It Ain’t Easy Being Indian – July 2019

By Ricey Wild Boozhoo! There is a serious topic I’ve been wanting to write about; Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (#MMIW). The reason I put...

Discrimination still barrier to health in IC

By Lee Egerstrom Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota has gathered poll result proof that the general public still has problems recognizing the everyday...

Exhibit is first major show of artwork by Native women

By Marianne Combs/MPR Walking up to the main exhibition hall on the Minneapolis Institute of Art’s second floor, you might think you’ve come to the...

The stars, G5 cell towers, and electromagnetic radiation exposure

By Winona LaDuke Our ancestors navigated by the stars. Today most of us need a cell phone to know where we are going. That’s sobering....

Duluth renames city park in Ojibwe language

By Dan Kraker/MPR News It’s official. After unanimous approval from the Duluth City Council last December, a downtown park has now been renamed in the...

The Wall of Forgotten Natives must not be forgotten

By Niharika Bhavsar “He’s on heroin, and there’­s nothing I can do. His mom died of an overdose. You’d think that would make someone want...

Water Protectors lock down to stop Line 3

On June 3rd, Water Protectors, supported by the Ginew Collective, Northfield Against Line 3 and other groups, halted work at an active construction site...

The last tar sands pipeline

By Winona LaDuke In early June, I traveled to Enbridge’s Shareholder meeting in Calgary, in Alberta Canada. Outside, laid off oil workers screamed, “Build that...

“Hearts of Our People” co-curators talk about the exhibit

By Deborah Locke In 2014, an advisory committee to the Minneapolis Institute of Arts met to start work on an exhibition devoted to American Indian...

Political Matters – June 2019

By Mordecai Specktor On the road again In May, I had the good fortune to visit Europe again. My wife and I flew to Copenhagen where...

It Ain’t Easy Being Indian – June 2019

By Ricey Wild Here we go into the summertime; powwows, trips, camping and whatever fish are worth catching. Tis the season for enjoying the outside...

Community Calendar – June 2019

Thru June 21 Bring Her Home 2019 Bring Her Home: Stolen Daughters of Turtle Island exhibit will highlight the ongoing epidemic of Missing and Murdered Indigenous...

The Hemperer and the Governor

By Winona LaDuke It’s twenty years since Alex White Plume planted his first hemp crop on Wounded Knee Creek, here on the Pine Ridge reservation....

Native adoptees have painful past as family separations continue

By Camille Erickson Jane Harstad gave birth in 1986 to her first child, a son. Soon after, a pediatrician asked for her family’s medical history....

Navigation Center remains open through May

By Lee Egerstrom Spring has come to Minnesota and this means weather is far less life-threatening for homeless people living on the streets or holed...

Minneapolis school is immersing students in Dakota and Ojibwe

by Elizabeth Shockman/MPR News Immersion schools are not uncommon. But immersion schools that attempt to offer two different languages in one building are rare. Bdote Learning...

Nothing irks some white people like accurate history

By Bob Collins/MPR News The usual suspects have gotten their feelings hurt – again – because the Minnesota Historical Society has pointed out that Minnesota...

Sex, fossil fuels, and matriarchal economics

By Winona LaDuke In July of 2013, Ramsey County charged Mike Allen with agreeing to hire and engage in prostitution in a public place. Mike...

“Girl Gone Missing” is another winning whodunit from Rendon

Girl Gone Missing By Marcie R. Rendon Cinco Puntos Press June 2019 208 pages Review by Deborah Locke Darn that Marcie Rendon but she did it again. She wrote...

Political Matters – May 2019

By Mordecai Specktor Mnisota Makoce Minnesotans of a certain age remember the Hamm’s beer jingle from TV commercials. The catchy ditty was introduced by the Hamm’s...