Health Disparities in Indian Country

Local elder takes control of her health Geraldine Fasthorse (Mason) was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in 1982 and high blood pressure in 1984...

Responses to Statehood provides venue for Native perspectives

Waziyatawin (Angela Wilson), Ph.D., a Dakota scholar and activist, and the Minnesota Humanities Center in Saint Paul have collaborated to create Responses to Statehood, an online...

Opinion: Save the Planet from Capitalism

Today, our Mother Earth is ill. From the beginning of the 21st century we have lived the hottest years of the last thousand years....

Kola Program faces major cuts from Hennepin County

Kola Program given three months notice from Hennepin County that its entire funding will be cut. The American Indian Community Development Corporation (AICDC) in Minneapolis...

CD review: Michael Joseph O-glepi/Songs for Native American Flute and...

On Michael Joseph's latest CD "O-glepi" the sub-title is "Songs for Native American Flute and Guitar" but the album also includes the use of...

CD Review: Blues Nation

The Blues Nation’s self-titled CD features five seasoned and experienced players that are top notch. The band consists of Dusty Miller (Comanche Tribe) on...

Should the U.S. apologize?

In his first press appearance in the U.S. after a whirlwind tour of Afghanistan and the Middle East in late July, an obviously fatigued...

A scouting party for the future: canoeing the Wakan Wakpa

Photos by Jon Lurie In June, two Dakota youth from Minneapolis participated in a Healthy Nations canoe trip down the Wakan Wakpa (Sacred River), also...

Journeys with First Nations puts Native businesses on tourism path

The Anishinaabe Cultural Center and other Native organizations and businesses in Callaway, Minnesota have partnered with the new eco-tourism service Journeys with First...

Waite House survivors of I-35W bridge collapse build bridges, not fences

“When something bad happens, people are there to help you.” That, says Angela Haeny, is one of the lessons that the Waite House...

Anti-abortion amendment attached to Indian Health Care Improvement Act

(This piece was originally written for Chicago-based In These Times magazine (www.inthesetimes.com) Reprinted with permission.) When it comes to their health, American Indian women face...

Letters to the Editor:

Elders coalition formed, Vonda Dauphinais-Gluck (Leech Lake Ojibwe) and Lorraine Tibbetts (Nett Lake Ojibwe), of the newly formed Leech Lake Twin Cities Elders’ Coalition, presented...

It ain't easy being Indian

“…it looks like a handful of poop is rewriting American prehistory”. Archaeology, July/August 2008, p. 45. Now, I don’t usually dwell on the subject of...

Fond du Lac Follies

Fond du Lac Follies motored to the Red Cliff Reservation at the invitation of Andy Gokee. The annual Ojibwe language immersion camp was being...

Ojibwe wrestle makes olympic team

Jack Deitchler, a White Earth Ojibwe descendant, made history in June by becoming only the third high school wrestle to ever compete at the...

What's new in the community!

Dr. Rock voted President Elect of NCUIHIndian Health Board Chief Executive Officer Dr. Patrick Rock was voted President Elect of the National Council of...

U of M Student Selected for Udall Congressional Internship

Hannah Lussier (Red Lake Ojibwe), an Honor Program student in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota, has been awarded a 2008 Udall...

Day named Director of American Indian Resource Center at Bemidji State...

Donald Day, a member of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe, has been named director of the American Indian Resource Center at Bemidji State University in Minnesota.Read...

What's new in the community!

Three Native Artists recieve Bush AwardsThe Bush Foundation announced this year’s grant recipients. Frank Big Bear (top left photo) received a $100,000 Bush Foundation...

Beijing hosts Olympics

Political Matters motored to Washington, D.C., in June, for the annual conference of the American Jewish Press Association (AJPA). When I’m not writing this...