Covid-19: New rules, licenses coming for assisted living home care providers 

By Lee Egerstrom  New protections for elders and others residing in long term assisted living-type facilities are coming on Aug. 1 along with new requirements...

COVID-19 still infecting Native Minnesotans

Lee Egerstrom Minnesotans were told they can return to more “normal” activity as April came to an end although, it appears, the new “normal” also...

Mpls community organizations helped keep peace during Chauvin trial 

By Lee Egerstrom With Minneapolis on pins and needles during the recent Derek Chauvin murder trial, the city reached out to seven community organizations to...

The Water Protector Spring is coming

By Winona LaDuke Are you going to shoot us for a Canadian pipeline company? Or put another way, if this pipeline is such a good...

‘Our hearts are heavy’: COVID-19 deaths of tribal elders leave a...

By Dan Gunderson/MPR Anton Treuer calls himself an Ojibwe language warrior. He’s been working to preserve and share the language for two decades. He spends a...

Chauvin guilty of murder, manslaughter in George Floyd’s killing

By Jon Collins, Riham Feshir, Brandt Williams & Matt Sepic/MPR A Hennepin County jury on April 20th found ex-Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin guilty...

Lexus Eagle Chasing comes up big for the Uof MN-Morris Cougars

By Dan Ninham Lexus Eagle Chasing was a 5-8, junior guard on the University of Minnesota-Morris basketball team this past season. She is enrolled with...

Powwow story for children will dance into your heart

Review by Deborah Locke The young Ojibwe girl, Josie, wants more than anything to dance for the first time at the summer powwow. This sweet...

Story of Ho Chunk Congresswoman inspires and entertains

Review by Deborah Locke While still a little girl, Sharice Davids (Ho Chunk) raced through the house doing high kicks and air punches, just like...
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It Ain’t Easy Being Indian – May 2021

By Ricey Wild “Well...we made it this far”, said my nephew, Jerone at intervals heading out of the Cities. He was seven years old and...

COVID-19: The Great Outdoors may be calling, but don’t throw caution...

By Lee Egerstrom  The message came down in late April from the White House, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state capitols...

Mpls and housing discrimination covenants 

By Lee Egerstrom Racial covenants on property have been illegal in Minnesota for more than 50 years but still remain on long-established mortgages and leasing...

Native-owned /tribal enterprises still struggling in Minnesota 

By Lee Egerstrom Christina (Tina) Valtierra and Robert Blake are living proof the COVID-19 pandemic has dealt a heavy hand on Native-owned and operated businesses...

The Boy Scouts: land grabs, sexual abuse, and bankruptcy

By Winona LaDuke Let’s put it this way, the Boy Scouts are supposed to be good guys. And now they’ve got some challenges. We will...

Line 3 construction brings complication, controversy to Fond du Lac Reservation

By Dan Kraker/MPR About a month ago, Taysha Martineau walked out of the protest camp she built in a small patch of woods near her...

Among ‘lessons’ from COVID: New and old ways Native students learn 

By Lee Egerstrom A Native American mother who is also a Minneapolis librarian says there a lots of lessons to be learned about teaching children...

The celebration over, Haaland now faces a long to-do list at...

By kirk Siegler/ NPR With so much land under federal control in the West, it’s long been said the secretary of the interior has much...

Zaaga’Igan Buffalo: Leading Duluth East HS Greyhound basketball team

By Dan Ninham Zaaga’Igan Buffalo is representing his people in every step he is taking. His people are not only the Red Cliff Band of...

Political Matters – April 2021

By Mordecai Specktor Putting Columbus back on a pedestal The idea for this column – when it began back in the mists of time – was...

Jones’s book blends horror with the striking ordinariness of life

Review by Deborah Locke (Editor’s note: Spoilers ahead.) If you only read one horror/slasher novel in your life, make it “The Only Good Indians” by Stephen Graham...