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Volume 4  March, 2011

All My Relations Gallery, showcase for Native art, to reopen on Franklin Avenue
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Minnesota: Thanks to the efforts of Minneapolis's American Indian community, the All My Relations Arts Gallery has reopened. The gallery is located in a one story brick building which also houses a coffee shop owned by Robert Rice (White Earth Ojibwe).

All My Relations Gallery features contemporary fine art by American Indian artists. The coffee shop contains a community wall for youth and community art projects, and a flat screen monitor with interactive information from the Indian Land Tenure Foundation.

The building is also home to the Native American Community Development Institute and the American Indian Community Development Corporation. A community meeting space is available for all American Indian people.

The building's interior has been redesigned, and the exterior includes a new main entry area with a canopy created by Buffalo Nickel Creative, a Native design group. A sculpture by artist Gordon Van Wert (Red Lake Ojibwe) sits outside the AMR entrance. Several Native groups helped construct the new area including MAG Mechanical, (a Native owned business,) and Migizi Electric (which has an all-Native crew.) Painting was done by a Native American Division of Superpainters. In addition, native volunteers donated their time for the project.

An outdoor seating and gathering space is also being planned.

AMR's first exhibition will be "Frank Big Bear Paintings: From the Rez to the Hood."  Big Bear, who is nationally known for his drawings, has returned to painting in recent years. Following the Frank Big Bear show,   All My Relations Arts Gallery plans on having a new exhibit each season, eventually hosting ten shows a year.

 Volume 1
On Day Dedicated to Native Americans, A Move to Honor Hopi Tribe's Code Talkers
New Office to Serve as Advocates for Tribal Veterans 
Metis Livid About Proposed Status System
Saying NO to $1 Billion Dollars
New Images of Remote Brazil Tribe
Amazonian Indians More Advanced Than We Knew
Australia's Aborigines to Launch Political Party
Irish Travellers to Shed Light on Indigenous Research

Volume 2
Berenstain Bears to Speak Lakota
Students Tell Saanich Myths Through Computer Animation  
Children's Book Exhibit Depicts Native Path to Diabetes Prevention
Mentoring Program Coming to Kodiak
100% Knights to Create Career Pathways for Aboriginal Students
Arizona Culinary School Recruits American Indians, Now Available for Federal Financial Aid
Book Lets Great Lakes American Indians Tell Their Own Story
Volume 3
UN Declares 2011 the "International Year of Forests"
Think the Super Bowl Battle was Big? Fight Over Conservation Funding Looms Larger
Limit Set for Native Polar Bear Hunters Under International Treaty
White House: Tribes Fare Well in 2012 Budget
Ziebach County South Dakota: America's Poorest County
Top 5 Obama Regulations that American Businesses Hate Most
The Top 11 Corporate Cash Hoarders
Volume 4
Donna Karan Collaborates With an Indigenous Artist as Part of "Nomad Two Worlds" Art Exhibit
Alligator Wrestling and the Men Who Do It
Custer Flag to Be Sold by DIA
Museums Work to Credit the Individuals Behind Native American Artwork
All My Relations Gallery Showcase for Native Art
Grammy Winner Helps Locals Build, Understand Flutes
German TV Crew Films Program About Nokota Horses

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