Protesters bring down Columbus statue

By AP and MPR News On June 9th, protesters in Minnesota pulled down a statue of Christopher Columbus outside the State Capitol amid continuing anger...

Chris Jourdain: continuing the Red Lake youth basketball movement

By Dan Ninham The youth basketball movement at the Red Lake Nation travels throughout Indian Country and beyond. Life lessons are learned with wins and...

Political Matters – July 2020

By Mordecai Specktor Columbus has fallen We’re halfway through 2020 and the hits keep coming. I’ve generally kept away from the protests seeking justice for George Floyd...

Encyclopedia of Am. Indian History & Culture – a different kind...

Review by Deborah Locke A two-page photo spread in the “Encyclopedia of American Indian History & Culture” shows Natives as sentinels, single file and hand-in-hand...
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It Ain’t Easy Being Indian – July 2020

By Ricey Wild One thing I know for sure is that I was born “Indian” as written on my birth certificate. I now know that...

Two Native Orgs doing their part by providing Covid-19 tests to...

By Hannah Broadbent As of June 28th, 30.4. million Covid-19 tests have been given across the country. Labs all over the U.S. are backlogged trying...

Strong partnerships key for Natives in coronavirus pandemic

By Eddie Chuculate Although tribes in Minnesota are in control of their own health infrastructure, a good relationship with the state is crucial, said Antony...

Native organizations band together for food assistance amid coronavirus and riots

By Eddie Chuculate After rioters looted then set fire to grocery stores in the wake of George Floyd’s death, many Minneapolis residents have had to...

Telemedicine is a stopgap for COVID-19 pandemic, not a cure all

By Lee Egerstrom Self-distancing, Stay Home Minnesota precautions, people just being careful, and greater use of telemedicine communications with health professionals to avoid COVID-19 are...

Keeping Native Elders occupied at Bii Di Gain during Covid-19 pandemic

By Eddie Chuculate (Photos by Diane Grooms) Before the coronavirus pandemic (Covid-19), residents at Bii Di Gain, an elderly housing complex for Native Americans on Franklin...

Minnesota’s Stay Safe Order: Phase III and Reopening Businesses

By Maurita Begay As of June 10, 2020, the third phase of Minnesota’s Stay Safe Plan will commence, ordered by Governor Walz. Throughout the entire...

U.S. Treatment of Indians Inspired Hitler’s Hunger Policies

By Lee Egerstrom America’s resettlement plans used against Native Americans inspired Adult Hitler and the Nazi’s starvation and resettlement plans directed at Ukrainians, Russians and...

Homelessness on Ojibwe reservations still a problem in MN

By Lee Egerstrom Homelessness and near-homelessness are continuing problems at six Ojibwe reservations in northern Minnesota, and was before the coronavirus epidemic reached Minnesota causing...

Landowners challenge Eminent Domain and Line 3 faces new challenges

By Winona LaDuke While the Enbridge Company seeks to push ahead with Line 3 in Minnesota, the future of this pipeline, Enbridge and the Dakota...

Snowflakes, raindrops and dust bring CECs to lakes and fish

By Lee Egerstrom Part Two of Two-Part Series (you can read part one here.) Precipitation is a transport system that brings chemicals from pharmaceuticals, personal care...

Scientists find 117 chemicals in Grand Portage fish and lake bottom

By Lee Egerstrom This is the first of a two-part series (read part two here). An extensive three-year research study of lakes in and around the...

Bdote Learning Center celebrates its first 8th grade graduating class

As Bdote Learning Center completes its sixth year of operations, the school is celebrating its first eighth grade graduating class: The 8th Grade Graduating...

Political Matters – June 2020

By Mordecai Specktor The police murder of George Floyd “Certain conditions continue to exist in our society, which must be condemned as vigorously as we condemn...

Nate Howard shined as CLB Panther and LLLTC basketball star

By Dan Ninham Boozhoo. Bimisebineshii indizhinikaaz: Greetings. My Indian name is Flying Bird. Awazisii nindoodem: My clan is Bullhead. Gaa-zagaskwaajimekaag nindonjibaa: I’m from Cass Lake....