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:
Jan. 7th Exec. Council Meeting 6:00 - 7:30 PM Council's Office, 658 Cedar Street, Suite G57, St. Paul MN 55155
Jan. 14th, 2019 Full Council Meeting 6:00 - 8:00 PM NorthPoint Health & Wellness Center, Conference Room (5th floor of building), 1313 Penn. Ave North, Minneapolis MN 55411
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
2020 Annual Meeting
You are invited to the Council for Minnesotans of African Heritage's Annual meeting Tuesday, January 14th from 6 - 8 PM at NorthPoint Health & Wellness Center's Conference room in North Minneapolis.
This Annual meeting will be an opportunity for members of the African Heritage community to:
- Hear about the work of the Council and view the newly released 2019 Annual Report
- Meet and hear from Council members and Staff
- Take part in a short legislative training to find out how to get involved in the 2020 legislative session
All ages are welcome, food will be provided and parking is free in NorthPoint's parking ramp which is located behind the building.
For more information and to RSVP visit the Council's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/cmahmn1/ If you need translation or ADA accommodations please send our Office Manager an email with your request at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-757-1752
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.