What’s New in the Community – October 2018

Adrienne Benjamin named one of the National Center’s 2018 Native American 40 Under 40 Award Recipients The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development announced...

High-speed telecommunications coming to Fond du Lac

By Lee Egerstrom The Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa is busily laying cable throughout its northeastern Minnesota reservation and is now seeking...

Community Calendar – October 2018

Thru Oct. 2019 Horse Nation of the Ochéthi Šakówiŋ All My Relations Arts presents Horse Nation of the Ochéthi Šakówi, an exhibition that explores how horses shape...

Political Matters – October 2018

By Mordecai Specktor ‘The Trump Presidency’ reality show Like many of you, I’ve watched too much coverage of the confirmation hearings for Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court...

It Ain’t Easy Being Indian – October 2018

By Ricey Wild I’m feeling a lot of anxiety right now – of trauma, fear and flashbacks of my own sexual assaults – watching the...

Study examines how Native culture is depicted in tobacco ads

By CoCo Villaluz, Joanne D’Silva and Erin O’Gara Recently, our country has seen improved understanding of cultural misappropriation. Awareness of stereotypes, protests against racist mascots,...

Outpatient Program for Little Earth

By Lee Egerstrom Three Native American organizations have teamed up to launch a new Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) to help drug abusers and their families...

Dakota Head Start launched at Lower Sioux Indian Community

By Lee Egerstrom With a dwindling number of fluent Dakota language speakers throughout Minnesota, the Lower Sioux Indian Community (LSIC) has started a unique Dakota...

The meaning of consent: Fond du Lac and Enbridge

By Winona LaDuke “Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) is one of the most important principles that Indigenous Peoples believe can protect their right to...

Black Snake Chronicles: Police, Courts and Victories

By Winona LaDuke August was marked by three new landmarks in Native resistance to pipelines in Canada, Minnesota, and North Dakota. On August 29, 26...

What’s New in the Community September 2018

Minneapolis Native Elders compete in MN Senior Games The Minnesota Senior Games were held in Mankato on August 16-19 and for the first time there was...

“The Wall” on Franklin sheds light on homeless Natives

Story and photos by Ona Knoxsha As the morning sun began to rise up and over Highway 55 in south Minneapolis, residents at the American...

New Bell Museum showcases state’s past and Ojibwe/Dakota words

By Deborah Locke Here is a reaction I can almost guarantee. Take your children to the new Bell Museum on Larpenteur Avenue, not far from...

Political Matters Sept 2018

Dick Bancroft memorial In my August column, I wrote a remembrance of my friend Dick Bancroft, a photographer who spent decades chronicling the American Indian...

Community Calendar September 2018

Thru Oct. 2019 Horse Nation of the Ochéthi Šakówiŋ All My Relations Arts presents Horse Nation of the Ochéthi Šakówi, an exhibition that explores how horses shape...

It Ain’t Easy Being Indian September 2018

By Ricey Wild Does anyone remember “Tank Girl?” It’s about how water and power controlled everything and there were just a few holdouts protecting the...

Paul Lyle Enyart Obituary

Paul Lyle Enyart “Oyăte Nawičhakičižin” 1968 - August 1, 2018 Paul Lyle Enyart “Oyăte Nawičhakičižin” (Protects the People), 50, of Swatara, MN, passed away August...

Neil McKay is new member Bell Museum Board of Directors

By Deborah Locke Chantemaza (Neil McKay) is a new member of the Bell Museum Board of Directors and agreed to speak with The Circle about...

AIOIC Expands Takoda

By Lee Egerstrom The American Indian Opportunities Industrialization Center (AIOIC) in Minneapolis has redesigned the logo and branding of its no cost, adult education programs...

Ties to culture are vital for Native American children in foster...

By Camille Erickson Victor Walter (Bois Forte Ojibwe) used to cut hair for a living. While giving a haircut six years ago, Walter had a...