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Dakota Nations launch Lasting Care for Opioid crisis

By Lee Egerstrom Minnesota’s four Dakota Nations have jointly launched a new program to provide ongoing help for people suffering from the opioid crisis, and...

Indigenous architecture should be beautiful, functional, and Native

By Lee Egerstrom The principal architect behind the new Mino Oski Ain Dah Yung Center’s young people’s affordable housing project in St. Paul, and several...

Welcome to the Kill Zone – the Shadow of Husky

By Winona LaDuke “In four years, three major accidents have occurred that could have led to large hydrogen fluoride releases. This exposes a shocking level...

Native American leaders work to overcome community mistrust

By Tiffany Bui/MPR News When community organizer Elizabeth Day asked a group of Native Americans in the Twin Cities what they wanted to know about...

Bdote launches teacher internship for Dakota, Ojibwe language/culture

By Lee Egerstrom Bdote Learning Center is starting a new teaching internship program to boost the number of Dakota and Ojibwe language and culture teachers...

Beth Brant: A wordsmith extraordinaire

A Generous Spirit: Selected Works by Beth Brant by Janice Gould (Editor) Inanna Publications September 20, 2019 195 pages ============================== Review by Deborah Locke “A Generous Spirit: Selected Work...

Alexis Desjarlait and Grace White: Red Lake Lady Warriors

By Dan Ninham Native college athletes are trailblazers and pacesetters. They set precedence by going to college to be student-athletes, staying in college and graduating,...

Political Matters – January 2020

By Mordecai Specktor Here comes Twin Metals In December, Twin Metals submitted its mine plan of operations to the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, and an...

It Ain’t Easy Being Indian – January 2020

By Ricey Wild Whatta past year, ennit? I really hope that yooz all was much better than mine. I have survived it as yet. And...

The Circle’s Native Authors Fundraiser 2019

The Circle’s annual fundraiser was held on December 13th at the All Nations Indian Church in Minneapolis. Guest speaker Marcie Rendon (White Earth Ojibwe)...

Community Calendar – January 2020

Thru Feb 2 Foresight - 20 years of Mitakuye Oyasin Foresight is a retrospective exhibition highlighting the past 20 years of artists that have been featured...

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...