Dennis Staples could be one of the finest writers in...

Review by Deborah Locke If I could get a message to Dennis E. Staples (Red Lake Nation), it would be this. Keep going. Do more....

Political Matters – October 2022

By Mordecai Specktor SEMI-FASCISTS ON THE BALLOT This might well be the last installment of “Political Matters” available to readers of The Circle prior to the...

Zetah-Cornelius, versatile athlete for Bemidji HS Lumberjacks

By Dan Ninham Sage Zetah-Cornelius is from the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin and Bad River Ojibwa tribe. Her native name is Bidwemisekwe. She is a...

Homecoming

By Arne Vainio, MD (This article was written in 2015.) My wife Ivy and I traveled south in the middle of these troubled times. She has...
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It Aint Easy Being Indian – October 2022

By Ricey Wild The end of each month is when I start shivering with anxiety that I won’t have enough essentials till I get paid...

As inflation soars, access to Indigenous foods declines

By Associated Press Blueberry bison tamales, harvest salad with mixed greens, creamy carrot and wild rice soup, roasted turkey with squash. This contemporary Native American...

Return of rare Ojibwe horse lifts spirits — but still needs...

By Dan Kraker/MRP News Em Loerzel grew up hearing stories about the Ojibwe horse from her uncle, about small ponies that would roam free near...

Community Calendar – September 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...

Concert brings together multiple music genres in defense of water

By Winona LaDuke The Loire River is the longest river in France. This year, the riverbed is dry for the first time in the history...

Fond du Lac Band celebrates return of sacred sites

By Dan Kraker/MPR News Just over a century ago, a work crew dug up the remains of nearly 200 Ojibwe people from a burial ground...

Mashkiki Road teaches young children the seven Ojibwe life lessons

Review by Deborah Locke Minnesota Historical Society Press produced another sweet children’s book, this one with grownup messages about seven important Ojibwe life lessons. Mashkiki...

Zine inspired by global Indigenous sovereignty movements

By Dan Ninham The dream of Dakota tribal member Waziyatawin and her non-profit Makoce Ikikcupi, meaning land recovery in Dakota, came to reality three summers...

Political Matters – September 2022

By Mordecai Specktor Free Leonard Peltier In 1978, I began corresponding with Leonard Peltier, the American Indian Movement (AIM) activist serving two consecutive life sentences for...

Skylar Little Soldier is climbing the world stage wrestling ladder

By Dan Ninham Skylar Little Soldier is one of the elite wrestlers in her weight class in the country. She will be a junior at...

I thought I had more time

By Arne Vainio, MD He looked so much older since Donnie died. A year earlier I saw them together hauling wood and they were drinking...
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It Ain’t Easy Being Indian – September 2022

By Ricey Wild Crickets. They are out in full force here in Rezberry and while their songs are ancient and sweet, I still mourn this...

Community Calendar – August 2022

Thru Aug 14 Gaia Art Exhibition Gaia is an internally-lit sculpture of the Earth featuring imagery from NASA’s Visible Earth project. At 23 feet in diameter,...

MCT vote on whether to continue blood quantum

By Dan Kraker/MPR Like a lot of Americans, Sarah Agaton Howes’ family is, as she puts it, “mixed from all over the place.” Her mom’s...

Tadd Johnson appointed to U of M Board of Regents 

By Lee Egerstrom It has finally happened. More than 170 years after the University of Minnesota was created on Native American lands, the University system...

MAIC to become an even bigger, brighter community gathering spot 

By Lee Egerstrom The Minneapolis American Indian Center (MAIC) is among three community organizations selected to house solar power collectors and batteries to help their...