LOCAL BRIEFS (July 2017)

N.D. OFFICIALS CLAIM IGNORANCE ON DAPL SEC. FIRM BISMARCK, ND – Top officials in North Dakota relied on the security firm TigerSwan for surveillance on...

First Person Productions Goes Entrepreneurial

By Lee Egerstrom A multimedia training program for Native American youth in the Twin Cities is taking a large step forward and becoming a competitive media...

WHAT’S NEW IN THE COMMUNITY (June 2017)

Grand Opening Held for New Redby Community Center (By Michael Meuers) – The new Redby Community on the Red Lake Indian Reservation held a ribbon-cutting...

Hearings on new Line 3 tar sands pipeline to be held...

By Winona LaDuke Line 3: It’s the sequel to the Sandpiper but larger. Last year, the White Earth Ojibwe people joined with many others to stop...

NATIONAL NEWS BRIEFS (June 2017)

TRUMP SEEKS CUTS IN INDIAN COUNTRY BUDGET WASHINGTON, DC – Donald Trump is seeking drastic cuts in education, health, housing and other key programs in...

LOCAL BRIEFS (June 2017)

LEECH LAKE APPROVES NEW PALACE CASINO PROJECT CASS LAKE, MN – Leech Lake Ojibwe members took to the polls in May to decide whether the...

“Scaffold” at Walker Art Center to be dismantled and burned

By Cat Whipple Outrage from the Native community in Minneapolis has put the Walker Art Center in the hot seat. The Center’s installation of a two-story...

AIM Interpretive Center takes wild rice and Native culture to France

By Norma Renville and Jack Swanson After two years of planning and development work conducted by American Indian Movement Interpretive Center (AIMIC) board members, staff and...

Am. Indian Cultural Corridor to be part of Minneapolis “Green Zone”

By Lee Egerstrom The city of Minneapolis has designated the Phillips Neighborhood, including the American Indian Cultural Corridor along Franklin Avenue, as one of two...

POLITICAL MATTERS (June 2017)

By Mordecai Specktor Offensive art On Sunday, May 28, I drove over to the Walker Art Center Sculpture Garden to see “Scaffold,” a construction by Sam...

Patriot Nations: Native Americans in Our Nation’s Armed Forces

The Historic Fort Snelling in Minnesota will host “Patriot Nations: Native Americans in Our Nation’s Armed Forces”, an exhibit that tells the history of...

IT AIN’T EASY BEING INDIAN (June 2017)

By Ricey Wild I finally got to open the windows up in my cat-haired, dusty old house. Wood ticks have also returned and I found one...

Urban farming in South Minneapolis: May 2017

By LEE EGERSTROM A collaborative of Minneapolis faith-based, cultural and health organizations will soon start a second year of serious urban farming in an effort to...

LOCAL BRIEFS: May 2017

ATTORNEY: N.D. VOTER LAW STILL UNCONSTITUTIONAL BISMARCK, ND (AP) – Republican Gov. Doug Burgum signed a bill in April that reworks North Dakota’s voter identification...

The Wiindigo and the Water Protectors

Some things never change, no matter the cannibal. The standards are dropping quickly; that is, if there ever were standards. As Donald Trump shamelessly...

WHAT’S NEW IN THE COMMUNITY (May 2017)

NACF Mentor Artist Fellowship winners The Native Arts and Cultures Foundation (NACF) has awarded its first Mentor Artist Fellowship to 12 artists in three regions...

NATIONAL BRIEFS (May 2017)

MN HOUSE WANTS OIL PIPELINE TO SKIRT REGULATOR ST. PAUL, MN (AP) – Republican law-makers advanced legislation in late April that would allow a Canadian...

MARK ANTHONY ROLO (May 2017)

Creating New Native Identities A few years ago, my friend, a PhD candidate was analyzing research data she had collected on how social media, in...

Super Bowl awards Legacy Grant to Twin Cities Native Lacrosse

In April, the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee (MNS-BHC) Legacy Fund awarded Twin Cities Native Lacrosse (TCNL) a$50,000 grant to help fund the organi-zation’s efforts...

PASSING ON (May 2017)

Kathryn Sage Montana March 17, 1986 – April 2, 2017 Kathryn Sage Montana was born in Salt Lake City, Utah. She was known as Sage...