Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Save the animals, buy good tires!

Monday, September 21, 2009

On the ferry to Bayfield Wisconsin

Mad Isle Espresso

Downtown La Pointe on Madeline Island

The lagoon at Madeline Island

On the beach at Madeline Island

Friday, September 18, 2009

Lol. GPS says I'm swimming...jokes!

Waiting for the Ferry to Madeline Island

Earth Water & Sky at Red Lake Minn.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Native Day Event at Midtown Farmer's Market

5th Annual
NATIVE AMERICAN DAY CELEBRATION
at the
MIDTOWN FARMER’S MARKET

We invite you to join us during our 5th Annual Native American Day Celebration scheduled for: Saturday - September 26, 2009 from 11am – 2pm. Location: Midtown Farmer’s Market at the intersection of East Lake Street and 22nd Avenue (by the Midtown YWCA and Light Rail Station) The event will feature: a Health & Resource Fair, cultural activities such as drum group, exhibition dancers, tobacco, wild rice and bustle making demonstrations, children’s activities, Famous Dave’s lunch, free t-shirts and more!

If you are interested in participating by hosting a health or resource table, please complete the attached registration form and mail with check payable to:

Native American Day Celebration

Indian Health Board
1315 East 24th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55404

For more information contact: Tish @ 612.721.9839 or trivera-cree@ihb-mpls.org

Monday, September 14, 2009

Duluth architects build business with Indian clients | Duluth News Tribune | Duluth, Minnesota

Duluth architects build business with Indian clients | Duluth News Tribune | Duluth, Minnesota

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Duluth architectural firm is betting on the future of its business with American Indian tribes.

Already, tribal customers account for about one-third of DSGW Architects’ business, according to Randy Wagner, an architect and partner in the firm. But he sees potential for more work catering to American Indian clients.

Toward that end, DSGW launched the First American Design Studio this year, creating a special division within the company focused on meeting the needs of American Indian clients.

Wagner said DSGW has been taking on American Indian projects for more than 20 years. He now credits that business for softening the blow of the recent economic downturn.

“With the economy like it is, our work has certainly slowed down, but we’ve maintained much of our tribal activity, and that’s certainly helped us weather these tough economic times,” he said.

The firm hired Mike Laverdure, a 37-year-old member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa in North Dakota, last year to help it develop even stronger ties with American Indian clients. Laverdure has worked in the industry for a decade and is in the final stages of being certified as an architect. Laverdure believes he will become the first member of his tribe ever to achieve that distinction



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