Born on the Fourth of July

By Winona LaDuke “There is no flag large enough to cover the shame of killing innocent people.” – Howard Zinn I’m not the best on dates, so...

Ojibwe artist Robert DesJarlait reemerges as artistic force

By Art Coulson Life has taken many turns for Red Lake artist Robert DesJarlait, including a pair of recent bouts with cancer. But no matter...

Pure love on the dance floor: Celebrating the jingle dress tradition

By Tim Nelson/MPR News You can hear Mikah Whitecloud Hart coming from a long way away. She’s a jingle dress dancer, one of a group...

Books teach importance of resilience, and kindness to animals

Reviews by Deborah Locke The Dancers A new children’s book, “The Dancers” by Thomas Peacock could be subtitled “Dancing With Your Heart.” The story is narrated...

Community Calendar – July 2019

Thru Aug 17 Brad Kahlhamer’s Bowery Nation+Hawk+Eagle Exhibit Bockley Gallery announces its first exhibition of works by multimedia artist Brad Kahlhamer titled Bowery Nation+Hawk+Eagle. The exhibit...

It Ain’t Easy Being Indian – July 2019

By Ricey Wild Boozhoo! There is a serious topic I’ve been wanting to write about; Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (#MMIW). The reason I put...

Discrimination still barrier to health in IC

By Lee Egerstrom Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota has gathered poll result proof that the general public still has problems recognizing the everyday...

Exhibit is first major show of artwork by Native women

By Marianne Combs/MPR Walking up to the main exhibition hall on the Minneapolis Institute of Art’s second floor, you might think you’ve come to the...

The stars, G5 cell towers, and electromagnetic radiation exposure

By Winona LaDuke Our ancestors navigated by the stars. Today most of us need a cell phone to know where we are going. That’s sobering....

Duluth renames city park in Ojibwe language

By Dan Kraker/MPR News It’s official. After unanimous approval from the Duluth City Council last December, a downtown park has now been renamed in the...

The Wall of Forgotten Natives must not be forgotten

By Niharika Bhavsar “He’s on heroin, and there’­s nothing I can do. His mom died of an overdose. You’d think that would make someone want...

Water Protectors lock down to stop Line 3

On June 3rd, Water Protectors, supported by the Ginew Collective, Northfield Against Line 3 and other groups, halted work at an active construction site...

The last tar sands pipeline

By Winona LaDuke In early June, I traveled to Enbridge’s Shareholder meeting in Calgary, in Alberta Canada. Outside, laid off oil workers screamed, “Build that...

“Hearts of Our People” co-curators talk about the exhibit

By Deborah Locke In 2014, an advisory committee to the Minneapolis Institute of Arts met to start work on an exhibition devoted to American Indian...

Political Matters – June 2019

By Mordecai Specktor On the road again In May, I had the good fortune to visit Europe again. My wife and I flew to Copenhagen where...

It Ain’t Easy Being Indian – June 2019

By Ricey Wild Here we go into the summertime; powwows, trips, camping and whatever fish are worth catching. Tis the season for enjoying the outside...

Community Calendar – June 2019

Thru June 21 Bring Her Home 2019 Bring Her Home: Stolen Daughters of Turtle Island exhibit will highlight the ongoing epidemic of Missing and Murdered Indigenous...

The Hemperer and the Governor

By Winona LaDuke It’s twenty years since Alex White Plume planted his first hemp crop on Wounded Knee Creek, here on the Pine Ridge reservation....

Native adoptees have painful past as family separations continue

By Camille Erickson Jane Harstad gave birth in 1986 to her first child, a son. Soon after, a pediatrician asked for her family’s medical history....

Navigation Center remains open through May

By Lee Egerstrom Spring has come to Minnesota and this means weather is far less life-threatening for homeless people living on the streets or holed...