By Mordecai Specktor Jim Denomie walks on I was sad to learn that Jim Denomie, a very talented Anishinaabe artist, died March 1. He was from...

Nesteroff superbly blends Native comedic voices with historical record

Review by Deborah Locke We Had a Little Real Estate Problem by Kliph Nesteroff (Simon & Schuster, 2021) examines the evolution of American Indian comedy,...

What does is take to become a physician?

By Arne Vainio, MD I will be talking to the first year medical students at the University of Minnesota, Duluth School of Medicine. I never...
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It Ain’t Easy Being Indian – March 2022

By Ricey Wild What in the bison snorts and loon shrieking is going on now? I’m rather puzzled going into WWlll without knowing how to...

AIM co-founder Clyde Bellecourt passes on

  By Lee Egerstrom Native Americans across North America and indigenous people worldwide have been paying tribute and recalling memories of Clyde Howard Bellecourt, 85, who...

Huber Mill, the latest bad idea for the environment and people

By Winona LaDuke Out of the Deep South a lumber company, Huber Manufacturing, is proposing what may be the largest oriented strand board plant in...

COVID still confusing but help for MN Natives is on the...

By Lee Egerstrom As January was giving way to February, Minnesota health providers and institutions were still under stress, the surge in COVID-19 and its...

Data show costs/benefits for private business on reservation lands 

By Lee Egerstrom There are both perceived benefits and disadvantages to starting and operating a privately owned business from a base on Indian reservation land,...

Power and corruption = Disaster Capitalism

By Winona LaDuke Government accountability is a challenge. Say that your tribal government signed a secret contract for $4.9 million of your tribal money with...

Indigenous lifeways include prevention and risk-reduction activities

Minneapolis, MN – Many Indigenous communities acknowledge the circular, nonlinear nature of life. They center their life on the creator, community, and loved ones. This...

Friends of the Falls to negotiate acquisition of St. Anthony Falls

Minneapolis, MN – The Minneapolis City Council has approved having Friends of the Falls serve as the City’s agent in negotiations with the U.S. Army...

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...