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Chickasaw Nation celebrates Women's History Month

In observance of Women's History Month, the Chickasaw Nation is celebrating and sharing the stories of dynamic Chickasaw women who have made history and are blazing a trail forward. It is a time nationally dedicated to the study, observance and celebration of the vital role of women in American history, a time to share their sto...

 

Vision Maker Media Celebrates Women's History Month in March with Online Film Event and Panel Discussion Featuring Prominent Indigenous Women Leaders

LINCOLN, Neb., March 2, 2021 - Vision Maker Media (VMM) is marking its 45th anniversary in 2021 with a yearlong celebration of free "commUNITY" events, including thematic online film screenings, online virtual programs and more. To celebrate Women's History Month in March, VMM will launch its first online program of 2021, a...

 

Enbridge deal-making over Line 3 divides Ojibwe bands in Minnesota

Last fall, Enbridge offered the Red Lake Band of Chippewa a lucrative deal if the tribe would drop legal efforts to quash the company's new pipeline across northern Minnesota. Red Lake said no. In 2018, Enbridge made an attractive offer to the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa to run part of the pipeline - a...

 

Minnesota Public Radio, American Public Media Complete the Inspired by You Campaign with Over $98 Million Raised, Exceeding Five-Year Goal

ST. PAUL, Minn., March 1, 2021 – Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) and American Public Media (APM) announced today the successful completion of Inspired by You, an ambitious five-year campaign designed to address the rapidly changing digital landscape and make transformative changes to better serve audiences in Minnesota and beyond. The campaign was launched in the summer of 2015...

 

Group of RLHS Seniors hold fundraiser for trip to Florida - P3

A group of about a dozen Red Lake High School Seniors, on their own, planned an end of the year trip to Florida, right down to raising their own money to fund the trip. Their plan is to travel to Florida for a few days and go to Disney World together. According to their Facebook page, "We didn't get to spend our senior year...

 

'Everyone' is watching Washington

Holly Cook Macarro, a partner at Spirit Rock Consulting, is a familiar face. She’s a regular contributor to Indian Country Today explaining what’s going on in Washington. There’s the Dakota Access Pipeline and the Keystone XL Pipeline and thousand of other pipelines criss-crossing North America. One that’s particularly important is Line 3. Enbridge is building the...

 

ICYMI: U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum (MN-04) Asks Biden to Review Line 3

U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum has joined a host of Minnesota legislators and congressional representatives who’ve spoken out against the Line 3 pipeline in Northern Minnesota by sending a letter to President Biden asking him to review the process of Line 3 permitting. “I urge your administration to examine the process the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers followed when issuing its...

 

Group of RLHS Seniors hold fundraiser for trip to Florida - P2

A group of about a dozen Red Lake High School Seniors, on their own, planned an end of the year trip to Florida, right down to raising their own money to fund the trip. Their plan is to travel to Florida for a few days and go to Disney World together. According to their Facebook page, "We didn't get to spend our senior year...

 

Group of RLHS Seniors hold fundraiser for trip to Florida

A group of about a dozen Red Lake High School Seniors, on their own, planned an end of the year trip to Florida, right down to raising their own money to fund the trip. Their plan is to travel to Florida for a few days and go to Disney World together. According to their Facebook page, "We didn't get to spend our senior year...

 

02/25/21: LLBO COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout Expands To Include Non-Tribal Community Members

CASS LAKE, MN- The Leech Lake Tribal Council recently advanced the Band's COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout program from "Tier 2B" to "Tier 3A", which provides eligibility to all persons 18 years of age and older in a select number of towns/cities in the area. Also included in the latest expansion are non-IHS eligible spouses of Band Mem...

 

Cherokee Nation Removes "By Blood" from its Constitution

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — The Cherokee Nation removed the term “by blood” from its Constitution, paving a path for other tribes on an often debated topic in Indian Country: blood quantum. According to the Cherokee Nation’s website, the Cherokee Nation is the largest tribe in the United States with more than 380,000 tribal citizens worldwide and over 141,000 Cherokee Nation...

 

New survey shows youth vaping remains a serious challenge in Minnesota

Minnesota kids are still vaping at very high rates, with one in five high school students using e-cigarettes and 70% of high school and middle school users reporting signs of nicotine dependence, according to new data from the 2020 Minnesota Youth Tobacco Survey. The Minnesota Youth Tobacco Survey (MYTS) has been conducted by th...

 

Report: 'High potential' of uncovering American Indian artifacts at Boys Totem Town

There's a "high potential" of uncovering archaeological evidence of centuries-old American Indian life at the now-shuttered Boys Totem Town campus on St. Paul's East Side, a new report concludes. A St. Paul community preservation group and the Lower Phalen Creek Project, an American Indian-led nonprofit, hired outside...

