Special Event 10/10/2019

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Itasca Action on Tribal Nation Empowerment is an event preceding Grand Rapids Indigeneous Peoples’ Day celebrated the following Monday.  It will be at Harris Townhall, 21998 Airport Road, Grand Rapids, on Thursday, October 10 from 6-8 pm.


The purpose of the event is to inform attendees about the needs of the Native American culture and how their tribal government integrates with the majority society. Becoming more knowledgeable on this topic can lead to holistic actions for a better world.


The evening will begin with a delicious meal provided by Itasca Progressive Caucus—sponsors of the event.  It will consist of warm chicken sandwiches, pasta and veggie salads, cake, and beverages. Free will offerings will be appreciated.


The meal will be followed by a panel discussion between three Native People engaged in their communities.  Lenny Fineday, is the government relations attorney for the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe. Louisa Posada is the vice chair of  Native Peoples Caucus of the MN DFL. And, Jim Michaud is a Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe outreach educator.


Itasca Progressive Caucus advocates human rights, democratic processes, economic justice, peaceful resolutions to conflicts, and environmental preservation and protection. Everyone is welcomed and encouraged to attend this event with a friend, enjoy the meal, and learn from the panelists.


More information is at the website itascaprogressive.org, by emailing itascaprogressive@gmail.com, and by calling Jeanne at 245-2057.