Planting Victory Gardens for hope and peace

By Winona LaDuke I am planting a Victory Garden. Well, a couple of them. They are full of heritage varieties of corn, beans, squash, potatoes,...

Native youth poetry contest winners announced

The Native Youth Poetry Contest, a Twin Cities effort to encourage and publish the voices of young Native poets, has chosen the winners of...

“Horse Nation” artwork about as good as art gets. Anywhere.

By Deborah Locke Sometimes I have trouble telling you what is really good. That’s because so much of Indian Country is amazing, and if I...

Horse Nation Exhibit: interviews with a few of the artists

By Deborah Locke The idea for the Horse Nation of the Ochethi Sakowin exhibition originated with Lakota filmmaker and artist Keith BraveHeart. Below is an...

Community Calendar July 2018

Thru July 24 Niiyo-wiij-anishinaabeg The Duluth Art Institute, St. Louis County Historical Society, and Historic Union Depot Corporation are pleased to announce a showcase of over...

July 2018 Powwows

July 13-15 2018 Prairie Island Summer Powwow Admission is free and open to all ages. All dancers will receive day money. The first five drum...

DNR state park naturalist educates, and dances jingle dress

By Amy Barrett Larissa Harris (Onondaga) recently started work as Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Area Naturalist for Lake Bemidji State Park and the...

Political Matters: July 2018

By Mordecai Specktor The next Standing Rock Following the June 28 decision by the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (PUC) to approve the Enbridge Line 3 oil...

It Ain’t Easy Being Indian: July 2018

By Ricey Wild There’s so much to screech and yell about I don’t know where to start, so I’ll begin with my angst. I used...

Community Calendar: June 2018

Thru Sept. 3 Patriot Nations: Native Americans in Our Nation's Armed Forces Exhibit “Patriot Nations: Native Americans in Our Nation's Armed Forces,” exhibit explores the stories...

Powwow Calendar: June 2018

June 7 2018 Anishinabe Academy Spring Powwow End of the year event to honor Anishinabe Academy students, staff and families. 12:00-2:15pm. Free admission and open to all....

Suicide Prevention Program for Native Youth Launches

By Camille Erickson “It’s hard to think of a specific suicide prevention program in Minneapolis for Native youth. There are a variety of long standing...

Health inequities for American Indians, POC cause loss of life and...

By Lee Egerstrom A study by University of Minnesota researchers shows health inequities for American Indians and other minority groups are costing Minnesota businesses and...

Native Concrete and Masonry overcomes challenges and bad timing

By Lee Egerstrom It’s hard to imagine being fast on your feet when dealing with concrete and masonry materials, but it got Charles (Charley) Minotte...

If the System Works

By Winona LaDuke I want a system which works, after all, the US likes to tell everyone in the world how to govern and it...

Higher Ed for American Indian Increases Employment Rate But Does...

A postsecondary degree for the American Indian and Alaskan Native (AIAN) populations increases employment rates and labor force participation but reaps smaller gains in...

Dayton vetoes wild rice bill, earning thanks from environmentalists

By Elizabeth Dunbar/MPR News Gov. Mark Dayton on May 30th vetoed a bill that would have eliminated Minnesota’s sulfate standard aimed at protecting wild rice. The...

What’s New in the Community: June 2018

Inspired by Standing Rock: “Nibi Eteg: Where the Water Is" (By Michael Meuers) Inspired by Standing Rock, a student film, Nibi Eteg: Where the Water...

#Not Your Princess dispels myths about Indian women

#NotYourPrincess: Voices of Native American Women by Charleyboy (Editor) and Leatherdale (Editor) Annick Press September 2017 Age Range: 12 and up Grade Level: 7-12 Paperback: 112 pages Review...

Political Matters: June 2018

Resisting oil pipelines Native-led resistance to oil pipeline projects is rising, and the focus is on Minnesota and British Columbia. In the North Star State,...