A very different justice: Red Fawn Fallis and the Hammonds

By Winona LaDuke Early July marked two very different approaches to justice. One towards Native people and another towards non-natives Steve and Dwight Hammond, who...

Community Calendar – August 2018

Thru Sept. 2 Every Spirit Tells a Story Chholing Taha is a Cree First Nations artist based in Anoka, MN who uses Native imagery to express...

“There There” tells contemporary urban Indian stories with ferocity and truth

There There: A novel By Tommy Orange Publisher: Knopf Publication date: June 5, 2018 Hardcover: 304 pages --------------------------------------------- Review by Deborah Locke How did he do it? How...

Political Matters – August 2018

Dick Bancroft walks on Dick Bancroft, a photographer who had many friends in the Native community, passed on to the spirit world on July 16....

It Ain’t Easy Being Indian – August 2018

By Ricey Wild My Unk Koon came by the other day. He walked up to my door, came in and slapped an uncovered fish filet...

WPLC Fights for Water Protectors

By Camille Erickson The fight to protect Water Protectors who face state and federal charges from the Indigenous-led Dakota Access Pipeline resistance at Standing Rock...

Dream of Wild Health’s entrepreneurial path to farming, education, community

By Lee Egerstrom For some, Dream of Wild Health (DWH) is viewed as an organic, indigenous food farm in Hugo, north of the Twin Cities...

“Seventh Generation Earth Ethics” is extremely relevant today

By Mark Anthony Rolo In her seminal work “Seventh Generation Earth Ethics: Native Voices of Wisconsin,” scholar and Bad River Ojibwe member, Patty Loew uncovers...

State Bonding Bill includes American Indian projects

By Lee Egerstrom The familiar warning sign, “Slippery When Wet,” isn’t just for highways, exit ramps and overpasses anymore. The Minneapolis American Indian Center has warnings...

Boarding schools, border wall and the BIA

By Mark Anthony Rolo While illegal immigration is not a pressing issue for the American Indian (when infact, it should have been as in why...

What’s New in the Community: July 2018

Invisible No More: Spotify’s first-ever playlist of Native musicians Earlier this year, Native Americans in Philanthropy (NAP) announced a project that amplifies the Native American...

The Bad Decision: PUC approves Enbridge’s Line 3 pipeline route

By Winona LaDuke Apparently $5 million is the price to buy a pipeline route in Minnesota. In an unprecedented process, the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission...

Planting Victory Gardens for hope and peace

By Winona LaDuke I am planting a Victory Garden. Well, a couple of them. They are full of heritage varieties of corn, beans, squash, potatoes,...

Native youth poetry contest winners announced

The Native Youth Poetry Contest, a Twin Cities effort to encourage and publish the voices of young Native poets, has chosen the winners of...

“Horse Nation” artwork about as good as art gets. Anywhere.

By Deborah Locke Sometimes I have trouble telling you what is really good. That’s because so much of Indian Country is amazing, and if I...

Horse Nation Exhibit: interviews with a few of the artists

By Deborah Locke The idea for the Horse Nation of the Ochethi Sakowin exhibition originated with Lakota filmmaker and artist Keith BraveHeart. Below is an...

Community Calendar July 2018

Thru July 24 Niiyo-wiij-anishinaabeg The Duluth Art Institute, St. Louis County Historical Society, and Historic Union Depot Corporation are pleased to announce a showcase of over...

July 2018 Powwows

July 13-15 2018 Prairie Island Summer Powwow Admission is free and open to all ages. All dancers will receive day money. The first five drum...

DNR state park naturalist educates, and dances jingle dress

By Amy Barrett Larissa Harris (Onondaga) recently started work as Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Area Naturalist for Lake Bemidji State Park and the...

Political Matters: July 2018

By Mordecai Specktor The next Standing Rock Following the June 28 decision by the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (PUC) to approve the Enbridge Line 3 oil...