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DNA testing, impacts across Indian Country

Home-based DNA tests have increased in popularity over the years. From 2017 to 2018, the total number of consumers who purchased DNA tests through genetic companies like Ancestry.com and 23andMe grew from nearly 4.5 million to 12 million. An additional spotlight on DNA testing recently occurred when Senator Elizabeth...

 

A common framework: The story of St. Luke in Minnetonka and American Indians

MINNETONKA — One church in the Twin Cities metro area has a notably long history of outreach to the American Indians of the Upper Midwest. It’s not merely writing checks; it’s involved on a personal level. And here is why that personal touch makes a difference: Last fall, Lori Cocking, a member of St. Luke...

 

A leader with a vision to build community in Bemidji

When Bemidji leaders announced they would be moving occupants of the 60-year-old downtown federal offices to the city's northwest side, they assumed the current landmark had but one fate: Demolition. Tuleah Palmer envisioned something else: a vibrant, redeveloped...

 

Appeals Court: Drivers can't be stopped for windshield crack if vision unaffected

Traffic stops solely for cracked windshields just got more challenging for law enforcement in Minnesota, and a leading civil liberties group sees the raising of the bar as a victory for the rights of motorists across the state. A state Court of Appeals panel ruled last week that a motorist in Isanti County should not...

 

Winners of the Bemidji Jaycees' First City of Lights Window Display Contest.

1st place went to Northwoods Baptist Church. Pictured on behalf of the Bemidji Jaycees is Aliza Thoring (left) and pictured on behalf of Northwoods Baptist Church is Pastor Preston Hoiseth (right). 2nd place went to Pine Country Insurance. Pictured on behalf of the...

 

Man from Navajo Nation claims $4 million lottery prize in New Mexico

A man who lives on the Navajo Nation won $4 million in the New Mexico Lottery. Timothy Monte purchased the winning Mega Millions ticket at a convenience station on the west side in Albuquerque. That's not far from To'hajiilee, the Navajo community where he lives. https://www.indianz.com/IndianGaming...

 

Ucross Names Heidi K. Brandow 2019 Recipient of Ucross Fellowship for Native American Visual Artists

New York, NY— December 19, 2018 — Ucross, a prestigious artists’ residency program and creative lab for the arts located in Wyoming’s majestic High Plains, today announced that Heidi K. Brandow, a multi-disciplinary artist with an active painting, printmaking, and social-engagement practice, has been awarded...

 

Maria Campbell's Halfbreed to be re-released with author's account of rape by Mountie

Métis author Maria Campbell's classic memoir Halfbreed will be re-released next year with two recently discovered missing pages detailing her account of being sexually assaulted by an RCMP officer when she was 14. The pages had originally been scrubbed from the 1973 book against Campbell's wishes,, because her...

 

The Absolute WORST Christmas Candy, Ranked

There could be over $2 Billion in Christmas candy sales this year*. Christmas candy is more popular than ever. Just because it's popular, doesn't mean it's all good. In fact, some of it is downright foul. We surveyed over 13,000 customers who were all too happy to rank...

 

'Smoke Signals' named to National Film Registry

SPOKANE — A film made in Spokane and the Inland Northwest now has a spot on the list of the most important movies ever made. “Smoke Signals,” the 1998 independent film written by Sherman Alexie based on his acclaimed story collection, “The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven,” was named to the National...

 

The Lives We Touch: Red Lake Nation

It is another early morning for George Head as he makes the 263 mile journey to Bloomington, Minnesota for the 2nd time this month. George is traveling to Bridging from Red Lake Reservation to assist families impacted by the opioid crisis get a fresh start. This past...

 

Nearly 1 Million People Currently 'HealthyWagering' on Their Own Slimdown Success for Synched Fitness & Budgetary Boon

HealthyWage reveals staggering growth among program participants now actively ‘dieting for dollars’ among its highly lucrative & motivating weight-loss contests and challenges for both individuals and business groups; Company divulges it’s paid health-seekers over $10 million cash in 2018, alone, and over $20...

 

How Native American tribes are bringing back the bison from brink of extinction

On 5,000 hectares of unploughed prairie in north-eastern Montana, hundreds of wild bison roam once again. But this herd is not in a national park or a protected sanctuary – they are on tribal lands. Belonging to the Assiniboine and Sioux tribes of Fort Peck Reservation, the 340 bison is the largest conservation herd...

