Proposed White Earth constitution revives enrollment controversy

Critics of a proposed constitution for the White Earth Band of Ojibwe say it threatens to do to tribal government what allotment did to...

LCO archeological dig creates youth interestLCO archeological dig creates youth interest

Recent Ojibwe high school graduates carried shovels full of dirt from huge piles of excavated soil and poured them into screened boxes, then sifted...

A slap in the Facebook

As an avid Facebook user, I enjoy the ability to stay in touch with friends, have people post news headlines I might otherwise miss,...

Sundance in New Mexico offers training in filmmaking for Natives

Actor Robert Redford and Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson announced in May that the state of New Mexico and Redford are teaming up to create...

Dakota Code Talkers to be honored at Native Warriors Exhibition

American Indians have a long history of being warriors. In fact, American Indians have fought in every war the United States has ever been...

Canoe route doesn’t have input from Native community

A proposed canoe route through the Twin Cities portion of the Mississippi River seeks to host thousands of children at camp grounds built upon...

My important trip to Europe

Text and photos by Imanda Delgado  My name is Imanda Delgado. I am White Earth Ojibwe and Puerto Rican, and I am 14-years-old. I go...

SMSC Grant Helps Finance Housing for Leech Lake Ojibwe

On the Leech Lake Reservation in northern Minnesota, 61% of children under the age of 18 are being raised by either their grandparents or...

Minnesota’s Vietnam era veterans

All Vietnam era veterans will be honored on June 13 at the Minnesota State Capitol Grounds. The event includes guest speakers, music, Vietnam memorabilia,...

Fond du Lac’s Enrollee Day brings in big names

Singer/songwriters Keith Secola and Joanne Shenandoah are among the acts slated for the Fond du Lac Tribe’s Enrollee Day celebration which will take place...

Waubun High School student receives Gates Scholarship

Winnie Lindstrom, a Waubun High School senior in Ogema, has been awarded the Gates Millennium Scholarship. The scholarship, which strives to increase representation of...

Whats new in the community:

Obama recognizes Red Lake small business owner At a White House ceremony on May 19, President Barack Obama recognized Andy Wells, a member of the...

South Dakota tribes target suicide among youth

Rosebud, S.D. (AP) – Two South Dakota tribes are organizing recreational activities  as a way to address suicide among Native youth. The Oglala Sioux Tribe...

UND faces new deadline on ‘Fighting Sioux’ name

Grand Forks, N.D. (AP) – The  North Dakota Board of Higher Education set a new deadline and tougher requirements for keeping the controversial “Fighting...

Mystery barrels in Lake Superior investigated

For five years the Red Cliff Band of Chippewa has investigated the more than 1,400 barrels that have sat at the bottom of Lake...

Wisconsin smoking ban won’t affect tribal casinos

A bill that bans smoking in public places won’t affect tribal casinos in Wisconsin. Tribes could pass their own smoking laws or address the...

Crow Creek Sioux Tribe starts wind energy business

Crow Creek, S.D. (AP) – The Crow Creek Sioux Tribe of South Dakota and a partner have created a company to develop a wind...

MN bill includes $1.25M for Native languages

St. Paul, MN (AP) –  Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty (R) signed a funding bill that includes $1.25 million for Native language preservation. The Legacy Act...

Menominee Nation files off-reservation casino suit

The Menominee Nation of Wisconsin filed a new lawsuit over the rejection of its off-reservation casino. The Bush administration rejected the proposed Kenosha casino...

Wisconsin tribes stand to gain from tobacco tax hike

Madison, WI. (AP) – Wisconsin  tribes stand to gain another $81.5 million over the next two years if the state increases its tobacco tax,...