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Outpatient Program for Little Earth

By Lee Egerstrom Three Native American organizations have teamed up to launch a new Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) to help drug abusers and their families...

Dakota Head Start launched at Lower Sioux Indian Community

By Lee Egerstrom With a dwindling number of fluent Dakota language speakers throughout Minnesota, the Lower Sioux Indian Community (LSIC) has started a unique Dakota...

The meaning of consent: Fond du Lac and Enbridge

By Winona LaDuke “Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) is one of the most important principles that Indigenous Peoples believe can protect their right to...

Black Snake Chronicles: Police, Courts and Victories

By Winona LaDuke August was marked by three new landmarks in Native resistance to pipelines in Canada, Minnesota, and North Dakota. On August 29, 26...

What’s New in the Community September 2018

Minneapolis Native Elders compete in MN Senior Games The Minnesota Senior Games were held in Mankato on August 16-19 and for the first time there was...

“The Wall” on Franklin sheds light on homeless Natives

Story and photos by Ona Knoxsha As the morning sun began to rise up and over Highway 55 in south Minneapolis, residents at the American...

New Bell Museum showcases state’s past and Ojibwe/Dakota words

By Deborah Locke Here is a reaction I can almost guarantee. Take your children to the new Bell Museum on Larpenteur Avenue, not far from...

Political Matters Sept 2018

Dick Bancroft memorial In my August column, I wrote a remembrance of my friend Dick Bancroft, a photographer who spent decades chronicling the American Indian...

Community Calendar September 2018

Thru Oct. 2019 Horse Nation of the Ochéthi Šakówiŋ All My Relations Arts presents Horse Nation of the Ochéthi Šakówi, an exhibition that explores how horses shape...

It Ain’t Easy Being Indian September 2018

By Ricey Wild Does anyone remember “Tank Girl?” It’s about how water and power controlled everything and there were just a few holdouts protecting the...

Paul Lyle Enyart Obituary

Paul Lyle Enyart “Oyăte Nawičhakičižin” 1968 - August 1, 2018 Paul Lyle Enyart “Oyăte Nawičhakičižin” (Protects the People), 50, of Swatara, MN, passed away August...

Neil McKay is new member Bell Museum Board of Directors

By Deborah Locke Chantemaza (Neil McKay) is a new member of the Bell Museum Board of Directors and agreed to speak with The Circle about...

AIOIC Expands Takoda

By Lee Egerstrom The American Indian Opportunities Industrialization Center (AIOIC) in Minneapolis has redesigned the logo and branding of its no cost, adult education programs...

Ties to culture are vital for Native American children in foster...

By Camille Erickson Victor Walter (Bois Forte Ojibwe) used to cut hair for a living. While giving a haircut six years ago, Walter had a...

News Briefs – August 2018

Vacant lot becomes outdoor classroom and garden A vacant lot at Takoda Prep, the alternative high school at American Indian OIC in south Minneapolis, has...

What’s new in the community – August 2018

Walker forms Indigenous Public Art selection committee In cooperation with a group of Native curators, knowledge keepers, artists, and arts professionals, including individuals of Dakota...

Record number of Native Americans running for office in midterms

By Leila Fadel and Talia Wiener/NPR On a recent afternoon in Albuquerque, N.M., Deb Haaland sits with a thick stack of paper in front of...

Powwow Calendar – August 2018

Aug. 10-12 2018 Grand Portage Celebration Powwow The annual Grand Rendezvous and Powwow at Grand Portage includes reenactors from across the country and Canada as they...

Finding beauty in horses, hemp and solar panels

By Winona LaDuke Let’s be honest, sometimes it’s hard not to hang your head with the challenges of these times. To counter this, I just...

Red Lake language camp rebuilds Ojibwe traditions

By John Enger/MPR News All Photos by Monika Lawrence/MPR News The Red Lake Band of Chippewa held its sixth annual Ojibwe Language camp in late July....