Southern Ute Tribe invests in making fuel from algae

An unusual experiment featuring equal parts science, environmental optimism and Native American capitalist ambition is unfolding on the Southern Ute Indian Reservation in southwest...

Bois Forte Urban Office moves to new location

The Bois Forte Urban Office has moved a block away from their old office. They are now at 1308 East Franklin Avenue, Suite 112,...

NACC has new Licensed Psychologist on staff

The Native American Community Clinic’s Counseling Services has a new member on board. Dr. Marsha Fields is a Licensed Psychologist and has worked with...

Nawayee Center School offers free meals

Nawayee Center School is now participating in the National School Lunch Program. Households with incomes that meet the guidelines are eligible for free or...

School Readiness Project to offer Ojibwe language

The School Readiness Project will be offering Ojibwe language this year. Launched in the Phillips Community in 2008, the Project is designed for American...

Jana’s “New Moon Born” a strong performance

Jana MashoneeNew Moon BornRain suits my current sedentary life style and although I enjoy having my reviews be authentic as I generally listen to...

CinderCat is a killer Cat!

CinderCat is a Killer cat. Fortunately for my household, aka my wigwam’s inhabitants, our food caches are not yet empty (thank you USDA). Despite that,...

Fond du lac follies

Fond du Lac Follies motored to the Black Bear Casino to eat. My wife Pat was happy because she didn’t feel like cooking so...

Newspapers in the downturn

Continuing with the economic theme this month, I got a large dose of depressing news while attending the American Jewish Press Association (AJPA) conference...

Tim Pawlenty slashes funding

In the current economic downturn, millions of families and individuals are trying to cope with unemployment and home foreclosures. And as many people look...

You wouldn't walk around with a broken leg

Just about everybody would go to the doctor and get professional help if they had an accident and broke a leg, an arm or...

Birchbark House to publish books in Native langauges

Louise and Heid Erdrich, acclaimed writers and sisters, besides being busy nabbing Minnesota Book Awards, have embarked on a new venture to create a...

Birchbark House to publish books in Native langauges

Louise and Heid Erdrich, acclaimed writers and sisters, besides being busy nabbing Minnesota Book Awards, have embarked on a new venture to create a...

Two Native artists receive Bush’s Enduring Visions Award

Musician Kevin Locke (Lakota/ Anishinaabe) and storyteller Mary Louise Defender (Dakotah/Hidatsa) have each been awarded The Bush Foundation’s $100,000 Enduring Vision Award....

Ojibwe youth learn their culture hands-on

Algin Goodskye grabbed a hold of an ironwood sapling with both hands and pulled hard, as his teacher David Matrious cut away some...

Native American Drug and Gang Initiative fighting crime on Wisc reservations

The two law officers meeting over breakfast at the Lake of the Torches Casino in Lac du Flambeau, Wisc. had not gone there looking...

Town Hall Meeting on Taser Policy to be held

The Minneapolis Civilian Police Review Authority (CRA) has invited the public to attend a forum addressing the Police Department’s Taser® policy and the question...

Ona Kingbird honored

Ona Kingbird was honored by the community on July 7 at the Minneapolis American Indian Center. A spaghetti dinner was served and live entertainment...

Public walk and rally “Water is Life” to be held in...

“Water is Life,” a free public walk and rally, will focus attention on the barrels of toxic military waste that were dumped into Lake...

First Nations Composer Initiative Recipients

Six grants ranging from $1,350 to $5,000 have been awarded to American Indian/Indigenous musical artists in the fifth round of grant making of the...