 

More than 600 teens graduate from CRYP's Teen Internship Program

When the Cheyenne River Youth Project launched its teen internships at Cokata Wiconi (Center of Life) in 2013, 10 teenagers graduated from the program. Just five years later, that number has reached the impressive 600 mark. Six Art interns and two Indigenous cooking...

 

New Ulm Teacher Recognized by Minnesota Agriculture in the Classroom

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Beth Sletta, a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) teacher at Jefferson Elementary School in New Ulm, has been awarded the Minnesota Agriculture in the Classroom (MAITC) 2019 Outstanding Teacher Award. The award is given annually to a Minnesota K-12 teacher who exemplifies excellence in...

 

Amazon's Bezos donates $2.5 million to a Minneapolis nonprofit that serves homeless families

Jeffrey Bezos, the billionaire founder of Amazon.com Inc., has pledged $2.5 million to Simpson Housing Services, a Minneapolis nonprofit that helps homeless individuals and families find stable housing. Simpson said the grant is the largest in its 35-year history. http://www.startribune.com/amazon-s...

 

Red Lake Band of Chippewa member Chad Avery Auginash earns Master's degree Electrical Engineering from ASU

Chad Auginash, a member of the Red Lake Band, earned his Master's degree in Electrical Engineering from ASU this year. Chad is the son of Susan Auginash of Duluth, MN. Congratulations from the Auginash Family of Redby, MN., and Good Luck at your new job with Intel,...

 

HEARD MUSEUM REOPENS LANDMARK BOARDING SCHOOL EXHIBITION, AWAY FROM HOME: AMERICAN INDIAN BOARDING SCHOOL STORIES

PHOENIX (Dec. 11, 2018) – Opened in 2000, Remembering Our Indian School Days: The Boarding School Experience is currently being updated and will reopen on Sat., Jan. 26, 2019 as Away From Home: American Indian Boarding School Stories. The new permanent exhibition has undergone a complete makeover to augment the...

 

Announcing the 2018 Community Innovation grantees

Help us celebrate the Community Innovation grantees selected over the course of this year! We established the Community Innovation program in 2013 to inspire and support community problem solving. These organizations roll up their sleeves and work with their communities to develop and test new solutions to problems...

 

Sent to Prison Without Committing a New Crime? Community Asks County to End Practice

This Tuesday, December 11th community members will attend the Hennepin County Board Meeting in support of a motion to (1) reduce parole officer discretion to send people back to prison for crimeless “technical” violations of parole and (2) request the release of all individuals currently incarcerated on such...

 

For many Minnesota seniors, there's no place like home

It’s 5 a.m. and Helen Johnson is awake, her legs aching. She listens to the radio for a while, and at daybreak turns up the heat and walks unsteadily to the living room of the house in the Minneapolis suburbs where she has lived for 52 years. At 88, Johnson has outlived her husband, most friends and all of her...

 

A Museum to Bridge Our Nation's Rift

Our nation’s airwaves, newsstands, twitter feeds and conversations are saturated these days about how our nation is split. It seems like a dream come true for every enemy and adversary of the United States. No matter which side they are on, everyone wishes the rift would close. So how do we go about it? The National...

 

EIGHTH GENERATION LAUNCHES NEW "TWO SPIRIT" WOOL BLANKET

SEATTLE, Wash.– December 7, 2018 - Eighth Generation, the first Native American-owned company to offer beautifully crafted wool blankets, is excited to unveil their latest collaboration with Two Spirit artist Ryan Young (Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior...

 

Report claims Tribal Governments block independent media

WWASHINGTON – Owning about 75 percent of Indian mass media, tribal governments are a key barrier to independent reporting in American Indian outlets, according to a new report from the Democracy Fund announced last month. “It is time to flip the script and make independent media in Indian country normal rather...

 

'A Grand Heart Place' Duluth poised to rename downtown park in Ojibwe language

Less than a year after Minneapolis' Lake Calhoun was renamed Bde Maka Ska, which means White Earth Lake in the Dakota language, the city of Duluth is on the cusp of renaming a downtown park in the Ojibwe language. The Duluth City Council is scheduled to vote on a resolution Monday to change the name of Lake Place Park...

 

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