I wish things could have been different between us

By Arne Vainio, MD I had just finally been able to go to sleep when my pager went off. I knew the phone number all...
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It Aint Easy Being Indian – August 2022

By Ricey Wild It is now August, FYI for people like me who were not paying attention. I can see full foliage outside from my...

Resources/professional development needed in Indian ed

By Lee Egerstrom A thorough research study of K-12 education in Minnesota drives home the need to develop appropriate, and timely, education materials for use...

Talon mine could lay waste to the Sandy Lake Watershed

By Winona LaDuke It’s almost time for manoominikewag, when we make wild rice. Many of us, like Veronica Skinaway of the Sandy Lake community, begin...

Anishinaabe Dibaajimowin: An Ojibwe Story

By Winona LaDuke Say you dreamed up an Anishinaabe musical, forty or so musicians, actors and dancers and had some epic stories to tell. That’s...

Community Calendar – July 2022

Thru Sept 16 “Indigenous” Solo Art Exhibition by Shaun Chosa Shaun Chosa, a Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa tribal citizen and painter/graphic design artist, will...

Native-owned Owamni wins James Beard award for Best New Restaurant

By Brad Hagen I’m walking to Owamni again, though this time from the opposite direction. I was here a year ago to interview Sean Sherman...

St. Cloud State programs prove educators want more Native knowledge 

By Lee Egerstrom Iyekiyapiwin Darlene St. Clair spent the last week of June directing a workshop for educators at Grand Portage in Northern Minnesota. It...

MHS exhibition to showcase Native American photos from 1920s to 1990s

By Brad Hagen The Minnesota Historical Society (MHS) will be launching a new exhibit titled “Our Homes: Reframing our Stories” in Fall 2023 that will showcase...

Books that encourage, educate and inspire readers of all ages

Reviews by Deborah Locke Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story is a picture book so cute and full...

“Custer Had It Coming!” showcases Native Nations resistance

By Dan Ninham The Hook and Ladder theater and lounge venue in Minneapolis, MN was the location of the “Custer Had it Coming!” event on...

Staples Fairbanks appointed to the MN State High School League BOD

By Dan Ninham LeRoy Staples Fairbanks, a member of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe, has been appointed to the Minnesota State High School League...

Political Matters – July 2022

By Mordecai Specktor SCOTUS out of control It’s becoming clear that the Republican partisans are trying to kill us. A radical, right-wing faction in thrall to Trump...

It’s never too late to save things

By Arne Vainio “Dr. Vainio, you don’t know me, but I watch you on Native Report. I know you’ve talked about cancer and colon cancer...
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It Ain’t Easy Being Indian – July 2022

By Ricey Wild My friend Jeff said about me, “Aw! She’ll be all right, she’s a Tuff Ole Broad.” I took it to be a...

2020 Census, The Numbers and Outcomes

By Lee Egerstrom Minnesota held on to an eighth congressional seat in the House of Representatives and to access for untold billions of dollars in...

Podcast helps uplift the importance of Indigenous resiliency

By Dan Ninham The Tribal NEAR Science and Community Wisdom Project and Center for Prevention at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota recently completed...

New Briefs – June 2022

Report finds little progress reducing violence against Native American women By Dan Gunderson/MPR News report released May 17 by Amnesty International USA finds little progress has...

MN Legislature ends session without passing Native bills 

By Lee Egerstrom What looked like an eleventh-hour compromise to push through extensive bills in the Minnesota Legislature, including several for the Minnesota Indian community,...

The Marrow Thieves depicts a dystopian futuristic North America

Review by Deborah Locke The Marrow Thieves By Cherie Dimaline Publisher:DCB (imprint/Cormorant Books) September 2017 260 pages Reading age: 13 years and up Grade level: 8 - 12 One of...