Nick Coleman was a friend to the Native community

By Deborah Locke Ernest and Vernell Wabasha sat near the front of the room during a gathering before the rededication of the renovated Wabasha Bridge...

May 2018 American Indian Month Calendar

Thru May 18 Leah Yellowbird Art Exhibit Leah Yellowbird (First Nations Algonquin-Metis and Anishinaabe) returns with a new body of work on display. Yellowbird’s latest work...

Powwow Calendar May 2018

May 5 Powwow for Hope Powwow for Hope, the nation’s only known cancer awareness powwow, is a community event that honors loved ones who have battled...

Tours focusing on Dakota Bdote and 1862 War start Memorial Day

By Deborah Locke Starting Memorial Day weekend, two Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS) tours focusing on Dakota history at the site of fort Snelling and Bdote will...

Whats New in the Community: May 2018

LLTC Selects New President The Board of Trustees of Leech Lake Tribal College (LLTC) has named Raymond Burns as the college’s new president. Burns succeeds...

IPTF’s Center for Art and Wellness

By Camille Erickson Growth is within sight for the Indigenous Peoples Task Force (IPTF) – a vital provider of culturally appropriate health services, programs, and...

MAG Mechanical taps local resources, community connections

By Lee Egerstrom When Tony Goze was presented with an opportunity to start a business back in 2007, he was both smart enough to recognize...

Heart Berries is lyrical and intimately revealing

By Mark Anthony Rolo In her first collection of essays, Therese Marie Mailhot weaves a memoir that is lyrical and intimately revealing of a once...

Brenda Child’s “Bowwow Powwow” is a sheer delight

Review by Deborah Locke Bowwow Powwow By Brenda J. Child Illustrated by Jonathan Thunder Ojibwe translation by Gordon Jourdain Minnesota Historical Society Press May 1, 2018...

The Renaissance of Tribal Hemp

By Winona LaDuke Tribal hemp growers have planted the seeds of a new economy and an innovative and holistic approach to many challenges in our...

Oil, Water and the Judges

By Winona LaDuke The Husky Oil Refinery’s catastrophic spill and fire in Superior, Wisc. on April 26th points to the problem of oil and water....

For Native students in Morris, finding ways to excel in a...

By Tom Weber/MPR News For most college students, walking across campus is an afterthought – a means to an end. That's harder to do when the...

It Ain’t Easy Being Indian: May 2018

By Ricey Wild No matter your age right now, imagine yourself almost 100-years-old. Wow, right? I’m trying to fathom that and I just can’t even....

Opinion: Securing Tribal Self Determination

By Mark Rolo Thirty years ago, the U.S. Congress passed one of the most sweeping legislative acts in the history of federal-Indian policy – the...

Students plant trees to connect with communities

By John Hoffman/MSU “Green space” horticultural projects, community gardening and urban forestry programs remain very popular activities among St. Paul, MN neighborhoods and communities. Over...

Political Matters: May 2018

Manoomin and mining In late April, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) threw in the towel on its effort to devise a protection standard for...

Powwow Calendar April 2018

April 7 CNIA 34th Annual Contest Powwow - Contest MC: Jerry Dearly. AD: Gabe Desrosiers. Host Drums: Dakota Nation, and Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate. Contest Info:...

Community Calendar April 2018

Thru April 20 Bring Her Home: Daughters of Turtle Island The exhibition “Bring Her Home: Daughters of Turtle Island” will be on view at the All...

Wind River sheds light on criminal jurisdictional issues in Indian Country

By Deborah Locke Any art form that brings violence against American Indian women into a harsh light brings everyone a step closer to eradicating that...

Almighty Voice and His Wife: the play’s run was too short

By Winona LaDuke Sometimes you hear a story which breaks your heart. Breaks your heart because you never heard it, breaks your heart when you...