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Sunday Forum

April 7 @ 10:00 am - 10:50 am

April 7, 2024

Indigenous Twin Cities

A Look at the American Indian Cultural Corridor and Beyond

Learn about the American Indian Cultural Corridor on Franklin Avenue and the vitality of Native American organizations across the Twin Cities. The businesses, artists, makers, and spiritual organizations currently operating in our community will be discussed as well as how you can get involved and support the Indigenous communities of Minneapolis/St. Paul.

Robert Lilligren, photo by Ne-Dah-Ness Greene

Robert Lilligren (White Earth Ojibwe) became President and CEO of the Native American Community Development Institute (NACDI) in May of 2016, after serving as the chair of the organization’s board of directors since its founding in 2007. Robert is enrolled in the White Earth Ojibwe Nation. He served for 12 years as the Vice President of the Minneapolis City Council, the first Tribal member elected to public office in the City of Minneapolis. In his professional, political and activist work, Robert emphasizes empowering historically disenfranchised people. Robert lives the asset-based community development vision of NACDI. He sees true community development as building individuals’ capacity. Robert was appointed to the Metropolitan Council in March of 2019 and is the past Chair of the Metropolitan Urban Indian Directors (MUID), a regional leadership forum comprised of the executives of some three dozen Native organizations. Robert has served on the boards of several nonprofit organizations.

John Williams, photo by Ne-Dah-Ness Greene

John Williams (Cheyenne River Lakota) is VP of Development, NACDI and is a development professional with over 30 years of experience ranging from the arts to long-term care to mental health. John has spent a majority of his career in community organizing and development. John attended the University of Minnesota and received a Certified Fundraising Manager (CFRM) designation for the Lilly School of Philanthropy at Indiana University. John is also the Chairperson of the Board for the Mni Sota Fund, a Native CDFI.

Sunday Forum Schedule

Through May 2024

January 7: Moving Mountains Together: Affordable Housing in the Twin Cities—Chris LaTondresse, Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative President & CEO

January 14: Racial and Environmental Injustice Intertwined: Centering Equity and Justice in the Clean Energy Transition—Sara Wolff, climate strategist and Minnesota Interfaith Power & Light Strategic Policy Director

January 21: Agrarian Faith: Regenerative Farming and Just Eating as Christian Practices—Rev. Carrie Meyer

January 28: Why Are We Polarized: What the Research Shows—Nathan Stock

February 4: Ranked Choice Voting:  Its Present and Future—Laura Calbone, FairVote Minnesota

February 11: The Illustrated Old Testament—Sam Robertson, artist

February 18: The Urban American Indian Community—Louise Matson, Executive Director of the Division of Indian Work and Plymouth member

February 25: North Star Act:  Safety, Trust, and Respect for All Minnesotans—MN State Senator  Omar Fateh and Adriana Cerillo, Board of Education for Minneapolis Public Schools and lead organizer for the North STAR Alliance

March 3: History and Current Status of Native Lands—Cris Stainbrook, President of the Indian Land Tenure Foundation

March 10: The Lake Street Recovery:  A Progress Report—Allison Sharkey, Executive Director of Lake Street Council

March 17: Beneficiaries of the Easter Offering—E.J. Kelley, Board of Outreach Chair

March 24: Investing for a Better World: Harnessing the Power of Finance through Sustainable and Impact Investing—Jane Bulnes-Fowles

March 31: No Sunday Forum [Easter Sunday]

April 7: Indigenous Twin Cities: A Look at the American Indian Cultural Corridor and Beyond—Robert Lilligren and John Williams, Native American Community Development Institute

April 14: Natural Options at the End of Life—Angela Woosley

April 21: Long Duration Storage for a Carbon-Free, Reliable Grid—Chris Dey, Director of Corporate Development at Xcel Energy

April 28: Leading in Shared Electric Mobility—James Vierling, Head of Growth, Marketing, & Communications at HourCar

May 5: Understanding the Complaint and Accountability Process for Minneapolis Police Officers—Latonya Reeves, Vice-Chair of the Minneapolis Community Commission on Police Oversight

May 12: From Minister to Mechanic—Cathy Heying, Founder/Executive Director of The Lift Garage

May 19: Restorative Actions: Surrendering Wealth for Mutual Well-being—Milissa Carter and Reverend Sarah Moore-Nokes, Restorative Actions

Details

Date:
April 7
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10:00 am - 10:50 am
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Venue

Chapel
1900 Nicollet Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55403 United States
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Details

Date:
April 7
Time:
10:00 am - 10:50 am
Series:
Event Categories:
, ,

Venue

Chapel
1900 Nicollet Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55403 United States
+ Google Map