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Articles written by Mary Annette Pember

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On 'Native Election Night,' I Know My Mother Would Have Been Proud

While covering the midterms from Minnesota, I couldn't help but feel the pride my mother would have felt had she lived to see this day. Although I've covered a number of emotionally charged stories, I don't often cry during the course of reporting. It's not so much...

 

Finding Little Help From the Federal Government, Tribes Are Making Their Own Ways to Fight Trafficking

At a January conference, Minnesota tribal police made it clear they are not waiting for permission from the federal government to move forward in protecting their members. They are not alone. Frustrated with the slow response of federal, state, and county law enforcement agencies to the devastating toll of sex...

 

Pop Wild Rice and Eat Stinging Nettles Without Getting Burned

The Wild Food Summit on the White Earth Ojibwe reservation was held in the world’s biggest classroom, the outdoors. (RELATED: Learning to Wildcraft: Foraging and Feasting on the White Earth Reservation) In addition to attending more traditional lecture-style...

 

Boozhoo: Signs of Racial Reconciliation

In Bemidji, Minnesota, a town with a history of angry race relations, a few well-placed Ojibwe words have opened the way for mutual trust and respect. When we ran into other Ojibwe in the border towns of my youth, we would point our lips at each other and say,...

 

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