Wiconi Wakan Raffle Drawing Results

The Wiconi Wakan-Sacred Life Project of Minneapolis held a raffle drawing in April and raised almost $500 for their 501(c)3 certificate. Held on April...

Harvard Foundation Award presented to LaDuke

The Harvard Foundation has presented a prestigious medal recognizing Winona LaDuke's commitment to both Harvard University and the larger society. Dr. Allen Counter, Director...

Chief Bemidji Statue Project raising funds for new statue

The Chief Bemidji Statue Project committee has established a fund at Northwest Minnesota Foundation for the purpose of accepting tax-deductible contributions from individuals, businesses,...

Cobenais selected Boys & Girls Club Youth of the Year

Club staff unanimously selected Darion Cobenais as Red Lake Nation Boys & Girls Club Youth of the Year 2010. Chosen from among eleven...

New magazine features reservation hunting opportunities/conservation

Hunting The Rez is a new Native American owned magazine that features hunting and fishing opportunities on North American Indian lands. Hunting The Rez...

Eight large reservation tribes announce new coalition

Eight tribes, representing some of the largest reservations in the United States, have formed a new organization to represent their concerns.The Coalition of Large...

Red Road House helps former inmates

In a purification ritual, eight men in a garage huddle around a drum, as a haze of burnt sage hangs in the air. The...

Mendota 12th Annual Welcome Home Traditional Wacipi.

Mendota's 12th Annual Welcome Home Traditional Wacipi, Sept 9,10,&11, 2011. The Wacipi is at St Peter's Church,1405 Sibley Memorial Hwy, Mendota MN 55150. On Sept 9,...

The Circle 2011 powwow calendar

File for download: The Circle 2011 powwow calendar.pdf

May 2011 Indian month Events

April 9 & 23Leech Lake General ElectionsThe Leech Lake General Election Board office will be open for absentee voting on Saturday, April 9, from...

Community Calendar April

April 4 The Practice of Indian Law and the Politics of IdentityWilliam Mitchell College of Law is hosting an Indian Law Panel Discussion and...

Native Farmers Gather to Protect Seeds

Indigenous farmers and gardeners from the region and beyond gathered at the 9th Annual Great Lakes Indigenous Farming Conference in March to share knowledge,...

Organization works to bring Native elders into affordable housing

A lack of housing for Native American elders has attracted development within the Twin Cities. In particular, The American Indian Community Development Corporation (AICDC)...

Leith, Chris F. (July 2, 1935 – March 4, 2011)

Chris Leith "Tasunka Wakinyan Ohitika", age 75 of Prairie Island, died Thursday March 4, 2011 at his home. He was born on July 2,...

It aint easy being indian:

There is a whole lot going on these days, not so much with me (miraculously for a change I'm all good) but the rest...

Fond du Lac Follies:

I first heard about the proposed Polymet open pit mine some years ago and just as I feared it is getting closer and closer...

Book Review: Northrup has outdone himself in Anishinaabe Syndicated

Anishinaabe Syndicated: A View from the Rez By Jim Northrup Introduction by Margaret Noori Ph.D.Paperback, 248 pagesPublisher: Minnesota Historical Society Published January...

Republicans introduce legislation for video slot at horse race tracks

Two Republican lawmakers introduced legislation in March that would allow Minnesota' two horse racing tracks to install video slot machines, sweetening the pot with...

Northwest Jesuits to Pay $166.1 Million to Native Abuse Victims

The long journey for justice is over for approximately 450 victims who were sexually abused as children by Jesuit Missionaries in Washington, Alaska, Idaho,...

Sioux Security officer reports UFO encounter and missing time

A South Dakota Sioux Tribe security officer reported that hundreds of softball-sized red lights spun around his vehicle while driving home from work March...