Boarding School Era

During the late 1800’s the Native American people were taken away from their homes and sent to boarding schools.  This was very dramatical.  They...

Courage during the Boarding School Era.

A lot of things happened to Native American people during the Boarding School era that required them to be courageous. They needed to be...

Courageous

Native American people had to be courageous because of the false promises the white man gave them like telling them that material possessions would...

The Lost identities

A lot of things had happen to the Native children during the Boarding School era. They been taking away from their family and put...

Boarding Schools

Native children were put into federal boarding schools.  The white man did this to have Indians forget their language, and to adopt the white...

Amelia and Me

In the book The Good Path, it tells you how it was back in the Boarding Schools Era. But the movie “Where the Spirit...

Boarding School Era

Native American people had to be courageous during the boarding school era because they had already suffered from disease and starvation.  Some of the...

Where the Spirit Lives

In the book, “Where the Spirit Lives”, people from the Black Foot tribe were taken to a Residential School in Canada. A Residential school...

The Native American Boarding School

The Native American children were taken away from their families and put into boarding schools to learn the white man's way of life. Boarding...

Swarm Team Reaches out to native youth

The new owners of the Minnesota Swarm professional lacrosse team in St. Paul build outreach program to the Native people in the Twin Cities...

Calling All Leech Lake College Graduates!

My name is Elizabeth Sherman and I am currently conducting research on Leech Lake tribal members who are educated with a Bachelors, Masters and/or...

Whats new

Sharon Romano New Director of the DIW Sharon Romano has been selected as the new director of the Department of Indian Work (DIW), a program...

Mille Lacs Band invests in wind turbines

The Corporate Commission of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe has become a major investor in a wind turbine project that could create up...

Northern Cree and Friends a great powwow album

Jamison Mahto  Indigenous In Music CD Review jamison@iicoc.com, www.iicoc.com Northern Cree and Friends  Vol. 5/Long Winter Nights Round Dance Live CD Review The Cree Nations occupy lands and...

Red Ink, a play within a powwow, premieres at Mixed Blood...

This month, the premiere of Red Ink (billed as “plays-within-a-powwow”) will open at Mixed Blood Theater in Minneapolis. Written by seven Native playwrights, Red...

Section 8 waiting list just gets longer

As more Minnesotans lose their jobs and confront economic uncertainty, they may turn to Section 8, the federal government’s largest low-income housing assistance program,...

MN Mdewakanton Dakota Oyate descendents not owed land or money

A federal appeals court has ruled against a large group of Mdewakanton Dakota Indians attempting to claim a share of the lands and gambling...

It Aint Easy being indian

Picture this: it’s the mid-80s, a summer day during former President Ray-Gun’s Star Wars administration. My mom Omi is walking back with her niece...

Fon du lac follies

My sons and I went out to tap maple trees. The crew consisted of my son Matthew, his S.O. Jackie, and sons Joseph and...

Fon du lac follies

My younger sister Doris Ann also died recently, she was 61. It is hard for me to write about my sister and friend. She...