Heart Berries is lyrical and intimately revealing

By Mark Anthony Rolo In her first collection of essays, Therese Marie Mailhot weaves a memoir that is lyrical and intimately revealing of a once...

Brenda Child’s “Bowwow Powwow” is a sheer delight

Review by Deborah Locke Bowwow Powwow By Brenda J. Child Illustrated by Jonathan Thunder Ojibwe translation by Gordon Jourdain Minnesota Historical Society Press May 1, 2018...

The Renaissance of Tribal Hemp

By Winona LaDuke Tribal hemp growers have planted the seeds of a new economy and an innovative and holistic approach to many challenges in our...

Oil, Water and the Judges

By Winona LaDuke The Husky Oil Refinery’s catastrophic spill and fire in Superior, Wisc. on April 26th points to the problem of oil and water....

For Native students in Morris, finding ways to excel in a...

By Tom Weber/MPR News For most college students, walking across campus is an afterthought – a means to an end. That's harder to do when the...

It Ain’t Easy Being Indian: May 2018

By Ricey Wild No matter your age right now, imagine yourself almost 100-years-old. Wow, right? I’m trying to fathom that and I just can’t even....

Opinion: Securing Tribal Self Determination

By Mark Rolo Thirty years ago, the U.S. Congress passed one of the most sweeping legislative acts in the history of federal-Indian policy – the...

Students plant trees to connect with communities

By John Hoffman/MSU “Green space” horticultural projects, community gardening and urban forestry programs remain very popular activities among St. Paul, MN neighborhoods and communities. Over...

Political Matters: May 2018

Manoomin and mining In late April, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) threw in the towel on its effort to devise a protection standard for...

Powwow Calendar April 2018

April 7 CNIA 34th Annual Contest Powwow - Contest MC: Jerry Dearly. AD: Gabe Desrosiers. Host Drums: Dakota Nation, and Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate. Contest Info:...

Community Calendar April 2018

Thru April 20 Bring Her Home: Daughters of Turtle Island The exhibition “Bring Her Home: Daughters of Turtle Island” will be on view at the All...

Wind River sheds light on criminal jurisdictional issues in Indian Country

By Deborah Locke Any art form that brings violence against American Indian women into a harsh light brings everyone a step closer to eradicating that...

Almighty Voice and His Wife: the play’s run was too short

By Winona LaDuke Sometimes you hear a story which breaks your heart. Breaks your heart because you never heard it, breaks your heart when you...

‘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...