Hemp the New Green Revolution online course begins in February

By Hannah Broadbent Hemp – a strain of cannabis containing less than .3% THC (tetrahydrocannabinol is the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana that produces the feeling...

Political Matters – February 2022

By Mordecai Specktor Remembering Thunder Before the Storm Clyde Bellecourt, a co-founder of the American Indian Movement (AIM) and a committed defender of Native communities and...

James Jourdain: Rising Star with Red Lake Nation College Basketball

By Dan Ninham The Red Lake Nation College Migizi started a men’s basketball program last fall of 2021. A women’s basketball program will be starting...

If you want stark clarity and unbridled truth, read these essays

Review by Deborah Locke “We Are Meant to Rise,” edited by David Mura and Carolyn Holbook, consists of essays by American Indians and people of...

I see spirits all around me now

By Arne Vainio He was nearing death. This moment was inevitable and he hadn’t eaten anything in the past ten days. Three days ago he...
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It Ain’t Easy Being Indian – February 2022

By Ricey Wild If I had been me, I would have thought that years ago I could expect some wilted, dead flowers and last year’s...

As COVID fueled the drug crisis, Native Americans hit worst

By the Associated Press Rachel Taylor kissed her fingertips and pressed them to the crow sewn onto a leather bag on the couch in the...

Native artists make big splash within Twin Cities public art projects 

By Lee Egerstrom The COVID-19 pandemic and continuing outbreaks of variant strains hurt artists about as much as any group of creative entrepreneurs but Twin...

Search for Indian boarding school records gets a boost

By dan gunderson/MPR News The U.S. Department of the Interior and the Minnesota-based Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition have signed an agreement to collaborate...

Fear/stubbornness kept her from getting routine health screenings

By Amanda Ubongen/MDH Throughout our lifetime we experience different seasons, some of which test our resiliency. For Danielle Crowell, the past few months have been...

Gardner comes full circle back to Warroad HS Warriors hockey

By Dan Ninham One of the top scoring hockey players in the state of Minnesota made a full circle coming back home to Warroad HS...

Political Matters – January 2022

By Mordecai Specktor (WARNING: There are plot spoilers for the movie “Don’t Look Up,” which is streaming on Netflix. It’s enormously popular, so you might...

He fought for self-determination in a time of assimilation

By Nia Macknight & Elizabeth Gillis Photographer Nia MacKnight never met her great-grandfather John B. McGillis, but she did have a window into his storied life...

Please remember him for me

By Arnie Vainio MD “I don’t have the friends I thought I had. My family doesn’t understand me. I was told I should only grieve...
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It Ain’t Easy Being Indian – January 2022

By Ricey Wild Here we go again, hey-ho, hey-ho! This year I didn’t make any New Year’s resolutions to fail at, so I should be...

UofMN launches financial aid for Native American students

By Lee Egerstrom Starting next school year, the University of Minnesota will offer full tuition free and greatly reduced tuition financial assistance to first year...

Business is on a roll in Northern Minnesota tribal communities 

By Lee Egerstrom Northern Minnesota tribes have expanded their investments and roles in providing food security for their communities and in providing education and training...

George Morrison to be honored with new stamp series

By Dan Kraker/MPR News Celebrated Minnesota artist George Morrison – who was born in a Native American fishing village along the North Shore of Lake...

Artist, inspired by Hip-Hop, collaborates on mural at the Tweed Museum

By Brad Hagen Jonathan Thunder, multimedia artist and member of the Red Lake Nation, has described his work as “...a story line that reflects my...

A Native man wants police reform in Duluth. His son wants...

By Dan Kraker/MPR News Earlier this year, in a plaza in downtown Duluth, Blair Powless stood alongside dozens of other community members still hurting over...