Indigenous designer fights MMIW crisis with fashion

By Natasha Rausch/The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead Models with red and black handprints painted on their faces strutted across the stage wearing Darlene Perkins originals. The...

The hardest kind of mothering: miscarriage and infant death

Review by Deborah Locke “What God Is Honored Here?” features stories from women of color who experienced miscarriage and the death of their infants. To...

The Girls On My Team Are My Sisters

By Dan Ninham Interethnic and interracial friendships offer opportunities for athletes to learn how others see their world. This helps people get along and accomplish...

Community Calendar – October 2019

Thru Oct 26 Transference: Printmakers in Mni Sota Makoce Exhibition Prints in this exhibition by Julie Buffalohead, Andrea Carlson, and Dyani White Hawk were exclusively made...

“Not Your Mascot” march and rally set for Oct 24...

On Thursday, Oct. 24, a coalition of Minnesota tribal governments, the National Coalition Against Racism in Sports and Media (NCARSM) and other Native American...

Political Matters – October 2019

By Mordecai Specktor Individual-1 to visit Minneapolis There’s been plenty of breaking news in late September. In national politics, a whistleblower (a CIA agent assigned to...

It Ain’t Easy Being Indian – October 2019

By Ricey Wild It was my fondest wish to go to the “Storm Area 51” event to free the hostage Aliens or at least have...

Storytelling, Health, Wellness & Partnering

By Lee Egerstrom This past summer was filled with opportunities for Native American and other young people to develop storytelling skills while focusing on various...

U’s medical school in Duluth welcomes record number of Native students

By Dan Gunderson/MPR News When Jennie Murillo was in high school, she remembers going to her local Indian Health Service clinic in southeast Idaho for regular checkups...

Why are so many Native Americans missing from the last census?

By Natasha Rausch Jamie Azure said the numbers were off. When he saw the results from the 2010 census, he said they didn’t look right...

A New Breath – White Earth Chairman Fairbanks

By Winona LaDuke I’ve been to a lot of inaugurations in my life, they are always full of promise, hope and, more recently dread. The...

Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women billboard goes up in Duluth

The first Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women (MMIW) billboard was placed in Duluth in August, in an effort to raise awareness and build momentum...

Native American tour is designed to educate teachers on historical...

By Elizabeth Shockman/MPR News In early August, a group of Minneapolis public school teachers stood atop a bluff overlooking the Mississippi River. Victor Makes Room For Them, who...

Johns Hopkins’ move into Minnesota seen as gain for Indian health...

By Lee Egerstrom Medical researchers and officials in Duluth insist the opening of a Johns Hopkins University research hub with existing staff from University of...

US Native American health agency at crossroads

By the Associated Press Emergency rooms shut down for months. Hospitals put patients at risk for opioid abuse and overdoses. A longtime pediatrician was charged with sexually...

Believing In Native football players at Central Lakes College

by Dan Ninham I Believe In You. In Ojibwe it is “Gidebweyenimin” and in Cherokee it is “-agwohiyu nihi”. These are perhaps the most empowering...

What’s New in the Community – September 2019

Jim Denomie receives 2019 McKnight Foundation Distinguished Artist Award Jim Denomie has received the 2019 McKnight Foundation Distinguished Artist Award. This honor, given annually to...

Grandpa and Grandma Auginash and the rise of wage labor of...

Book review by Deborah Locke When you read Brenda Child’s “My Grandfather’s Knocking Sticks,” you may ask yourself this question. Why, why didn’t I ask...

It Ain’t Easy Being Indian – September 2019

By Ricey Wild Dear Teacher, “What I did this summer.” Well, actual summer temps came late to Rezberry and so the growing season was short. I was...

Community Calendar – September 2019

Thru Sept 16 We Are Water MN Exhibit "We Are Water MN" reveals the central nature of water in our lives by exploring how we relate...