Join AICHO and our community partners Mashkawisen and St. Louis County, Minnesota Public Health for a session with Sharyl Whitehawk recovery programs with culturally based teachings, ceremonies, and curriculum help Native American struggling with addiction.
Date: October 5, 2022
Time: 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. CT
Virtually on Zoom
Register by Friday, September 30, 2022 at 5pm.
Registrants will receive the Zoom link on Oct. 3
Whitehawk is a Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Ojibwe tribal member and is a Level III Addictions Counselor & LADC at the Khunsi Onikan Native Women’s Treatment Program at the American Indian Family Center in St. Paul, MN.
This webinar/zoom is part 1 of a 3 part Indigenous Health Series that AICHO is putting together in partnership with St. Louis County Public Health.
Free and open to the public, but know that this will center on the American Indian/First Nations experience.
Sponsored by the Minnesota Department of Human Services Behavioral Health Division via our Waaseyaa Healing Grant and St. Louis County Public Health.
Flyer: Moira Villiard
AICHO's Indigenous First is once again partnering with Native Wise to bring farm fresh organic CSA produce boxes to Duluth and Superior.
The boxes will be featuring mixed greens, radish, kale, zucchini, cucumber, squash, bell pepper, tomatoes, corn, potatoes, onion, string beans, broccoli, carrots, herbs, melons, CBD teas, maple syrup, eggs, hand-harvested and parched wild rice, honey, smoked fish. Produce may change due to weather and season. Substitutions may be made.
CSA food box subscriptions can be ordered at Indigenous First's website for $325. CSA food boxes will be distributed weekly starting July 14 through September 1. at the Niiwin Market at 102 E 4th St on Thursdays between 3 p.m. t0 5:30 p.m. Customers will receive one CSA box with fall produce on October 6.
For SNAP Benefit reservations, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
For questions on the CSA boxes, please contact email@example.com.
Hosted by Michael Migizi Sullivan & Preston Manidood Sullivan
Date: Wednesday, February 9, 2022
Time: 6:30 p.m. CST
Free virtual event via Zoom. Registration is required.
Register by Friday, February 4
Registrants will receive the Zoom Link on Tuesday, February 8 - a day BEFORE the session. Make sure you in put your correct email and know that sometimes the zoom link info email will go to your junk or spam email folder.
Michael Sullivan Sr. and his 14-year-old son Preston will share traditional stories about Wenabozho, a historical and spiritual icon of the Ojibwe-Anishinaabeg. Both will share a story and each story will be translated into English. The Sullivans come from the Lac Courte Oreilles reservation in Northern Wisconsin. No recording will be allowed.
Sponsored by the Minnesota Department of Human Services Behavioral Health Division via our Waaseyaa Healing Grant and the McKnight Foundation.
Wilder Buffalo Duluth: Beargrease Edition
Date: Friday, January 28, 2022
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Event will be outdoors. When you register for the event, you will be immediately sent an email with the concert location pin
Free. This is a sober event. Registration is required. Group ride option available.
About the Event
More information on Wilder Buffalo - Buffalo and Ben
Wilder Buffalo is a monthly concert / conversation event which takes place on the land. A collaboration between Oyate Hotanin, Strong Buffalo and Ben Weaver it began back in 2018 in the Twin Cities. They created Wilder Buffalo because they saw that people needed more opportunities to connect with each other outside. To witness, share, and build trust. To support each other in actively establishing imaginative ways to heal and build anti-racist, anti-extractive culture. After all, this is the role of the imagination and art, to heal and create.
How does a Wilder Buffalo event work?:
Wilder Buffalo events are always free and held outside in public space. There is an Eventbrite page where you can register. Once you register you will immediately be emailed a pin location for where the concert will be held. You are then invited to join one of the group bike rides to the concert location or to navigate yourself to the event location however you feel most comfortable.
How is Wilder Buffalo Connected to the Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon?:
Since 2019 a group has been riding the marathon on fat tire bicycles. They stop at the Sawbill check point and volunteer to help the mushers as they come through. They do this to build community around winter and to celebrate the stories of the people, plants, water and animals, who have and continue to live here.
Alexandra Houchin, Lyz Jaakola, and Rob Fairbanks.
*AICHO encourages people to wear face masks and keep social distance even though this is an outdoor event.*
Free Group Ride Options
Where to join the group ride:
Continental Ski and Bike, 1305 E 1st St, Duluth, MN 55805. Sharp 6PM Roll out.
The Back Alley, 2409 W Superior St, Duluth, MN 55806. Sharp 6:45PM Roll out.
Where and how to get there:
There are several options for getting to the concert location. 1. There will be two group bike rides you can join. A seven mile ride will leave from Conrtinenal Ski and Bike at 6PM. A three mile ride will leave The Back Alley at 6:45 PM. 2. When you register for the event you will be immediately sent an email with the concert location pin. With the pin you are invited to find your own way to the location by bicycle, foot, ect.
How far is the group ride:
The ride from Contiental Ski and Bike will be roughly seven miles, and the ride form The Back Alley will be approximately three miles. Both rides will be inclusive to all bikes and all riders.
What to Bring:
Please consider that these events will be running into dusk /after dark and in winter conditions. Please bring adequate lights for your ride and warm clothes as it gets chilly when we are off bikes. Wilder Buffalo is a sober event so please do not bring any alcohol to the concert.
The nature of these rides is to build stronger community through trust and communication. Please feel free to ask your ride leaders any questions or express any concerns you may have along the way for how to improve the experience for next time.
Group rides will be led by Continental Ski and Bike and Cedaero.
Date: January 13, 2022
Time: 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. CST
Location: Virtually via Zoom
FREE, registration due January 7, 2022
Laban Smith, Wolpole Island First Nation (Bkejwenong Territory) tribal member and birch bark artist, will teach about the cultural and spiritual significance of traditional birch bark rattles as he demonstrates how to make one. This session will aid attendees/viewers in revitalizing and reinforcing traditional practices through language, stories/teachings and utilitarian art.
No supplies will be given for this workshop.
Supplies you will need to follow along:
Sponsored by the Minnesota Department of Human Services Behavioral Health Division and the McKnight Foundation.
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