Native Concrete and Masonry overcomes challenges and bad timing

By Lee Egerstrom It’s hard to imagine being fast on your feet when dealing with concrete and masonry materials, but it got Charles (Charley) Minotte...

If the System Works

By Winona LaDuke I want a system which works, after all, the US likes to tell everyone in the world how to govern and it...

Higher Ed for American Indian Increases Employment Rate But Does...

A postsecondary degree for the American Indian and Alaskan Native (AIAN) populations increases employment rates and labor force participation but reaps smaller gains in...

Dayton vetoes wild rice bill, earning thanks from environmentalists

By Elizabeth Dunbar/MPR News Gov. Mark Dayton on May 30th vetoed a bill that would have eliminated Minnesota’s sulfate standard aimed at protecting wild rice. The...

What’s New in the Community: June 2018

Inspired by Standing Rock: “Nibi Eteg: Where the Water Is" (By Michael Meuers) Inspired by Standing Rock, a student film, Nibi Eteg: Where the Water...

#Not Your Princess dispels myths about Indian women

#NotYourPrincess: Voices of Native American Women by Charleyboy (Editor) and Leatherdale (Editor) Annick Press September 2017 Age Range: 12 and up Grade Level: 7-12 Paperback: 112 pages Review...

Political Matters: June 2018

Resisting oil pipelines Native-led resistance to oil pipeline projects is rising, and the focus is on Minnesota and British Columbia. In the North Star State,...

Ricey Wild: June 2018

Boozhoo and happy summertime to all! Up here in the Rezberrian tundra spring was skipped completely and we were tossed straight into August! I’m...

Ronald Lee Libertus, a man for all seasons

By Jim Lenfestey Here are a few facts and stories readers should know from the long, wondrous life of Ronald Lee Libertus ('Gitchi-nibi”) who walked...

Nick Coleman was a friend to the Native community

By Deborah Locke Ernest and Vernell Wabasha sat near the front of the room during a gathering before the rededication of the renovated Wabasha Bridge...

May 2018 American Indian Month Calendar

Thru May 18 Leah Yellowbird Art Exhibit Leah Yellowbird (First Nations Algonquin-Metis and Anishinaabe) returns with a new body of work on display. Yellowbird’s latest work...

Powwow Calendar May 2018

May 5 Powwow for Hope Powwow for Hope, the nation’s only known cancer awareness powwow, is a community event that honors loved ones who have battled...

Tours focusing on Dakota Bdote and 1862 War start Memorial Day

By Deborah Locke Starting Memorial Day weekend, two Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS) tours focusing on Dakota history at the site of fort Snelling and Bdote will...

Whats New in the Community: May 2018

LLTC Selects New President The Board of Trustees of Leech Lake Tribal College (LLTC) has named Raymond Burns as the college’s new president. Burns succeeds...

IPTF’s Center for Art and Wellness

By Camille Erickson Growth is within sight for the Indigenous Peoples Task Force (IPTF) – a vital provider of culturally appropriate health services, programs, and...

MAG Mechanical taps local resources, community connections

By Lee Egerstrom When Tony Goze was presented with an opportunity to start a business back in 2007, he was both smart enough to recognize...

Heart Berries is lyrical and intimately revealing

By Mark Anthony Rolo In her first collection of essays, Therese Marie Mailhot weaves a memoir that is lyrical and intimately revealing of a once...

Brenda Child’s “Bowwow Powwow” is a sheer delight

Review by Deborah Locke Bowwow Powwow By Brenda J. Child Illustrated by Jonathan Thunder Ojibwe translation by Gordon Jourdain Minnesota Historical Society Press May 1, 2018...

The Renaissance of Tribal Hemp

By Winona LaDuke Tribal hemp growers have planted the seeds of a new economy and an innovative and holistic approach to many challenges in our...

Oil, Water and the Judges

By Winona LaDuke The Husky Oil Refinery’s catastrophic spill and fire in Superior, Wisc. on April 26th points to the problem of oil and water....