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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...

Lone Eagle preparing for World Powerlifting Competition

By Dan Ninham Everyone has a place in the world. Some people take their whole lives to find it. Others happen upon it and are...

Books encourage resilience and confidence when facing adversity

By Deborah Locke Two children’s books aimed at different age groups encourage resilience and confidence when facing adversity. In each book, American Indian parents play...

Political Matters – October 2020

By Mordecia Specktor Election chaos Did you watch the Sept. 29 presidential debate? Why are people surprised that a debate involving the Orange Hitler would descend...

IHB launches programs on Sexual Health and Education

By Hannah Broadbent If you’ve been at any bus stops, light rail stations or any high-traffic area in South Minneapolis you’ve probably noticed Indian Health...

Minnesota passes COVID-19 milestones; precautions are still best line of defense

By Lee Egerstrom As Minnesota was crossing milestones for both confirmed coronavirus cases and deaths this past week, a federal and state research project looking...

COVID-19 is all around us; travel is still a risk

By Lee Egerstrom Health officials are worried that the COVID-19 pandemic is picking up speed as the fall season arrives with 28 states now reporting...

A quick community-based COVID-19 Public Health Survey is coming your way

By Lee Egerstrom The Minnesota Department of Health has launched a deeper look at how COVID-19 is impacting different communities in Minnesota to give health...

Task Force for MMIW created

By Hannah Broadbent In November 2019, The Trump Administration launched the Executive Order on Establishing the Task Force on Missing and Murdered American Indians and...

Fire, civil unrest and COVID-19 slows but doesn’t stop Migizi

By Lee Egerstrom When tornado warnings sounded across parts of Hennepin County west and north of Minneapolis in mid-August, Kelly Drummer heard the roar of...

Twin Cities Native Americans’ safety net is short on revenues

By Tiffany Bui/MinnPost Without the same funding as tribal nations, many organizations that serve Native Americans in the cities are facing a revenue shortfall. Five days...

COVID-19 puts powwow season on pause — and online

By Dan Gunderson/MPR News When Labor Day weekend rolls around this year, Brenda Child (Red Lake Ojibwe) will miss an event that’s been a part...

Education advisor Mary Beth Elhardt on Indian education

By Brad Hagen I handed tobacco to Mary Beth Elhardt, a Cherokee woman who is an elder, mentor, and educator. “Thank you for letting me...

Verna Volker: Leading By Example With Native Women Running

By Dan Ninham Verna Volker is from the Navajo Nation. “My clans are Tódích'íi'nii (Bitterwater) nishlíi, Hashtl'ishnii (Mud People) bashishchiin,  Ta'neeszahnii (Tangle) dashicheii, and Tó'...