‘It just felt very wrong:’ Sherman Alexie’s accusers go on the...

By Lynn Neary/MPR News In March, writer Sherman Alexie issued a statement admitting he “has harmed” others, after rumors and allegations began to circulate about...

What Enbridge money can and cannot buy

By Winona LaDuke In March the Ojibwe - Enbridge battle shows the political pressure that $5 million worth of lobbying can buy in Minnesota, and...

Park Rapids student stands up by sitting down for Pledge

By Bob Collins/MPR News Teresita Diaz, 17, a junior at Park Rapids Area High School in northern Minnesota, wants you to know she’s not disrespecting...

Missing/Murdered Indigenous Women Task Force gets first hearing

Legislation to create a Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Task Force received its first hearing in March in the House Government Operations Committee (HF...

Natives American women stopped by police more than other races

American Indian women were disproportionately stopped, searched and arrested by police in Minneapolis in 2017. Researchers at St. Catherine University and the University of...

It Ain’t Easy Being Indian – April

By Ricey Wild I’ve been waiting for 45 to be impeached. Sigh. Been waiting too long – like for the warm bus to show up...

What’s New in the Community April 2018

Red Lake High School robotics teams wins Rookie Inspiration Award (By Michael Meuers, Photo by Allan Olson/Cass Lake Times) The Red Lake Senior High School (Red...

Working for Missing/Murdered Indian Women

By Camille Erickson On a tepid winter day this February, hundreds of people adorned in red attire flooded into the Minneapolis. American Indian Center (MAIC)...

Designing for efficiency, utility and beauty in Indian country

by Lee Egerstrom A Minneapolis-based architect and urban designer has been helping tribes and Native American groups plan and build useful buildings and landscapes all...

PASSING ON: Dennis Smith Lothert Sr.

Dennis Smith Lothert Sr. June 23, 1946 - December 5, 2017 Dennis Smith Lothert Sr. – (Hey Man) Wambdi Isnana, meaning Lone Eagle –age 71 of...

Canadian series shows pre-Columbian New World as complex, sophisticated

BY DEBORAH LOCKE Two points stand out from the eight-episode Canadian-produced series “1491: The Untold Story of the Americas Before Columbus.” First, indigenous people from North,...

WHAT’S NEW IN THE COMMUNITY: Jan 2018

Cobenais Appointed to Governor's Council (By Michael Meuers) Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton appointed Jerald Cobenais of Red Lake as the “Red Lake Band of Ojibwe Delegate...

HTE to bring legal action challenging MNPUC

In December, Honor the Earth vowed to bring legal action challenging the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (MNPUC) 4-1 vote to approve the Final Environmental Impact...

Trump’s Sad Relationship With American Indians

BY MARK ANTHONY ROLO Donald Trump has never had much of a history with Americans Indians, but during the course of his first year in...

NEWS BRIEFS: Jan 2018

LEECH LAKE FILES LAWSUIT AGAINST OPIOID MAKERS CASS LAKE, MN – On December 19, 2017 the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe approved the filing of...

The Circle’s 2017 Native Author’s Breakfast Fundraiser

The Circle’s Annual Native Author’s Breakfast Fundraiser, held on December 15th, was one of the most successful fundraisers in the eight years we have...

IT AIN’T EASY BEING INDIAN: Jan 2018

BY RICEY WILD I’m bringing back the greeting, “Happy New Year!!!” This very important wish was taken from us last year and anyone who was caught...

POLITICAL MATTERS: Jan 2018

By Mordecai Specktor #Resist in 2018 In 2017, President Dumbass didn’t start a nuclear war, and for that we can be grateful. His administration – an...

Erdrich’s futuristic novel paints intriguing view of oppressive world to come

BY DEBORAH LOCKE If all the basic elements of a good book emerge as you read – character development, suspense, conflict, plot intrigue, a sympathetic...

MIWRC explores ways to keep Kateri alive

BY LEE EGERSTROM The Minnesota Indian Women’s Resource Center (MIWRC) is scrambling to raise funds to either take over the Kateri Residence in the Phillips Neighborhood...