Carri Jones becomes first woman and youngest tribal chair of Leech...

Carri Jones, 32, has become the first female Tribal Chair of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe and the youngest person to win the...

Native Issues in the Halls of Government

Pine Ridge's 'reign of terror' When my professional journalism career, such as it is, began about 34 years ago, I learned about the case of...

Fond du Lac Follies

Wiidookawishin ji wiidookawigwaa niij anishinaabeg. That means "help me help my Anishinaabe people." It is part of my morning prayer when I make an...

It ain't easy being indian

Just the other night I?was driving myself to the ER. Right after 12 am on a rez road I?looked up to the sky when...

July 2012 powwow calendar

July 6 - 7 34th Annual Red Cliff Powwow Powwow Grounds, Red Cliff, WI. Traditional Powwow. FMI: 715-779-3082 July 6 - 8 Leech Lake 4th of July Traditional...

July 2012 Calendar

July 20 (deadline) MN State Arts Board Visual Grants The Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative grant for Visual Arts supports and assists artists at various...

Woodrich Becomes First Woman/Native CEO Of GMCC

In an historic move, the Greater Minneapolis Council of Churches (GMCC) has selected Noya Woodrich (Athabaskan) as both the first woman and the first...

American Indian Family Center employees call for removal of E.D.

Kevin Martineau, Executive Director of the American Indian Family Center (AIFC) in East Saint Paul, is at the center of a protest and pending...

WHATS NEW IN THE COMMUNITY:

Leech Lake Member Receives Her Doctor of Pharmacy (By Elizabeth Sherman)   Lisa Renee Sherman (Ogimaakwe) received her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Minnesota-College of...

The Dakota War of 1862, refuges in Canada

It is well known that in the aftermath of the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862 when the Dakota people were being rounded up and confined...

Running Wolf Fitness Center member loses 60 lbs, regains health

We here at the Running Wolf Fitness Center would like to share one of our success stories with the community. Salvador Pacheco (White Earth...

Letter To The Editor

In response to the Year of Healing Proclamation I read with a great deal of interest the article in The Circle, May 2012, Volume 33,...

Native Issues in the Halls of Government

Hunting wolves I wrote in my May column that the Minnesota Legislature's bill to establish a wolf hunting and trapping season was awaiting a decision...

It ain't easy being indian

For the past three months or so I've been out of the loop because I've been busy recovering from spinal fusion surgery. Yes, the...

Superintendent Speaks

Looking forward to what comes next… Congratulations, Graduates! Each spring our preschool students visit kindergarten classrooms to get a sense of what they can expect...

Powwows for June and July 2012

June 8 - 10 35th Annual Lower Sioux Wacipi Lower Sioux Indian community, Morton, MN. Competition powwow. ADULT 18+ SPECIALS: Categories:?Men's Traditional, Men's Grass, Men's...

Mpls. Redistricting Impacts Communities Of Color

Amidst much community and neighborhood comment, collaboration, and outcry, The City of Minneapolis approved a new map of its wards on March 27. The...

Year of Healing Proclamation honors 1862 Dakota Conflict

Members of Twin Cities American Indian Movement (TCAIM), the Episcopal Church of Minnesota, the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party (DFL), and the Native American community at large...

Whats new in the community

Northup receives 2012 George Morrison Artist Award Award-winning Anishinaabe author Jim Northrup has received the 2012 George Morrison Artist Award from the Arrowhead Regional Arts...

Campaign launched to address abysmal Indian attendance rates

When Roxanne Broden's daughter started school, Broden didn't understand how important the first years are. It was just kindergarten, what was the big deal...