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Bush grant supports Native homelessness

By Lee Egerstrom The Bush Foundation has awarded the Native American Community Development Institute (NACDI) a two-year, $207,000 grant to explore community-based solutions to the...

In allowing Line 3 appeal, Walz wades into most contentious...

By Dan Kraker/MPR Just a month into the job, Gov. Tim Walz waded into one of the state’s most contentious battlegrounds in February with the...

The Last Tar Sands Pipeline

By Winona LaDuke This past month, Enbridge CEO Al Monaco shared his plans to complete Enbridge’s Line 3 through Minnesota by the end of 2019....

Amazon.com Inc. should save the Amazon Rainforest

By Winona LaDuke Ever worry that one day you will wake up and find you are owned by Amazon? They keep growing. With all their...

Chefs raise awareness and funds for Native higher education

By Dina Horwedel Many Natives have tasted Native squash and enjoyed staghorn sumac, along with the tart/sweet delicious taste of chokecherries, but most people outside...

Bluedog’s new album reflects the lives and times of Native Americans

By Lee Egerstrom The title of the forthcoming Bluedog band album shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone living in Indian Country. The title and...

­Denomie exhibit: when reality and imagination combine

By Deborah Locke When you think of American Indian art, what comes to mind? Feathers, buffaloes, eagles, red and green peppers, a powwow dancer, a...

Political Matters – March 2019

By Mordecai Specktor Indigenous at the Oscars In accepting the Oscar for best director on Feb. 24, Mexican director Alphonso Cuarón thanked the Academy “for recognizing...

Community Calendar – March 2019

Thru April 6 Jim Denomie: Standing Rock Paintings Bockley Gallery’s exhibition of Jim Denomie: Standing Rock Paintings, comprises of three large-scale, oil on canvas paintings and...

It Ain’t Easy Being Indian – March 2019

By Ricey Wild Dear friends; my beloved Gramma Rose who I’ve written about many times has passed on at 100+years old. I grieve her deeply...

Mni Ki Wakan Water Is Sacred

By Wakinyan Skye LaPointe, Lemoine LaPointe, Thorne LaPointe, Laura Sioux Roberts The growing global water crisis is prompting many world leaders and organizations to respond...

Community Calendar – February 2019

Thru Feb. 8 Tamara Aupaumut and Jeremy Pomani Two Rivers Gallery presents the work of two local artists: Tamara Aupaumut and Jeremy Pomani. Two Rivers Gallery,...

W.E. Resolution gives Manoomin Rights

By Winona LaDuke At the close of 2018, the White Earth band of Ojibwe recognized the “Rights of Manoomin” as a part of tribal regulatory...

MNIBA: Co-ops offer new look at old ways for development

By Lee Egerstrom The Minnesota Indigenous Business Alliance (MNIBA) is taking a fresh look at ways to spur business and service development within Native communities by...

Change is coming to racist murals in St. Paul City Hall

By scott russell Four large murals in St. Paul City Hall depict white supremacy and Manifest Destiny, creating an unwelcoming space for many citizens who...

MAGA-hat-wearing students mock Native man at D.C. rally

By Associated Press A Roman Catholic diocese in Kentucky apologized after videos emerged showing students from a Catholic boys’ high school mocking Native Americans outside...

What’s New in the Community – February 2019

White Hawk wins 2019 USA Fellowship The United States Artists (USA) has announced its 2019 USA Fellows. Dyani White Hawk is one of 45 artists...

Theatres collaborate to tackle climate change, with bears

By Deborah Locke It’s never too late to take up something new. A door opened and Alicia Smith (Yup’ik) and her mom, Grace Smith, became...

Political Matters – February 2019

By Mordecai Specktor Clyde Bellecourt’s challenge A legendary political activist and co-founder of the American Indian Movement (AIM), Clyde Bellecourt has been diagnosed with stage-four metastatic...

It Ain’t Easy Being Indian – February 2019

By Ricey Wild There has been so much going on in this pseudo-bizarro world we exist in that now I don’t know where to begin...