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What to do in the event of a nuclear attack

So what should you do in a nuclear missile attack? That key bit of advice was mostly missing from the mistaken alert sent out Saturday to mobile phones across Hawaii. All it said was, “BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL.” https://www.twincitie...

 

Mega-Star Concerts During Super Week Only the Beginning for Developer Making Armory Glisten

Minneapolis, Minn. (January 15, 2018) – A savvy commercial developer today vowed that his Minneapolis Armory, a historic yet aesthetically challenging piece of property that won a leading role as a prime entertainment venue in the days leading up to Super Bowl LII,...

 

Drake's Organic White Rum Takes Home the Gold at 1st Annual Asia International Spirits Competition

Minneapolis, MN.( January 15, 2018 ) – Drake’s Organic Spirits, a Minneapolis-based distiller of organic rum and vodka, announced today that it continues to add to its already impressive array of medals by taking Gold in the Rum category and Silver in the Vodka category at the recent Asia International Spirits Comp...

 

Native Americans Who Can't Afford Heat Take Desperate Measures To Stay Warm

As temperatures dropped below zero on South Dakota’s Pine Ridge Indian Reservation earlier this month, one young girl felt she had had enough. She was tired of feeling cold inside her home as temperatures plummeted, which they do often there. She had enough of watching her parents constantly struggle to scrounge up...

 

Navajo Nation To Open First Tribal Police Academy

GALLUP, N.M. (AP) — The Navajo Nation will train its own police officers at its new Navajo Nation Police Academy. Navajo Nation Public Safety Director Jesse Delmar says no other tribe has its own police academy. https://knpr.org/headline/2018-01/navajo-nation-open-first-tribal-police-academy...

 

No state of emergency on Alberta First Nation reeling from number of suicides

Maskwacis is reeling after several people died by suicide in the weeks leading up to the holiday season. There have been eight deaths since late November, all of them between the ages of 15-32, according to some community members. http://aptnnews.ca/2018/01/11/no-state-emergency-alberta-first-nation...

 

Native Americans, Canada's First Peoples, Fight to Keep Long Hair

WASHINGTON — Tiya-Marie Large, a member of the Pheasant Rump Nakota Nation in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan, couldn’t understand why her 8-year-old son, Mylon McArthur, came home from school every day in tears. “I’d ask him what was wrong. I’d ask him, ‘Is there anything you want to tell me? I...

 

Native Americans Say They're Targets Of Shootings And Jailhouse Rapes By White Law Enforcement

ODANAH, Wisconsin — Hours after seeing her 14-year-old grandson, Jason, lying in the street just feet from her home, with police and EMS hovering over his motionless body, Cheryl Pero found herself in the cavernous gymnasium of the Bad River Reservation community center. Cheryl and her husband, Al, couldn’t go...

 

RED LAKE STUDENT SELECTED TO TELL A HERO'S TALE IN NORMANDY, FRANCE

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Autumn May of Red Lake High School in Red Lake, Minnesota has been accepted into the prestigious Normandy: Sacrifice for Freedom® Albert H. Small Student & Teacher Institute. Along with Red Lake High School teacher, Marcia Roline, May will...

 

A culture of change: Circle of Life Academy puts "turnaround" grant to good use, sees improvement since 2015

Just a few short years ago, Circle of Life Academy on the White Earth Reservation opened up to a rough start academically. Test scores were low and seemed to just continue dropping until they finally reached rock bottom in 2015. "Back in 2015, Circle of Life Academy was identified as one of the lowest five percent,...

 

DNA from Ice Age Baby Uproots Native American Family Tree

DNA analysis of a six-week-old baby girl, buried some 11,500 years ago in what is now Alaska, has identified her as a member of a previously unknown Native American population. The discovery strongly supports the theory that the Americas were settled by people from Siberia, and presents scientists with the genetic key...

 

Family Spirit program aims to help Native parents improve kids' prospects

Everyone loves their children but not everyone understands that the way we care for the youngest among us will have an impact on our society for years to come. With that reality in mind, a new program run by Headway Emotional Health Services, a Twin Cities-based mental health provider for families, aims to improve the...

