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...

Minneapolis school is immersing students in Dakota and Ojibwe

by Elizabeth Shockman/MPR News Immersion schools are not uncommon. But immersion schools that attempt to offer two different languages in one building are rare. Bdote Learning...

Nothing irks some white people like accurate history

By Bob Collins/MPR News The usual suspects have gotten their feelings hurt – again – because the Minnesota Historical Society has pointed out that Minnesota...

Sex, fossil fuels, and matriarchal economics

By Winona LaDuke In July of 2013, Ramsey County charged Mike Allen with agreeing to hire and engage in prostitution in a public place. Mike...

“Girl Gone Missing” is another winning whodunit from Rendon

Girl Gone Missing By Marcie R. Rendon Cinco Puntos Press June 2019 208 pages Review by Deborah Locke Darn that Marcie Rendon but she did it again. She wrote...

Political Matters – May 2019

By Mordecai Specktor Mnisota Makoce Minnesotans of a certain age remember the Hamm’s beer jingle from TV commercials. The catchy ditty was introduced by the Hamm’s...

Community Calendar – May 2019 American Indian Month

Thru May 10 Mazinaakizige: American Indian Teen Photography Two Rivers Gallery and the Minnesota Historical Society present the Mazinaakizige: American Indian Teen Photography exhibition. “Connection”...

It Ain’t Easy Being Indian – May 2019

By Ricey Wild So, I sat outside for the first time on a late April night after this past brutal and seemingly unending winter season...

Bald Eagle Erectors keeps Native traditions alive

By Lee Egerstrom Whether from the plains or from the lakes and woods, Native Americans have used their skills to build some of the most...

Tribes and public agencies spur efforts to fight the opioid crisis

By Lee Egerstrom A sharp increase in deaths linked to opioid addiction in Minnesota and especially in Native communities is triggering alarm throughout the state...

Sleeping with the Wiindigo, and how to wake up

By Winona LaDuke Way to go Fond du Lac. First you all throw us under the bus over a pipeline. All Minnesota Chippewa Tribes opposed...

Sundance Institute’s Indigenous Program holds local workshop

By Liz Hill This is not the first time – nor will it be the last – that the prestigious Sundance Institute’s Indigenous Program has...

Political Matters – April 2019

By Mordecai Specktor Ethnocide in the Amazon rain forest We tend to think that Trump is our misfortune, a corrupt and incompetent leader for the United...