Instructor Discovers Parallels Between Native Culture And Capoeria

By Dan Ninham “Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian Martial Art that incorporates music, singing, dance, acrobatics, culture and a resistance from colonization,” said Benjamin “Gaviao” Shendo...
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It Ain’t Easy Being Indian – March 2020

By Ricey Wild If ya’ll follow my column, you know I have not had it easy at all after falling back in November. Life has...

Community Calendar – March 2020

Thru April 20 Rights of the Child A solo exhibition of paintings and digitally designed posters by Duluth-based artist Moira Villiard exploring the essence of childhood and...

Melissa Eagleshield went missing 5 years ago: Thousands more Indigenous people...

By Natasha Rausch, Sarah Mearhoff and Dana Ferguson / Inforum Editor's note: This is the first installment of a three-part series on the crisis of...

History and trauma are factors in Native opioid overdose deaths

By Lee Egerstrom A first of a kind community based fatality review conducted at the White Earth Nation identifies risk factors that contribute to making...

The long, exhausting battle against Enbridge for our lands and water

By Winona LaDuke Enbridge’s 7-year battle for a new pipe line has worn us all thin. We have poured out by the thousands, over 68,000...

Education on history of Indian boarding schools gets a boost

By Dan Gunderson/MPR A national organization based in Minnesota is kicking off a new 10-year plan to bring attention to a dark chapter in U.S....

Remembering Marvin Manypenny – a champion

By Winona LaDuke Pillars of courage hold up the justice we know we deserve. The passing of Marvin Manypenny, a lifelong champion of the rights...

“Warrior Women” shows the strength of unified resistance

Review by Deborah Locke In one of the lighter moments of the award-winning film “Warrior Women,” an American Indian man points out that whereas Indian...

Ernest Whiteman (Strong Old Man) was artist, teacher, advocate, friend

By Diane Wilson Ernie Whiteman (Tei’eihi Beh’eih/Strong Old Man) was a man of many talents who will be remembered as an artist, teacher, advocate, changemaker,...

Jiigewegaabaw: Looks over the edge for his people and family

By Dan Ninham Jiigewegaabaw: My wen’ehs (namesakes) saw me in a dream looking over the water, looking out over Lake Mille Lacs. The translation is...

Political Matters – February 2020

By Mordecai Specktor More mining monkey business In my January column, I wrote about the formal announcement of the Twin Metals Minnesota copper-nickel mining scheme, a...

Celebrating 40 years of The Circle

This year we will feature old articles, photos and pages from years gone by as we look back at 40 years of covering the...

Community Calendar – February 2020

Thru Feb 14 Revitalizing Symbols Revitalizing Symbols features artwork by Indigenous North American Artists who incorporate revitalization in their practices through different mediums. Artists: Jaida Grey Eagle,...
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It Ain’t Easy Being Indian – February 2020

By Ricey Wild Finally, I can write this column after being subjected to Microsoft’s pretentious, lofty, mighty and absolute control of our entire existence. I...

Dakota Nations launch Lasting Care for Opioid crisis

By Lee Egerstrom Minnesota’s four Dakota Nations have jointly launched a new program to provide ongoing help for people suffering from the opioid crisis, and...

Indigenous architecture should be beautiful, functional, and Native

By Lee Egerstrom The principal architect behind the new Mino Oski Ain Dah Yung Center’s young people’s affordable housing project in St. Paul, and several...

Welcome to the Kill Zone – the Shadow of Husky

By Winona LaDuke “In four years, three major accidents have occurred that could have led to large hydrogen fluoride releases. This exposes a shocking level...

Native American leaders work to overcome community mistrust

By Tiffany Bui/MPR News When community organizer Elizabeth Day asked a group of Native Americans in the Twin Cities what they wanted to know about...

Bdote launches teacher internship for Dakota, Ojibwe language/culture

By Lee Egerstrom Bdote Learning Center is starting a new teaching internship program to boost the number of Dakota and Ojibwe language and culture teachers...