 

Part 4 – Seeking Justice, Wanting Protection: Disparities in Sexual Assault Crimes in Nome

Under new leadership, the Nome Police Department says it is changing practices in response to a call for reform from a local advocate group after past mishandlings of sexual assault investigations. Survivors, advocates, and community members say the department is headed the right direction but has a long way to go to repair...

 

Enbridge Line 3 divides Indigenous lands, people

Jason Goward was overjoyed to get a high-paying job on Enbridge’s Line 3 pipeline project. The job, clearing ground with a contractor for the Canadian energy company, meant he could at last pay child support for his two young sons. He could buy groceries, pay for heat. And maybe, just maybe, he could dig his way out of poverty. https://indiancountrytoday.c...

 

In an unprecedented step, Minnesota returns 114 acres to Lower Sioux Indian Community

In an emotional ceremony this month, the Minnesota Historical Society officially returned 114 acres along the Minnesota River bluffs to the Lower Sioux Indian Community. The land transfer, approved by the Legislature in 2017, became official Feb. 12, returning about half of the southern Minnesota property around the nonprofit's...

 

Indigenous artist Brian Dow finds success 'painting for the people'

BEMIDJI -- When Brian Dow was starting out as an artist, he tried to sell his paintings in the Walmart parking lot to make ends meet. Passersby laughed at him. "There are hundreds of times that I wanted to give up," Dow said. "I told myself, 'I'm going to prove to these people that I'm going to make it,' because they laughed at...

 

Pandemic prompts changes to HIV testing, treatment

PHOENIX – In a downtown parking garage, a health care worker, dressed in protective gear, waits for cars to pull up for drive-thru HIV tests. Inside the building, volunteers assemble packages of at-home tests and condoms to be shipped across the state. Elsewhere in metro Phoenix, a van travels to neighborhoods whose residents may face higher risk of infection to provide...

 

A Navajo Engineer Talks About Life at NASA, and the Rover Set to Land on Mars

A NASA rover launched from Earth six months ago to collect rock core samples on Mars will make landing on a dry lakebed on the red planet this afternoon. The Perseverance Rover - the fifth robot NASA has launched since 1997 as part of a larger mission to understand whether life exists on Mars - has a name that holds...

 

As Social Media Time Rises, So Does Teen Girls' Suicide Risk

TUESDAY, Feb. 16, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- As the amount of time young teenage girls spend glued to Instagram, TikTok and other social media sites goes up, so does their long-term risk for suicide, a new study warns. The finding stems from a decade spent tracking social media habits and suicide risk among 500 teenage boys and girls, the longest such effort to date, the study...

 

Venetian Blue Beads Found in Alaska Predate Arrival of Columbus

Venetian glass beads from Italy archeologists uncovered along an old trading route in the Alaskan Arctic indicate what the Alaska Native Iñupiat, who have occupied the land since time immemorial, have always known: their existence long predated Christopher Columbus's "discovery" of America. Arctic archeologists Mike Kunz and Ro...

 

Second COVID-19 vaccine may affect your body differently

For some people, the second dose in a COVID-19 vaccination series is causing a stronger reaction and more side effects than the initial dose. That was also true during the clinical trials. This may be a concern not only for those experiencing side effects, but also those who are worried a COVID-19 vaccine isn't working because...

 

Disney Plus: 'Wrong then ... wrong now'

After adding cultural advisories to racially-questionable films in October 2020, the online streaming platform Disney Plus has now blocked the accounts of children under 7 from watching several films due to “negative depictions of race.” Disney created the initiative called “Stories Matter'' to address racially-offensive and stereotypical images and themes that have...

 

SSG Kennedy Barrett completes Airborne School in Fort Benning, Georgia

SSG Kennedy Barrett completed Airborne School in Fort Benning, Georgia on February 5th, 2021. Kennedy is a 2015 graduate of Red Lake High School, Red Lake, MN and was Salutatorian of her graduating class. She entered the U.S. Army on July 21, 2015, completed her basic training in Lawton, Oklahoma and further training in Fort...

 

Native writer from Minneapolis working on Netflix pilot for Obamas' company

Wenonah Wilms is an overnight success, if by "overnight success" you mean that it took two decades. Wilms has been announced as co-writer of the pilot for "Firekeeper's Daughter," a murder mystery with a bunch of heavy hitters involved. The series will adapt the upcoming young adult novel by buzzed-about Ojibwe writer Angeline...

 

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