- 7:15 a.m. – Sunrise ceremony in honor of Indigenous People’s Day at Bde Maka Ska, also known as Lake Calhoun. 3700 Thomas Av. S., Minneapolis.
- 9 a.m. – Red Shawl Round Dance followed by brunch and panel discussion, American Indian Center, 1530 E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis.
- 10:15 a.m. – The Art subcommittee of the Capitol Preservation Commission will meet at 10:15 AM to discuss Dakota and other Native Americans in current Capitol Art.
- 11:30 a.m. – St. Paul Indigenous Peoples Day, Crowne Plaza, 11 Kellogg Blvd. E., St. Paul. Appearing at the event are Lt. Gov. Smith, St. Paul Deputy Mayor Kristin Beckmann, Chief Executive Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Melanie Benjamin, and St. Paul Human Rights and Equal Economic Opportunity Director Jessi Kingston.
- Gov. Dayton will also meet with Aurora community members and elected officials.
- 3:30 p.m. – Lt. Gov. Smith will tour ENKI Brewing Company, which received an Agriculture Value-Added Grant from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture. 7929 Victoria Dr., Victoria.
- 5 p.m. – The Indigenous People’s Day Hip Hop Show. Augsburg College, 2211 Riverside Ave., Minneapolis.
- 6 p.m. – Join Congressman Ellison and members of Witness for Peace’s recent delegation to Colombia for insights on issues of race, human rights, labor and trade. Emerge Building-Phillips Room, 1834 Emerson Ave. N, Minneapolis.
- 6:30 p.m. – Fundraiser – Senate District 49 DFL 3rd Annual Fall Forward. Arneson Acres Terrace Room, 4711 W 70ty St., Edina. Special guest speaker is David Schultz.
- 7:30 p.m. – CNN will host the first Democratic primary presidential debate. Join the debate on social media with #DemDebate and #WeAreDemocrats.
Mark your calendars
- Oct. 13 – North Metro Senior Caucus, 11:30 am Little Venetian Inn. The featured speaker will be from MYDFL.
- Oct. 13 – The first Democratic debate takes place in Las Vegas. It will air on CNN.
- Oct. 17 – The Twin Cities Book Festival. Sen. Amy Klobuchar will read from her book “The Senator Next Door.” Minnesota State Fairgrounds. More information is available here.
- Oct. 18 – Stonewall DFL will have its monthly board meeting at 1 p.m. at the Minneapolis Central Library in Room N-202. They will discuss outreach plans along with planning for the 2016 election year.
- Oct. 24 – The DFL African American Caucus will hold its monthly meet at 10 a.m. at East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake St., Minneapolis.
- Oct. 17 – Le Sueur Co. DFL’s Annual Fall Fundraiser. American Legion Hall in Montgomery. The event includes a social hour (5 p.m.), dinner (6 p.m.), program and live auction (7 p.m.). Contact Janet Straub for tickets: 612-710-5783.
- Oct. 24 – Pizza, Pie & Politicians DFL SD48 Fall Function! 6 – 9:30 p.m. at Homeward Hills Park Barn, 12000 Silverwood Dr., Eden Prairie. (more info)
- Oct. 25 – Senate District 14 DFL will host the Wellstone Dinner, 5 p.m., Courtyard Marriott, 404 W Saint Germain St., St. Cloud. Click here for tickets.
- Oct. 25 – Congressional District 4 DFL will host the Vento Dinner 2015. Doors open at 4 p.m. New location – Midpoint Event Center, St. Paul. For ticket information, go here https://www.dfl.org/cd4/bruce-vento-dinner-tickets-2/ .
- Nov. 1 – CD 1 DFL will host its Autumn Dinner with Congressman Tim Walz. The keynote speaker is DNC Vice Chair R.T. Rybak. Special guests include Secretary of State Steve Simon and Attorney General Lori Swanson. 5 p.m., Owatonna Veterans of Foreign Wars, 135 Oakdale St., Owatonna. Please RSVP by Oct. 21 with meal choice (turkey dinner or vegetarian lasagna) to Shawn Groth at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Nov. 4 – CD3 DFL Fall Fundraising Event: An Evening with Vice President Walter Mondale, moderated by Don Shelby. The 7 p.m. event will be held at Hughes Pavilion, Centennial Lakes, 7499 France Ave. S, Edina. Tickets may be purchased online at www.dfl3cd.org. Reservations can also be made by mail. Checks should be payable to CD 3 DFL and mailed to Nancy Parris, 8350 Airport Rd, Waconia, MN 55387.
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