Tuesday Programs: Minnesota Indian Women's Resource Center
Guest Speaker: Patina Park
Patina Park is Mnicoujou Lakota. Her biological family comes from the Cheyenne River and Standing Rock Sioux Tribes and her adoptive family is Osage. She is President/CEO of the Minnesota Indian Women's Resource Center, a nonprofit agency that provides holistic programming grounded in traditional teachings that help to heal, preserve, and strengthen Native American women and their families.
Dedicated to furthering anti-violence social movement progress grounded in Indigenous values, Patina's legal and community work focuses on challenging the systems that have created massive health and economic disparities for Native people. She will speak about her personal experiences as an "Urban Indian" and the power of shifting the narrative from one embedded in deficit to one that honors the resilience and strengths of the Indigenous peoples of this country in order to end the disparities and inequities.
The Tuesday Program is a Club tradition to educate, inspire and entertain our Members and guests. Coffee and tea are served at 10:30 am in the Lounge, followed by a Guest Speaker in the Ballroom at 11:00 am and lunch in the Dining Room at 12:00 pm. The cost for lunch is $18.00 plus tax and service charge ($23.28, inclusive of tax and service). Reservations are not necessary.