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Alaska Native Teen Makes Waves as May Vogue Mexico Covergirl

Growing up in rural Alaska, 18-year-old Quannah Chasinghorse (Han Gwich'in and Oglala Lakota) didn't see herself as beautiful. "I have really Lakota facial features," the teen told Native News Online. "I have the whole bump on my nose, I have really high cheekbones. I always felt like I was like that one ugly kid in class,...

 

Six artists across Minnesota selected for Artists Respond: Equitable Rural Futures

Fergus Falls, MN – Springboard for the Arts is honored to announce the artists selected for the Artists Respond: Equitable Rural Futures open call for artists in Minnesota. The artists are Mai'a Williams of Winona, Christy Goulet of Dilworth, Michelle de la Vega of Spring Valley, Joyce laPorte of Cloquet, Inkpa Mani of...

 

Early Issues of 'Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder'-State's Oldest Black-Owned Newspaper-Now Available Online

People everywhere can now access the Minneapolis Spokesman, 1934-June 1964, and the St. Paul Recorder, 1934-1941, in the Minnesota Digital Newspaper Hub thanks to a partnership with MNHS and the Spokesman-Recorder newspapers. "This historical resource is the only place where you are going to find Black history then and now,"...

 

Shia Donnell and Steven Bellanger Jr. selected as Red Lake Secondary Complex Royalty for 2021-22

On Wednesday, May 12, 2021, Shia Donnell and Steven Bellanger Jr. were selected as Red Lake Secondary Complex Royalty for the 2021-22 school year....

 

THE CURRENT ANNOUNCES 2021 ROCK THE CRADLE VIDEO SERIES

ST. PAUL, Minn., May 11, 2021 — The Current today announces Rock the Cradle 2021, presented in a virtual setting with a Saturday-morning video series starting May 15. This year marks 16 years of Rock the Cradle – an annual opportunity for kids and their grownups to explore music, art and culture. Over the course of six video episodes, The Current will bring the dance party...

 

Sundance Institute Names 20 Fellows Across Feature Film Directors and Screenwriters Labs, Native Lab

(PARK CITY, UTAH, May 10, 2021) — The Sundance Institute today named the artists and projects selected for the first group of the upcoming signature summer Labs including 12 fellows for the Directors and Screenwriters Labs and 9 fellows participating in the Native Lab (one fellow will participate in both Labs). The Labs provide a space for writers and directors to spend time...

 

Bemidji State graduates 102nd class, in person, times 3

May 8-BEMIDJI - Caps were tossed, Pomp and Circumstance played and tassels shifted - thrice. Bemidji State University graduated the class of 2021 - its 102nd class of graduates - on Friday, May 7, during three separate in-person ceremonies at the Sanford Center. "After 14 months of mostly online and socially distanced classes,...

 

Smoke Signals from the Red Lake Embassy in Minneapolis

Smoke Signals from the Red Lake Embassy in Minneapolis https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vRX5PiRUn_GzQ5V6EAmz9wLNRR-4OdDEghKV30hCvAbZMXvoOqc8JRuFYGV-mntnc1AcPs0EspPtYSP/pub...

 

Explosive New MMIW Documentary "Say Her Name" Dubbed Eye-opening by Mainstream Media as It Spotlights an Epicenter of the Crisis

BIGHORN COUNTY, Mont. - President Biden has said of the Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) crisis, "What's happening to Indigenous women on reservations and across the United States is unconscionable and outrageous. And it is devastating that families are conducting their own searches for missing loved...

 

Hundreds gather for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women rally in Bemidji

BEMIDJI, Minn. - Hundreds of people gathered from all around the country - with some from as far away as California - by the Lake Bemidji waterfront on Wednesday for a Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women rally to show support for families affected by these all-too-frequent tragedies. Attendees were primarily dressed in red...

 

Red Lake Elementary Students take part in Lake Ceremony

On Thursday, April 29. 2021, Red Lake Elementary Students took part in a Lake Ceremony organized by Donovan May....

 

Ceremonies, prayer mark day of awareness for Native victims

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Some shared agonizing stories of frustration and loss. Others performed ceremonies and said prayers. All called for action. Across the U.S. on Wednesday, family members, advocates and government leaders commemorated a day of awareness for the crises of violence against Indigenous women and children. They met...

 

Bemidji State graduate Serena Graves overcomes tragedy, finds fulfillment in Ojibwe language and culture

May 5-BEMIDJI - In the wake of family tragedy Serena Graves was motivated to seek a deeper understanding of her Ojibwe culture, and now the Ojibwemowin language has become the thread weaving together her academic career. Through this journey, Graves said she went from being a relatively average student in high school to...

