May 1-4, 2014 RiverCentre, Saint Paul, MN
The Festival of Nations is the largest multi-cultural event in Minnesota. Held at the St. Paul RiverCentre, the Festival of Nations offers the opportunity to develop an appreciation, rather then just a tolerance of the culture of others as we build for the future together.
India Association of Minnesota represents India's culture including food at the Cafe, cultural performances, exhibits and goods at the baazar.
Incidents of Lead Elevation in new South Asian Migrants to Minnesota
Credits: Kamala V Puram & Hennepin County Environmental Health
There are reports of lead elevation with recent South Asian immigrants. It is very important to have any pregnant women and children under the age of six examined by a pediatrician and have a blood lead test conducted. Testing upon arrival to the United States helps lead risk assessors, such as Hennepin County Health Environmental Health Specialists, determine the potential sources of lead in a person’s environment; for instance if they receive a blood lead test for an Indian child who very recently came to the U.S. it helps them be more efficient when educating the parents about how to reduce the levels and where they may be coming from rather than providing them information that may not be as applicable.
IAM Achievement Award
Request for nominations
India Association of Minnesota (IAM) is currently seeking nominations for its 2014 Annual Achievement Awards. For the Lifetime Achievement Award, candidates may be nominated under one or more of the following categories:
- Dedicated service to the community
- Excellence or innovation in the arts
- Special contribution in leadership and mentoring
The Achievement Award is intended to recognize individuals and organizations for achieving excellence in their fields, promoting the interests of the Asian-Indian community in Minnesota, and advancing understanding between the Indian community and the community at large.