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Native Lights: Where Indigenous Voices Shine

By Lee Egerstrom An unusual association of independent, community-based radio stations brought forth Native voices and faces for visitors to the Minnesota State Fair this...

Enbridge encounters more setbacks

By Winona LaDuke On September 28, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency denied an essential permit to the Enbridge Line 3 Project, adding more setbacks for...

It’s time to plant for the future with hemp

By Winona LaDuke While armchair and facebook critics are blasting away at those of us transforming the world, blasting Alexandria Ocasio Ortiz, Ilhan Omar, and...

Red Lake Nation breaks ground on first-of-its-kind housing

By Max Nesterak/MPR News With prayer, song and gold shovels emblazoned with Ojibwe floral patterns, the Red Lake Nation broke ground September 14th on a 110-unit affordable...

MHS begins public hearings for new name of Historic Fort Snelling

By Mohamed Ibrahim/MPR News One of the most important historic sites in Minnesota may get a new name. The Minnesota Historical Society will hold statewide public...

Indigenous designer fights MMIW crisis with fashion

By Natasha Rausch/The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead Models with red and black handprints painted on their faces strutted across the stage wearing Darlene Perkins originals. The...

The hardest kind of mothering: miscarriage and infant death

Review by Deborah Locke “What God Is Honored Here?” features stories from women of color who experienced miscarriage and the death of their infants. To...

The Girls On My Team Are My Sisters

By Dan Ninham Interethnic and interracial friendships offer opportunities for athletes to learn how others see their world. This helps people get along and accomplish...

Community Calendar – October 2019

Thru Oct 26 Transference: Printmakers in Mni Sota Makoce Exhibition Prints in this exhibition by Julie Buffalohead, Andrea Carlson, and Dyani White Hawk were exclusively made...

“Not Your Mascot” march and rally set for Oct 24...

On Thursday, Oct. 24, a coalition of Minnesota tribal governments, the National Coalition Against Racism in Sports and Media (NCARSM) and other Native American...

Political Matters – October 2019

By Mordecai Specktor Individual-1 to visit Minneapolis There’s been plenty of breaking news in late September. In national politics, a whistleblower (a CIA agent assigned to...

It Ain’t Easy Being Indian – October 2019

By Ricey Wild It was my fondest wish to go to the “Storm Area 51” event to free the hostage Aliens or at least have...

Storytelling, Health, Wellness & Partnering

By Lee Egerstrom This past summer was filled with opportunities for Native American and other young people to develop storytelling skills while focusing on various...

U’s medical school in Duluth welcomes record number of Native students

By Dan Gunderson/MPR News When Jennie Murillo was in high school, she remembers going to her local Indian Health Service clinic in southeast Idaho for regular checkups...

Why are so many Native Americans missing from the last census?

By Natasha Rausch Jamie Azure said the numbers were off. When he saw the results from the 2010 census, he said they didn’t look right...

A New Breath – White Earth Chairman Fairbanks

By Winona LaDuke I’ve been to a lot of inaugurations in my life, they are always full of promise, hope and, more recently dread. The...

Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women billboard goes up in Duluth

The first Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women (MMIW) billboard was placed in Duluth in August, in an effort to raise awareness and build momentum...

Native American tour is designed to educate teachers on historical...

By Elizabeth Shockman/MPR News In early August, a group of Minneapolis public school teachers stood atop a bluff overlooking the Mississippi River. Victor Makes Room For Them, who...

Johns Hopkins’ move into Minnesota seen as gain for Indian health...

By Lee Egerstrom Medical researchers and officials in Duluth insist the opening of a Johns Hopkins University research hub with existing staff from University of...

US Native American health agency at crossroads

By the Associated Press Emergency rooms shut down for months. Hospitals put patients at risk for opioid abuse and overdoses. A longtime pediatrician was charged with sexually...