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Preventable deaths from alcohol use increased in 2020

New preliminary data show that nearly a thousand Minnesotans died from alcohol use last year. The preliminary data suggest that factors related to the pandemic may have boosted a decades-long trend of increasing numbers of alcohol-attributable deaths in Minnesota. The number of fully alcohol-attributable deaths increased by...

 

Today the three-star warrior society presented jackets and hats to veterans

Today the three-star warrior society presented jackets and hats to our veterans. We would like to say thank you to our warriors!...

 

Is your smartphone spying on you? Take the test

Your phone is listening and helping marketers to target you. What can you do about it? Last year, there was a 5% increase in the installation of monitoring apps, a study by NordVPN shows. Yet some users suspect that their smartphones are spying on them even if they have no monitoring apps installed. This is actually true....

 

Some old photographs found in the United States Archives - P3

Some old photographs found in the United States Archives Lift_hoisting_ice_into_the_ice_house_-_NARA_-_285735 Logging_activities_-_NARA_-_285749 Logging_crew_at_mail_call_at_the_^3_camp_-_NARA_-_285710 Lool-out_tower_and_car_-_NARA_-_285707 Man_on_snowshoes,_with_his_rifle._ready_for_the_hunt_-_NARA_-_285719...

 

Minnesota school board discusses diversity after superintendent video draws criticism

After a video on inclusivity narrated by Superintendent Chris Lindholm made the rounds and drew outcry from some community members last week, the Pequot Lakes School Board invited the public to hear the board's thoughts on the situation during its monthly work session Monday, April 12. PEQUOT LAKES, Minn. - A video about...

 

Remembering the meaning of Tribalism

It was a chilly day when my daughter and I found ourselves on the road which leads to the Indian camp west of town. It is called a survival camp for "homeless" Indians. We drove past multi-colored flags with names like Sicangu, Oglala, Ihanktowan, and Santee and pulled into a clearing where we found a number of people sitting...

 

Quechan mom needs help finding missing daughter

Darnella Melancon recently traveled to Miami from her home in Yuma, Arizona to search for her 23-year-old daughter, Angela Morrisey. Morrisey disappeared last month when vacationing in Florida with her boyfriend. Melancon says she had been texting with her daughter daily, but messaging with her daughter, mother of two young children, stopped Sunday after her disappearance on...

 

Some old photographs found in the United States Archives - P2

Some old photographs found in the United States Archives Fileting_walleye_-_NARA_-_285731 Fish_are_poured_into_a_gunny_sack_for_transporting_-_NARA_-_285739 Fish_eggs_in_a_pan_-_NARA_-_285744 Group_of_men,_holding_horseshoes,_get_ready_for_a_game_-_NARA_-_285718 Group_of_women_at_a_food_canning_class_-_NARA_-_285747...

 

On the Front Lines Tatum Sallee: Educator

Tatum Sallee has become a front-line hero during the COVID-19 pandemic. Education personnel like Sallee have put themselves in harm's way to make sure students have access to a safe and effective learning environment. Every day, teachers, school administrators and others in the profession of education strive to provide our...

 

Some old photographs found in the United States Archives

Some old photographs found in the United States Archives 1280px-Administering_oath_of_office_to_new_Tribal_Council_-_NARA_-_285701 Anna_Standing_inside_her_new_home_-_NARA_-_285768 Bark_house_(summer_home),_Ponemah_Point_-_NARA_-_285713 Boy_in_boat_with_large_catch_of_fish_-_NARA_-_285703 Boys_play_a_moccasin...

 

Groundbreaking New Center Unveils World's Largest Collection of Inuit Art

With curving contours of white Vermont granite, Qaumajuq, the new Inuit art center at the Winnipeg Art Gallery (WAG), is a stunning architectural presence in Manitoba's capital city. Pronounced 'KOW-ma-yourk' (or HOW-ma-yourk, depending on the regional dialect of Inuktitut, the Inuit language), Qaumajuq houses 14,000...

