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...

Harmony Nights: Native American Vocal Harmony

Alex E. Smith, Cheevers Toppah and Nitanis “Kit” Landry. Harmony Nights: Native American Vocal Harmony | BUY IT! Call me rezz dogg. Thanks to...

Michael Goze is New Director of AICDC

Michael Goze (Ho-Chunk) has been selected as the new President and CEO of the American Indian Community Develop-ment Corporation in Minneapolis. The appointment is...

The election is over…

The election is over and the winners were Karen Diver as the Chair and Wally Dupuis in the Cloquet District. In the Brookston...

Health Disparities in Indian Country

Getting the medicines you need from your clinic Medication is an important part of keeping healthy for many people. Having access to needed medication is...

Passing On

Sheila WhiteEagleDec. 2, 1948 - June 7, 2008 Sheila passed away peacefully at home after a long and courageous battle against breast cancer. Sheila was...

Elders Initiate Change at Elders Lodge

Recent changes at Elders Lodge (an independent living community in Saint Paul that is supposed to provide affordable, service-enriched housing for low-income adults age...

Survival mode. A plastic toilet paper bag?

So here am I, celebrating an empty nest when I suddenly get all ambitious and clean out my closet from all the clothes on...

Indian film festival debuts with 100 works

More than 100 films were shown during the inaugural Talking Stick Film Festival, which was held June 26 in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The...

Daycare In Danger

Cutbacks in childcare subsidies keep Native American children from receiving quality childcare Some of Minneapolis’ largest Native American childcare facilities are cutting back their services...

Minneapolis Proclaims June 16th "Laela Shaugobay Day"

Thousands of children have fallen from windows, but the American Indian Community Development Corporation was the first developer to get the law changed. On the...

Vikings help build playground for American Indian Magnet School

Children at the American Indian Magnet School (AIMS) in St. Paul have a new playground thanks to Minnesota Vikings players and coaches, volunteers, and...

Minneapolis Proclaims June 16th "Laela Shaugobay Day"

Thousands of children have fallen from windows, but the American Indian Community Development Corporation was the first developer to get the law changed. On the...