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Little Earth patrols work to fill safety gap after breach in...

By Melissa Olson During the unrest that followed the murder of George Floyd, members of the Little Earth Protectors, a Minneapolis neighborhood patrol, were caught...

New rules for Buy Indian Act take effect May 9

By Lee Egerstom The U.S. Interior Department published final rules in April for its Buy Indian Act regulations, bringing closer to an end a process...

American Indian Month Community Calendar – May 2022

Runs thru November 27 Alexandra Buffalohead: Shifting the Perspective How do museum narratives obscure some histories in preference of telling others? In her installation, guest curator...

Down to the wire for Native nonprofit funding at MN Legislature

By Lee Egerstrom Minnesotans have come to expect time will run out before the Minnesota Legislature gets its work done, requiring special sessions, but urban...

May 19 deadline to submit concerns about new Line 3 abandonment

By Lee Egerstrom Environmental groups and people possibly affected should the new Enbridge Energy Line 3 pipeline across northern Minnesota be abandoned are asking neighbors...

Yazzie makes debut feature film set in the Twin Cities

A Winter Love follows the story of Blue, a struggling Native artist getting by on odd jobs, music and teaching gigs. When Blue falls...

Snowsnake building workshop leads to the next snowsnake season

By Dan Ninham Although there were still patches of snow in northern Minnesota in late April the snowsnake season is over. However, the prime time...

Political Matters – May 2022

By Mordecai Specktor George Morrison postage stamps April 22 was the First Day of Issue for U.S. postage stamps honoring the accomplished Oijbwe artist George Morrison...

Comes Flying twins lead state champion Bantam B1 PLSHA

By Dan Ninham Chaske and Cuauhtli Comes Flying are in the ninth grade at Prior Lake High School. The twin brothers are Crow Creek Dakota...
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It Ain’t Easy Being Indian – May 2022

By Ricey Wild To pick up where I left off last month, I was interviewed by Indian Country Today.com via ZOOM. In my estimation it...

Tribal rights take giant step forward

By Lee Egerstrom Minnesota sovereign tribes’ rights took giant leaps forward during March with court decisions and local government actions, but following patterns of the...

Cohasset City Council stops Natives from testifying on mill

By Winona LaDuke This is a story of how democracy is supposed to work, and how it does not. This is a story about the...

Migizi chosen for Estee Lauder/Amanda Gorman Writing ChangE

By Hana Broadbent “We’ve been ramping up our programming this week to keep our students busy, so our office has been lively,” said Migizi’s Lead...

Mobile vaccine program for children in Hennepin County extended

By Lee Egerstrom Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota has announced it is continuing funding for Hennepin Healthcare’s Pediatric Mobile Clinic that takes vaccines...

IAAC comes to TC to increase indigenous representation in sports

By Dan Ninham The 2022 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) DI Women’s Final Four recently came to the big city of Minneapolis. University of South...

Political Matters – April 2022

By Mordecai Specktor Peggy Bellecourt journeys on A little more than two months after her husband, Clyde Bellecourt, died, Peggy Bellecourt journeyed to the Spirit World...

Sean Morrison Strives to be a leader for the North Woods...

By Dan Ninham Sean Morrison will be graduating this year at North Woods HS. He is a member of the Bois Forte Band of Ojibwe....

Native Americans rally at capitol in support of funding bill

Sixteen Twin Cities American Indian organizations and their supporters filled the Minnesota State Capitol Rotunda in St. Paul on March 25 to highlight a...

Dakota Voices and the Importance of Storytelling

Review by Deborah Locke “Voices from Pejuhutazizi: Dakota Stories and Storytellers” features five generations of stories from a family living at Minnesota’s Upper Sioux Community...

By Arne Vainio (This article was written in 2015. The video mentioned here is no longer online.) I’ve been writing this column for a few years...