It Ain’t Easy Being Indian – May 2019

By Ricey Wild So, I sat outside for the first time on a late April night after this past brutal and seemingly unending winter season...

Bald Eagle Erectors keeps Native traditions alive

By Lee Egerstrom Whether from the plains or from the lakes and woods, Native Americans have used their skills to build some of the most...

Tribes and public agencies spur efforts to fight the opioid crisis

By Lee Egerstrom A sharp increase in deaths linked to opioid addiction in Minnesota and especially in Native communities is triggering alarm throughout the state...

Sleeping with the Wiindigo, and how to wake up

By Winona LaDuke Way to go Fond du Lac. First you all throw us under the bus over a pipeline. All Minnesota Chippewa Tribes opposed...

Sundance Institute’s Indigenous Program holds local workshop

By Liz Hill This is not the first time – nor will it be the last – that the prestigious Sundance Institute’s Indigenous Program has...

Political Matters – April 2019

By Mordecai Specktor Ethnocide in the Amazon rain forest We tend to think that Trump is our misfortune, a corrupt and incompetent leader for the United...

Calendar of Events – April 2019

Thru April 30 MN Zoo Farm Babies Cuteness abounds with baby chicks, piglets, lambs, calves, goat kids, and bunnies. Check out the special “egg” treats for...

Collision and cooperation: A portrait of North Shore fur trade in...

Review by Deborah Locke Gitchi Bitobig, Grand Marais: Early Accounts of the Anishinaabeg and the North Shore Fur Trade By Timothy Cochrane Publisher: Univ Of Minnesota...

New exhibit explores the history of the Jingle Dress

One hundred years ago in 1918-1919 when the global influenza pandemic killed millions worldwide, including thousands of Native Americans, a revolutionary new tradition of...

It Ain’t Easy Being Indian – April 2019

By Ricey Wild My recent grocery list: “honey, jalapeños, tortillas, bananas, eggs, butter and cheese, tortillas chips, cinnamon bread and regurgitate”(?). My friends were helping...

Letters from community youth

These letters are from the perspective of youth in our community who attended The Waybingay Program’s “To Release” workshop, which focused on prevention of...

Bush grant supports Native homelessness

By Lee Egerstrom The Bush Foundation has awarded the Native American Community Development Institute (NACDI) a two-year, $207,000 grant to explore community-based solutions to the...

In allowing Line 3 appeal, Walz wades into most contentious...

By Dan Kraker/MPR Just a month into the job, Gov. Tim Walz waded into one of the state’s most contentious battlegrounds in February with the...

The Last Tar Sands Pipeline

By Winona LaDuke This past month, Enbridge CEO Al Monaco shared his plans to complete Enbridge’s Line 3 through Minnesota by the end of 2019....

Amazon.com Inc. should save the Amazon Rainforest

By Winona LaDuke Ever worry that one day you will wake up and find you are owned by Amazon? They keep growing. With all their...

Chefs raise awareness and funds for Native higher education

By Dina Horwedel Many Natives have tasted Native squash and enjoyed staghorn sumac, along with the tart/sweet delicious taste of chokecherries, but most people outside...

Bluedog’s new album reflects the lives and times of Native Americans

By Lee Egerstrom The title of the forthcoming Bluedog band album shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone living in Indian Country. The title and...

­Denomie exhibit: when reality and imagination combine

By Deborah Locke When you think of American Indian art, what comes to mind? Feathers, buffaloes, eagles, red and green peppers, a powwow dancer, a...

Political Matters – March 2019

By Mordecai Specktor Indigenous at the Oscars In accepting the Oscar for best director on Feb. 24, Mexican director Alphonso Cuarón thanked the Academy “for recognizing...

Community Calendar – March 2019

Thru April 6 Jim Denomie: Standing Rock Paintings Bockley Gallery’s exhibition of Jim Denomie: Standing Rock Paintings, comprises of three large-scale, oil on canvas paintings and...