Native community buys/builds art gallery in 11 months

All My Relations Arts (AMR) opens the doors of its new gallery space on January 21 after a fast-paced 11 months of the American...

Suicide prevention "isten-ins"will culminate in national conference

Suicide is a tragedy that strikes Native American communities disproportionately compared to other ethnic groups, and has been a top priority on the agendas...

Domestic Abuse Program sewing circle builds skills and friendships

Once a week, every Tuesday evening in Minneapolis, a group of women come together to participate in a constructive task of edging together a...

Bemidji State launches website with Ojibwe language resources

As part of its ongoing efforts to support the efforts of the Shared Vision Bemidji community-building initiative, Bemidji State University has unveiled a printable...

Problems with the Alaska Veterinary Board blocking public health services to...

I attended the Alaska Veterinary Board meeting on Oct. 29 in Fairbanks to discuss the need for more veterinary services in the villages and...

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Lakota collage artist recipient of Bush Artist Program’s 2010 Enduring Vision Award Lakota collage artist Arthur D. Amiotte, is one of three winners of...

Death in the Sonoran Desert

In 1982, I traveled to a desert wash west of Tucson, Arizona, for the International Indian Treaty Conference, a forum sponsored by the American...

Group wants more Indian teachers on reservations

About 100 of the nation’s best recent college graduates in fields such as law and business will be teaching this fall at schools on...

CD Review: Jimmy Wolf’s I’ve Been Driftin’ From Door To Door

Last year I wrote a review on Jimmy Wolf’s CD Deep Downtown and I was immediately aware that there was a new rock star,...

MIA Has New Native American Tour Guides

The Minneapolis Institute of Arts (MIA) recently graduated 17 tour guides for their Native American collection, in the Collections in Focus (CIF) Guides Program....

Follies July

The operation was a success but the patient lived. I went from pre-op to op to post-op rather nicely.The artery doctor came in and...

CDC and IHS urge Indian parents to protect preteens with vaccines

The Centers for Disease Control and PreventionThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is partnering with the Indian Health Service to launch a campaign...

Recommended Vaccines for 11/12-Year-Olds

1. Tdap Vaccine: Fights Whooping Cough (Pertussis) plus Tetanus and Diphtheria The Tdap vaccine protects again tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis. The childhood DTaP vaccine...

AIM Conference in Minneapolis looks toward the future

The American Indian Movement (AIM) gathered in June in Minneapolis to celebrate its 42nd year and to reflect on victories and the challenges still...

Rhiana Yazzie’s “Ady” opens at Pangea World Theater

A Lee Miller photograph of surrealist artists that includes a dancer from the West Indies, naked to the waist, is the jumping off place...

Iroquois lacrosse team gives up chance at championship over passports

The fourth-ranked team’s refusal to travel on another nation’s passports sidelines it from a championship, but nets a teachable moment on Native sovereignty. In...

CDFI Fund awards 10 Million to facilitate community housing and development

The CDFI Fund of the United States Treasury awarded more than $10 million to 45 groups in 19 states to facilitate community development, housing,...

Exploring Minnesota for metals

The copper rush in northeastern Minnesota made the news in late July, when Canadian-based Duluth Metals inked a partnership deal with Antofagasta, a Chilean-based...

Oil and gas accidents are nationwide, says a report

As Congress debates a response to the BP oil spill, a new report from the National Wildlife Federation details a full decade of oil...