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...

Minnesotans play ‘the Creator’s game’ at the roots of modern lacrosse

By Jon Collins/MPR News On an unseasonably cold and windy Sunday morning, dozens of players cluster together at the center of the football field at...

Croaker continues his boxing legacy as a Hall of Fame inductee

By Dan Ninham Brad Croaker, 45, (Leech Lake Ojibwe) lives in Cass Lake, MN with his family including his partner Lori and five children: Bradley,...

Political Matters – June 2022

By Mordecai Specktor Gun violence in the U.S.A. It’s impossible to keep track of mass shootings in this country over recent years. (If you Google “mass...

Community Calendar – June 2022

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

Water is Life

By Arne Vainio, MD I woke up early and drove to the spring in darkness. My mother always collected spring water at sunrise on Easter...
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It Ain’t Easy Being Indian – June 2022

By Ricey Wild My memory says it was late May, it could have been early June when I heard a parade approaching on Blaisdell Avenue...

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...