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  • Pride Art Show

    Jun 15 - Jul 15, 2017

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    Are you an Iowa artist who identifies within the LGBTQIA community? If so, we would love to show your art! The Networking Project and Transformative Healing are teaming up to host a Pride Month Art Show, June 15th - July 15th  in Des Moines. There will be a gallery reception during the Networking Project’s Open House on June 28th, 2017... Read more…
  • Meskwaki - Annual Meskwaki Powow

    Aug 10 - 13, 2017

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    The Annual Meskwaki Powwow originated from the traditional religious and social beliefs of the Meskwaki Tribe. Today, it is not so much a religious event, but more of a social gathering. Specifically, today’s event is derived from the “Green Corn Dance” and other social events of the Tribe in their early years. The “Green Corn Dance” was an annual event that took place during the harvesting of crops. The “Field Days” held from 1902 to 1912, lasted about a week, with dancing, games, and horse racing. It was a social gathering without a harvest. In 1912, the Chief appointed 15 men to plan for the next year. The appointed men decided to change the name from “Field Days” to “Powwow”. The first powwow was held at the present location.

    Today, the Meskwaki Powwow is the only one of its kind and is held annually on the only Indian Settlement in the State of Iowa. During the four day affair, the gathered Indians celebrate and perform, in full-dress regalia, dances that have been handed down for generations. It is the dancing that has drawn the most attention from the outside world, for it is by far the most colorful and intriguing aspect of the Powwow. It is a time of reaffirmation and hope, of worship and kinship, and, above all, a time of friendship and making new friends.

    Oct 7, 2017

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    2017 5K MUD & FUN – WIPE OUT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN THE DEAF COMMUNITY Join us for our 3rd Annual Wipe Out Domestic Violence in the Deaf Community Mud & Fun 5k! *Saturday, October 7, 2017* *Morgan Creek Park* *7515 Worcester Road • Palo, Iowa* Registration starts at 8 a.m. in the Morgan Creek Shelter Racers start 9 a.m. sharp Medals for 1st, 2nd and 3rd male &... Read more…

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