LOCAL BRIEFS: April 2017

N.D. OIL SPILL CONSIDERED AMONG WORST IN N.D. HISTORY BELFIELD, ND – The Belle Fourche Pipeline spilled about 530,000 gallons of crude oil into Ash...

NATIONAL BRIEFS: April 2017

TRUMP TO MAKE MAJOR CUTS TO INDIAN COUNTRY WASHINGTON, DC – In his very first budget blueprint, Trump seeks a 12 percent cut at the...

POLITICAL MATTERS March 2017

By Mordecai Specktor DAPL set to move oil March 6 When I last wrote about the struggle at Standing Rock, in the Oct. 2016 issue of...

WHAT’S NEW IN THE COMMUNITY March 2017

Liberty named U.S. presidential scholarship candidate Mitakamizi Liberty (Leech Lake Band Ojibwe), a graduating senior at TrekNorth High School, has been named one of more than...

Native media pioneer, Gordon Regguinti, passes on

By Mark Anthony Rolo Gordon David Regguinti passed on to the spirit world on February 2, 2017. He was 62. Regguinti was a pioneer in the movement...

Water Protectors Are Everywhere

By Winona LaDuke Water Protectors  "They came from the four directions. They came from the stars. They came from the mountain, they stood and protected. They...

PASSING ON – March 2017

Lydia Vanessa GreyEagle May 25, 1988 - February 18, 2017 Lydia Vanessa GreyEagle, “Ho Waste Win” (Strong Voice Woman), age 28 of the Lower Sioux...

IT AIN’T EASY BEING INDIAN (March 2017)

By Ricey Wild The Oceti Sakowin camp has been cleared by heavily militarized police, but what happened there this past year is forever. WE THE PEOPLE...

Nickizms: Spring, Renewal, and Food

By Nick Metcalf Spring, Renewal, and Food – Healthy Living… It’s Spring time. Yay! We’ve made it through another Minnesota winter. I’m hopeful that you got...

“LaRose” is spiritually uplifting

By Michael Tidemann In this spiritually uplifting novel, Louise Erdrich (Turtle Mountain Ojibwe) shows how one family’s sacrifice heals the sorrow of another. When Landreaux Iron...

Comfort and hygiene still rule in second-gen Pauling family business

By Lee Egerstrom It would be hard to image anyone in the Twin Cities metropolitan area who hasn’t seen or used some of the 6,000 portable...

NATIONAL NEWS BRIEFS March 2017

DR. RUIZ CONVENES ACA REPEAL ROUNDTABLE WITH NATIVE AMERICAN LEADERS WASHINGTON, DC – In February, Rep. Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) hosted a roundtable with Rep....

LOCAL BRIEFS March 2017

DAKOTA ACCESS TRYING TO KEEP OIL SPILL DOCUMENTS FROM TRIBES CANNON BALL, ND – With oil set to flow through the Dakota Access Pipeline within...

Mille Lacs Band will run Native-focused addiction treatment center (March 2017)

By Anthonly Steiner/MinnPost For years, the State of Minnesota has run Four Winds, an addiction treatment center with a focus on traditional Native American healing and...

Shame on you, Senator Klobuchar!

The U.S. Forest Service just signed off on transferring 6,650 acres of public lands in the Superior National Forest to PolyMet. That’s where the...

Open Letter to Speaker of the House Paul Ryan on ACA

Letters to the Editor Dear Mr. Speaker, If successful, the Republican campaign to abolish the Affordable Care Act (ACA) would repeal authorization for the Indian Healthcare...

Nickizms Feb 2017

By Nick Metcalf What Families Teach Us About Love February has become my favorite month. Why? Because LOVE is everywhere. The commercial symbols of love are...

Two new Native women elected to Minnesota Legislature

By Lee Egerstrom Families that have long been active in community affairs, and inspiration drawn from other take-charge local leaders, have paved the way for...

What’s New in the Community Feb 2017

Ramsey County Chief Deput Sheriff is Native and a woman Julie Rudie has been appointed Ramsey County Sheriff Jack Serier’s second-in-command. She takes up the...

POLITICAL MATTERS: Native Issues in the Halls of Government by Mordecai...

By Mordecai Specktor Larry Leventhal, a wonderful human being and a dedicated legal advocate for American Indians, was remembered in words and in song at...