Mpls and housing discrimination covenants 

By Lee Egerstrom Racial covenants on property have been illegal in Minnesota for more than 50 years but still remain on long-established mortgages and leasing...

Native-owned /tribal enterprises still struggling in Minnesota 

By Lee Egerstrom Christina (Tina) Valtierra and Robert Blake are living proof the COVID-19 pandemic has dealt a heavy hand on Native-owned and operated businesses...

The Boy Scouts: land grabs, sexual abuse, and bankruptcy

By Winona LaDuke Let’s put it this way, the Boy Scouts are supposed to be good guys. And now they’ve got some challenges. We will...

Line 3 construction brings complication, controversy to Fond du Lac Reservation

By Dan Kraker/MPR About a month ago, Taysha Martineau walked out of the protest camp she built in a small patch of woods near her...

Among ‘lessons’ from COVID: New and old ways Native students learn 

By Lee Egerstrom A Native American mother who is also a Minneapolis librarian says there a lots of lessons to be learned about teaching children...

The celebration over, Haaland now faces a long to-do list at...

By kirk Siegler/ NPR With so much land under federal control in the West, it’s long been said the secretary of the interior has much...

Zaaga’Igan Buffalo: Leading Duluth East HS Greyhound basketball team

By Dan Ninham Zaaga’Igan Buffalo is representing his people in every step he is taking. His people are not only the Red Cliff Band of...

Political Matters – April 2021

By Mordecai Specktor Putting Columbus back on a pedestal The idea for this column – when it began back in the mists of time – was...

Jones’s book blends horror with the striking ordinariness of life

Review by Deborah Locke (Editor’s note: Spoilers ahead.) If you only read one horror/slasher novel in your life, make it “The Only Good Indians” by Stephen Graham...

New Briefs – April 2021

Water Protectors Keep Up Pressure on Line 3 Funders in Duluth (Duluth, MN) On March 31st, Water Protectors marched through downtown Duluth to call out...
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It Ain’t Easy Being Indian – April 2021

By Ricey Wild Some guy named “Raccoon Eyes” posted on a Native page I follow. I looked him up and it turns out he is...

Passing On – April 2021

Christopher Joseph Warren December 30, 1964 - March 8, 2021 Chris was born December 30, 1964, in Breckenridge, Minnesota to Lyle and Wally Ann Warren. He...

COVID worse than cold for MN homeless this winter 

By Lee Egerstrom New low-income housing, temporary shelters and a variety of government and nonprofit organization programs have greatly helped the Native American population cope...

White Earth, Mahnomen County collaboration leads to one of highest vaccination...

By Dan Gunderson/MPR Ever since Minnesota began distributing coronavirus vaccines to the public, Mahnomen County in northwestern Minnesota has consistently run ahead of the pack,...

Being a Water Protector at Line 3 is hard work

By Hannah Broadbent “Imagine that one day you wake up and find out that a pipeline company wants to run a thirty-inch pipe pumping 640,000...

Tribal Nations in MN ask Walz to pause Line 3 work...

By Dan Kraker/MPR The Minnesota Indian Affairs Council is asking Gov. Tim Walz to temporarily stop the ongoing construction of the Line 3 oil pipeline...

Roseville seeks to change the name of Pocahontas Park

By Hannah Broadbent Pocahontas Park in Roseville, Minn. is one more name on the long list of streets, parks and counties that bear titles representing...

Tre Holmes: Senior Is Leading The Hibbing HS Bluejackets

By Dan Ninham There is a team leader among leaders on and off the basketball court at Hibbing High School in northern Minnesota this season. Tre...

MHS’s Native American Museum Fellowship seeks to change narrative

By Brad Hagen The Minnesota Historical Society (MHS), an institution dedicated to preserving the history of Minnesota, is now accepting applications for the Native American...

The lives of three remarkable American Indians

Review by Deborah Locke Three biographies for children in grades three to five highlight the lives of important American Indian from the Upper Midwest: Charles...