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Covid pandemic gives mixed business results

By Lee Egerstrom A year after the death of George Floyd caused riots in Minneapolis and after the global COVID-19 pandemic shuttered businesses across the...

Hemp and the New Green Revolution are game changers

By Winona LaDuke Mid May’s New Green Revolution Pre Party - Farm Day at Winona’s Hemp went well. Alex White Plume, known as the “Hemperer”,...

Families, advocates mark day of awareness for Native victims

By AP From Washington to Indigenous communities across the American Southwest, top government officials, family members and advocates gathered May 5 as part of a...

Lauren Sheets: Committed to Concordia-St. Paul University

By Dan Ninham Lauren Sheets, 17, is a junior lacrosse player at Lakeville South High School in Lakeville, Minnesota. She has committed to play at...

Political Matters – June 2021

By Mordecai Specktor Santorum is cancelled In late May, former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum was fired by CNN from his senior political commentator job after making...

New podcast addresses opioid abuse in tribal communities

By Erin Mathe Jase Roe has vivid childhood memories of their mom coming home with big bottles of Vicodin prescribed for her pain. Roe didn’t...

Tromblay’s memoir recounts painful truths, encourages advocacy

Review by Deb Locke In his memoir “As You Were,” Duluth native David Tromblay wrote with an outcome in mind. It is: when you the...
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It Ain’t Easy Being Indian – June 2021

By Ricey Wild This past May 26 featured a Super Flower Blood Moon and total eclipse. It happened on my birthday, and I was excited...

Covid-19: The push is on to vaccinate our way to “herd...

By Lee Egerstrom Minnesota came roaring back to normalcy for the Memorial Day weekend and start of summer but the coronavirus threat lingers on with...

Covid-19: New rules, licenses coming for assisted living home care providers 

By Lee Egerstrom  New protections for elders and others residing in long term assisted living-type facilities are coming on Aug. 1 along with new requirements...

COVID-19 still infecting Native Minnesotans

Lee Egerstrom Minnesotans were told they can return to more “normal” activity as April came to an end although, it appears, the new “normal” also...

Mpls community organizations helped keep peace during Chauvin trial 

By Lee Egerstrom With Minneapolis on pins and needles during the recent Derek Chauvin murder trial, the city reached out to seven community organizations to...

The Water Protector Spring is coming

By Winona LaDuke Are you going to shoot us for a Canadian pipeline company? Or put another way, if this pipeline is such a good...

‘Our hearts are heavy’: COVID-19 deaths of tribal elders leave a...

By Dan Gunderson/MPR Anton Treuer calls himself an Ojibwe language warrior. He’s been working to preserve and share the language for two decades. He spends a...

Chauvin guilty of murder, manslaughter in George Floyd’s killing

By Jon Collins, Riham Feshir, Brandt Williams & Matt Sepic/MPR A Hennepin County jury on April 20th found ex-Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin guilty...

Lexus Eagle Chasing comes up big for the Uof MN-Morris Cougars

By Dan Ninham Lexus Eagle Chasing was a 5-8, junior guard on the University of Minnesota-Morris basketball team this past season. She is enrolled with...

Powwow story for children will dance into your heart

Review by Deborah Locke The young Ojibwe girl, Josie, wants more than anything to dance for the first time at the summer powwow. This sweet...

Story of Ho Chunk Congresswoman inspires and entertains

Review by Deborah Locke While still a little girl, Sharice Davids (Ho Chunk) raced through the house doing high kicks and air punches, just like...
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It Ain’t Easy Being Indian – May 2021

By Ricey Wild “Well...we made it this far”, said my nephew, Jerone at intervals heading out of the Cities. He was seven years old and...

COVID-19: The Great Outdoors may be calling, but don’t throw caution...

By Lee Egerstrom  The message came down in late April from the White House, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state capitols...