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An attempt to stop dancing at Red Lake Reservation in 1916

On March 6, 1916, the Assistant Superintendent of the Minnesota Agency of the Bureau of Indian Affairs sent a letter to the Superintendent of Red Lake Agency regarding a push to stop traditional dancing at the community of Ponemah (Obaashing). This passage is a stark example of how the government sought to limit the indigenous...

 

SUTHERLAND SCORES FIRST AWARD FOR HIS MUSIC!

Attawapiskat ON via Winnipeg MB (06.19.20) – Music video Politician Man garnered the Golden Sheaf for Best Performing Arts & Entertainment from Canada's 'best little film fest' during a virtual awards gala streamed live from Saskatchewan last evening. The Yorkton Film Festival has been celebrating cinema since 1947,...

 

Northern Voices: Leah Lemm talks with Red Lake author Tashia Hart

Northern Voices on the Monday Morning Show Today on Northern Voices, I have the joy of talking with author Tashia Hart. Tashia has many talents and today we'll explore her love of storytelling. Tashia has recently released her latest book into the world. Gidjie and the Wolves. https://www.kaxe.org/post/northe...

 

Making Jams and Jellies for the Red Lake Nation

David Manuel has worked with local foods and food sovereignty on the Red Lake Nation for several years. He has worked with 4 Directions Development, Red Lake Traditional Foods, has helped till gardens, hand out seeds and vegetables and also started his own business based on gathering wild food and making jams, jellies, and...

 

Mini powwow aims to lift spirits of Kahnawake hospital residents

Kahnawake's Echoes of a Proud Nation Powwow was cancelled this year because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, but a small group of dancers from the Mohawk community had the opportunity to put on their moccasins and dance over the weekend. On Sunday, the Kateri Memorial Hospital Centre organized a mini powwow outside its...

 

Church tied to Oregon's largest coronavirus outbreak

SALEM, Ore. - A church in rural northeastern Oregon is now the epicenter of the state's largest coronavirus outbreak, as 236 people tested positive for the disease, authorities said Tuesday. The outbreak also led to Oregon's second consecutive record-setting daily case count. "I think generally we are seeing increasing numbers,...

 

How to Use StrongHearts Native Helpline's New Online Chat Advocacy Feature

If it's not safe to call (1-844-762-8483), StrongHearts Native Helpline's new online chat advocacy sessions might be a better option. Users receive one-on-one, real-time, confidential information from a trained advocate. Visit https://www.strongheartshelpline.org/ to get started. Unfortunately, StrongHearts Native Helpline is...

 

Award-winning Chickasaw bladesmith shows new work at Artesian Online Art Market

LONE GROVE – Five forged blades by renowned Chickasaw artist Daniel Worcester – art he considers some of his most innovative to date – are on display at the Artesian Online Art Market. "These are difficult times. To me, when times are tough, it brings out more artistic expression. In bad times, you could easily forget...

 

Young Chickasaw Artist Continues to Expand Technique and Portfolio

Ada, Oklahoma -- Chickasaw artist Chance Brown fondly remembers the sense of wonderment and intrigue he felt while gazing at art work as a youngster. "I feel like art has always had a place in my heart, and has always been in my mind, even from an early age," the 29-year-old said. As he grew older, Mr. Brown was encouraged by hi...

 

New Graphic Memoir from IDW Publishing, Redbone: The True Story of a Native American Rock Band, Amplifies the Voice of a People Long Neglected

SAN DIEGO, CA (June 16, 2020) – You've heard the hit song "Come and Get Your Love" in the movie Guardians of the Galaxy, but the story of the band behind it is one of cultural, political, and social importance. This September, IDW Publishing presents Redbone: The True Story of a Native American Rock Band — an intriguing, historically accurate telling of the high-flying...

 

Red Lake COVID-19 Testing Trailer

Medical provider screening needed before visiting testing trailer Hours of operation: Mon-Fri 9am to 8pm, Sat-Sun 12pm to 8pm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JeNm8uzkl2s&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR1Dw8JcUDFmMo3ZKXELgcLd1rfod8Gzz7SrjAeN49wKWKkUfR_-rLyx7Ls...

 

Deramus shares creations on new online market

MONUMENT, Colo. – For Choctaw artist Brent Deramus, launching a website featuring artwork from his imaginative mind was a monumental achievement. The website, Chafahomma.com, is true to its theme – "Blending Ancient with Modern." Prepare yourself to enter a site where American Indian art shines true on items you would never...

