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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...

Political Matters – November 2022

By Mordecai Specktor Talon Metals prepares to dig On Oct. 27, the United Nations issued a report on the climate crisis and the news wasn’t...

By Arne Vainio, MD I was at a two day medical conference a few weeks ago getting caught up on my continuing education credits. Some...
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It Aint Easy Being Indian – November 2022

By Ricey Wild Happy Native American Heritage Month! I celebrate all of you for many reasons, your just being here in the now is one...

Voice of the People: Oyate Hotanin reimagines justice

By Jaida Grey Eagle and Amy Nelson Produced in partnership with Greensprings Media Flowers, art and beauty have a unique way of bringing people together. For...

One woman’s mission to turn out the Native vote in MN’s...

By Melissa Townsend and Sam Stroozas / MPR News Voting began Sept. 23 for the midterm elections including more than 200 state races including governor...

How to steal a state: Enbridge has a pony in Wisc....

By Winona LaDuke In its boldest move yet, Enbridge the Canadian pipeline company is going to try and take the governorship of Wisconsin. That’s to...

A fall tradition: Bringing in the wild rice harvest

By Dan Gunderson/MPR News It all starts with building a wood fire early in the morning to create the bed of glowing coals needed to...

Community Calendar – October 2022

Thru Oct 27 Four Sisters Farmers Market The Four Sisters Farmers Market is an Indigenous-focused farmers market centered on providing increased access to affordable, healthy, culturally appropriate local...

650 geographic features with “squaw” in them to be changed

By Dan Ninham In a press release from the U.S. Department of Interior on September 8, it was announced the Board on Geographic Names (BGN)...

Dennis Staples could be one of the finest writers in...

Review by Deborah Locke If I could get a message to Dennis E. Staples (Red Lake Nation), it would be this. Keep going. Do more....

Political Matters – October 2022

By Mordecai Specktor SEMI-FASCISTS ON THE BALLOT This might well be the last installment of “Political Matters” available to readers of The Circle prior to the...