In Minnesota, Listening to Native Perspectives on Memorializing the Dakota War

Sheila Regan for HYPERALLERGIC June 15, 2017 - The outcry over Sam Durant’s sculpture at the Walker Art Center has provoked reflections on past memorials for the US–Dakota War, and how Dakota Nation voices continue to be ignored. MINNEAPOLIS — In 1990, Cheyenne and Arapaho artist Hock E Aye Vi Edgar Heap of Birds installed a public installation along the Mississippi River on the east side of Downtown Minneapolis called “Building Minnesota,” which recognized the Dakota men who were hung by the United States Government at the end of the US–Dakota War of 1862. Each of the white, metal signs co...
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Poet Camille Dungy featured in LTCC Writers’ Series

Thu, Jun 15, 7pm LT Community College "Writers' Series" features Poet Camille T. Dungy in the Board/Aspen Room.  Camille T. Dungy is the author of four collections of poetry: Trophic Cascade (Wesleyan UP, 2017), Smith Blue (Southern Illinois UP, 2011), Suck on the Marrow (Red Hen Press, 2010), and What to Eat, What to Drink, What to Leave for Poison (Red Hen Press, 2006). Her debut collection of personal essays, on sale June 2017, is Guidebook to Relative Strangers: Journeys Into Race, Motherhood, and History (W. W. Norton, 2017). Dungy edited Black Nature: Four Centuries of African American N...
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TOCCATA’s 12th Summer MusicFest opens w “Mozart in the Mountains”

Jun 11-18 TOCCATA–Tahoe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus kicks off its 12th Summer MusicFest with “Mozart in the Mountains Series” on Sunday, June 11 at Cornerstone Church in Incline Village at 4:00 PM (300 Country Club Drive).  The program opens with Mozart’s Concertone for Two Flutes featuring Allison Smith and Susan Cross, and continues with Mozart’s Symphony # 39.   From Mozart’s Mass in C minor KV 427 sopranos Joy Strotz and Anne Davidson will perform Et Incarnatus Est and Domine Deus. The concert concludes with Mozart’s famous Piano Concerto #21 “Elvira Madigan” performed by guest pianist S...
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SLT Library features a talk “About Being Homeless”

Tue, Jun 6, 6pm SL Tahoe Library author talk w Blue Marie Balcita “About Being Homeless” Join us for a talk with local author and poet, Blue Marie Balcita. who was homeless on the streets of South Lake Tahoe at age thirteen. She is now a best-selling author, entrepreneur, and the Chief Sociology Analyst at “The Analysis Project”. She will be coming to the South Lake Tahoe Library to discuss her books, poetry, and the ordinary yet extraordinary madness of her life. Her books will be available for purchase. All proceeds benefit the Friends of the Library and the Tahoe Coalition for the Hom...
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