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New Minnesota greeting: “Are you vaccinated?” 

By Lee Egerstrom Businesses and entertainment venues throughout Minnesota are quickly imposing requirements on patrons and customers to show proof of COVID-19 vaccinations. The state...

Dry conditions boost MN’s wild rice crop, but climate change leaves...

By Yasmine Askari/MinnPost For years, Nancy Schuldt has taken part in the time-honored tradition of harvesting wild rice in northern Minnesota. And while this year’s...

Line 3 drilling under more than 20 river crossings sees more...

Photos/text by Chris Trinh / Environmental Indigenous Network Enbridge, a Canadian multinational company, is constructing its Line 3 oil pipeline across Anishinaabe land in northern...

6 tribes sue Wisconsin to try to stop November wolf hunt

By Steven karnowski / AP Six Native American tribes sued the state of Wisconsin in September to try to stop its planned gray wolf hunt...

Isabelle Morin: Senior Soccer Player Achieving at Bemidji State U

By Dan Ninham Isabelle Morin is a member of the Turtle Mountain Chippewa and her alma mater was Bemidji High School, Bemidji, MN. She is...

Community youth decorate Minneapolis street with art and plants

On September 21, Little Earth Housing, the Native Youth Arts Collective, and the City of Minneapolis hosted a planting event and street beautification project...

Political Matters – October 2021

By Mordecai Specktor Missing white woman syndrome In September, I tried to avoid new coverage about the disappearance of Gabby Petito, a 22-year-old white woman who...

Nail biting thriller “Fire Keeper’s Daughter” keeps you on edge

Review by Deborah Locke A few weeks back an affable Dakota guy in Birchbark Books in Minneapolis said that “Firekeeper’s Daughter” by Angeline Boulley (Ojibwe)...
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It Ain’t Easy Being Indian – October 2021

by Ricey Wild Apparently, I am a very interesting person. Especially when I go to the kitchen and stand there wondering why I went in...

Letter to the Editor – October 2021

Thank you to the community, Another name to be added to the never-ending list of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women. Nada M. Fronk (Leech Lake...

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...