 

America's new normal: A degree hotter than two decades ago

America's new normal temperature is a degree hotter than it was just two decades ago. Scientists have long talked about climate change - hotter temperatures, changes in rain and snowfall and more extreme weather - being the "new normal." Data released Tuesday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration put hard...

 

Chickasaw composer's "Shell Shaker" to open in 2022

OKLAHOMA CITY – The notion of a grand, two-act opera to showcase Chickasaw culture struck classical music composer Jerod Impichchaachaaha' Tate like a lightning bolt. Tate's epiphany will be a yearlong project to bring "Shell Shaker: A Chickasaw Opera" to life at the University of Massachusetts' Amherst College stage March 5,...

 

COVID-19 Community Testing

All COVID-19 testing is no cost at Minnesota community testing sites. We are working together with communities to make sure everyone can get tested. Saliva testing sites Albert Lea Armory 410 Prospect Ave Albert Lea, MN 56007 Monday - Tuesday 12 - 6 p.m. ________________________________________ Anoka Armory 408 East Main St Anoka, MN 55303 May 4-8, 11-14 12 - 6 p.m. ___________...

 

Photographs of "#MMIW Gone Missing: #No More Stolen Sisters" Chicago Event

CHICAGO - Under blue skies, some 175 American Indians and allies gathered near Chicago, at the River Trail Nature Center in Northbrook, Illinois, to attend the "#MMIW: Gone Missing: #No More Stolen Sisters" event on Saturday, May 1. The purpose of the event was to honor the missing and murdered Indigenous women. Attendees heard...

 

Domestic Violence, Sexual Violence and MMIW Byline: StrongHearts Native Helpline

Centuries of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Peoples Native American cultures, languages, lands and lives were all systematically and forcibly taken through colonization. Our ancestors endured genocide and assimilation for more than five centuries. Today, there is ample evidence that genocide still occurs through the inhumane...

 

Awards Announced Tonight at State History Day Competition

Tonight in a virtual award ceremony 59 students received first or second place in their category, earning them a spot in the National History Day virtual contest which will be held June 13-19. Nearly 1,000 students from across Minnesota competed in the virtual 2021 State History Day competition which wrapped up tonight. Over the course of the school year, more than 11,000...

 

A message from the Red Lake Tribal Council - Friday, April 30, 2021 – COVID-19 Update

Friday, April 30, 2021 – COVID-19 Update Red Lake Nation: Active cases: 5* *2 in Red Lake *2 in Redby *1 in Ponemah *0 in Little Rock Total cases: 475 Total Recovered: 470 Deaths: 10 Beltrami County: Active cases: 68 Total cases: 3,820 Total Recovered: 3,752 Deaths: 58 (Note: Red Lake is also included in this # as well) COVID...

 

THANK YOU TO THE COMMUNITY AND STAFF MEMBERS WHO MADE THE FUNDRAISER A SUCCESS

THE FUND RAISER FOR KATO STATELY AND ANTHONY SIGANA WAS HELD ON FRIDAY, APRIL 30TH AT THE RED LAKE TRADING POST! THANK YOU COMMUNITY FOR HELPING RAISE OVER $1,600!! THE TRADING POST $100 GIFT CARD WINNERS ARE JEAN REDEAGLE AND TOMI ROY!! THANK YOU TO THE MANY STAFF MEMBERS WHO MADE THIS A SUCCESS....

 

Federal regulator steps in to protect Minnesota's wild rice stands

Wild rice waters contaminated with sulfate from industrial pollution have never been included on Minnesota's long list of officially polluted waters that require fixing. But they will be now - 30 of them across the state - thanks to federal regulators who stepped in to say the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) was...

 

Evening briefs in Indian Country

Sports betting: The new, shiny toy From coast to coast, it’s one of the latest trends sweeping the nation. And no, it’s not a TikTok dance or another social media challenge. It’s sports betting. Since the Supreme Court legalized sports betting in the 2018 landmark case, it has slowly but surely increased. While many states only allow in-person betting, more than two...

 

MN schools to stay open despite growing COVID-19 spread among students

Data released on Thursday shows that COVID-19 case rates are going up statewide - and they're affecting younger Minnesotans, especially middle and high school students. In fact, the number of school-related COVID-19 cases reported this week in Minnesota students has now exceeded a peak during a surge of cases in November. "The...

 

Call for Justice is Answered by New MMIW Unit

For far too long, Indian country has pleaded for ways to address the critical issue of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women. StrongHearts Native Helpline understands that MMIW is often intertwined with domestic, dating, sexual violence. When an Indigenous woman goes missing or is found murdered, her story rarely gets the full...

 

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