Nov
15
to Dec 5

Call for Vendors!

There are still open spots available for people who want to sell arts and crafts at MIWRC’s Vendor Day on December 7. Please contact Amandrea Chapman at (612) 276-1502 to register for a table at our event.

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Sep
20
9:00 AM09:00

International Human Trafficking and Social Justice Conference

At The University of Toledo Executive Director Patina Park will be presenting at the International Human Trafficking and Social Justice Conference in Toledo Ohio. The title is "Hearing Their Voices: The Persistence of Violence Against Native American Women and Girls, Understanding the Past to Address the Present." See the event site.

 

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Jul
24
to Jul 26

TRAINING: Native American Curriculum for Substance Abuse Prevention

The primary intent of this substance abuse-related curriculum is to provide an educational experience primarily for prevention specialists and substance abuse staff of state licensed programs in Minnesota. The curriculum is also relevant for health, mental health and social work staff members, and other service providers working with Native Americans. 

Presenters:  There will be a variety of presenters throughout the training.   Some of the trainers will be: 

Rose Robinson, Native American Curriculum Consultant for the State of MN, Leech Lake Reservation enrolled 

George Goggleye, Ojibwe, Senior NAC Trainer, Leech Lake enrolled 

Curriculum topics include: 

  • Cultural and spiritual values (Pre-European contact) Government policies, treaties and federal laws 
  • Prejudicial and discrimination issues 
  • Cultural orientations & Introduction to spiritual ceremonies 
  • Traditional family relationships 
  • History of alcohol and drug abuse 
  • Multiple addictions and diseases 
  • Counseling strategies & culturally and spiritually related assessment instruments 

Certificates of Completion from the State of MN – DHS for exact number of hours you attend the training - Attendance at full training is 22 CEU’s

*Photographs may be taken at this training by MIWRC staff for promotional purposes.* 

This is a MIWRC Learning Center Training which is funded in part by the State of Minnesota DHS, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division, American Indian Section.

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Jun
15
8:00 AM08:00

Historic Trauma & Substance Abuse

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Description:  

This unique training experience will focus on the various ways chronic grief & loss, Historical Trauma, and ongoing systemic oppression influence substance use in American Indian families and individuals. Resiliency factors, cultural healing practices, and best practices when working with American Indian clients will be explored. 

Pending approval for 8 LADC CEUs.  

This training is open to all community members, but is designed for counseling students, licensed and pre-licensed professionals, peer support specialists, and others working with American Indian families and individuals affected by Substance Use.

 

For more information, contact: Krista Schaefer, Nokomis Endaad Director  kschaefer@miwrc.org or (612) 728-2033

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Jun
15
8:00 AM08:00

Substance Use Disorder Assessment Training

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Training Dates:

June 15, 21, 22, and 29 | 8:00am - 5:00pm

Description:  

This unique 30 hour training experience will focus on: Understanding the changing role of the Rule 25 Assessment Assessment Updates ASAM Criteria & Placement Considerations Case Management Clinical Writing Skill Building Cultural Considerations when working with Indigenous populations The influence of Historical & Systemic Trauma on SUD DSM 5: Diagnosis of SUD Clinical Supervision Guidelines Client Confidentiality 12 Core Functions of SUD Counseling 

Pending approval for 30 LADC CEUs 

This training is open to counseling students, licensed and pre-licensed professionals, and Individuals working under the jurisdiction of a federally recognized tribe. 

Trainers:

Nelson Perez, Patina Park, Nancy Bordeaux

For more information, contact: Krista Schaefer, Nokomis Endaad Director  kschaefer@miwrc.org or (612) 728-2033

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May
31
4:00 PM16:00

Hearing Their Voices: The Persistence of Violence Against Native American Women and Girls

Workshop #4: Understanding the Past to Address the Present

Presented by Patina Park, J.D. Executive Director, Minnesota Indian Women's Resource Center. View video of the event

Violence against Native women and girls has been part of the history of this continent since first contact. The legal, social, and moral history with Indigenous women and girls in this country has cultivated a modern environment where 1 in 3 Native American women are raped in their lifetime and are 2.5 times more likely to be raped than women in general in the United States. Jurisdictional difficulties also exist in a state/tribal/federal system which make prosecution and ensuring safety extremely difficult.

