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MN Elects First Native Lt. Governor

By Camille Erickson On Nov. 6, 2018, Minnesotans elected Peggy Flanagan to be the state’s first American Indian lieutenant governor, and the first American Indian...

Native Food Perspectives: A different kind of ‘soul food’

By Lee Egerstrom Back a few years, when Christina Valtierra was cooking meals at the Little Earth neighborhood in Minneapolis, some residents would see her...

Pipelines, migrating geese and really bad math

By Winona LaDuke As I watch the geese fly south, I pray that they will come home, giiwedinong to the north, and our lakes and...

States of Incarceration focuses on incarceration of Natives in Minnesota

By Lee Egerstrom An unusual collaboration of academic institutions, issues organizations and Native groups has opened a traveling exhibit at the Minnesota History Center in...

Wall of Forgotten Natives to move indoors?

By Lee Egerstrom Officials from Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Red Lake Nation and other planners have set Dec. 8 as the date for the homeless encampment...

What’s New In The Community – December 2018

StrongHearts Native Helpline Announces Move to the TC The StrongHearts Native Helpline, a partnered project of the National Domestic Violence Hotline and the National Indigenous...

“Indian Horse” will bring understanding and compassion to your heart

Review by Deborah Locke Indian Horse: A Novel By Richard Wagamese Milkweed Editions Publication: April 10, 2018 240 pages “Indian Horse” is a pretty rare book in that it gives a...

Political Matters – December 2018

By Mordecai Specktor Native women in the House The 2018 midterm elections served to pump the brakes on America’s slide toward fascism under the Trump administration....

It Ain’t Easy Being Indian – December 2018

By Ricey Wild So here I am staring at a blinking cursor wondering if I should bring you all into my most recent misery. I...

Theodore Dewitt Mahto

Theodore Dewitt “Ted” Mahto, Jr. (1925 - October 20, 2018) Theodore Dewitt “Ted” Mahto, Jr., 93, passed away in New Ulm, MN at 3am Saturday morning...

Community Calendar – November 2018

Thru Nov. 9 Ties and Tethers Exhibit Artist Lori Biwer-Stewart is a self-taught printmaker who finds inspiration in the natural world around her, as well...

Powwow Welcomes Returning Natives

By Camille Erickson Each year, the Minneapolis American Indian Center fills with adoptees, formerly fostered individuals and families for the Gathering For Our Children and...

Coalition forms to oppose Saint Paul’s joint powers agreement

By Camille Erickson Throughout nearly three decades of involvement in criminal justice reform, Laura LeBlanc worked diligently to create what she calls a “strong and...

Temporary Navigation Center being prepared for “the Wall” homeless

By Lee Egerstrom Demolition work in warehouse property in south Minneapolis is underway to convert space into a temporary Navigation Center for the 300 or...

The U.S. Justice system’s disregard for women

By Winona LaDuke “Half the women you know have been forced to relive some of the worst traumas of their lives on loop for the...

Migizi Communications purchases new building with big plans

By Lee Egerstrom Migizi Communications is celebrating 40 years of service to the American Indian community in the Twin Cities but is looking far ahead...

Indian summer, climate change, and the Necessity Defense

By Winona LaDuke I’m still waiting for my Indian Summer. That’s what we usually get in late September here in the north country. Instead we...

Suppressing the Native vote in the Deep North

By Winona LaDuke Wow, North Dakota, you never cease to amaze me. Less than three weeks before Election Day, the state has new laws which...

What’s New in the Community – November 2018

Sacred Burial Ground to Remain Closed with Limited Access for Native Americans In October, the Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS) decided to keep the Grand Mound...

Native Americans celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day

By Laura Yuen/MPR From protests to parades, Native Americans on October 8th celebrated Indigenous Peoples' Day – a reclaiming of a holiday once dedicated to...