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...

It Ain’t Easy Being Indian – January 2019

By Ricey Wild I bid 2018 no fond goodbyes, not one shred of wistful memories or lump in my throat of Auld Lang Syne. In...

2018 Annual Native Authors Fundraiser

2018 Annual Native Authors Fundraiser

MN Elects First Native Lt. Governor

By Camille Erickson On Nov. 6, 2018, Minnesotans elected Peggy Flanagan to be the state’s first American Indian lieutenant governor, and the first American Indian...

Native Food Perspectives: A different kind of ‘soul food’

By Lee Egerstrom Back a few years, when Christina Valtierra was cooking meals at the Little Earth neighborhood in Minneapolis, some residents would see her...

Pipelines, migrating geese and really bad math

By Winona LaDuke As I watch the geese fly south, I pray that they will come home, giiwedinong to the north, and our lakes and...

States of Incarceration focuses on incarceration of Natives in Minnesota

By Lee Egerstrom An unusual collaboration of academic institutions, issues organizations and Native groups has opened a traveling exhibit at the Minnesota History Center in...

Wall of Forgotten Natives to move indoors?

By Lee Egerstrom Officials from Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Red Lake Nation and other planners have set Dec. 8 as the date for the homeless encampment...

What’s New In The Community – December 2018

StrongHearts Native Helpline Announces Move to the TC The StrongHearts Native Helpline, a partnered project of the National Domestic Violence Hotline and the National Indigenous...

“Indian Horse” will bring understanding and compassion to your heart

Review by Deborah Locke Indian Horse: A Novel By Richard Wagamese Milkweed Editions Publication: April 10, 2018 240 pages “Indian Horse” is a pretty rare book in that it gives a...

Political Matters – December 2018

By Mordecai Specktor Native women in the House The 2018 midterm elections served to pump the brakes on America’s slide toward fascism under the Trump administration....