Freedom School has begun! Beginning June 18th, 50 students began the 6 week program at Seward Montessori School. This free k-8 summer enrichment program provides academically supportive, culturally relevant, and experiential learning opportunities. Students will have an American Indian focused reading curriculum, weekly field trips, culturally specific afternoon activities, and much more!
In mid-July, the Turtle Theater Collective will be partnering with DIW to put on a site specific production! The production will be Thorton Wilder's "Our Town" and will be taking place in the Dakota Lodge July 19th-29th. We hope to see you there!
For updates on the production, show times, and more information you can follow DIW and Turtle Theater Collective on Facebook.
LEAP into Action: Feeding Families, Empowering Youth, is the Division of Indian Work’s annual fundraiser for its Horizons Unlimited (HU) food shelf. This year we are excited to also add our Youth Leadership Development Program (YLDP) to the event, thus the title change. HU has provided food for the Twin Cities American Indian community since 1952 and remains the only culturally-sensitive food shelf serving the west metro American Indian population; YLDP has worked to empower American Indian youth since 1980.
Division of Indian Work (DIW) will be giving away free holiday baskets on Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at the DIW's food shelf Horizons Unlimited starting at 9:00am, consisting of holiday favorites such as ham, mashed potatoes, canned vegetables and more! A very big thank you to Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community for donating the food items.
Stop by Division of Indian Work on Friday December 16th for a fundraiser in support of our culturally-specific food shelf Horizons Unlimited and enjoy a light lunch and performance of holiday carols by the DIW/GMCC Caroling Team! Questions? Contact Marisa at email@example.com
Holiday Book Sponsorship
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2016
10:00AM - 7:00PM
2115 W 21ST STREET • MPLS MN 55047
Come join Birchbark Books and the Division of Indian Work (DIW) on December 10, 2016 for a special Holiday Book Sponsorship Day to benefit the students in DIW’S Agindaasodaa! (Let’s Read) Program at Anishinabe Academy. Agindaasodaa! helps students in grades K-3 to improve their reading skills so that they are achieving at their grade level.
When you check out, please consider making an optional children’s book purchase to give the gift of reading this holiday season. All books donated will be distributed to Anishinabe Academy students to help build their home libraries with high-quality, culturally relevant books
As a bonus, the Division of Indian Work Caroling Team will be performing holiday classics starting at 1:00pm. We look forward to seeing you!
Questions? Call Ardie at 612-279-6370 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Division of Indian Work (DIW) is holding a one-day coat giveaway for K-12 American Indian Students in the Minneapolis School District. Come and pick out the best coat(s) for your child (children). There is no need to pre-register, we only ask that you bring proof of enrollment in a Minneapolis Public Schools for each child. Note: Because of our limited supplies, coats will be distributed on a first-come basis.
Doors open at 9am-3pm (or whenever coats are gone) Enter the lower-level Dakotah Lodge from 11th Ave.
Questions? Call 612-722-8722 or email email@example.com