What Does the Council Do?
We advise the Governor and Legislature on issues that affect the African Heritage community. We also serve as a liaison to the federal government, local government units and private organizations on matters relating to people of African Heritage in Minnesota.
Next Meeting dates:
Dec. 10th, 2019 Full Council Meeting 6:00 - 8:00 PM in the Centennial Office Building's Lady Slipper Conference Room, 658 Cedar Street, St. Paul MN 55155
Meetings are general open to the public unless otherwise notified and parking is free on the Orange level of the parking ramp behind the Centennial Building. Community members are welcome to speak to the Council during the Public Comments section of the meeting's agenda.
Meeting conference call line number to call in : 1-888-742-5095, Passcode 7701928491
African Heritage Day on the Hill
Save the Date for the Council's Annual Day on the Hill
Feb. 26th in the Rotunda of the State Capitol from 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
This year there will be a rally, a special keynote speaker, speeches from Legislators of African Heritage and community member visits with their local Legislators. More information on this event will be posted closer to the event's date.
Every 10 years, the U.S. Census counts every person living in Minnesota. The next census count is scheduled for April 1st, 2020. The count's results determine the distribution of dollars to Minnesota's communities. It also determines each community's political district lines and representation. This data helps our lawmakers to invest funds and resources into communities. When this day comes around we need to make sure everyone of us is counted. More information on the census will be posted at https://mn.gov/admin/2020-census
Are You a Business Owner of African Heritage?
As a business owner of African Heritage, the Council would like to invite you to become a vendor with the State of MN. The process is quick, simple and it will allow you to not only be a vendor in order to work with the Council but also be a vendor with any other state agency. The Council is working towards increasing the number of vendors of African Heritage with the State of Minnesota. To get started with the registration process click here to be redirected to the registration site.