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Two Native Orgs doing their part by providing Covid-19 tests to...

By Hannah Broadbent As of June 28th, 30.4. million Covid-19 tests have been given across the country. Labs all over the U.S. are backlogged trying...

Strong partnerships key for Natives in coronavirus pandemic

By Eddie Chuculate Although tribes in Minnesota are in control of their own health infrastructure, a good relationship with the state is crucial, said Antony...

Native organizations band together for food assistance amid coronavirus and riots

By Eddie Chuculate After rioters looted then set fire to grocery stores in the wake of George Floyd’s death, many Minneapolis residents have had to...

Telemedicine is a stopgap for COVID-19 pandemic, not a cure all

By Lee Egerstrom Self-distancing, Stay Home Minnesota precautions, people just being careful, and greater use of telemedicine communications with health professionals to avoid COVID-19 are...

Keeping Native Elders occupied at Bii Di Gain during Covid-19 pandemic

By Eddie Chuculate (Photos by Diane Grooms) Before the coronavirus pandemic (Covid-19), residents at Bii Di Gain, an elderly housing complex for Native Americans on Franklin...

Minnesota’s Stay Safe Order: Phase III and Reopening Businesses

By Maurita Begay As of June 10, 2020, the third phase of Minnesota’s Stay Safe Plan will commence, ordered by Governor Walz. Throughout the entire...

U.S. Treatment of Indians Inspired Hitler’s Hunger Policies

By Lee Egerstrom America’s resettlement plans used against Native Americans inspired Adult Hitler and the Nazi’s starvation and resettlement plans directed at Ukrainians, Russians and...

Homelessness on Ojibwe reservations still a problem in MN

By Lee Egerstrom Homelessness and near-homelessness are continuing problems at six Ojibwe reservations in northern Minnesota, and was before the coronavirus epidemic reached Minnesota causing...

Landowners challenge Eminent Domain and Line 3 faces new challenges

By Winona LaDuke While the Enbridge Company seeks to push ahead with Line 3 in Minnesota, the future of this pipeline, Enbridge and the Dakota...

Snowflakes, raindrops and dust bring CECs to lakes and fish

By Lee Egerstrom Part Two of Two-Part Series (you can read part one here.) Precipitation is a transport system that brings chemicals from pharmaceuticals, personal care...

Scientists find 117 chemicals in Grand Portage fish and lake bottom

By Lee Egerstrom This is the first of a two-part series (read part two here). An extensive three-year research study of lakes in and around the...

Bdote Learning Center celebrates its first 8th grade graduating class

As Bdote Learning Center completes its sixth year of operations, the school is celebrating its first eighth grade graduating class: The 8th Grade Graduating...

Political Matters – June 2020

By Mordecai Specktor The police murder of George Floyd “Certain conditions continue to exist in our society, which must be condemned as vigorously as we condemn...

Nate Howard shined as CLB Panther and LLLTC basketball star

By Dan Ninham Boozhoo. Bimisebineshii indizhinikaaz: Greetings. My Indian name is Flying Bird. Awazisii nindoodem: My clan is Bullhead. Gaa-zagaskwaajimekaag nindonjibaa: I’m from Cass Lake....

The Tao of Nookomis: skilled at featuring Indians you know or...

By Deborah Locke The Tao of Nookomis by Thomas D Peacock Illustrated by Rabbett Before Horses Strickland Black Bears and Blueberries Publishing January 2020 (second edition) 212...
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It Ain’t Easy Being Indian – June 2020

By Ricey Wild So, I’ve had a lot of time to think. I tried to stop myself but could not. I have a personal library...

MN SNAP and Culture and Faith Covid-19 Update

By Hannah Broadbent Little by little every week, pieces of regular life are coming back due to the Stay Safe Order, the newest phase in...

COVID-19 Testing and Contact Tracing: Its Importance to Native Communities

By Maurita Begay Native American communities have been one of the most affected groups throughout history when it comes to widespread pandemics. The dire circumstances...

Demonstrators, property protectors, first responders should get COVID-19 tests

By Lee Egerstrom Anyone who participated in demonstrations following the death of George Floyd, or encountered people who did, should consider getting tested for the...