LATEST ARTICLES

Indian Health Service, MN Department of Health ready plans for vaccines

By Lee Egerstrom Health officials at both the federal and state levels are developing plans to assist Indian health providers in accessing and administering vaccines...

COVID-19 cases spike; new curfews and social gathering limits are in...

By Lee Egerstrom With all 50 states reporting spikes in COVID-19 pandemic cases, and with Minnesota and Upper Midwest states in the thick of it,...

Mille Lacs County board race highlights old tensions

By Kirsti Marohn/MPR News When Bradley Harrington was an 11-year-old growing up on the Mille Lacs Indian Reservation, members of the Mille Lacs Band of...

Wakan Tipi Center aims for spring groundbreaking

By Lee Egerstrom Community supporters in St. Paul and at Minnesota’s four Dakota communities are still raising funds and making plans with their sights set...

Researchers find doubts about COVID-19 vaccine among BIPOC

By Laurel Wamsley/ MPR The Food and Drug Administration is preparing for the eventual rollout of one or more COVID-19 vaccines – by identifying the...

AICHO produces COVID-19 videos from Native physicians

By Ivy Vainio Recently, it seems every time I log onto my Facebook page, I see at least one new post about an individual or...

Anton Treuer on language revitalization and the Rosetta Stone

By Brad Hagen I dial the number sent to my phone. It rings maybe two times. “Hello,” says a rather cheerful voice, “This is Anton...

Native/other communities lose organizer and mentor Robert Albee

By Lee Egerstrom Robert “Bob” Albee, a community organizer and activist who helped Native and other communities develop tools needed for development and cohesive community...

The true value of a seed bundle

By Deborah Locke “The Seed Keeper” by Diane Wilson (Mdewakanton Dakota) shows the way seeds are the foundation of every living thing and hold the...

Political Matters – November 2020

By Mordecai Specktor #4MoreYears in prison I’m writing at the end of October, feeling apprehensive about the results of the upcoming elections. As I’ve made clear...

New project examines the history of Nebraska’s Genoa Indian School

In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the U.S. government sent tens of thousands of Indian children to boarding schools in the hopes...

Native Americans urged to get flu shot during Covid-19 pandemic

By Eddie Chuculate The Minnesota Department of Health is recommending that Native Americans get a flu shot this season, especially during COVID-19, as catching the...

COVID-19 not going away – Minnesota workers told to work from...

By Lee Egerstrom Minnesota recorded 35 new deaths from the COVID-19 pandemic on Oct 20, the highest daily death count since May 28 and a...

Minnesota eases COVID-19 restrictions for visiting elders in assisted living, senior...

By Lee Egerstrom With cold weather fast approaching, and after months of isolation for many elders throughout the state, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH)...

Redemption, reconciliation or restorative justice

By Winona LaDuke “The world is undergoing an initiation. The ancient knowledge of our ancestors and elders is needed now more than ever as we...

Activist wants to prevent Wall of Forgotten Natives

By Eddie Chuculate Outreach worker Jase Roe is determined to prevent a Native American homeless camp from exploding into one similar to 2018 that grew...

Language Revitilization During the Covid-19 Pandemic

By Brad Hagen Language revitalization is widely recognized as an essential aspect of strengthening Native nations across Turtle Island. For some, there are more immediate...

Make America Beautiful Again by voting

By Winona LaDuke Make America beautiful again. That’s what I say. I remember those old advertisements of the Indian guy in the canoe, tear and...

Trump tells federal agencies to end training on ‘white privilege’

By Matthew S. Schwartz/MPR News The Trump administration has instructed federal agencies to end racial sensitivity trainings that address topics like white privilege and critical...

Gatherings Cafe gets new executive chef and a makeover

By Eddie Chuculate True to his adaptive nature and agility in the kitchen, chef Brian Yazzie has turned the lemons of the coronavirus pandemic into...