This workshop series will show how the past has framed the way dominant culture views Native women and girls in modern times and how it is connected to violence and argue that until the United States reconciles the violent history with the Indigenous people and fixes the jurisdictional gaps in Indian Country, violence against Indigenous women and girls will only continue.

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May
17
1:00 PM13:00

Spring Feast

at MIWRC — All community members are welcome to join us on Thursday, May 17th at MIWRC for our Spring Feast! The tipi raising and blessing will begin at 11am, with free lunch to follow in the Community Room. Creamy chicken & wild rice soup, bison and turkey wraps from Gatherings Cafe, fruit, dessert, coffee and more to be served! Please contact 612-728-2000 with any questions.

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May
3
4:00 PM16:00

Hearing Their Voices: The Persistence of Violence Against Native American Women and Girls

Workshop #3: Termination to Self-Determination

Presented by Patina Park, J.D. Executive Director, Minnesota Indian Women's Resource Center. View video of the event

Violence against Native women and girls has been part of the history of this continent since first contact. The legal, social, and moral history with Indigenous women and girls in this country has cultivated a modern environment where 1 in 3 Native American women are raped in their lifetime and are 2.5 times more likely to be raped than women in general in the United States. Jurisdictional difficulties also exist in a state/tribal/federal system which make prosecution and ensuring safety extremely difficult.

This workshop series will show how the past has framed the way dominant culture views Native women and girls in modern times and how it is connected to violence and argue that until the United States reconciles the violent history with the Indigenous people and fixes the jurisdictional gaps in Indian Country, violence against Indigenous women and girls will only continue.

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Mar
2
4:00 PM16:00

Hearing Their Voices: The Persistence of Violence Against Native American Women and Girls

Workshop #2: Allotment to Indian Reorganization Act

Presented by Patina Park, J.D. Executive Director, Minnesota Indian Women's Resource Center. View video of the event

Violence against Native women and girls has been part of the history of this continent since first contact. The legal, social, and moral history with Indigenous women and girls in this country has cultivated a modern environment where 1 in 3 Native American women are raped in their lifetime and are 2.5 times more likely to be raped than women in general in the United States. Jurisdictional difficulties also exist in a state/tribal/federal system which make prosecution and ensuring safety extremely difficult.

This workshop series will show how the past has framed the way dominant culture views Native women and girls in modern times and how it is connected to violence and argue that until the United States reconciles the violent history with the Indigenous people and fixes the jurisdictional gaps in Indian Country, violence against Indigenous women and girls will only continue.

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Feb
1
4:00 PM16:00

Hearing Their Voices: The Persistence of Violence Against Native American Women and Girls

Workshop #1: Colonization to Reservation

Presented by Patina Park, J.D. Executive Director, Minnesota Indian Women's Resource Center. View video of the event

Violence against Native women and girls has been part of the history of this continent since first contact. The legal, social, and moral history with Indigenous women and girls in this country has cultivated a modern environment where 1 in 3 Native American women are raped in their lifetime and are 2.5 times more likely to be raped than women in general in the United States. Jurisdictional difficulties also exist in a state/tribal/federal system which make prosecution and ensuring safety extremely difficult.

This workshop series will show how the past has framed the way dominant culture views Native women and girls in modern times and how it is connected to violence and argue that until the United States reconciles the violent history with the Indigenous people and fixes the jurisdictional gaps in Indian Country, violence against Indigenous women and girls will only continue.

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Jan
23
to Jan 25

TRAINING: Native American Curriculum

In Bemidji, MN — Native American Curriculum for Substance Abuse and Prevention Programs in Minnesota. A training for prevention specialists and substance abuse staff who work with Native American clients. This training is also relevant for health, mental health, and social work staff who work with Native Americans.

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Dec
15
10:00 AM10:00

Vendor Day

Finish your holiday shopping with our talented vendors selling art, jewelry, clothing, and more. There will be a mitten tree where you can leave mittens and hats, or take mittens and hats if you need them. Door prize drawings begin at 11:00. Lunch, coffee, and treats available for purchase.

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Sep
27
to Sep 29

TRAINING: Native American Curriculum

In Maple Grove, MN — Native American Curriculum for Substance Abuse and Prevention Programs in Minnesota. A training for prevention specialists and substance abuse staff who work with Native American clients. This training is also relevant for health, mental health, and social work staff who work with Native Americans.

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