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New Native Theatre is Native-centered theater

By Brad Hagen For the majority of United States history, narratives involving the Indigenous peoples of Turtle Island have been controlled and created by non-Indigenous...

Delta variant is surging in Minnesota. Tribes not immune

By Lee Egerstrom Infections, hospitalizations and deaths from COVID-19 and its more contagious delta variant are surging again in Minnesota even as vaccination rates increase....

Nearly 70 people arrested during Line 3 protest at Gov’s Residence

MPR News staff/MPR news Several dozen people protesting against the Line 3 oil pipeline project were arrested on August 28 outside the Governor's Residence in St. Paul. The...

America’s real longest war was against Indigenous Americans

By Michael Meuers From the Left (Lawrence O’Donnell of MSNBC) to Right (Wall Street Journal) Agree Today; The global war on terror isn’t ending, nor...

U.N. Issues Letter Regarding Violations of Anishinaabe Human Rights

The United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) has taken the extraordinary measure to request a response from the United States...

Advocates hope White Earth wild rice case will boost ‘rights of...

By Dan Gunderson/ MPR News Dale Greene grew up in north-central Minnesota, surrounded by wild rice, called manoomin in the Ojibwe language. The Leech Lake...

Robert McClain Jr.: Red Lake’s first NCAA D1 male basketball player

By Dan Ninham (This post had the wrong author on it. The correct author name has been updated.) Robert McClain Jr., 22, is an enrolled member...

Political Matters – September 2021

By Mordecai Specktor ‘Reservation Dogs’ We’ve been enjoying the new comedy series “Reservation Dogs,” which is streaming on Hulu. Created by Sterlin Harjo (Seminole Nation of...

Tom Jones’ Strong Unrelenting Spirits Exhibit opens at Bockley Gallery

Bockley Gallery will have an exhibition of Native artist Tom Jones’ work from his recent portrait series Strong Unrelenting Spirits, shown earlier this year...
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It Ain’t Easy Being Indian – September 2021

By Ricey Wild So I’m sitting here and wondering; How did we get here? Kinda like a rock that hit shore and ended up in...

Sioux Chef’s Owamni Restaurant Opens

By Brad Hagen I’m walking down the path alongside West River Parkway, a trail I’ve taken dozens of times. I walk under the third avenue...

MN’s Emerging Farmers program is sowing deep indigenous roots

By Lee Egerstrom Native Americans from around reservations and in urban areas around the Twin Cities and Duluth are getting a boost from the Minnesota...

What are the treaties being invoked by Line 3 opponents?

By Yasmine Askari / MinnPost While the U.S. government signed a series of treaties with the Anishinaabe people, including the Ojibwe, between 1825 and 1867,...

Northland Foundation makes first grassroots grants/Maada’ookiing program

By Lee Egerstrom An innovative, grassroots community building program for Native communities in Northeast Minnesota has made its initial grants to 13 “change makers” designing...

Totem Pole travels to Washington D.C. for the environment

In 2013, the Lummi people of the Northwest began a totem pole journey in protest to a 50 million ton coal export terminal which...

Political Matters – August 2021

By Mordecai Specktor Denmark and Poland In the way of a pandemic travel report, I visited Denmark and Poland in July. The usual discomfort of airline...

Native Americans in Sports – Ben Strong

By Dan Ninham According to media reports, the last game of the 2021 NBA Finals series featuring the Milwaukee Bucks beating the Phoenix Suns 105-98...

Designed for youth, its information is useful for readers of any...

By Deborah Locke Some books you read straight through because it’s the only way. Some books read more like a restaurant menu where you pick...
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It Ain’t Easy Being Indian – August 2021

By Ricey Wild Besides the really horrible apocalyptic dreams I’ve been suffering, there is also a theme of ‘getting away’. Like most global citizens of...

Bringing broadband communication to tribes

By Lee Egerstrom Business journals and mainstream media all across America are focusing attention on what many call “the new normal” post-pandemic way of working....