6:00 – 8:00 p.m. | McNamara Alumni Center
University of Minnesota 200 Oak St. Minneapolis, MN 55455
Parking available at the University Avenue Ramp

6:00 Hors d’Oeuvres, cash bar
6:45 Program

An inspiring Keynote address by scholar and author Anton Treuer, and a moving story from Tiwahe Grantee, Grace Smith.
Live Auction, Book purchase and signing with Anton Treuer during reception

TICKETS $100.00
Purchase tickets online by October 28

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Dr. Anton Treuer is currently a professor at Bemidji State University and author of 14 books. His new book, Warrior Nation: A History of Red Lake Ojibwe was released September 1, 2015. He has a B.A. from Princeton University and a M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota. He is Editor of the Oshkaabewis Native Journal, the only academic journal of the Ojibwe language. His equity, education, and cultural work has put him on a path of service around the region, the nation, and the world. He has received over 40 prestigious awards and fellowships and has impacted
Indian country with his tireless work in Ojibwe language, education and fostering understanding of Tribal Nations.
Congratulations to the Recent American Indian Family Empowerment Fund Grant Recipients

The Tiwahe Foundation is honored to announce twelve grants awarded to American Indian individuals in the Twin Cities seven county metro area through its American Indian Family Empowerment Program Fund (AIFEP). This grantmaking program awards $70,000-$80,000 annually to American Indian individuals and families seeking financial resources to achieve their goals, shape their future and make positive contributions to their community through three priority areas: Economic Self-sufficiency; Education and Cultural Connections.

Grants range from $500 to $2,500-enough to make a significant impact on grantees and the community and contributing to the self-determination of individuals. During the October grant round individuals received awards in the following focus areas:

Goal 1: Preserve and Renew Native Cultural Connections
Eileen Hudon support to purchase a computer, printer, and supplies to make hand drums.

Goal 2: Educational Achievement
Melanie Hanks support for a computer, bus card and school materials.
Keenan Humphrey support for a laptop for graduate school at the U of MN.
Elaine Jones support for tuition at MCTC.
Cory Mottaz support for attending Takoda Institute.
Andrew Regguinti support while attending MCTC.
Laura Roberts support for tuition at the University of St. Thomas.
Jennifer Robinson support for attaining a G.E.D
Rhonda Rousseau support for living expenses and supplies while attending college.
Abigail Smith support for tuition at St. Olaf College.

Goal 3: Economic Self- Sufficiency
John Boyd support internship for B.A. degree at Augsburg College
Naida Medicine Crow support for a computer,and community related use.

The next AIFEP fund deadline is February 6, 2016. Please see the REVISED Grant application at Tiwahe Foundation AIFEP Grant Application

Tiwahe Foundation on First Person Radio
On November 4th at 9:00 a.m. Tiwahe Foundation will be interviewed on First Person Radio-KFAI with hosts Laura Waterman Wittstock and Roy Taylor.

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Tiwahe Foundation Open House
On November 10th from 5:00-7:00 p.m. there will be an Open House at the Center for Progressive Philanthropy – Please Join Tiwahe Foundation, Headwaters Foundation, Native Americans in Philanthropy and PFund for some good conversation, networking, snacks/beverages and explore our remodeled office suite!

Give to the Max Day-November 12th
Tiwahe Foundation is counting down to Give to the Max Day (#GTMD15). Join US on Thursday, November 12th! Your donation will be matched dollar for dollar. Help us continue strengthening the American Indian Community by making a donation today.

Pilamaya (Thank you)!



Kelly Drummer
Tiwahe Foundation
President & CEO