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    Ryan Bridge

    I heard it is great for you.


    Ryan Bridge

    I love coffee too


    Kelly Drummer

    Looking forward to Mille Lacs on January 28


    David Cournoyer

    Check out one strategy to increase the natural chemicals in our brains to make us feel better–a six-second hug or handshake.


    Missy Whiteman

    This reminds me of a couple of things. First… the way our ndn people used to “shake” hands. We would hold the wrist area.
    Second.. heart hugs, where you hug on the left side, connecting hearts. First time someone did this it surprised me, because of the power it had.


    Missy Whiteman

    Me too! Missed you all!


    Missy Whiteman

    deepak chopra – The Secret of Healing – Meditations For Transformation and Higher Consciousness
    Deepak Chopra is a healer and educator.
    This is one of my favorite guided meditations and I’d like to share it with you.
    Breath is the first experience we have as human beings and is the also last experience. Mediation has taught me about reconnecting with life though breath.


    Kelly Drummer

    Love the pictures


    Former Tiwahe grantee and current Native Alumni Network Cohort participant (now called Oyate Network) just released her short film, “The Coyote Way: Going Back Home” The Coyote Way: (Going) Back Home is a short sci‐fi/docu-narritive film about a young boy named Charlie, who must make a life changing decision to join a Native street gang or begin an epic pilgrimage that will reveal the truth of his existence. A portrayal of contemporary Indigenous life on the south side of Minneapolis blended with ancient teachings, flirting with contrary medicines, where communication is solely dependent upon the Plains tribal sign language, along with a sci-fi type tone creates a spiritual story where time and space collide. A beautiful choice of characters, The Coyote Way is a potent storytelling experience.

    How does storytelling help with the healing process? How does this event connect us more to one another and to our traditional teachings? What questions do we have about communication? What is it like for a Native youth on the south side of Minneapolis?


    Missy Whiteman is the Director, Writer & Producer


    Has anyone seen the “Trudell” by Heather Rae film?


    I’m writing to alert you about a new film education outreach program my organization Independent Filmmaker Project Minnesota is offering for people of communities considered underrepresented in the film industry. We will be holding six daylong intensive filmmaking workshops between June and August at our media arts center in St. Paul. We think the people you serve would be very interested and hope some of them will attend some of the classes and learn how to tell their stories through film! You’ll find full details on our website:
    IFP MN’s mission is to advance a vibrant and diverse community of independent film and media artists through education, funding, networking, and opportunities for showcasing their work. IFP MN envisions a world where expression through images is encouraged and valued. It is the goal of IFP MN to lead the way in supporting the independent filmmaker by creating a healthy and viable filmmaking community in Minnesota.
    Our education outreach program is funded through a Minnesota State Arts Board Arts Learning grant.
    Reilly Tillman


    What have been some of the community projects you have completed or are currently working on? What have been some of the challenges of that work? What is something rewarding?


    Breanna Green, Anishinaabe, is the recipient of the Dream Warriors Scholarship for young indigenous artists
    Sarah Sunshine Manning • May 18, 2017
    Breanna Green was just 15 when she began pursuing art. Since then, her pieces have been featured throughout her hometown of Minneapolis, Minnesota, and the exhibitions have prompted praise all over Indian country.
    “She has an incredible ability to tell amazing stories through her paintings,” said Ojibwe rap artist and activist Mic Jordan.

    Green, who is a member of the Red Lake Nation of Anishinaabe, and also a descendent of Ho-Chunk, Lakota, Potawatomi, Oneida, and Stockbridge Munsee Nations, said her art draws upon her unique cultural background, as well as her creative interpretation of life. “My favorite thing about art is that I don’t have to explain myself. The images do that for me,” she said.

    Breanna Green
    Green was recently awarded with the Dream Warriors Scholarship for young indigenous artists pursuing the arts after high school by Dream Warriors Management, a company comprised of a group of indigenous artists. “As an artist, I always imagine how my art will affect other people,” Green wrote in her winning essay. “Practicing art is medicine in itself.”
    Green is a recent graduate of South High All Nations magnet program, which offers Native American students with culturally relevant curriculum. She plans on attending Dunwoody College of Technology in Minneapolis in the fall to study Graphic Design.
    Artists of the Dream Warriors collective unanimously voted to select Green as the scholarship recipient. Dream Warriors Management is also comprised of Joey Montoya, Tall Paul, The Sampson Brothers, Frank Waln, and Tanaya Winder.

    “As a young Native artist, I feel very honored to be recognized for my talents,” says Green. “Receiving this scholarship has motivated me to more forward and push myself to become a better artist. I am very humbled.”
    The Dream Warriors scholarship application asks applicants to respond to the essay question, “What does it mean to you to be a dream warrior?”
    In her essay, Green wrote, “A long time ago, a warrior was someone who sacrificed things, sometimes their life, to save their people. Today a warrior is someone who sacrifices their time, energy and their spirit to build, create and teach their people in order to save them. Revitalizing your language makes you a warrior. Making any type of art makes you a warrior. Sometimes doing these types of things can be emotionally, spiritually and mentally draining. Warriors sacrifice these things to bring these gifts to the world so their community can heal.”
    In addition to writing a winning essay, Green submitted copies of some of her recent work.

    In the future, Green would like to explore other art mediums, such as photography, she said. “I get my inspiration from my community and my culture. Visual arts especially is a great key to unlocking my creativity. It helps me understand myself more as a young Indigenous woman.”
    Green is also a student of the Ojibwe language, and a traditional lacrosse player with the Mni Sota Warrior Lacrosse team for the Twin Cities. She attends ceremonies and enjoys spending time with her family to learn new things about her culture and history, she said. “The teachings of the Anishinaabe people bring a beautiful aspect to my work,” Green added. “I’m hoping that others will see these images and find healing in their own lives.”
    Green’s art has also been featured at the Oscar Howe Art Institute with the University of South Dakota.

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