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 By Mary Omen    Features    December 13, 2019 

Red Lake Honor Society Students Filling Candy Bags for Red Lake Toy Distribution

Red Lake Honor Society Students Filling Candy Bags for Red Lake Toy Distribution on Thursday, December 12, 2019...

 

Christmas Bingo held at the Ponemah Boys & Girls Club - P6

On Sunday, December 8, 2019, at 1 PM, a Christmas Bingo was held at the Ponemah Boys and Girls Club. There were 100 packets available that featured 14 regular games and 1 jackpot. The event was free with winners receiving toy prizes, and was sponsored by the Ponemah...

 

Christmas Bingo held at the Ponemah Boys & Girls Club - P7

On Sunday, December 8, 2019, at 1 PM, a Christmas Bingo was held at the Ponemah Boys and Girls Club. There were 100 packets available that featured 14 regular games and 1 jackpot. The event was free with winners receiving toy prizes, and was sponsored by the Ponemah...

 

Statistics Canada reports high rates of disability among Inuit, Métis, and off-reserve First Nations people

Canada's Indigenous population is significantly younger, on average, than the population as whole. Yet First Nations, Métis, and Inuit people living off reserve still have high rates of disability, according to a new study by Statistics Canada. http...

 

Better communication could help us find more missing Native American women

Nobody knows exactly how many Native American women have gone missing or been murdered in the U.S. and Canada, but the number is in the thousands, according to an Associated Press (AP) investigation. And on some reservations, the DOJ says Native American Women are...

 

Film News Roundup: Jesse Eisenberg to Star in Indie Thriller 'Wild Indian'

Jesse Eisenberg is starring in and executive producing the independent thriller "Wild Indian," Variety has learned exclusively. "Wild Indian," written and directed by Lyle Mitchell Corbine Jr., also stars Michael Greyeyes, Chaske Spencer, Kate Bosworth and Scott Haze...

 

Christmas Bingo held at the Ponemah Boys & Girls Club - P4

On Sunday, December 8, 2019, at 1 PM, a Christmas Bingo was held at the Ponemah Boys and Girls Club. There were 100 packets available that featured 14 regular games and 1 jackpot. The event was free with winners receiving toy prizes, and was sponsored by the Ponemah...

 

Christmas Bingo held at the Ponemah Boys & Girls Club - P5

On Sunday, December 8, 2019, at 1 PM, a Christmas Bingo was held at the Ponemah Boys and Girls Club. There were 100 packets available that featured 14 regular games and 1 jackpot. The event was free with winners receiving toy prizes, and was sponsored by the Ponemah...

 

Teresa Baker Named Recipient of Spring 2020 Ucross Fellowship for Native American Visual Artists

New York, NY— December 11, 2019 — Ucross, a prestigious artists’ residency program and creative lab for the arts located in Wyoming’s majestic High Plains, today announced that Teresa Baker (Mandan/Hidatsa), an artist known for her minimalist, formalist works, has been awarded the fifth Ucross Fellowship for...

 

Christmas Bingo held at the Ponemah Boys & Girls Club - P3

On Sunday, December 8, 2019, at 1 PM, a Christmas Bingo was held at the Ponemah Boys and Girls Club. There were 100 packets available that featured 14 regular games and 1 jackpot. The event was free with winners receiving toy prizes, and was sponsored by the Ponemah...

 

Six CEOs and No Operating Room: The Impossible Job of Fixing the Indian Health Service

“Our hospital is like a MASH unit.” The man picked to run the Indian Health Service struggled to turn around its operations in South Dakota. He faces the Senate on Wednesday. Rear Adm. Michael Weahkee , who has been nominated to lead the troubled agency, was one of a number of managers who struggled to turn around...

 

From blankets to phone cases, this Minnesota designer creates 'Ojibwe contemporary art for all'

There's often a strawberry in the striking floral designs that Sarah Agaton Howes creates. For the Anishinaabe entrepreneur, teacher and community organizer, the little red berry is a signature of sorts, a symbol of how she tries to live her life. ht...

