‘It just felt very wrong:’ Sherman Alexie’s accusers go on the...

By Lynn Neary/MPR News In March, writer Sherman Alexie issued a statement admitting he “has harmed” others, after rumors and allegations began to circulate about...

What Enbridge money can and cannot buy

By Winona LaDuke In March the Ojibwe - Enbridge battle shows the political pressure that $5 million worth of lobbying can buy in Minnesota, and...

Park Rapids student stands up by sitting down for Pledge

By Bob Collins/MPR News Teresita Diaz, 17, a junior at Park Rapids Area High School in northern Minnesota, wants you to know she’s not disrespecting...

Missing/Murdered Indigenous Women Task Force gets first hearing

Legislation to create a Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Task Force received its first hearing in March in the House Government Operations Committee (HF...

Natives American women stopped by police more than other races

American Indian women were disproportionately stopped, searched and arrested by police in Minneapolis in 2017. Researchers at St. Catherine University and the University of...

It Ain’t Easy Being Indian – April

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...

What’s New in the Community April 2018

Red Lake High School robotics teams wins Rookie Inspiration Award (By Michael Meuers, Photo by Allan Olson/Cass Lake Times) The Red Lake Senior High School (Red...

Working for Missing/Murdered Indian Women

By Camille Erickson On a tepid winter day this February, hundreds of people adorned in red attire flooded into the Minneapolis. American Indian Center (MAIC)...

Designing for efficiency, utility and beauty in Indian country

by Lee Egerstrom A Minneapolis-based architect and urban designer has been helping tribes and Native American groups plan and build useful buildings and landscapes all...

IT AIN’T EASY BEING INDIAN: March 2018

BY RICEY WILD I summon calmness. I summon clarity. I summon spirit. I did not summon Purrince who is trying to lie in my lap...

Question and Answer with “Bring Her Home” artists

BY DEBORAH LOCKE Lori Greene and James D. Autio agreed to do a Q&A on their work as artists and their contributions to the “Bring...

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...