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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...

At Native food tasting, indigenous community reclaim who they are

By Jiwon Choi/MPR Mysti Babineau, a Red Lake Ojibwe tribal member, along with her two young children and 12-year-old niece, waited in line for an...

“Unstoppable” entertains readers and sparks new interests

By Deborah Locke Unstoppable: How Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team Defeated Army (Encounter: Narrative Nonfiction Picture Books) by Art Coulson (Author) Nick Hardcastle (Illustrator) August...

Political Matters – November 2018

By Mordecai Specktor Update: Suppressing the Indian vote In the February 2016 “Political Matters” column, I wrote about a lawsuit challenging North Dakota’s voter ID laws....

TC PBS Honors Native Cultures

Twin Cities PBS (TPT) launched a new initiative, Twin Cities PBS Honors Native Cultures, celebrating and honoring indigenous cultures by airing original productions that share...

It Ain’t Easy Being Indian – November 2018

By Ricey Wild So this is the 20-year anniversary of my column being published (give or take a few months when I was deeply depressed,...

2018 Native Authors Breakfast Fundraiser

2018 Native Authors Breakfast Fundraiser December 7th 8 a.m. - 9 a.m. (doors open at 7:30 a.m. for coffee) The Circle Board invites you to join us...

Wall of Forgotten Natives to Move

By Lee Egerstrom Native American leaders from throughout the state spent all of September working with state and local officials in Minneapolis on immediate, short-term...

Militarizing Against Native and Indigenous Peoples

By Winona LaDuke On September 24, the Duluth City Council discussed purchasing $82,721 worth of riot gear for the second time. Water Protectors, the NAACP,...

Viva Mexico: land, water, and Indigenous candidates

By Winona LaDuke They tried to bury us. They did not know we were seeds...” – Mexican Proverb I have always loved the above quote; rooted,...

To an encampment, our people have come home

By Joe Hobot There is an encampment in Minneapolis populated by indigenous people – and it is growing. People who have gathered there are the displaced,...