Minneapolis groups seeks to rename Columbus Avenue to Oyate

By Hannah Broadbent “I don’t know how to talk about what it’s like to live on ‘Columbus Avenue’ without standing on a soapbox talking about...

Honoring Manoomin and fighting for its survival

By Winona LaDuke “You can feel the wind talk to the rice.” – Lew Murray, Rice Lake Village. It’s Rice Lake Village on the White Earth...

U.S. to review dark history of Indigenous boarding schools

By AP The federal government will investigate its past oversight of Native American boarding schools and work to “uncover the truth about the loss of...

Indigo Girls and Line 3 activists host Protect the Water concert

By Jim Walsh / MINNPost Amy Ray spoke for many of the 100 or so Indigo Girls fans and human rights activists gathered on the...

Jayson Shaugabay: Warroad Warrior Hockey Player is 1st Round Draft Pick

By Dan Ninham One of the top hockey players in Minnesota has been drafted in the first round in two major hockey leagues. He still...

Political Matters – July 2021

By Mordecai Specktor Louise Erdrich wins the Pulitzer I’ll admit that Love Medicine is the only Louise Erdrich novel that I’ve read. Anyway, Mazel Tov! to...

New work by Native artist to rise where ‘Scaffold’ stood

By Pamela Espeland / MINNPost For a time in 2017, the northwest corner of the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden was the scene of protest and controversy....

Auger was a fierce advocate for those in need

By Diane Wilson On a warm afternoon in the summer of 2020, Sally Auger (Abenaki) stood on the newly purchased land that was growing the...

A complex, masterful telling of how family ties can overcome trauma

Review by Deborah Locke For me, a summertime book means not thinking too much. It means reading for pleasure and amusement and for a few...
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It Ain’t Easy Being Indian – July 2021

By Ricey Wild I know. I know, my loved ones, my relatives how it hurts; it is in our collective DNA and we carry the...

Covid pandemic gives mixed business results

By Lee Egerstrom A year after the death of George Floyd caused riots in Minneapolis and after the global COVID-19 pandemic shuttered businesses across the...

Hemp and the New Green Revolution are game changers

By Winona LaDuke Mid May’s New Green Revolution Pre Party - Farm Day at Winona’s Hemp went well. Alex White Plume, known as the “Hemperer”,...

Families, advocates mark day of awareness for Native victims

By AP From Washington to Indigenous communities across the American Southwest, top government officials, family members and advocates gathered May 5 as part of a...

Lauren Sheets: Committed to Concordia-St. Paul University

By Dan Ninham Lauren Sheets, 17, is a junior lacrosse player at Lakeville South High School in Lakeville, Minnesota. She has committed to play at...

Political Matters – June 2021

By Mordecai Specktor Santorum is cancelled In late May, former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum was fired by CNN from his senior political commentator job after making...

New podcast addresses opioid abuse in tribal communities

By Erin Mathe Jase Roe has vivid childhood memories of their mom coming home with big bottles of Vicodin prescribed for her pain. Roe didn’t...

Tromblay’s memoir recounts painful truths, encourages advocacy

Review by Deb Locke In his memoir “As You Were,” Duluth native David Tromblay wrote with an outcome in mind. It is: when you the...
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It Ain’t Easy Being Indian – June 2021

By Ricey Wild This past May 26 featured a Super Flower Blood Moon and total eclipse. It happened on my birthday, and I was excited...

Covid-19: The push is on to vaccinate our way to “herd...

By Lee Egerstrom Minnesota came roaring back to normalcy for the Memorial Day weekend and start of summer but the coronavirus threat lingers on with...

Covid-19: New rules, licenses coming for assisted living home care providers 

By Lee Egerstrom  New protections for elders and others residing in long term assisted living-type facilities are coming on Aug. 1 along with new requirements...