Mni Ki Wakan Water Is Sacred

By Wakinyan Skye LaPointe, Lemoine LaPointe, Thorne LaPointe, Laura Sioux Roberts The growing global water crisis is prompting many world leaders and organizations to respond...

Community Calendar – February 2019

Thru Feb. 8 Tamara Aupaumut and Jeremy Pomani Two Rivers Gallery presents the work of two local artists: Tamara Aupaumut and Jeremy Pomani. Two Rivers Gallery,...

W.E. Resolution gives Manoomin Rights

By Winona LaDuke At the close of 2018, the White Earth band of Ojibwe recognized the “Rights of Manoomin” as a part of tribal regulatory...

MNIBA: Co-ops offer new look at old ways for development

By Lee Egerstrom The Minnesota Indigenous Business Alliance (MNIBA) is taking a fresh look at ways to spur business and service development within Native communities by...

Change is coming to racist murals in St. Paul City Hall

By scott russell Four large murals in St. Paul City Hall depict white supremacy and Manifest Destiny, creating an unwelcoming space for many citizens who...

MAGA-hat-wearing students mock Native man at D.C. rally

By Associated Press A Roman Catholic diocese in Kentucky apologized after videos emerged showing students from a Catholic boys’ high school mocking Native Americans outside...

What’s New in the Community – February 2019

White Hawk wins 2019 USA Fellowship The United States Artists (USA) has announced its 2019 USA Fellows. Dyani White Hawk is one of 45 artists...

Theatres collaborate to tackle climate change, with bears

By Deborah Locke It’s never too late to take up something new. A door opened and Alicia Smith (Yup’ik) and her mom, Grace Smith, became...

Political Matters – February 2019

By Mordecai Specktor Clyde Bellecourt’s challenge A legendary political activist and co-founder of the American Indian Movement (AIM), Clyde Bellecourt has been diagnosed with stage-four metastatic...

It Ain’t Easy Being Indian – February 2019

By Ricey Wild There has been so much going on in this pseudo-bizarro world we exist in that now I don’t know where to begin...

The effects of cancer on Native Americans: what can be done

Rachel Lynch According to the Rosewell Park Cancer Center, there are more than 5 million Native Americans that belong to over 500 nationally recognized tribes...

A pipe, a tribe, a quest to reclaim the past

By Mark Steil/MPR NEWS Art Owen pored over pictures of the sacred pipe, knowing the last Native American to touch it had been forced to surrender...

New Native Theatre celebrates tenth anniversary

“What does it take to nurture the heart of a Native artist?” This question drove Rhiana Yazzie, a Navajo playwright and director, to undertake...

It’s the time of the Bear and the Green New Deal

By Winona LaDuke In the middle of winter, the Bears sleep and dream of food, and of adventures to come. That’s the time when we...

Navigation Center filled; outdoor homeless encampments cleared

Lee Egerstrom Most of the residents of the homeless encampments in the Hiawatha and Franklin Avenues area have moved indoors to the Navigation Center temporary...

MAIC readies to launch a fund drive for repairs, improvements

By Lee Egerstrom The Minneapolis American Indian Center is completing arrangements to launch a major fundraising drive in mid- to late January for new roofing,...

What’s New in the Community – January 2019

Rica Rivera inducted into the Youth Intervention Hall of Fame On December 7, 2018, Rica Rivera was inducted into the Youth Intervention Hall of Fame....

White Earth and Red Lake join with DoC to appeal Pipeline

By Winona LaDuke On Dec. 21, the Department of Commerce joined the White Earth and Red Lake Nations and environmental groups in the Minnesota Court...

Rosy Simas “Weave” premiers at Ordway in January

By Deborah Locke When Rosy Simas (Seneca) auditions dancers for a new production, she throws the white European values on beauty out the window. She...

Community Calendar – January 2019

Thru Jan. Responsibilities and Obligations: Understanding Mitákuye Oyásʼiŋ This exhibit is co-curated and includes artwork by Lakota artists Mary V. Bordeaux, Clementine Bordeaux and Layli Long...