IT A IN’T EASY BEING INDIAN (May 2017)

By Ricey Wild Both my arms hurt so badly. It really sucks getting old for me when I’ve already had 11 surgeries and I’m fearful of...

In the 1920s, a community conspired to kill Native Americans for...

By STEVE INSKEEP/MPR Below are excerpts from National Public Radio’s interview with David Grann, author of the new book “Killers of the Flower Moon”. Radio...

Dakota artist creates Indigemojis

By Lee Egerstrom David Bernie, a Minneapolis-based Ihanktowan (Yankton Sioux) artist who combines graphic design with modern technology, is working to bring his “Indigemojis” art applications...

AIMing for the Truth: the story of Native activist Clyde Bellecourt

By Mark Anthony Rolo At the start of his fast and furious story, “The Thunder before the Storm: The Autobiography of Clyde Bellecourt,”the famed American...

POLITICAL MATTERS April 2017

By Mordecai Specktor American Indian cinema, etc. Politics – the stuff of this column in The Circle – merged with art in a film series called...

The Largest Inland Oil Spill in U.S. Happened in Minnesota

By Winona LaDuke Most Minnesotans don’t realize that the largest inland oil spill in U.S. history was here. On March 3, 1991, the Line 3...

When simply wearing “Water is Life” becomes a threatening protest

By Winona LaDuke When did a cardboard canoe hat made by a child with the words “Water is Life” become something that needs to be...

Preying on the poor, Enbridge seeks millions in tax rebates

by Winona LaDuke Enbridge is seeking tens of millions of dollars in tax rebates from Minnesota counties, in a court case against some of the...

IT AIN’T EASY BEING INDIAN April 2017

By Ricey Wild I’ve been waiting for 45 to be impeached. Sigh. Been waiting too long – like for the warm bus to show up at...

MARK ANTHONY ROLO : April 2017

By Mark Anthony Rolo Facing Denial of Diabetes Two years ago, I woke up with what I thought was a pimple on the right side of...

WHAT’S NEW IN THE COMMUNITY : April 2017

Five Natives selected for Bush Fellowships Five Native Americans were named 2017 Bush Fellows. In total, twenty-four leaders were chosen for their records of achievement...

LOCAL BRIEFS: April 2017

N.D. OIL SPILL CONSIDERED AMONG WORST IN N.D. HISTORY BELFIELD, ND – The Belle Fourche Pipeline spilled about 530,000 gallons of crude oil into Ash...

NATIONAL BRIEFS: April 2017

TRUMP TO MAKE MAJOR CUTS TO INDIAN COUNTRY WASHINGTON, DC – In his very first budget blueprint, Trump seeks a 12 percent cut at the...

POLITICAL MATTERS March 2017

By Mordecai Specktor DAPL set to move oil March 6 When I last wrote about the struggle at Standing Rock, in the Oct. 2016 issue of...

WHAT’S NEW IN THE COMMUNITY March 2017

Liberty named U.S. presidential scholarship candidate Mitakamizi Liberty (Leech Lake Band Ojibwe), a graduating senior at TrekNorth High School, has been named one of more than...

Native media pioneer, Gordon Regguinti, passes on

By Mark Anthony Rolo Gordon David Regguinti passed on to the spirit world on February 2, 2017. He was 62. Regguinti was a pioneer in the movement...

Water Protectors Are Everywhere

By Winona LaDuke Water Protectors  "They came from the four directions. They came from the stars. They came from the mountain, they stood and protected. They...

PASSING ON – March 2017

Lydia Vanessa GreyEagle May 25, 1988 - February 18, 2017 Lydia Vanessa GreyEagle, “Ho Waste Win” (Strong Voice Woman), age 28 of the Lower Sioux...

IT AIN’T EASY BEING INDIAN (March 2017)

By Ricey Wild The Oceti Sakowin camp has been cleared by heavily militarized police, but what happened there this past year is forever. WE THE PEOPLE...

Nickizms: Spring, Renewal, and Food

By Nick Metcalf Spring, Renewal, and Food – Healthy Living… It’s Spring time. Yay! We’ve made it through another Minnesota winter. I’m hopeful that you got...