When Sri Lankan artist Chamindika Wanduragala returned to the Twin Cities arts scene after almost a decade away, it was a much needed rebirth.
As many celebrate the recent success of Standing Rock’s water protectors and the Obama Administration’s announcement that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will not grant an easement for the final piece of the Dakota Access Pipeline, we also look back and celebrate the activists and elders who laid the foundations for organized resistance.
Clyde Bellecourt is a Native American rights activist and Minneapolis resident who co-founded the American Indian Movement. His new autobiography, titled “The Thunder Before the Storm,” tells the history of his life and events which give the foundation for this justice work, from Survival Schools to standing up with Standing Rock. Rico Morales gives us a piece of that history from the Minneapolis American Indian Center on Franklin Avenue – also known as the Native American Corridor – for Bellecourt’s autobiography book launch on Nov. 4.
This week: Moms Demand Action fight gun violence, UMN student group She’s the First sponsors education for girls globally and students learn about the critical role of anthropology.
With their grand opening just this past October, New Rules is part groove studio and music lounge, marketplace, design workshop and laboratory.