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NEWS FROM THE NINTH WARD
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The Phillips Neighborhood Stilting Club walks in the parade. Courtney Perry / For MPR News
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MINNEAPOLIS RECOGNIZES INDIGENOUS PEOPLES DAY
On Friday, April 25th, the Minneapolis City Council unanimously passed a resolution to officially recognize the second Monday in October, formerly known as Columbus Day, as Indigenous Peoples Day.
Over the past forty years, thousands of American Indian and Indigenous people around the world have organized to raise awareness about the need for this change. Locally, American Indian Movement activists and elders like Clyde Bellecourt, Vernon Bellecourt, Sharon Day, and Bill Means have worked tirelessly and in various ways to elevate the voice of American Indian perspectives to pave the way for this policy initiative. In Minneapolis, Jay Badheart Bull and Daniel Yang with the Native American Community Development Institute working in collaboration with Ashley Fairbanks, an Ojibwe aide for the Ninth Ward, established a strong community and City Hall partnership to move this effort forward.
Hundreds of American Indian community members came to Council Chambers to celebrate and support this new day. A round dance and drumming filled the City Hall rotunda.
In Minnesota, other cities are also taking action to do the same. Red Wing has officially changed Columbus Day to “Chief Red Wing Day” and the city of Bemidji is considering a similar move. We are happy to see that this effort has gained global recognition and support from all over the nation. Our Indigenous Peoples Day resolution (embed link to resolution to this text) calls on other public entities, the state and federal government to take up this change.
I was honored to be the primary author and carrier of this legislative initiative, our office worked hard to have the full Council’s and Mayor’s backing in passing this resolution. I specially want to thank Mayor Hodges, Council Vice President Elizabeth Glidden and Council Member Cam Gordon for their staunch support of this effort.
The recognition of Indigenous Peoples Day, and the ending of Columbus Day, demonstrates our city’s acknowledgment of the devastating legacies of colonization and slavery on our community. It provides our government the opportunity to extend a deeply meaningful gesture to the first Nations of this continent. This effort can also help us to re-energize the city’s resources towards fulfilling the vision of the American Indian Cultural Corridor and promoting more homeownership for American Indian families.
The work of this resolution is the work of truth telling, healing and reconciliation – let’s get to it.
Onward,
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UPCOMING
BIKE TO WORK WITH ALONDRA! 
To celebrate Bike to Work Day Alondra will be joining other Council Members and community members on a group ride to downtown Minneapolis.
Thursday, May 8
Join Alondra for the ride at Peace Coffee at 7:15 a.m.
OR
Meet us at the Government Center for a celebration and speakers starting at 7:45
PROTECTED BIKEWAYS MEETING
4:30 to 7:30 p.m. 
Thursday, May 8 
Minneapolis Central Library
Doty Board Room 
The City of Minneapolis is considering adding more protected bikeways to our streets and would like to hear from the public about where new bikeways should go. An open house is scheduled to hear public input as part of a planned update to the Minneapolis Bicycle Master Plan. Come participate and advocate for more protected bikeways in the NinthWard!
PPNA COMMUNITY CAFE
Thursday, May 22
6:00 - 8:00 pm
Mercado Central
Would you like to know more about what is happening in Powderhorn? Join PPNA for neighborhood news, and a tour of Mercado Central.
COMMUNITY OFFICE HOURS
8:30-11:30 a.m. 
Monday, May 12
Mercado Central
Have a question, or an issue you'd like to speak with Council Member Cano about? Call our office at 612.673.2209 to make an appointment.
OPPORTUNITIES
Waite House is hiring a Health Equity Organizer to conduct engagement and relationship-building activities related to the Phillips Community Healthy Living Initiative. Learn more.
Minneapolis Public Schools is hiring a full-time school success program assistant. The person hired for this postion would work with parents, students to mediate conflicts and foster a climate of success for student.
Homeline is hiring a full-time Spanish-speaking Tenant Advocate and Outreach Coordinator. A qualified person would have a background in housing or the law. Learn more.
REPORT PROBLEMS WITH YOUR HOME OR LANDLORD
We want to remind all renters to report issues with landlords or property by calling Minneapolis 311 or using the city's online form. If you have utilized these resources and still haven't received the help you need, please contact our ward office. Your safety and health are our top priorities. Your reports, to our office or 311, will stay confidential and protect you from retribution from your landlord.
DIVERSITY, CULTURAL COMPETENCY AND RACIAL EQUITY TRAININGS AT CANDO
Would you like to develop a better understanding of diversity and racial equity? The Central Area Neighborhood Development Association is offering two sets of workshops, one group in May and one in June and July. Childcare and interpretation in Spanish will be provided. All trainings will take place at the central neighborhood office at 3736 Chicago. To register, or for more information, contact Arianna Genis at 612.824.1333 or visit The Central Neighborhood website.
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