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It Ain’t Easy Being Indian – September 2021

By Ricey Wild So I’m sitting here and wondering; How did we get here? Kinda like a rock that hit shore and ended up in...

Sioux Chef’s Owamni Restaurant Opens

By Brad Hagen I’m walking down the path alongside West River Parkway, a trail I’ve taken dozens of times. I walk under the third avenue...

MN’s Emerging Farmers program is sowing deep indigenous roots

By Lee Egerstrom Native Americans from around reservations and in urban areas around the Twin Cities and Duluth are getting a boost from the Minnesota...

What are the treaties being invoked by Line 3 opponents?

By Yasmine Askari / MinnPost While the U.S. government signed a series of treaties with the Anishinaabe people, including the Ojibwe, between 1825 and 1867,...

Northland Foundation makes first grassroots grants/Maada’ookiing program

By Lee Egerstrom An innovative, grassroots community building program for Native communities in Northeast Minnesota has made its initial grants to 13 “change makers” designing...

Totem Pole travels to Washington D.C. for the environment

In 2013, the Lummi people of the Northwest began a totem pole journey in protest to a 50 million ton coal export terminal which...

Political Matters – August 2021

By Mordecai Specktor Denmark and Poland In the way of a pandemic travel report, I visited Denmark and Poland in July. The usual discomfort of airline...

Native Americans in Sports – Ben Strong

By Dan Ninham According to media reports, the last game of the 2021 NBA Finals series featuring the Milwaukee Bucks beating the Phoenix Suns 105-98...

Designed for youth, its information is useful for readers of any...

By Deborah Locke Some books you read straight through because it’s the only way. Some books read more like a restaurant menu where you pick...
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It Ain’t Easy Being Indian – August 2021

By Ricey Wild Besides the really horrible apocalyptic dreams I’ve been suffering, there is also a theme of ‘getting away’. Like most global citizens of...

Bringing broadband communication to tribes

By Lee Egerstrom Business journals and mainstream media all across America are focusing attention on what many call “the new normal” post-pandemic way of working....

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...