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Native American Mariah Snooks is living her dream through education

Although Mariah Snooks is living a couple hours northwest of the Yomba Reservation, she hasn't forgotten her Native American people and the childhood memories she has because of them. What Mariah is accomplishing in her young adult life can only bring smiles to the...

 

Upper Red Lake's relaxed walleye bag limit could be fleeting

Good walleye fishing this summer on Upper Red Lake won't push the season's harvest beyond what is considered safe or sustainable, but state fisheries managers are leaning heavily toward a tighter walleye bag limit for the coming winter. Gary Barnard, Bemidji-area...

 

28th Annual Powderhorn Art Fair

Celebrate 28 years of the best regionally-juried art fair around on Saturday, August 3rd and Sunday, August 4th in idyllic Powderhorn Park, Minneapolis, MN. The Powderhorn Art Fair is thrilled to present the first annual Wine Garden at the Fair. On the north side of the...

 

Big food's attempt to further industrialise what we eat

FOOD is not a commodity, it is not ‘stuff’ put together mechanically and artificially in labs and factories. Food is life. Food holds the contributions of all beings that make the food web, and it holds the potential of maintaining and regenerating the web of life. Food also holds the potential for health and...

 

Canada Reckons With Genocide

Every page of testimony from Canada's National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls is heartbreaking. It is a mammoth effort-and one that might provide a way forward for the United States and other post-colonial countries, such as Australia and...

 

The Signs of Gum Disease are Often Underestimated, Survey Suggests

Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is one of the most common dental problems worldwide. It includes a set of inflammatory conditions of the structures around the teeth. They may affect the gums, periodontal ligament and alveolar bone, depending on the...

 

Rezzies in Medicine: The new adventures of Native physicians

Two medical students share what it's like to navigate medicine as Native medical students. Physicians Pledge update Or, in English, "As a member of the medical profession: I solemnly pledge to dedicate my life to the service of humanity." https://new...

 

One man ate 'expired' food for a year, and he's just fine

Last year, Mom's Organic Market founder and CEO Scott Nash did something many are afraid to do: He ate a cup of yogurt months after its expiration date. And then tortillas a year past their expiration date. "I mean, I ate heavy cream I think 10 weeks past date," said...

 

'I send on a little Indian boy': Andrew Jackson's history of taking Indian children

Add this to the genocidal legacy of Andrew Jackson, America's seventh president: taking Indian children from their communities. According to "Quick Facts" by the National Park Service, Jackson sent at least three Indian children to his home and plantation in...

 

Invasive grasses choke birds' habitat

HOUSTON COUNTY, Minn. – Andy Beebe and his crew move deliberately through the slough, their boots squelching in wet black silt left by the latest flood. They push metal planters into the mud, pull bare-root seedlings from bags at their waists, and bend to tuck them...

 

Minnesota Students Take Top Honors at National History Day Competition in Washington, D.C.

As the National History Day competition wraps up today, Minnesota's 54 competitors took home an array of awards, including one gold medal, one second place winner, and several top finishers. Awards were announced today in a ceremony at the University of Maryland,...

 

Interior's Law Enforcement K-9 Unit Apprehends Heroin Traffickers and $559,000 in Heroin in New Mexico

LAGUNA PUEBLO, NM- The U.S. Department of the Interior's Bureau of Indian Affairs Office of Justice Services (BIA-OJS) Officer Nicholas "Nick" Jackson and his K-9 Kofi seized 4.3 Kilos (9.4 pounds) of heroin, which has an estimated street value of approximately...

 

Discover Stories of Minnesota's Secret WWII Language School in a New Panel Exhibit

Quick Facts What: "Minnesota's Secret Language School" Photo Display When: June 15-Sept. 2, 2019. Opening event June 15, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Where: Historic Fort Snelling visitor center, 200 Tower Ave., St. Paul Cost: Free. Site admission required for virtual reality demos o...

 

Ali Stroker Shatters Stigmas, Becomes First Person Who Uses a Wheelchair to Win a Tony Award

New York City, June 10 – "This award is for every kid who is watching tonight who has a disability, who has a limitation or a challenge who has been waiting to see themselves represented in this arena," actress Ali Stroker said from the stage of the Tony Awards. "You...

 

Earlier, later and less predictable: How the forest fire season is changing - and why

During a supper hour in the middle of May, Ingolf, Ont., storekeeper Lise Lyons looked over Longpine Lake and watched a forest fire consume an A-frame cabin in a matter of minutes. "It was just a big red ball of fire. It was amazing. I don't think I've ever seen a...

 

Food sovereignty takes root

The Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe is investing heavily in health and wellness initiatives. Food sovereignty is a major thrust. Food security As John Houle, agriculture coordinator for the band, put it, “We can’t really exercise our status as a sovereign nation if we can’t feed our people and do it well....

 

Delana Smith Brings an Indigenous Perspective to Education at BSU

Dr. Delana Smith, a citizen of the Red Lake Nation, former Miss Indian World and BSU alumna, has joined the Bemidji State University faculty as an associate professor of professional education. She hopes to be a role model for Native American students studying...

 

D-Day seems almost a lifetime away for Bayport man, but the memories live on

It's been 75 years since George Siegfried slogged his way onto Omaha Beach. But the memory of that historic day never leaves him. "It was unbelievable," the 95-year-old Army veteran said from his Bayport home on Thursday, the 75th anniversary of D-Day. "We made it in,...

 

In Minneapolis, Native women's art shines in a revolutionary exhibition

Tiny beads the size of sand are arranged inside a gold-framed necklace amulet, forming a portrait of Pocahontas, the leader who symbolizes both the romanticization of Native American women and their erasure. The delicate, wearable artwork by Keri Ataumbi...

 

College experience enhanced with trip abroad for Chickasaw student

To meet Chance Bronstad, you would not think he was a budding international traveler. Mild mannered and soft-spoken, he took a trip of a lifetime while still earning college credits. Bronstad recently spent four months abroad in Prague, the Czech Republic. The...

 

'A beautiful day to ride': Annual Ride for the Troops held in Bemidji

BEMIDJI-The sound of motorcycles and the smell of maple syrup filled the air. "The sun is shining and it is a beautiful day to ride," said Wayne Johnson, Ride for the Troops Committee president. https://www.bemidjipioneer.com/news/4620933-beautiful-d...

 
 By Armin Brott    Features    June 4, 2019

It's Men's Health Month: Why Men Should Be Aware of Their Health

In 1920, the female life expectancy in the United States was one year longer than for men. Half a century later, that gender gap had grown to 7.6 years. Over the next few decades, the difference shrank to 4.8 years. But, over just the past two years, while women’s life expectancy has remained steady, men’s...

 
 By Joe Bowen    Features    June 3, 2019

Red Lake valedictorian mulls teaching, DNR careers

RED LAKE-Jalen Kelly is multifaceted. He's Red Lake High School's valedictorian who'll take his 3.7 GPA to Minnesota State University Moorhead to study, at least for the moment, biology. But the 18-year-old is also a multi-position football star and basketball player...

 

RLHS 2019 Graduates walk at Red Lake Government Center and other places - P3

The RLHS 2019 Graduates walked through the Red Lake Government Center and other buildings on Wednesday, May 29, 2019. Red Lake High School Graduation will take place on Saturday, June 1`, 2019 at 1 PM....

 

Local Graduations from last week - P6

Local Graduations from last week - Week ending May 25, 2019...

 

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