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...

IAAC comes to TC to increase indigenous representation in sports

By Dan Ninham The 2022 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) DI Women’s Final Four recently came to the big city of Minneapolis. University of South...

Political Matters – April 2022

By Mordecai Specktor Peggy Bellecourt journeys on A little more than two months after her husband, Clyde Bellecourt, died, Peggy Bellecourt journeyed to the Spirit World...

Sean Morrison Strives to be a leader for the North Woods...

By Dan Ninham Sean Morrison will be graduating this year at North Woods HS. He is a member of the Bois Forte Band of Ojibwe....

Native Americans rally at capitol in support of funding bill

Sixteen Twin Cities American Indian organizations and their supporters filled the Minnesota State Capitol Rotunda in St. Paul on March 25 to highlight a...

Dakota Voices and the Importance of Storytelling

Review by Deborah Locke “Voices from Pejuhutazizi: Dakota Stories and Storytellers” features five generations of stories from a family living at Minnesota’s Upper Sioux Community...

By Arne Vainio (This article was written in 2015. The video mentioned here is no longer online.) I’ve been writing this column for a few years...
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It Ain’t Easy Being Indian – April 2022

By Ricey Wild A long, long time ago, in a big city not too far from Rezberry, I had an active life and did stuff....

Augsburg launches full tuition scholarships for Natives

By Lee Egerstrom Starting this fall with the 2022-23 school year, Native American students will have a first in the nation opportunity to receive full...

Rising health needs drive U’s effort to draw Native students to...

By Dan Kraker/MPR News Medical student Fred Blaisdell has a few months to go before anyone calls him doctor, but the Oneida Nation tribal member...

More than financial aid for Natives and Indigenous students at Augsburg

By Lee Egerstrom The launch of the full tuition financial aid program for Native American and Indigenous students at Augsburg University in February (see cover...

News Briefs – March 2022

Thomas Stillday awarded 2022 FPF Cultural Capital Fellowship Bemidji, MN  – Watermark Art Center has chosen Master Beader and Exhibiting Artist Thomas Stillday (Red Lake...