 

This 13-Year-Old Indigenous Girl Has Been Nominated for a Global Peace Prize

Peltier has been recognized internationally for her work. In 2015, she was invited to the Children’s Climate Conference in Sweden. Autumn Peltier already has years of advocacy behind her. She’s met the prime minister, she’s attended the Assembly of First Nations Annual General Assembly and she’s marched on the...

 

Quinault members serve food to homeless camps on Christmas

Around 30 people from the Quinault Indian Nation spent Christmas morning serving hot food and drinks to more than 100 homeless people camping out along the Chehalis River in Aberdeen. The volunteers distributed 125 meals of oatmeal, biscuits and gravy and Indian tea and coffee. “As for me, a disabled, Queets tribal...

 

100-Plus Native American Artists, Entertainers Bring Traditions to 26th Litchfield Park Gathering

More than 100 Native American artists representing over 20 tribal affiliations from across the nation will bring diverse, hand-made original artwork to the invitation-only 26th anniversary Litchfield Park Gathering Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 13-14. In the tradition of a street festival, The Gathering will be in the...

 

38 Dakota honored amid bitterly cold conditions

MANKATO — The coldest Dec. 26 in more than 20 years didn't stop Dakota riders and runners and a large crowd of onlookers from memorializing the 38 Dakota executed in Mankato in 1862 and continuing the reconciliation effort of today. "We're here for the dream, the message — healing, reconciliation, cultural...

 

Red Lake Homeless Shelter Hosts Memorial Feast

Today is the first day of winter. For some, that means cozy nights by the fire, but what about those who don't have a home? "We do it every year to honor all those who have passed away that are homeless due to winter exposure," says Jordan May, the executive director...

 

Nonprofit working to install running water in Baca-Prewitt area

Freddie James grew up in Prewitt, New Mexico, and has been hauling water for as long as he can remember. Now, with a turn of a faucet, the 61-year-old can easily cook, do laundry and wash dishes in the large sink of his hogan. “I can make coffee in half the time,” he said, adding that running water has saved him a...

 

"Ojibway Netflix" app launched as part of effort to revive American Indian languages in Minnesota

A new TV streaming app dubbed “the Ojibway Netflix” was launched this month by a Winnipeg-based company that says the app is the first Ojibwe-language streaming service. It’s the latest effort in a growing movement across Minnesota and the region to tap new technology to revive American Indian languages....

 

Native American youth celebration

SIOUX CITY, Iowa - A special Christmas party for Native American youth in our community brought out hundreds of people. The non-profit organization, "Native Youth Standing Strong," pairing up with the Sioux City Community school district for its annual Christmas program Thursday evening. http://www....

 

Puyallup Tribe gifts the homeless with Christmas giveaway

Each year as Christmas Day approaches, Puyallup Tribal Councilmember Sylvia Miller organizes a giveaway event for our area’s homeless population, and she carried that legacy forth this year on Saturday morning, Dec. 16. In previous years the giveaway was held in a gravel parking lot near the Tacoma Dome, but a new...

 

Claremont Graduate University Grant Covers Full Tuition to Train Native American Students as Teachers

Claremont Graduate University (CGU) announces the Claremont Native American (CNA) Fellowship, a $1-million grant made possible by a partnership between CGU and the US Department of Education’s Office of Indian Education to support 100-percent full tuition expenses (including a living stipend) for Native American...

 

Unconventional holiday hampers filled with moose meat in Thunder Bay, Ont.

While holiday hampers are usually filled with canned items and non-perishable food, here in northwestern Ontario for just one day a year, families and individuals get a chance to get their hands on some wild moose and deer meat. For the past five years, the Regional Food Distribution Association (RFDA) in partnership...

 

$200,000 check dropped in Salvation Army red kettle in south metro

Salvation Army was 10 percent behind last year’s fundraising numbers with only eight days of bell-ringing to go. On Saturday, a donor dropped a $200,000 check into a kettle, helping bring that deficit to just 7 percent behind last year’s numbers. http://www.twincities.com/2017/12/18/200000-check...

 

What happened when a Native American woman refused to marry the 'white man's way'

ASTORIA — The Clatsop County Historical Society’s lecture series, Thursday Night Talks, continues Dec. 21 with a look into the county’s first known probate case. The Oregon Territorial Court Journal, recently found in the basement of the Astoria Library, sheds new light on the county’s first probate case,...

 

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