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Mino Oski Ain Dah Yung Opens

By Lee Egerstrom Tribal leaders, government officials and social service providers from throughout the urban metro area met in St. Paul prior to Thanksgiving to...

Elders become targets for scam artists during the holidays

By Lee Egerstrom The holidays are a season of giving for most people, but scam artists increasingly turn it into a season of taking. Native elders...

Thanksgiving is Time for Reparations

By Winona LaDuke It’s Thanksgiving Morning. Everywhere in America. Thanksgiving needs to mean something to Native people. Something like justice and reparations. I’m not going to...

Making deals with the Devil or with the Creator

By Winona LaDuke Last month’s 383,000 gallon oil spill of the Keystone Pipeline in Edinburgh, North Dakota is the deal with the devil. For those...

Upper Midwest Native groups get big support from Bush Foundation

By Lee Egerstrom The Bush Foundation in November awarded five Bush Prize for Community Innovation prizes and grants to organizations in Minnesota and the Dakotas...

MN History Center’s “Our Home: Native Minnesota” worth checking out

By Deborah Locke First, a question. Would you agree that in the years since European settlers occupied Minnesota land and shoved Natives to reservations or...

Community Calendar – December 2019

Thru Sept 2020 Julie Buffalohead Exhibit Julie Buffalohead (Ponca Tribe) creates visual narratives told by animal characters that have personhood, agency, and individuality. Buffalohead connects the...

New Briefs – December 2019

‘The worst we have ever seen’: Statue depicting Sacagawea being removed Charlottesville, VA (AP) – The city council in Charlottesville, Virginia, voted last month to move...

Strength sports is more than just deadlifts, it’s about community

By Dan Ninham Powerlifting is a strength sport where the goal is to lift as much weight as possible. Your strength is measured by your...

Political Matters – December 2019

By Mordecai Specktor Crises in the Southern Hemisphere The repression of Indigenous nations in South America invites comparisons to what American Indians faced in the American...

Minnesota has Hepatitis A outbreak, get vaccinated

Hepatitis A is a serious liver disease caused by the hepatitis A virus. It can make you very sick for weeks or even months....

It Ain’t Easy Being Indian – December 2019

By Ricey Wild Deja vu. I understood it to be a brain boogit as in feeling something has already happened before or a situation one...

What’s new in the community -december 2019

What a year for the MN Native Elder Games elders! This past year has been another one for the Native Elder Games history books. A...

Mortgage costs higher on reservations

By Lee Egerstrom Native American families have more difficulty accessing home mortgages for property on Indian reservation and pay higher interest rates for their loans...

Niijii Radio rises ‘out of the ashes’ to serve White Earth,...

By Natasha Rausch/Inforum A brick building off State Highway 59 that used to serve as the Callaway School is now home to the White Earth...

Taking off the Gloves- Enbridge and their Aboriginal People’s Policy

By Winona LaDuke “We commit to working with Indigenous communities in a manner that recognizes and respects those legal and constitutional rights and the traditional...

My courtship with cannabis/hemp: treat her well

By Winona LaDuke You can learn a lot from a plant. For the past four years I’ve been hanging out with cannabis plants. She’s an...

Not Your Mascot protests Washington DC team’s racist name

Native Americans and allies gathered outside the U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis on Oct. 24 to protest the Washington Redskins’ racist name. The rally was organized...

‘I’ve never told anyone’: Stories of life in Indian boarding schools

By Dan Gunderson/MPR News Denise Lajimodiere’s interest in the Indian boarding school experience began with the stories of her parents. “Mama was made to kneel on...

News Briefs – November 2019

2020 coin features Native Elizabeth Peratrovich ANCHORAGE, AK (AP) – A young Alaska Native woman left an impression on Alaska’s territorial Senate in 1945, delivering...