 

Christmas Bingo held at the Ponemah Boys & Girls Club - P2

On Sunday, December 8, 2019, at 1 PM, a Christmas Bingo was held at the Ponemah Boys and Girls Club. There were 100 packets available that featured 14 regular games and 1 jackpot. The event was free with winners receiving toy prizes, and was sponsored by the Ponemah...

 

Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) Students Participate in INDIANER INUIT: THE NORTH AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL in Stuttgart, Germany

SANTA FE, N.M - December 6, 2019 - IAIA students and alumni have been selected to participate in the INDIANER INUIT: THE NORTH AMERICAN NATIVE FILM FESTIVAL which takes place in Stuttgart, Germany, February 6-9, 2020. DREAMS HAVE NO BORDERS is the theme of the...

 

How one Minnesota tribe is trying to prevent its own 'mathematical genocide'

RED LAKE, Minn. - The Red Lake Band of Chippewa in Minnesota is aiming to increase its enrollment, even as some members want to stick to the status quo. This fall, the Red Lake Tribal Council approved a resolution loosening its rules on blood quantum, a system that iden...

 

Christmas Bingo held at the Ponemah Boys & Girls Club

On Sunday, December 8, 2019, at 1 PM, a Christmas Bingo was held at the Ponemah Boys and Girls Club. There were 100 packets available that featured 14 regular games and 1 jackpot. The event was free with winners receiving toy prizes, and was sponsored by the Ponemah...

 

Long Sidelined, Native Artists Finally Receive Their Due

Museums are beginning to rewrite the story they tell about American art, and this time, they're including the original Americans. Traditionally, Native American art and artifacts have been exhibited alongside African and Pacific Islands art, or in an anthropology...

 

First Native American judge appointed to Washington Supreme Court

On Thursday, the first Native American judge was appointed to serve on the Washington Supreme Court. This makes her the second Native American judge to serve on a state supreme court in the U.S. Raquel Montoya-Lewis, a judge and member of the Pueblo of Isleta and...

 

Climate Change May Be Causing Birds to Shrink-and Their Wings to Grow

In 1978, David Willard, an ornithologist at the Field Museum in Chicago, began collecting birds that had died after colliding with large windows—a fate that befalls up to one billion birds each year. Over the decades, Willard worked with volunteers from the Chicago Bird Collision Monitors during the spring and fall...

 

Newest Staff Member at M Health Fairview University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital Has Wet Nose, Four Legs and a Tail

PERHAM, MN ( December 5, 2019) –.Today at M Health Fairview University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital in Minneapolis, young patients met the hospital's newest staff member who will to help them take medicine, relax during anxious moments, encourage them to...

 

December Weed of the Month: Saltcedar

Saltcedar (Tamarix ssp.) or tamarisk were introduced to the United States in 1823 on the East Coast. They were originally planted as ornamentals, to create wind breaks and to provide shade and stabilize streambanks, but their negative impacts have surfaced within the...

 

YMCA and Community Partners Launch New One-of-a-Kind Stable Homes Stable Schools Program to End Homelessness for Families and Increase Academic Success for Children in Minneapolis

• Research shows that students who have experienced homelessness are less likely to graduate high school and less likely to attend secondary level education programs. • In Minnesota on any given night, more than 6,000 young people, ages 24 and under, are experiencing homelessness. (2018 Wilder Research MN Homeless...

 

BP: New Minnesota History Center exhibit tells stories of the state and its land from a Native perspective

ST. PAUL - Every time you say "Minnesota," you're uttering a Dakota word that describes the reflection of the sky onto water. Tribal peoples have been living in Minnesota for thousands of years. A new permanent exhibit at the Minnesota History Center offers a portrait...

 

Native Americans from across New England gather in Plymouth for National Day of Mourning

PLYMOUTH, Mass. - As we mark Thanksgiving, many are also marking the 50th National Day of Mourning. It's a day Native Americans recognize the oppression of their ancestors by European settlers. In Plymouth on Thursday, the United American Indians of New England came...

 

MDA Issues Consumer Advisory for Gunflint Trail Jams by Jan Flavored Syrups

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is alerting consumers of an undeclared allergen in Gunflint Trail Jams by Jan brand flavored syrups. The syrups may contain sulfites, an ingredient not declared on the label. Four flavors of syrup are...

 

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