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...

Renewing What They Gave Us: Native Artist-in-Residence Program (feb 2017)

By Benjamin Gessner Cultural artistic practices are continuous; they are passed down from one generation to the next. Each generation – and each artist – makes...

IT AIN’T EASY BEING INDIAN (Feb 2017)

By Ricey Wild Today I got up, showered put on a face and got dressed. I got out of my house for a quick minute...

Black Snake-Enbridge Returns, Tribes Take Action (Feb 2017)

By Winona LaDuke As Enbridge unrolls it’s plans for Line 3 and the beginning of the largest web of tar sands pipelines in the world, tribal...

Friends, clients mourn Native-rights lawyer Larry Leventhal

Minneapolis, MN – Longtime Twin Cities civil rights attorney Larry Leventhal on Jan. 17th of pancreatic cancer. Leventhal, 75, was one of the nation’s most...

Native Women in MN Legislature (February 2017)

By Lee Egerstrom Native American women doubled their presence in the Minnesota Legislature’s House of Representatives this January, but it may be far too soon...

LOCAL BRIEFS (Jan 2017)

NOT JUST STANDING ROCK: WATER SOURCES ALONG PIPELINE AT RISK DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – A Native American tribe’s fight over its water source has...

WHAT’S NEW IN THE COMMUNITY (Jan 2017)

ICWA Personal stories video Project launch Recognizing the need for Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) public education materials that can be distributed widely and throughout...

Pipeline protesters unfurl banner during Vikings game (Jan 2017)

By MPR News Staff Two pipeline protesters who hung a banner from the rafters during the January 1st Vikings game were arrested and booked into Hennepin...

Arts helps develop personal identities and talents (Jan 2017)

By Lee Egerstrom The new year is starting with a strong emphasis on helping young Native people develop and define their own identities while advancing their...

POLITICAL MATTERS: Native Issues in the Halls of Government (Jan 2017)

By Mordecai Specktor Twin Metals derailed In its year-end review of the Top 10 stories of 2016, the Mesabi Daily News (virginiamn.com) nominated for its No....

NICK-IZMS: Rez Born, Urban Raised (Jan 2017)

By Nick Metcalf It’s that time of year that resolutions are made and resolutions are broken. Our resolutions include losing weight, exercising more, saving money,...

Bad Hunter: The Inner Thinkings of the Rare Native Vegan (Jan...

By Maggie Lorenz In March of last year I made a decision that had been a long time coming and has changed the course of...

IT AIN’T EASY BEING INDIAN (Jan 2017)

By Ricey Wild Wow. Just wow. This past year has been quite the blood-fest, ennit? I am soooo looking forward to this New Year. 2016 was...