monday - Thursday. (No class Monday July 4th).


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The Aurora Center for Advocacy and Education announces a training on May 20, 2011, Noon to 6:00 pm for Special Projects Volunteers(SPV). A SPV is an outreach position that helps us to place the resources of TAC in places like Orientation and Welcome Week and beyond. Complete information about the position including a job description and details about training can be found on our web site along with an application and recommendation form.

Happening This Week

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Tuesday- Celebrating The U- You are invited

Wednesday- University Women of Color Council's 10th Anniversary Celebration

Friday- International Buddy Program- Mentor Applications Due

Saturday- U WOMEN OF COLOR 10th ANNIVERSARY GALA EVENT will be held May 5, 3:00-6:00PM, at the Urban Research and Outreach/Engagement Center (UROC). Our keynote speaker is Dr. Josie Johnson, with the continuing theme for our 10th year, "A New Decade of Community-Inspired Leadership."

Please mark your calendars for this auspicious occasion and help us celebrate 10 years of supporting women of color on the U of M campus! Detailed information is forthcoming. For questions please contact

Saturday- University of Minnesota Spring Powwow

Sunday- Dailai Lama Coming to the University of Minnesota

The Center for Spirituality & Healing (CSH) and the Tibetan American Foundation of Minnesota (TAFM) will co-host a special visit by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama on May 8, 2011. The theme of His Holiness' visit, the first official trip to the state since 2001, will be "One Heart, One Mind, One Universe." For more information on the events planned, go to

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