New radio station KRSM takes to the air in south Minneapolis

By Lee Egerstrom A low-powered FM radio station seven years in the making has taken to the air in south Minneapolis. While small in size compared...

IT AIN’T EASY BEING INDIAN: Dec 2017

BY RICEY WILD So #45 “honored” Navajo Code Talkers in front the genocidal president Andrew Jackson portrait and referred to Senator Elizabeth Warren as ‘Pocahontas’. Senator...

POLITICAL MATTERS: December 2017

By Mordecai Specktor Remembering Dennis Banks When I started writing about American Indian issues, about 40 years ago, I began hearing stories about Dennis Banks, a...

Water Protectors, Monster Slayers and the Enbridge Hearings

BY LE BOYD AND WINONA LADUKE For the past four years Dawn Goodwin, of Rice Lake, Minn., has driven thousands of miles, and missed weeks of...

Interview with artist Julie Buffalohead

BY DEBORAH LOCKE (To see the article in this issue about Julie's exhibit see: http://thecirclenews.org/the-arts/julie-buffaloheads-art-gives-no-answers-to-the-viewer/ When did you know that you wanted to be an artist? I...

Julie Buffalohead’s art gives no answers to the viewer

BY DEBORAH LOCKE The thing about Julie Buffalohead’s newest exhibit of art at the Bockley Gallery is this. You can second guess her till the cows...

Native Youth lead the way toward environmental & economic sustainability

BY ELAINE SALINAS As a bitter cold February wind swept across the plains of North Dakota, and the Water Defenders at Standing Stone stood their ground,...

From Santa to Super Bowl, holiday season looms large in Indian...

BY LEE EGERSTROM While Native artists, retailers and food companies all try to hitch a ride with Santa Claus this time of year, an expanded St....

WHAT’S NEW IN THE COMMUNITY: Dec 2017

 FDLTCC wins marketing and communications award The Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College in Cloquet, Minn. was honored with a Bronze Medallion award for...

Black Snake Chronicles: KXL Returns and Wiindigo Economics

BY WINONA LADUKE As the plagued Keystone Pipeline spills 200,000 gallons of oil near the Sisseton Dakota reservation, the Nebraska Public Service Commission made a convoluted...

NEWS BRIEFS: Dec 2017

HENNEPIN COUNTY BOARD VOTES TO CHANGE LAKE CALHOUN NAME MINNEAPOLIS, MN – The Hennepin County Board of Commissioners voted Nov. 28th to remove the name...

Peggy Flanagan could become the highest ranking Native woman to hold...

BY CAMILLE ERICKSON “It matters that people see themselves reflected in the leaders that represent them, "said state Rep. Peggy Flanagan (DFL-St. Louis Park). Joining U.S. Rep....

Dr. Wyatt new Emergency Department Director at HCMC

BY LEE EGERSTROM Dr. Thomas E. Wyatt (Loyal Shawnee and Quapaw Tribes of Oklahoma) became director of the Emergency Department at Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) in July....

PASSING ON: Roland Columbus

Roland “Trulo” Columbus April 22, 1933 – October 14, 2017 Roland “Trulo” Columbus (Anpetu-Tawa) age 84 of Redwood Falls, formerly of the Lower Sioux Community, entered...

IT AIN’T EASY BEING INDIAN: Nov 2017

BY RICEY WILD At this writing I woke to a Winter Wonderland. Yeah, the meteorologists did predict snow coming but somehow, even after a lifetime...

Opinion: Justice For All

BY NEO BHAVSAR The over representation of Native Americans in the U.S. criminal justice system marks a systemic problem within our society. Even though there is...

POLITICAL MATTERS: Nov 2017

By Mordecai Specktor The politics of mining After straddling the fence for years on the introduction of copper-nickel mining to northeastern Minnesota, Gov. Mark Dayton came...

Onigamiising: Seasons of an Ojibwe Year

BY DEBORAH LOCKE In her book of 50 very short essays originally published in the Duluth Budgeteer, Linda LeGarde Grover gives mini lessons on Ojibwe history,...

Water Protectors Protest Wells Fargo Bank in Duluth

TEXT/PHOTOS BY WECOPWATCH On October 23, 2017 Water Protectors from Camp Makwa Front Line Camp blockaded Wells Fargo Bank branch in Duluth, Minn. to oppose the...

Enbridge: The last big pipeline battle

BY WINONA LADUKE In late October, I attended the Enbridge pipeline hearings by the state of Minnesota. It’s been a long haul, I feel like I...