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FTC Warns Indian Country About Scams

By Lee Egerstrom Native Americans are not immune to scams that are ripping off billions of dollars every year, but there are tools and people...

New and revised directories make Native holiday shopping easier

By Lee Egerstrom Seasonal gift shopping has become easier for Native Americans wanting authentic Native products this holiday season and to learn more about the...

Community Calendar – December 2022

Thru Dec 15 Rosy Simas Danse Rosy Simas Danse’s “she who lives on the road to war”, is an immersive installation and performance on global loss,...

Enbridge building to become museum/cultural center for Natives

By Winona LaDuke It’s just been the month when Native people are remembered. That’s nice. Now we want more, like we want to protect that...

The Jingle Dress makes an appearance at the Metropolitan Museum

By Zibiquah The Metropolitan Museum of Art, better known as The Met in New York City, hosted a most welcome addition to its numerous exhibitions...

Cash Blackbear Series author Marcie Rendon on the art of writing

By Deborah Locke White Earth Ojibwe Reservation enrollee Marcie Rendon has written three books in the Cash Blackbear series and recently published “Sinister Graves,” (Soho...

The Red Guitar

By Arne Vainio, MD Our son Jacob plays piano, but has recently started to play guitar. Randy and I were best friends in high school. His...

Indigenous athletes helped earn 2022 MN Class AA Soccer 3rd Place...

By Dan Ninham The cooperative soccer program of the CEC HS Lumberjacks, 2022 Minnesota Section 7AA Champions, consists of high school teams from Cloquet, Esko...

Political Matters – December 2022

It could’ve been worse The Nov. 8 midterm elections did not deliver the mighty “red wave” that Republicans predicted – more like a pinkish puddle....

Passing On – Kevin Lawrence Locke

Clarification: Throughout his adult life, Kevin Lawrence Locke (Leech Lake Ojibwe) was sometimes confused with hoop dancer and musician Kevin Locke, (Standing Rock Lakota)....
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It Aint Easy Being Indian – December 2022

By Ricey Wild Well, I made it through another T-Day without blood being spilt or having the Rez Riders show up and eat up all...

Diversity under challenge in MN and at SCOTUS

By Lee Egerstrom Native American students’ access to higher education may have dodged a bullet in Minnesota, for the time being, but it remains under...

The first indigenous Miss Minnesota Rachel Evangelisto prepares for Miss America...

By Dan Ninham “Háu Mitákuyapi ye!Iyúškiƞyan wačhíyake ye! Wašíču iá “Rachel” emákiyapi ye. Dakhóta čhažé bduhé šni. Oyate mithawa kiƞ Húŋkpapȟa ewíčhakiyapi ye. Míš, Mní...

Community Calendar – November 2022

Thru Nov 8 Voting Schedule MN Minnesota allows any voter to request a ballot by mail. You can also vote in person. Minnesota offers early voting....

Native American communities prioritize culture, recruitment to treat mental health

By Dan Kraker/MPR News The shortage of Native American mental health clinicians is both a professional and a personal issue for Mary Owen. “I’ve struggled with...

New legislative district expands the influence of Native voters

By Dan Gunderson/MPR News Minnesota Senate District 2 boundaries were redrawn this year, shifting to the east to encompass the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe....

Creating a future with new Elementary Education Program at FDLTCC

By Dan Ninham (Editor's note: The print version of this story was accidentally attributed to another writer.) Nahin Gatica Cruz is a full-time junior student in...

A communal effort to preserve and share identities and cultures

By Lee Egerstrom Mary Anne Quiroz, a co-founder of the Indigenous Roots Cultural Arts Center in St. Paul, and Victoria Marie, who has an Indigenous...

Rendon’s Cash Blackbear new novel contained one major disappointment

Review by Deborah Locke After reading Marcie Rendon's newest novel, Sinister Graves, for a few hours of during which time stood still, I noticed that...

LaFloe thinks basketball is good medicine

By Dan Ninham Brook LaFloe comes from seven generations of Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa (Ojibwe) members on her paternal and maternal side but grew...