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...

College Credit Helps High School Students

By Lee Egerstrom High school students thinking about going to college after graduation should explore Minnesota’s many options for earning college credits along with their...

Fed’s Center for Indian Country Dev. builds from human resources

By Lee Egerstrom At the mention of the word infrastructure, most people think of roads, bridges, airports and other physical structures that support commerce and...

IHS hospitals put Native Americans at opioid risk, audit says

By the Associated Press U.S. government hospitals placed Native American patients at increased risk for opioid abuse and overdoses, failing to follow their own protocols for prescribing...

Reconciliation Pipeline: how to shackle Native people, again

By Winona LaDuke You can’t make this stuff up. At the end of the fossil fuel era, the plan is to transfer the liability to...

MN to send lacrosse teams to North American Indigenous Games

By Art Coulson For the first time in 25 years, Minnesota will send a lacrosse team to compete in the North American Indigenous Games next...

Angelo Baca: Runner, Educator and Filmmaker

By Dan Ninham At 39, Angelo Baca (Navajo/Hopi) continues to lace up his running shoes and runs toward the east before sunrise. A three-time National...

Bad River Band of Ojibwe sues Enbridge

By Winona LaDuke On July 23, the Bad River Band of Ojibwe filed a law suit against Canadian based Enbridge Company, seeking to force removal...

Night skies, grasshoppers and happy children planting

Reviews by Deborah Locke When I read a children’s book that in any way is connected with American Indians, a couple of criteria stand out....

Political Matters – August 2019

By Mordecai Specktor Native women artists Run don’t walk to see “Hearts of Our People: Native Women Artists,” an amazing and affecting exhibition on view through...

It Ain’t Easy Being Indian – August 2019

By Ricey Wild Once upon a time a strange and frightful people came here in boats, thereby becoming the first boat people to these shores....

Community Calendar – August 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. Bockley Gallery,...