Please see below for Recovery Groups, Ceremonial Dances and other Recurring Events

May 5 and following at Grand Makwa: Steven Lewis Simpson’s film adaptation of acclaimed, best-selling Native American novel, Neither Wolf Nor Dog, authored in Minnesota by Kent Nerburn. The film’s narrative is a road trip from Minnesota through the Dakotas, and was filmed mostly in South Dakota.

May 5: Final day of Spring Clean Up in District II, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

May 6: Dream Catcher, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Indian Museum

Ojibwe Moccasin 2-day Workshop 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. Indian Museum.

May 7: Ojibwe Moccasin 2-day Workshop, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post

May 10: DI Community Meeting, 5:30 p.m. DI Community Center

May 11: Circle of Health Outreach, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. East Lake, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Chiminising (Isle)

May 16, Opioid and Heroin Community Forum, Grand Casino Hinckley. ADDICTION affects our families, friends and community – but HELP and HOPE is available. Learn more and join the discussion. 5:00 Dinner (FREE!) 6:00-7:30 Presenta- tion 7:30-8:00 Q&A. FREE Childcare Provided

May 17: DIII Community Meeting, 5:30 p.m. Grand Casino Hinckley Events Center

May 25: Wisdom Steps Spring Golf Tournament, May 25, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Dacotah Ridge Golf Club, hosted by the Lower Sioux Community.

May 27-29: American Indian Art Market, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

May 27: Indian Museum American Indian Music Fest, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Indian Museum

May 28: MN American Indian Stories & Storytellers Film Festival, 1 p.m. – 10 p.m. Indian Museum

May 29: Memorial Day Powwow, 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. Indian Museum

Mark your calendar!

June 13-15: The 17th Wisdom Steps Annual “Honor Our Elders” conference will be held at Shooting Star Casino in Mahnomen. For more information and a registration form, visit or email

June 15: 3rd Annual Chameleon 5k Run/Walk. Rice Lake National Wildlife Refuge. Race begins at 11 a.m. Registration begins at 10 a.m. Come join us for this fun, FREE community event! Any questions, please contact Darla Roache, SHIP Coordinator at (320) 532-7760.

June 15: Grand Celebration Golf Tournament, Grand National Golf Course, 4-person Scramble, 8 a.m. Shotgun Start. Men’s, Women’s and Elders’ flights (Elder teams must include at least three players age 55 or older). For details call 320-532-7486 or 320-384-7427. 26th Annual Celebration Powwow & World Jingle Dress Championships

June 16 – 18: Grand Casino Hinckley. Grand Entries Friday 7 p.m., Saturday 1 and 7 p.m., Sunday 1 p.m. Host Drum: Little Otter (Mille Lacs). Invited Drums: Pipestone (LCO, Wisc.), White Fish Bay (Ontario), The Boyz (Twin Cities).

July 21-23: 2nd Annual Gii-Ishkonigewag Powwow. East Lake Powwow Grounds. Grand Entries Friday 7 p.m., Saturday 1 and 7 p.m., Sunday 1 p.m. Host Drum: Swamp Nation. Invited Drums: Midnite Express, IronBoy, War Paint, Battle River, Pipestone.

August 18-20: 51st Annual Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Traditional Powwow. Iskigamizigan Powwow Grounds, District I.

Ceremonial Dance Dates: Spring 2017

Skip: Lake Lena, May 5 & 6

Elmer & Sheldon: Mille Lacs, May 5 & 6

Tim & Tom: East Lake, May 12 & 13

Lee: Lake Lena, May 19 & 20

Niib & Iyawbance: East Lake, May 19 & 20

Dale & Vincent: East Lake, May 26 & 27

Bob & Perry: Mille Lacs, June 2 & 3

Mille Lacs Band Recovery Groups

District I Mille Lacs

Wellbriety Mothers of Tradition

Mondays, 5:30 – 7 p.m., 17222 Ataage Drive, Onamia (Next to the Halfway House – Brown Building) Contact Kim Sam at 320-532-7773, ext. 2419

Wellbriety Migizi Meeting

Mondays, 7 p.m., Grand Casino Mille Lacs Hotel 700 Grand Avenue, Onamia, Minnesota

Wellbriety Celebrating Families

Tuesdays, 6 p.m., Mille Lacs Band Halfway House Group 17222 Ataage Drive, Onamia, Minnesota
Contact Halfway House at 320-532-4768

N.A./A.A. Welcome

Hosted by Mille Lacs Band Halfway House

Wednesdays, 8 p.m., 42293 Twilight Road, Onamia (Red Brick Building)
Contact Halfway House at 320-532-4768

Women’s Support Group

Thursdays, 3 – 5 p.m., DI Public Health Building

Mino Minwaadizii Ikwewug — Lead a Good Life Women
Women encouraging Women Support Group Fridays, 6 p.m., the Old Budget Host

Wellbriety Sons of Tradition

Sundays, 1 – 4 p.m., 42293 Twilight Road, Onamia Contact Kim Sam at 320-532-7773, ext. 2419

District II East Lake

AA Group

Mondays, 5 – 6 p.m., East Lake Community Center Contact Rob Nelson at 218-768-2431

Women’s Support Group

Mondays, Noon – 2 p.m., District II ALU Contact Petra at 320-292-1646

District III Hinckley & Aazhoomog

NA Meeting

Mondays, 7 p.m., Aazhoomog Community Center

Wellbriety 12 Step Group

Tuesdays, 12 p.m., Aazhoomog Clinic Conference Room Contact Monica Haglund at 320-384-0149

Wellbriety Meeting

Thursdays, 6 p.m., Hinckley Corporate Bldg. Contact Mike Kettner at 320-385-7052


Ojibwe Language Tables

Mondays, 6:30 p.m., DII-A, Chiminising Community Center
Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m., DI, District I Community Center
Thursdays, 4:30 p.m., DII, East Lake Community Center (3:30 p.m. on last Thursday)

DI Open Gym

Open Gym is held at the DI Community Center, Mondays – Thursdays: 3:30 – 9 p.m.

DI Women’s Group (Strength & Support)

Thursdays: 3:30 – 5 p.m., Public Health Building (17230 Noopiming Lane)

Healer Herb Sam is Available in the Urban Area

Fridays, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Call 612-799-2698 or stop by the Powwow Grounds (1414 E. Franklin Ave., Mpls.)

DI Sewing Circle: Mondays & Wednesday, 5:30 – 8 p.m.

Pool League Night: Wednesdays, 5 p.m.,

Onamia B-Ball League Night: Thursday Nights