10pm-12am: Indigenous In Music

Hosted by Larry Knudsen.

8-10pm: Owamni Falling Water Festival – Live Music Showcase

Hosted by Denise Nelson. This program features live interviews with musical guests, sharing their tracks, and live performances to promote the upcoming event, Owamni Festival (Indigenous Music and Movies in the Park) at Father Hennipen Bluffs Park on August 2nd, 2014. We are in our 5th year! This year we have changed the format from every Tuesday evening in August, to a one day musical festival. We will be featuring 6 Indigenous music makers at the festival: Keith Secola (rock), Tall Paul (hip-hop) Chase Manhattan (hip-hop), Scatter Their Own (alternative rock), Bluedog (blues rock) Wade Fernandez (rock). This year’s film will feature a test screening of “Jingle Dress” that was filmed locally.

7-8pm: Ken Tilsen: A Hero in Indian Country

Hosted by David Tilsen & Laura Waterman Wittstock. Recorded interview with the late Ken Tilsen and a discussion with his son David who is working on a biography of Mr. Tilsen.

5-7pm: The Smoke Signal: Native Voices On Air

Hosted by Annette Joy. Traditional & contemporary indigenous music.

3-4pm: Honoring Women of the Oceti Sakowin - Winyanpi Wokiksuye (Remembering Women)

Hosted by Janice BadMoccasin.

4-5pm: Spirit Stories from Little Earth

Hosted by Thalia & Levina. “Spirit Stories from Little Earth” explores ghost stories in Native culture. Guests share stories about ghosts and spirits they heard and/or experienced. The significance of spirits in Native American culture & ceremony and why storytelling is important is discussed.

2-3pm: Igniting the 8th Fire: Modern Day Warrior Experience & Responsibility

Hosted by Deanna Standing Cloud. Native youth have a tremendous responsibility to carry their culture into the future. During our discussion, we will explore the legacy of colonization and how it has affected the well being of our families and communities. The multitude of issues in our communities all are connected to the 7 Fires Prophecy of the Anishinaabe people. Some of our youth do not understand how precious and powerful they truly are. I’m hoping with this discussion composed of myself, Charlie Thayer (another community leader), a respected elder and a Native youth will inspire our young people to wake up to the fact that they are tremendously important and they have a responsibility to ignite the 8th fire.

1-2pm: Rosy Simas Danse: Traditions and Transitions

Hosted by Laura Waterman Wittstock. New dance work underway about Indian transition from the traditional world to the new ways – sometimes conquerable and sometimes confusing. Composer and other dancers will join Rosy.

12-1pm: Live From The Ave: Poets from SHORE STORY

Hosted by R. Vincent Moniz. An hour reading mixed with conversations with four Indigenous poets performing in the Emily Johnson curated reading SHORE. The poets will discuss aspects from their writing process as well the show they’ll be performing in at The Loft Literary Center.

11am-12pm: Women Are Sacred

Hosted by Rebecca McDonald. A panel discussion with the crew from the Women Are Sacred documentary, and excerpts from the film will be woven together featuring original musical compositions by Marisa Carr, from the Women Are Sacred soundtrack.

Panelists Nancy Smith, Marisa Carr, Rebecca McDonald and Ashley Fairbanks will discuss the making of the documentary Women Are Sacred, and address the following topics: Representations of American Indian women in the media, the importance of Native American women as storytellers, sexual assault and domestic violence in Native Country, resources available to survivors and methods for healing.

The Manidoowaadiziwag Ikwewag (Women Are Sacred) documentary film is an education and training tool, developed from the work produced by the Minnesota Accessing Paths to Safety Project, or MAPS Project.

The film chronicles the first-hand stories of American Indian women survivors of sexual violence and domestic abuse with disabilities from the White Earth Nation. Learn about their history and tradition, the impact of historical trauma and intergenerational grief, and the resources available for survivors on and around the reservation.

Dig deep into the everyday work of committed advocates and service providers at the MAPS pilot sites as they explore traditional methodologies, and best practices for providing culturally-appropriate crime victim and disability services.

Directed, produced, filmed and edited by Rebecca McDonald off bfreshproductions. Co-produced by Nancy Smith, design by Ashley Fairbanks, photography by Cheryl Vargas, and music by Marisa Carr.