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Powwow Calendar April 2018

April 7 CNIA 34th Annual Contest Powwow - Contest MC: Jerry Dearly. AD: Gabe Desrosiers. Host Drums: Dakota Nation, and Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate. Contest Info:...

Community Calendar April 2018

Thru April 20 Bring Her Home: Daughters of Turtle Island The exhibition “Bring Her Home: Daughters of Turtle Island” will be on view at the All...

Wind River sheds light on criminal jurisdictional issues in Indian Country

By Deborah Locke Any art form that brings violence against American Indian women into a harsh light brings everyone a step closer to eradicating that...

Almighty Voice and His Wife: the play’s run was too short

By Winona LaDuke Sometimes you hear a story which breaks your heart. Breaks your heart because you never heard it, breaks your heart when you...

‘It just felt very wrong:’ Sherman Alexie’s accusers go on the...

By Lynn Neary/MPR News In March, writer Sherman Alexie issued a statement admitting he “has harmed” others, after rumors and allegations began to circulate about...

What Enbridge money can and cannot buy

By Winona LaDuke In March the Ojibwe - Enbridge battle shows the political pressure that $5 million worth of lobbying can buy in Minnesota, and...

Park Rapids student stands up by sitting down for Pledge

By Bob Collins/MPR News Teresita Diaz, 17, a junior at Park Rapids Area High School in northern Minnesota, wants you to know she’s not disrespecting...

Missing/Murdered Indigenous Women Task Force gets first hearing

Legislation to create a Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Task Force received its first hearing in March in the House Government Operations Committee (HF...

Natives American women stopped by police more than other races

American Indian women were disproportionately stopped, searched and arrested by police in Minneapolis in 2017. Researchers at St. Catherine University and the University of...

It Ain’t Easy Being Indian – April

By Ricey Wild I’ve been waiting for 45 to be impeached. Sigh. Been waiting too long – like for the warm bus to show up...

What’s New in the Community April 2018

Red Lake High School robotics teams wins Rookie Inspiration Award (By Michael Meuers, Photo by Allan Olson/Cass Lake Times) The Red Lake Senior High School (Red...

Working for Missing/Murdered Indian Women

By Camille Erickson On a tepid winter day this February, hundreds of people adorned in red attire flooded into the Minneapolis. American Indian Center (MAIC)...

Designing for efficiency, utility and beauty in Indian country

by Lee Egerstrom A Minneapolis-based architect and urban designer has been helping tribes and Native American groups plan and build useful buildings and landscapes all...

New radio station KRSM takes to the air in south Minneapolis

By Lee Egerstrom A low-powered FM radio station seven years in the making has taken to the air in south Minneapolis. While small in size compared...

A brief history of American Indian boarding schools

American Indian boarding schools, which operated in Minnesota and across the United States beginning in the late nineteenth century, represent a dark chapter in...

Line 3 proposal shows willful ignorance of Ojibwe history and rights

By Winona LaDuke In all the coverage of Enbridge Energy’s proposed Line 3 pipeline project, and in the recent and predictable pro-pipeline commentary by an...

Riding the Line: Enbridge and the horse nation

By Winona LaDuke I am a traveler, for sure, but my love of the horse, the sound of horses on our Mother Earth, the chance...

Farm Bill important to Indian Country (July 2017)

By Lee Egerstrom The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) is reminding Indian Country that it needs to work with Congress and naturally allied groups to support...

Courts, Pipelines and Liabilities: Minnesota may want to take note (July...

By Winona LaDuke “We applaud the courts for protecting our laws and regulations from undue political influence, and will ask the Court to shut down...

NATIONAL NEWS BRIEFS (July 2017)

ARIZONA METEORITE RECEIVES APACHE NAME PHOENIX, AZ – A meteorite that landed on tribal land last year has been given the Apache name Dishchii'bikoh Ts'iłsǫǫsé Tsee....