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WPLC Fights for Water Protectors

By Camille Erickson The fight to protect Water Protectors who face state and federal charges from the Indigenous-led Dakota Access Pipeline resistance at Standing Rock...

Dream of Wild Health’s entrepreneurial path to farming, education, community

By Lee Egerstrom For some, Dream of Wild Health (DWH) is viewed as an organic, indigenous food farm in Hugo, north of the Twin Cities...

“Seventh Generation Earth Ethics” is extremely relevant today

By Mark Anthony Rolo In her seminal work “Seventh Generation Earth Ethics: Native Voices of Wisconsin,” scholar and Bad River Ojibwe member, Patty Loew uncovers...

State Bonding Bill includes American Indian projects

By Lee Egerstrom The familiar warning sign, “Slippery When Wet,” isn’t just for highways, exit ramps and overpasses anymore. The Minneapolis American Indian Center has warnings...

Boarding schools, border wall and the BIA

By Mark Anthony Rolo While illegal immigration is not a pressing issue for the American Indian (when infact, it should have been as in why...

What’s New in the Community: July 2018

Invisible No More: Spotify’s first-ever playlist of Native musicians Earlier this year, Native Americans in Philanthropy (NAP) announced a project that amplifies the Native American...

The Bad Decision: PUC approves Enbridge’s Line 3 pipeline route

By Winona LaDuke Apparently $5 million is the price to buy a pipeline route in Minnesota. In an unprecedented process, the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission...

Planting Victory Gardens for hope and peace

By Winona LaDuke I am planting a Victory Garden. Well, a couple of them. They are full of heritage varieties of corn, beans, squash, potatoes,...

Native youth poetry contest winners announced

The Native Youth Poetry Contest, a Twin Cities effort to encourage and publish the voices of young Native poets, has chosen the winners of...

“Horse Nation” artwork about as good as art gets. Anywhere.

By Deborah Locke Sometimes I have trouble telling you what is really good. That’s because so much of Indian Country is amazing, and if I...

Horse Nation Exhibit: interviews with a few of the artists

By Deborah Locke The idea for the Horse Nation of the Ochethi Sakowin exhibition originated with Lakota filmmaker and artist Keith BraveHeart. Below is an...

Community Calendar July 2018

Thru July 24 Niiyo-wiij-anishinaabeg The Duluth Art Institute, St. Louis County Historical Society, and Historic Union Depot Corporation are pleased to announce a showcase of over...

July 2018 Powwows

July 13-15 2018 Prairie Island Summer Powwow Admission is free and open to all ages. All dancers will receive day money. The first five drum...

DNR state park naturalist educates, and dances jingle dress

By Amy Barrett Larissa Harris (Onondaga) recently started work as Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Area Naturalist for Lake Bemidji State Park and the...

Political Matters: July 2018

By Mordecai Specktor The next Standing Rock Following the June 28 decision by the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (PUC) to approve the Enbridge Line 3 oil...

It Ain’t Easy Being Indian: July 2018

By Ricey Wild There’s so much to screech and yell about I don’t know where to start, so I’ll begin with my angst. I used...

Community Calendar: June 2018

Thru Sept. 3 Patriot Nations: Native Americans in Our Nation's Armed Forces Exhibit “Patriot Nations: Native Americans in Our Nation's Armed Forces,” exhibit explores the stories...

Powwow Calendar: June 2018

June 7 2018 Anishinabe Academy Spring Powwow End of the year event to honor Anishinabe Academy students, staff and families. 12:00-2:15pm. Free admission and open to all....

Suicide Prevention Program for Native Youth Launches

By Camille Erickson “It’s hard to think of a specific suicide prevention program in Minneapolis for Native youth. There are a variety of long standing...

Health inequities for American Indians, POC cause loss of life and...

By Lee Egerstrom A study by University of Minnesota researchers shows health inequities for American Indians and other minority groups are costing Minnesota businesses and...