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STOP Act signed into law

By Lee Egerstrom President Joe Biden signed into law on Dec. 21 the Safeguard Tribal Objects of Patrimony (STOP) Act, bringing closure to a multiyear,...

Program to help BIPOC entrepreneurs underway in TC

By Lee Egerstrom National organizations have teamed up with local development promoting groups to launch an extensive program to assist Native American and other minority...

Dakota 38+2 Memorial Ride and Reparations in the Homeland

By Winona LaDuke "Reparations are the act or process of making amends for a wrong. To Repair. The United Nations explains: Adequate, effective, and prompt...

States Take Action To Codify Abortion Rights

By Diane Pavlat A political act aimed to restrict women’s rights. In June 2022, the Supreme Court of the United States overturned Roe v Wade...

Henry Boucha honored, documentary in the works

By Dan Ninham The Warroad community was invited to honor hockey legend Henry Boucha on December 29, 2022 at the Warroad Hockeytown USA Classic prior...

“Carry it On” documentary features singer/songwriter Buffy St Marie

By Winona LaDuke I was that little five-year-old girl who sat and listened to every song of Buffy Sainte Marie’s first album. It was an...

Distance runner Fairbanks is influenced by the running journey

By Dan Ninham Douglas Fairbanks, 74, member of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe, has had a passion for running for the past 62 years...

Indigenous Bowl provides showcase for promising Native athletes

by Matt Sepic/MPR News Student-athletes representing dozens of tribes played at U.S. Bank Stadium Dec 11 in the fifth annual Indigenous Bowl. The game is...

Community Calendar – January 2023

Thru Jan 8 Narwhal: Revealing an Arctic Legend The narwhal, with its unique spiral tusk, has inspired legend in Inuit society and fascinated people across cultures...

Can you tell the story of how you became a doctor?

By Arne Vainio, MD Can you tell the story of how you became a doctor? It seemed like a simple enough question, “Dr. Vainio, can...
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It Ain’t Easy Being Indian

By Ricey Wild “Well, we made it this far” is a family quote now since my nephew, who was seven, said repeatedly on a vacation...

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....