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First-of-its-kind statewide plan to combat homelessness in Minnesota rolls out...

By Katelyn Vue/Sahan Journal and MPR News An ambitious plan to coordinate Minnesota’s response to homelessness across agencies – shaped by those who have directly...

Community honors Henry Boucha with screening of “Electric Indian”

By Dan Ninham “The Electric Indian” documentary film was publicly screened at the pre-game event for the Hockey Day Minnesota in Warrord in January. The...

New book about the Ho-Chunk removal exposes ethnic cleansing in MN

By Lee Egerstrom A new book about Ho-Chunk experiences in Minnesota should prove once and for all that “Minnesota Nice” does not describe the state’s...

New Briefs – February 2024

Echo series brings new Native superhero to living rooms A new Marvel Comics-inspired series called Echo focuses on the deaf Native American anti-hero/superhero. Native American...

Native groups team with the U to stop commercial tobacco smoking

By Lee Egerstrom Native people wanting to shake loose from commercial tobacco addition now have a new tool to help them through the modern technology...

MnDOT drivers keep Indigenous languages alive one snowplow at a time

By Gracie Stockton/MPR You may have heard of Betty Whiteout, Ctrl Salt Delete, Sleetwood Mac or Plowy McPlowface – past winners of the Minnesota Department...

Aitken a team first thinker as MSU-Moorhead Women’s Rugby Coach

By Dan Ninham Athena Aitken (Leech Lake Ojibwe and Hocak) has been the coach for Minnesota State University-Moorhead (MSUM) Women’s Rugby Club since 2012. The team...

Political Matters – February 2024

By Mordecai Specktor Mille Lacs Band vs. Tamarack nickel mine I’ve written a bit about the Talon Metals Corp. scheme to mine nickel in Aitkin County....

Community Calendar – February 2024

ONGOING Reading tutors needed for AIMS Reading Partners is a national education nonprofit that mobilizes communities to provide students with proven, reading support they need to...

Did I ever really thank you for that?

By Arne Vainio MD How long have I known you? Since I started at the clinic over seventeen years ago. From the first day you...
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It Ain’t Easy Being Indian – February 2024

By Ricey Wild Boozhoo Cousins! Last month I choked on a small fistful of M&Ms. I thought that was IT for me but I have...

Lower Sioux builds hempcrete homes

By Marcie Rendon The Lower Sioux Community in southwest Minnesota is combining a vision for sustainable housing with the environmentally sound use of hemp. While...

Native translations are being added to more road signage in USA

By Associated Press A few years back, Sage Brook Carbone was attending a powwow at the Mashantucket Western Pequot reservation in Connecticut when she noticed...

SMSC boost investment in MN-made clean environment products

By Lee Egerstrom The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC), an early “Angel investor” in a Minneapolis startup company that may make automobiles less environmentally hazardous...

Heid E. Erdrich named First-Ever Poet Laureate for Minneapolis

The City of Minneapolis’ Arts & Cultural Affairs Department and The Loft Literary Center announced the appointment of Heid E. Erdrich as the first-ever...

Understand Native Minnesota grants campaign

By Lee Egerstrom Minnesota kindergarten through high school educators who want financial help for developing Native American content and securing materials for their classrooms have...

Exhibit tells viewers Native Americans are still here and we matter

Review by Deborah Locke If I told you that an exhibit was fabulous and that you should run, not walk, to see it within the...

NAIAHF Inductee Ryan Salmon advocates for community with volleyball

By Dan Ninham By day Ryan Salmon (White Earth Ojibwe) is the Tribal Liaison for White Earth and during the night he’s the Owner/Director for...

Community Calendar – January 2024

Ongoing Reading tutors needed for AIMS Reading Partners is a national education nonprofit that mobilizes communities to provide students with proven, individualized reading support they need...

The 10 biggest changes to hit Minnesota in 2023

After winning narrow majorities in both chambers of the Legislature and securing control of the governor’s office. In the five months that followed, they...