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...

Robbinsdale Ojibwe class taught by non-speaker angers community

On April 29, five American Indian students walked out of their Ojibwe language class at Robbinsdale Cooper High School.“We were tired of the class”,...

Girl gets Gates Millennium Scholarship despite obstacles

Josette Croud (White Earth Ojibwe), a Minneapolis 2009 South High graduate, has received the prestigious Gates Millennium Scholarship based on her academic achievement, test...

Navajo soldier killed in Afghanistan

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - A 21-year-old Navajo soldier killed in Afghanistan was described by his mother as someone who made everyone smile and...

The Fine Jewelry Store is now a complete Jewelry store.

The Fine Jewelry Store Now joins ShareASalewww.The-Fine-Jewelry-Store.com announces its association with Fantasy Jewelry Box. The Fine Jewelry Store extends its services towards the engaged...

The Fine Jewelry Store is now a complete Jewelry store.

The Fine Jewelry Store Now joins ShareASalewww.The-Fine-Jewelry-Store.com announces its association with Fantasy Jewelry Box. The Fine Jewelry Store extends its services towards the engaged...

Community News

Shakopee Community details $40M in donations The Shakopee Mdewakanton Dakota Community of Minnesota donated more than $40 million to tribes, Indian organizations, educational institutions...

Healthy Nations to host Mde Maka Ska Canoe Nations Gathering

Mde Maka Ska is Dakota for "White Earth Lake", the ancient name of Lake Calhoun, where for generations Dakota people lived, hunted,...

Wild cougars may be returning to Lake Superior area

The yellow cougar loped and veered through the pine forest as chasing dogs howled and stayed close behind. Once the dogs got...

George C. Robertson, Makizinens (August 9, 1955 – June 20, 2009)

George C. Robertson, Makizinens (August 9, 1955 - June 20, 2009) George C. Robertson, Makizinens "Little Moccasin" age 53, of Minneapolis journeyed to the Spirit...

Lawrence "Larry" Adams (June 6, 1928-July 12,2009)

Lawrence “Larry” Adams, 81, of Cass Lake, MN, died July 12 at the Cass Lake PHS Indian Hospital in Cass  Lake, MN.  Lawrence’s passing...

Martha Redbone album "Skintalk"

Martha Red Bone SkintalkReview by Jamison Mahto"I am The Syntax Savage riding a prayer in search of the cumulative litany of sin...

BIA director cited for mismanagement to take over Midwest Region

By Jeff Armstrong Niles Cesar, a BIA regional director forced out of the bureau’s Alaska office for alleged mismanagement and fraud, is slated in late...

Bemidji Businesses Adopt Bilingual Signage

“Aaniin” “Boozhoo” – customers to Bem-idji’s Cabin Coffee House & Café are now welcomed in both Ojibwe and English....

Community Calender

Thru Aug. Hennepin County Library - Franklin Events All events take place at Franklin Library, 1314 E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis. For more info, call...

It ain't easy being Indian

This past month on a glorious summer day I took a journey I thought would never happen. I drove for almost half an hour...

Franken and Indian Affairs

Al Franken, who took the oath of office as Minnesota’s new U.S. senator last month, was quickly in the national spotlight. He participated in...

American Indian Art and Fashion Alliance launches with $400,000 Kellog grant

Gail Bruce and Michael Chapman (Menominee Tribe), co-Founders of UNRESERVED: American Indian Fashion and Art Alliance, announce their first grant of $400,000 from the...

Appeals court calls for Indian trust accounting in Cobell case

The Interior Department must account for billions of dollars in Indian trust funds, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on July 24. In...