 

PHOTOS: Black Masking Indians lead protest through the streets of Treme

Wearing all black instead of suits, members of the Black Hawk Hunters Mardi Gras Indians take part in a "Peaceful Demonstration for the Young Black Generation," in the Treme / Lafitte neighborhoods and the 7th Ward in New Orleans Friday June 12, 2020. The Black Hawk Hunters represent the Young Indians of the Nation and are led...

 

'One hundred years late, justice has been done': AG Ellison hails posthumous pardon of Max Mason

June 12, 2020 (SAINT PAUL) — Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison today hailed the unanimous vote of the Minnesota Board of Pardons to grant a posthumous pardon to Max Mason. Mason, a traveling African American circus worker, was wrongly convicted on a groundless charge of rape in the aftermath of the public lynchings of three of his African American colleagues in...

 

American Indian patrol in Minneapolis credited with saving buildings during protests

Pow Wow Grounds is well known for its wild rice soup and Indian tacos. But now it's also known as the hub of an impressive community effort that saved Franklin Avenue businesses and nonprofits during the violence that erupted after the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police. It started with three Indian...

 

Gov. Tim Walz says he understands why Christopher Columbus statue was toppled, but there will be consequences

Gov. Tim Walz said Thursday that he doesn't condone protesters who tore down a statue of Christopher Columbus at the Minnesota Capitol, but that he understands why they did it. "I won't condone the behavior. There will be consequences for it," Walz said at a news conference Thursday. But he also said the frustration of the...

 

A MESSAGE FROM RED LAKE TRADING POST

Dear Community, As of today, June 10th, Subway is now open for inside dining. The number of tables have been reduced to maintain social distancing. During the month of June all front line workers: police, medical, retail, and border patrol will receive 10% off their lunch purchase when working. Only one discount offer per...

 

Jefferson Davis statue torn down in Richmond, Virginia

RICHMOND, Va. - A statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis was torn down along Richmond, Virginia's famed Monument Avenue on Wednesday night by protesters. The statue in the former capital of the Confederacy was toppled shortly before 11 p.m. and was on the ground in the middle of an intersection, news outlets reported....

 

Six American Indians Named 2020 to Bush Fellows Roster

ST. PAUL, Minn. - On Tuesday, the Bush Foundation, based in St. Paul Minnesota, named six American Indians to its roster of 2020 Bush Fellows. The list of 2020 Bush Fellows includes 24 visionary leaders who are working to shape better futures for their communities from North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota.The foundation...

 

Master fabric weaver to showcase work at Artesian Online Art Market

ADA, Okla. – Chickasaw artist Tyra Shackleford is one of several Chickasaw and Southeastern Indian artists engaging the nation virtually with their creations at ArtesianArtsFestival.com. Shackleford is a master fabric weaver whose work is in museums, premiere American Indian arts festivals and in numerous private collections....

 

Diné College researchers believe more reasons behind high Covid-19 Cases on Navajo

TSAILE, Ariz. — A research paper authored by two Diné College science professors about the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and its impact upon Native Americans provides clarification of the transmission and virulence of the virus, the professors say. The paper, “The Medical Basis for Increased Susceptibility of COVID-19 among the Navajo and other Indigenous Tribes: A...

 

World reaches 400,000 virus deaths as pope urges caution

BARCELONA, Spain - The confirmed global death toll from the COVID-19 virus reached at least 400,000 fatalities on Sunday, a day after the government of Brazil broke with standard public health protocols by ceasing to publish updates of the number of deaths and infections in the hard-hit South American country. Worldwide, at...

 

Leech Lake Tribal Council brings supplies to affected Native American communities in Minneapolis

LEECH LAKE --Members of the Leech Lake Tribal Council traveled to Minneapolis earlier this week to bring food, water and supplies to Native American communities living in south Minneapolis neighborhoods that have faced destruction. "As we have been watching along with the rest of the world, resources in their community have...

 

Globally, coronavirus cases are growing faster than ever

The pandemic is ebbing in some of the countries that were hit hard early on, but the number of new cases is growing faster than ever worldwide, with more than 100,000 reported each day. Twice as many countries have reported a rise in new cases over the past two weeks as have reported declines, according to a New York Times...

 

Fertile Ground Advocacy Campaign Continues to Drive Native-Led Policy Change

LONGMONT, Colorado (June 4, 2020) - First Nations awarded seven grants through the Fertile Ground Advocacy Campaign to support Native American-led efforts aimed at advancing new policies and innovative policymaking approaches that benefit Native American nutrition and health. These new grantees’ work ranges from the development of fundamental food codes to the groundbreaking...

 

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