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As COVID fueled the drug crisis, Native Americans hit worst

By the Associated Press Rachel Taylor kissed her fingertips and pressed them to the crow sewn onto a leather bag on the couch in the...

Native artists make big splash within Twin Cities public art projects 

By Lee Egerstrom The COVID-19 pandemic and continuing outbreaks of variant strains hurt artists about as much as any group of creative entrepreneurs but Twin...

Search for Indian boarding school records gets a boost

By dan gunderson/MPR News The U.S. Department of the Interior and the Minnesota-based Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition have signed an agreement to collaborate...

Fear/stubbornness kept her from getting routine health screenings

By Amanda Ubongen/MDH Throughout our lifetime we experience different seasons, some of which test our resiliency. For Danielle Crowell, the past few months have been...

Gardner comes full circle back to Warroad HS Warriors hockey

By Dan Ninham One of the top scoring hockey players in the state of Minnesota made a full circle coming back home to Warroad HS...

Political Matters – January 2022

By Mordecai Specktor (WARNING: There are plot spoilers for the movie “Don’t Look Up,” which is streaming on Netflix. It’s enormously popular, so you might...

He fought for self-determination in a time of assimilation

By Nia Macknight & Elizabeth Gillis Photographer Nia MacKnight never met her great-grandfather John B. McGillis, but she did have a window into his storied life...

Please remember him for me

By Arnie Vainio MD “I don’t have the friends I thought I had. My family doesn’t understand me. I was told I should only grieve...
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It Ain’t Easy Being Indian – January 2022

By Ricey Wild Here we go again, hey-ho, hey-ho! This year I didn’t make any New Year’s resolutions to fail at, so I should be...

UofMN launches financial aid for Native American students

By Lee Egerstrom Starting next school year, the University of Minnesota will offer full tuition free and greatly reduced tuition financial assistance to first year...

Business is on a roll in Northern Minnesota tribal communities 

By Lee Egerstrom Northern Minnesota tribes have expanded their investments and roles in providing food security for their communities and in providing education and training...

George Morrison to be honored with new stamp series

By Dan Kraker/MPR News Celebrated Minnesota artist George Morrison – who was born in a Native American fishing village along the North Shore of Lake...

Artist, inspired by Hip-Hop, collaborates on mural at the Tweed Museum

By Brad Hagen Jonathan Thunder, multimedia artist and member of the Red Lake Nation, has described his work as “...a story line that reflects my...

A Native man wants police reform in Duluth. His son wants...

By Dan Kraker/MPR News Earlier this year, in a plaza in downtown Duluth, Blair Powless stood alongside dozens of other community members still hurting over...

Political Matters – December 2021

By Mordecai Specktor Remembering Lee Cook In November, I was sad to learn that Leon “Lee” Cook had walked on. According to a news obituary in...

Molly Saboo: Pursuing Her Dream to Compete In College Cross Country

By Dan Ninham Molly Saboo, 18, is a member of the Bay Mills Indian Community located in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. She is a...

Lightning Strike, a “must read”

Review by Deborah Locke The reading of “Lightning Strike” by Minnesota writer William Kent Krueger came about randomly. An acquaintance emailed that I just had...

Women Water Protectors exhibit will highlight Native women warriors

A new photography exhibit by photograher John Kaul will highlight Native American women Water Protectors, which will be on display in December. Kaul has...
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It Ain’t Easy Being Indian – December 2021

By Ricey Wild Well dag-nabbit! I’m so mad I didn’t get back to you last month. See, I was involved in a social experiment where...

One homeless encampment cleared; another remembered

By Lee Egerstrom Minneapolis city officials cleared an impromptu homeless encampment in early October along East Franklin Avenue on the edge of the American Indian...