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Community Calendar – August 2022

Thru Aug 14 Gaia Art Exhibition Gaia is an internally-lit sculpture of the Earth featuring imagery from NASA’s Visible Earth project. At 23 feet in diameter,...

MCT vote on whether to continue blood quantum

By Dan Kraker/MPR Like a lot of Americans, Sarah Agaton Howes’ family is, as she puts it, “mixed from all over the place.” Her mom’s...

Tadd Johnson appointed to U of M Board of Regents 

By Lee Egerstrom It has finally happened. More than 170 years after the University of Minnesota was created on Native American lands, the University system...

MAIC to become an even bigger, brighter community gathering spot 

By Lee Egerstrom The Minneapolis American Indian Center (MAIC) is among three community organizations selected to house solar power collectors and batteries to help their...

Rogue Supreme Court’s latest decisions a huge step back in time

By Albert Bender/People’s World As the retrograde Supreme Court has taken steps back in time on abortion rights, blurring the time-enshrined separation between church and...

An emotional farewell for the Rev. Marlene Whiterabbit Helgemo

By Lee Egerstrom Thirty years ago, Mike Goze was leading a search committee to find a new pastor for All Nations Indian Church in Minneapolis....

PBS national production includes segment on Wild Rice harvest

Review by Deborah Locke In the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) Aug. 9, 2022 America Outdoors segment on northern Minnesota, you’ll see and hear single grains...

Political Matters – August 2022

By Mordecai Specktor Remembering Marlene Whiterabbit Helgemo I did not know the Rev. Marlene Whiterabbit Helgemo. Perhaps we spoke casually on some occasion, like a breakfast...

Remembering the Onigum Nighthawks basketball teams of the 60-80s

By Dan Ninham The Onigum community is on the southern end of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe reservation. The Walker community is either 14...

I wish things could have been different between us

By Arne Vainio, MD I had just finally been able to go to sleep when my pager went off. I knew the phone number all...
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It Aint Easy Being Indian – August 2022

By Ricey Wild It is now August, FYI for people like me who were not paying attention. I can see full foliage outside from my...

Resources/professional development needed in Indian ed

By Lee Egerstrom A thorough research study of K-12 education in Minnesota drives home the need to develop appropriate, and timely, education materials for use...

Talon mine could lay waste to the Sandy Lake Watershed

By Winona LaDuke It’s almost time for manoominikewag, when we make wild rice. Many of us, like Veronica Skinaway of the Sandy Lake community, begin...

Anishinaabe Dibaajimowin: An Ojibwe Story

By Winona LaDuke Say you dreamed up an Anishinaabe musical, forty or so musicians, actors and dancers and had some epic stories to tell. That’s...

Community Calendar – July 2022

Thru Sept 16 “Indigenous” Solo Art Exhibition by Shaun Chosa Shaun Chosa, a Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa tribal citizen and painter/graphic design artist, will...

Native-owned Owamni wins James Beard award for Best New Restaurant

By Brad Hagen I’m walking to Owamni again, though this time from the opposite direction. I was here a year ago to interview Sean Sherman...

St. Cloud State programs prove educators want more Native knowledge 

By Lee Egerstrom Iyekiyapiwin Darlene St. Clair spent the last week of June directing a workshop for educators at Grand Portage in Northern Minnesota. It...

MHS exhibition to showcase Native American photos from 1920s to 1990s

By Brad Hagen The Minnesota Historical Society (MHS) will be launching a new exhibit titled “Our Homes: Reframing our Stories” in Fall 2023 that will showcase...

Books that encourage, educate and inspire readers of all ages

Reviews by Deborah Locke Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story is a picture book so cute and full...

“Custer Had It Coming!” showcases Native Nations resistance

By Dan Ninham The Hook and Ladder theater and lounge venue in Minneapolis, MN was the location of the “Custer Had it Coming!” event on...