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...

Yazzie makes debut feature film set in the Twin Cities

A Winter Love follows the story of Blue, a struggling Native artist getting by on odd jobs, music and teaching gigs. When Blue falls...

Snowsnake building workshop leads to the next snowsnake season

By Dan Ninham Although there were still patches of snow in northern Minnesota in late April the snowsnake season is over. However, the prime time...

Political Matters – May 2022

By Mordecai Specktor George Morrison postage stamps April 22 was the First Day of Issue for U.S. postage stamps honoring the accomplished Oijbwe artist George Morrison...

Comes Flying twins lead state champion Bantam B1 PLSHA

By Dan Ninham Chaske and Cuauhtli Comes Flying are in the ninth grade at Prior Lake High School. The twin brothers are Crow Creek Dakota...
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It Ain’t Easy Being Indian – May 2022

By Ricey Wild To pick up where I left off last month, I was interviewed by Indian Country Today.com via ZOOM. In my estimation it...

Tribal rights take giant step forward

By Lee Egerstrom Minnesota sovereign tribes’ rights took giant leaps forward during March with court decisions and local government actions, but following patterns of the...

Cohasset City Council stops Natives from testifying on mill

By Winona LaDuke This is a story of how democracy is supposed to work, and how it does not. This is a story about the...

Migizi chosen for Estee Lauder/Amanda Gorman Writing ChangE

By Hana Broadbent “We’ve been ramping up our programming this week to keep our students busy, so our office has been lively,” said Migizi’s Lead...

Mobile vaccine program for children in Hennepin County extended

By Lee Egerstrom Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota has announced it is continuing funding for Hennepin Healthcare’s Pediatric Mobile Clinic that takes vaccines...