POLITICAL MATTERS: Native Issues in the Halls of Government

By Mordecai Specktor How about those twins? In my column last month, I wrote about the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) approving the name change...

“Bring Her Home” shines light on missing and murdered Indian women

BY DEBORAH LOCKE The exhibit “Bring Her Home: Stolen Daughters of Turtle Island” may be the most startling, energizing and troubling collection of art-work you ever...

Plans in works to expand/upgrade Minneapolis American Indian Center

BY LEE EGERSTROM Architectural and engineering studies are being considered for what may become a $12 million to $14 million expansion and modern remodeling project for...

Stealing Indian kids continues

BY MARK ANTHONY ROLO Even before the turn of the century the federal government and states routinely stole children from parents in Indian Country. After...

Open Letter to Beltrami County

BY WINONA LADUKE In late February, the Beltrami County Commissioners approved the Sheriff Department’s request for a mutual aid agreement with various northern Minnesota agencies to beef...

Solar Energy’s future nationally and in Minnesota

BY WINONA LADUKE The Trump Administration recently announced a 30% tariff on imported solar panels to bolster, one assumes, a dying fossils fuels industry, and (possibly)...

WHAT’S NEW IN THE COMMUNITY: March 2018

Nevada Littlewolf named new CEO of the Tiwahe Foundation The Tiwahe Foundation Board of Directors has named Nevada Littlewolf as the new President and CEO effective...

The Phillips Aquatic Center to Open this Spring

BY CAMILLE ERICKSON The new Phillips Aquatic Center is on track to open early this spring, becoming the first indoor, year-round swimming facility in the Minneapolis...

Lower Sioux Healthy Meals – a Model

BY LEE EGERSTROM When registered dietician Stacy Hammer asks people how they feel, she hears plenty of simple answers that make sense at face value but...

IT AIN’T EASY BEING INDIAN: Feb 2018

BY RICEY WILD Happy VD all you Snags and Snagettes! Teasing yooz of course, but for real, be careful out there. Ya never know. Moi? I’m...

The Scaffold: A missed opportunity for healing?

BY DAVID BORN Hippocrates once wrote, “Healing is a matter of time, but it is sometimes also a matter of opportunity.” In Minnesota, time has failed...

POLITICAL MATTERS: Feb 2018

By Mordecai Specktor Bde Mka Ska On Google Maps, the large body of water on the western edge of Minneapolis now is marked “Bde Maka Ska.”...

Rendon’s first novel is a classic, superb whodunit

BY DEBORAH LOCKE In “Murder on the Red River,” Marcie Rendon wrote the kind of book that will bother you when you need to put...

Pow Wow Grounds serves wild rice and history along with coffee

BY LEE EGERSTROM Thirsty coffee drinkers stopping by the Pow Wow Grounds in South Minneapolis know there is much more available there than a cup of...

Cop violence rampant in Indian Country

BY MARK ANTHONY ROLO It wasn’t that long ago that a few Minneapolis cops would go rogue and spend their time on duty harassing the...

WHAT’S NEW IN THE COMMUNITY: Feb 2018

Rice becomes first tribal police chief on POST Board Gov. Mark Dayton has appointed Mille Lacs Band Police Chief Sara Rice to the Minnesota Board of...

Lake Calhoun officially recognized as Bde Maka Ska

Bde Maka Ska is now the official name of the lake previously known as Lake Calhoun, following county and state approval of a request...

Treasure Island Center links St. Paul with its Mdewakanton past

BY LEE EGERSTROM You can’t miss it. Smack dab in the middle of Downtown St. Paul, a square-block anchor building with bold signage now announces to...

Barry Runs for District 62B House

BY CAMILLE ERICKSON “I am answering a call to serve,” asserted Korina Barry (Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe) as she announced that she will seek the District 62B...

PASSING ON: Dennis Smith Lothert Sr.

Dennis Smith Lothert Sr. June 23, 1946 - December 5, 2017 Dennis Smith Lothert Sr. – (Hey Man) Wambdi Isnana, meaning Lone Eagle –age 71 of...