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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...
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It Ain’t Easy Being Indian – March 2021

By Ricey Wild As I shared before, I watch too much news and their daily declarations of doom and distraction...um, destruction. It’s not my way...

NACC expands facilities to help with Covid-19 vaccines

By Brad Hagen The Native American Community Clinic (NACC) in south Minneapolis has been serving the urban Native community since 2003, when they first opened...

Distance learning still a struggle for Native students

By Lee Egerstrom Urban area students in younger grades are finding their way back into school classrooms while educators keep their fingers crossed that another...

COVID-19 vaccines: Native Americans say “bring it on” 

By Lee Egerstrom As January came to a close, greater supplies of COVID-19 vaccines were reaching Minnesota and there were signs Native Minnesotans were rolling...

Last Tango at the Red River: Enbridge and pipelines

By Winona LaDuke It’s an amazing competition to be the last Tar Sands Pipeline. Enbridge wants to win. It already did. The last tar sands...

St. Paul attorney in running to become UofMN’s first Native American...

By Lee Egerstrom D. Brandon Alkire, a St. Paul attorney representing various Native American and family causes, is among candidates recommended for election to the...

Gaabi Boucha: Gaabimasiget in Warroad High School

By Dan Ninham Gaabi Boucha is a sophomore at Warroad High School in Warroad, MN. He is a three-sport athlete in football, hockey, and baseball. “My...

Political Matters – February 2021

By Mordecai Speckor Laura Waterman Wittstock passes Before anything else this month, I want to remember one of the truly extraordinary leaders in the Native community,...

On language and legacy: Wakáŋ Tipi

By the Lower Phalen Creek Project The first European known to have visited the area known to the Dakota as Imnižaska, or Saint Paul, was...

Artist blends traditional Ojibwe designs with contemporary styles

By Brad Hagen Native Americans are often rendered invisible to the wider population due to stereotypes and misconceptions about who we are, factors that are...