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Event Archive: Past Events

December 13-14, 2013 
Biiboon Bimaadizimin -
Winter Good Life
Shop. Eat. Visit Enjoy.  Pre-holiday shopping event - support local Artists & Entrepreneurs.   
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November 24, 2013  |  3:30PM
Join us for "bottom" a one-act play about sex trafficking written and performed by the members of blank slate theatre in partnership with iCAN. 
Learn More

November 8, 2013  |  6PM - 8PM
Naamijig: Honoring Our Traditions
"The One's Who Dance"
Ivy Vainio - Photography Exhibit and Calendar Signing.   Musical Guests: Jake Vainio, Kathy McTavish and Richie Townsend.  View Flyer

Trepanier Hall
212 W. 2nd Street - Duluth, MN

November 2, 2013  |  1PM & 6PM
AICHO 1st Annual Powwow 2013
Join us for the first annual AICHO Powwow Saturday, November 2nd.  Grand Entry at 1PM & 6PM.  Invited drums only.  Handdrum contest. Princess and Brave, Dance Specials.    View Flyer
For more information, please contact Rocky at 218-491-5884
Washington Center 310 N 1st Ave W., Duluth, MN
Vendors wanted! Contact Janis at

October 3, 2013  |  6PM - 8PM
AICHO Poetry Series
Join us for a poetry reading by Linda Grover, followed by an open mic.  The poetry series will take place on selected Thursdays through Fall and Winter. Upcoming dates: Oct 17, Nov 14, Dec 12, Jan 2, 16 and 30.  Writers to be announced.  Contact Rocky for more info: 218-491-5884

September 6, 2013  |  6-8PM
Join us for an Art Show, Music and Truffles.
Avery Makes Room - Duncan & Tom Konczak - Mike Lemon with music by Jake Vainio.
View Flyer

Gimaajii Mino Bimaadizimin
202 West 2nd Street, Duluth, MN

August 13, 2013  |  5-7PM
AICHO's Board of Directors will present: history of AICHO, where we are at today and plans for the future.  There will be time for questions and input from the Community.  More information to follow.

Trepanier Hall
212 West 2nd Street, Duluth, MN
Free & Open to the Public

August 15, 2013  |  5-7PM

You are invited to our Research for Indigenous Community Health (RICH) Health Summit on August 15-17, 2013, in Duluth, MN. We hope that you will join us and consider submitting an abstract for this year's poster session (see link below). This event is free and open to the public but only until our maximum registration is reached, so please register and invite your colleagues today! After which, event seating will be limited and individuals may be asked to cover meal costs.

Welcome light reception/ poster presentations
At the New RICH Center Building at

Gimaajii/Trepanier Hall
202 West 2nd Street, Duluth, MN
Free & Open to the Public

August 16, 2013  |  8:30AM-5PM
Fond du Lac Community College, Cloquet, MN

Dr. Malia Villegas, National Congress of American Indians, Research Director
Dr. Leonie Pihama, Director/Associate Professor at Te Kotahi Research Institute, University of Waikato andDirector at Maori And Indigenous Analysis Ltd., Tamaki Makaurau
Rihi Te Nana Whanau Maori Therapist
Dr. Terry Maresca, University of Washington School of Medicine
Dr. Karina L. Walters, MSW, PhD (Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma), Associate Dean of Research, University of Washington School of Social Work, William P. and Ruth Gerberding Endowed University Professor, University of Washington School of Social Work, Director, Indigenous Wellness Research Institute (
Dr. Antony Stately, Shakopee Behavioral Health Director
Dr. Dee Big-Foot Sipes, University of Oklahoma, Indian Country Child Trauma Center

August 16, 2013 

(*Please note depending on attendance and final funding, we may ask for a dinner fee @ $25/person - with reduced costs for those in financial need.)

August 17, 2013 
UMD, Duluth, MN

Fun Run/Walk and travel departure

Hotel space is rapidly filling. However, we do have a great UMN CoP RICH rate at the Black Bear Casino but please book asap and ask for our rate. Guests need to make reservations by July 22nd. $52 for Thursday night, $65 for Friday night.

We look forward to seeing you then.
More information will follow in the coming weeks on our website:

July 24, 2013  |  5:30-7PM

Come visit the teaching staff and have hands-on fun with our learning environment, interest centers, wonderful equipment, outdoor playground and gym.  >> Read Article

Trepanier Hall

212 West 2nd Street, Duluth, MN
Lower level - entry in the alley between
2nd & 3rd Ave W.
Free & Open to the Public

July 26, 2013  |  6PM

AICHO presents a John Thunder & Mike Lemon art exhibit featuring music, spoken word and an independent film by John Thunder.
Free & Open to the Public
View Jon Thunder's Bio

June 7, 2013  |  6-9PM
Rocky Makes Room For Them
Art - Music - Truffles.  Moira Villiard
View Flyer

Gimaajii Mino Bimaadizimin
202 West 2nd Street, Duluth, MN
Free & Open to the Public

May 18, 2013  |  7:30PM
Moonlight Over Stone:
Poetry in Sacred Places
Readings by Robert Hill & Linda LeGarde Grover
View Flyer

AICHO Building - Trepanier Hall
212 West 2nd Street, Duluth, MN
Free & Open to the Public

Al Hunter's Book Launch
March 2, 2013 | Trepanier Hall

A breathtaking presentation of poetry and music for the launch of Al Hunter's new book "Beautiful Razor: love poems and other lies".



American Indian Community Housing Organization presents:
The Vagina Monologues
A Memory, A Rant,
A Monologue and A Prayer. 

                                                       Featuring an all Native American Cast.

April 19, 2013  |  5PM-9PM
AICHO Building - Trepanier Hall

202 West 2nd Street, Duluth, MN
$10 Donation

Please join us for an evening of inspiration, gathering and prayers...
to end violence against all women and girls worldwide. Refreshments and snacks provided.  The American Indian Community Housing Organization sponsors this event will all proceeds used for helping Victims of Violence and Sex Trafficking and donated to the following:
First Witness
Mending the Sacred Hoop
Native Sisters Society

Recovering Duluth's Indigenous History
Community Meeting

April 27, 2013 | 1PM  | Trepanier Hall

The Duluth Indigenous Commission (formerly the Duluth American Indian Commission) wants to hear the stories of Native people with connections to the Duluth area. On Saturday, April 27, 2013, at 1:00 p.m., the Duluth Indigenous Commission is sponsoring a meeting of members of the community to begin to recover Duluth's Indigenous history and culture. The meeting will be held at Trepanier Hall, 212 W Second St., next door to the Gimaaji-Mino-Bimaadizimin building in downtown Duluth. The meeting will include speakers, a drum group, food, and the opportunity for Duluth's Indigenous community to have its voices heard.   Learn More (.pdf)




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