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...

Canadian series shows pre-Columbian New World as complex, sophisticated

BY DEBORAH LOCKE Two points stand out from the eight-episode Canadian-produced series “1491: The Untold Story of the Americas Before Columbus.” First, indigenous people from North,...

WHAT’S NEW IN THE COMMUNITY: Jan 2018

Cobenais Appointed to Governor's Council (By Michael Meuers) Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton appointed Jerald Cobenais of Red Lake as the “Red Lake Band of Ojibwe Delegate...

HTE to bring legal action challenging MNPUC

In December, Honor the Earth vowed to bring legal action challenging the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (MNPUC) 4-1 vote to approve the Final Environmental Impact...

Trump’s Sad Relationship With American Indians

BY MARK ANTHONY ROLO Donald Trump has never had much of a history with Americans Indians, but during the course of his first year in...

NEWS BRIEFS: Jan 2018

LEECH LAKE FILES LAWSUIT AGAINST OPIOID MAKERS CASS LAKE, MN – On December 19, 2017 the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe approved the filing of...

The Circle’s 2017 Native Author’s Breakfast Fundraiser

The Circle’s Annual Native Author’s Breakfast Fundraiser, held on December 15th, was one of the most successful fundraisers in the eight years we have...

IT AIN’T EASY BEING INDIAN: Jan 2018

BY RICEY WILD I’m bringing back the greeting, “Happy New Year!!!” This very important wish was taken from us last year and anyone who was caught...

POLITICAL MATTERS: Jan 2018

By Mordecai Specktor #Resist in 2018 In 2017, President Dumbass didn’t start a nuclear war, and for that we can be grateful. His administration – an...

Erdrich’s futuristic novel paints intriguing view of oppressive world to come

BY DEBORAH LOCKE If all the basic elements of a good book emerge as you read – character development, suspense, conflict, plot intrigue, a sympathetic...

MIWRC explores ways to keep Kateri alive

BY LEE EGERSTROM The Minnesota Indian Women’s Resource Center (MIWRC) is scrambling to raise funds to either take over the Kateri Residence in the Phillips Neighborhood...

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...