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Indigenous organizations collaborate to feed their most vulnerable

By Kathryn Styer Martinez/MPR News It’s the first big snowstorm of winter. Bob Rice and Angel Swann are out running errands and picking up food...

Biden to pick Rep. Haaland as interior secretary

By AP President-elect Joe Biden plans to nominate New Mexico Rep. Deb Haaland as interior secretary, according to two people familiar with the decision, a...

Winter Count: Mississippi River

By Winona Laduke November 20. 2020: Army Corps of Engineers issues 404 permits to cross waters of Minnesota, based on the findings of the Minnesota...

Ojibwe bands ask for halt on Line 3 construction

By Dan Kraker/MPR The Red Lake and White Earth Bands of Ojibwe have asked the Minnesota Court of Appeals to pause the ongoing construction of...

State programs help Native warriors become employed civilians

By Lee Egerstrom For Jeff Isachsen, like for a lot of Native Minnesotans,  it was far easier to become a member of the armed services...

Restoring our connections to each other and the natural world

By Ricky Defoe and Janet Keough As the year gets ready to renew itself, we have a chance to heal ourselves, our human communities, and...

LeRoy Staples Fairbanks IV: Bringing AAU Summer Season to Cass Lake-Bena

By Dan Ninham The wave of top level Minnesota Section 8 basketball talent is continuing to rise at Cass Lake-Bena High School. One of the...

Political Matters – January 2021

By Mordecai Specktor Cancelling Henry Sibley As I mentioned in the December issue of The Circle, I attended Sibley High School. In gym class, we wore...

ILTF’s Will In A Box helps Native Americans with land transfers

By Hannah Broadbent Like many American Indians, my family has land in our district on the Sisseton Whapeton Oyate Reservation (in South Dakota). Also, like...

“The Brave” is compelling, but could do without the stereotypes

Review by Deborah Lock This book, “The Brave” by James Bird, about a boy who overcomes a disability and hard start in life, could have...
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Ricey Wild – January 2021

By Ricey Wild A thought to share with yooz. By this time in my middle age I thought that I would ‘get it’ by now,...

Wrapping up 2020 but not the end of COVID-19 pandemic

By Lee Egerstrom As the year 2020 winds down, the outlook for the COVID-19 pandemic in Minnesota can be described as improved but far from...

Vaccinations start as COVID-19 deaths and infections hit milestones before the...

By Lee Egerstrom Vaccines for preventing the COVID-19 virus began arriving in Minnesota a week before the Christmas holidays even as the state was reaching...

COVID-19 vaccines arrive: A long wait still ahead for most Natives...

By Lee Egerstrom The long-awaited COVID-19 vaccines are now reaching the states, Minnesota included; but the grass may again be green before most Native Minnesotans...

More than half of Native American workers are in risky jobs...

By Lee Egerstrom A research group has pulled together data that show Native American workers and other minorities are at greater risk of becoming infected by...

The Pandemic Pipeline

By Winona LaDuke Governor Walz has just issued all the state permits for Enbridge’s Line 3. That’s including the Minnesota Pollution Control Permit called the...

New memorial recognizes generations of military service by Native vets

By Quil Lawrence/ MPR After 25 years in the making, a new monument on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., opened on Veterans Day –...

A pandemic challenge: Keeping Native students connected to teachers

By Lee Egerstrom The COVID-19 pandemic is taking a toll on Native students, their teachers and programs within Minneapolis Public Schools and threatens to upend...

Minnesota Bison conservation herd helps preserve natural legacy

By Dan Ruiter & Harland Hiemstra / Minnesota DNR As the sun rises on a crisp October morning, Blue Mounds State Park comes to life...

Sophia Morin: Senior Captain of Bemidji HS Lumberjacks Soccer Team

By Dan Ninham The Minnesota State High School League adjusted their 2020-21 winter schedules to curb the spread of the COVID-19. The fall high school sport...