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White Earth Tribe to vote on Medical Marijuana

By Winona LaDuke On August l8 the White Earth Tribe will have an election. There are two things on the ballot – the District Three...

A family death can be fatal blow for Native higher education

By Lee Egerstrom A study conducted at the University of Minnesota finds that students of color, and especially Native American students, are far less likely...

Native Vote 2020: The Primaries and Tribal Elections

By Winona LaDuke I don’t actually have a dog in this fight, I am technically a member of the Green Party, not a Democrat or...

Minnesotans cheer Washington team’s name change

By Nina Moini / MRP News Outside the American Indian Center in Minneapolis on July 13, Clyde Bellecourt leaned on his walker as he watched...

Minnesota food shelves, already busy, brace for bigger demand

By Nina Moini / MRP News The COVID-19 pandemic has created huge demand for free or reduced-cost food across the state as Minnesotans have lost...

Cooperative enterprises may lead to “new normal” for Native businesses

By Lee Egerstrom Business has been grinding to a halt in much of Indian Country, perhaps more than in the U.S. economy at large, prompting...

Political Matters – August 2020

By Mordecai Specktor Winning in Indian Country In a departure from the usual “Political Matters” fare, this month’s column will feature good news. In the midst...

Daniel Polk: National Class Disc Golfer

By Dan Ninham Everyone may have a hidden talent. Oftentimes someone finds it by chance. Other times it may stay hidden. By continuing to practice...

For Joshua: An Ojibwe Father Teaches His Son, is a remarkable...

Review by Deborah Locke The late Richard Wagamese knew that liquor “owned him” and that as a drunk, he was unfit to raise his baby...

Young grad works with Amnesty International on corporate crimes

By Hannah Broadbent Raven Ziegler is a young Native American women who is making a big impact in her community as an activist and young...
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It Ain’t Easy Being Indian – August 2020

By Ricey Wild Pretty sure I’ma be calling Rezberry Housing for some repairs soon. Due to my last most unfortunate accident, I’m in a wheelchair...

Community thanks AIM for protection

The Native American Community Clinic (NACC), University of Minnesota Community-University Health Care Center (CUHCC) and Native American Community Development Institute (NACDI) hosted a gratitude...

Often overlooked impacts of COVID-19: mental health stress, anxiety and fear

By Lee Egerstrom Minnesota health officials, the Mayo Clinic, and experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are voicing concern about how...

Food left on table: 150,000 eligible Minn. families missing out on...

By Eddie Chuculate As the coronavirus has broken United States food-supply chains, and grocery stores in Minneapolis closed or disrupted due to rioting, free groceries...

Native schools in Minneapolis prepare to open during pandemic, bemoan online...

By Eddie Chuculate Although American Indian schools in Minneapolis are awaiting a state mandate on reopening this fall amid the coronavirus pandemic, a consensus is...

Minnesota opens long-term care facilities to family, friends declared essential caregivers

By Lee Egerstrom Caring for an elderly or other person in a long-term care facility has just gotten easier for families and friends who can...

Dental care: Cautiously returning to a new “normal” for the foreseeable...

By Lee Egerstrom Putting health care on hold as precaution against the coronavirus pandemic was a balancing act for patients and medical specialists who had...

Is the Second Wave of the Coronavirus Here?

By Maurita Begay There is prevalent speculation that we are entering a “second wave” of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States. But is this...

Covid/protests bring food shortages and community support

By Lee Egerstrom The burning and damage to Cub Foods and Target stores in south Minneapolis following the death of George Floyd in May turned...

Residents comes together to protect Little Earth Housing Complex

By Hana Broadbent We all remember where we were when we heard about the death of George Floyd. It’s a moment in time that touched...