 

VIDEO - Red Lake: A Reservation Revolution

"Another vintage Red Lake video I copied from an old VHS tape that I better digitize before it's lost.I don't know the year it was recorded." -- The Real Renegades Michael Meuers did some research to find out who produced it and when and whether it [ever] aired or not. This is what he found. The film was sponsored by Naylor...

 

Three seeking U.S. District judge position including 2 Native attorneys

SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - Two Native American lawyers with impressive resumes are seeking an appointment to the federal bench. Tracey Zephier and Sarah Collins are vying with former Congresswoman Stephanie Herseth Sandlin for the seat to be vacated by U.S. District Court Judge Jeffrey Viken of Rapid City, who will move to...

 

Hundreds of Centuries-Old Trees Felled to Rebuild Notre-Dame's Iconic Spire

After a devastating fire destroyed much of the roof and iconic Gothic spire of Paris' Notre-Dame Cathedral in April 2019, architects from around the world proposed an array of ideas for how to rebuild. One envisioned a structure made from recycled ocean plastic, while another suggested that the roof be converted into a...

 

Legalized Pot Tied to Rise in Young Men's Suicide Attempts

MONDAY, March 22, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- States that make marijuana a readily available retail item might see an increase in self-harm among younger men, a new study suggests. Researchers found a correlation between U.S. states' shifting marijuana policies and rates of self-harm among men younger than 40. Those rates -- which...

 

Leaders in the Field of Domestic Violence: Sarah Deer

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. In recognition of Native American leadership in the field of domestic and sexual violence, StrongHearts Native Helpline is honored to present its featured leader, Sarah Deer, J.D., a citizen of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation of Oklahoma. She is currently a University Distinguished Professor...

 

Sriharjo Sustainable Village

Just south of Jogjakarta in central Java, nestled in the rolling hills of central Java is Sriharjo village. It looks like many of the other villages that dot the surrounding countryside but scratch the surface and you'll find a difference. This village is a model of sustainability. Defended against the threat of climate change,...

 

Legacy Amendment Provides $268,000+ in Small Grants to Support History Projects Statewide

The Minnesota Historical Society is pleased to announce the newest recipients of 30 Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Small Grants ($10,000 and less), totaling $268,192 to organizations in 16 counties. Small grants are awarded quarterly to help nonprofits, educational organizations, government units and federally recognized tribes to preserve and share Minnesota histor...

 

HHS shares recommendations for fully vaccinated people

Interim Public Health and CDC Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People Now that more and more of our community members are getting vaccinated, many of you still have questions. Can I still get COVID? Can I still spread COVID? Do I have to quarantine if I have been exposed — even if I have been vaccinated? These are all good questions. Although less likely, you can still...

 

'We're Still Here' event held in Paul Bunyan Park

BEMIDJI -- The RISE Coalition and the Indigenous Environmental Network hosted a community round dance on Tuesday, April 6, in Paul Bunyan Park to speak for racial justice, environmental protection and treaty rights. The "We're Still Here" event featured dancing, speakers and local drum groups. "What honestly brings us here...

 

"SACRED REFLECTIONS: THE ART OF UMATILLA ARTIST ELLEN TAYLOR" OPENING APRIL 8 AT THE MUSEUM AT WARM SPRINGS

(WARM SPRINGS, Ore., April 6, 2021) — “Sacred Reflections: The Art of Umatilla Artist Ellen Taylor” will open Thursday, April 8 at The Museum At Warm Springs. The exhibition will be on view through Saturday, May 29, 2021. The exhibition comprises approximately 42 objects, including paintings, painted cowboy hats, painted buckskin jackets, a painted horse collection, and a...

 

Brent Greenwood makes another mark in downtown Sulphur

SULPHUR, Okla. – Chickasaw artist Brent Greenwood put the finishing touches on a new mural on the north wall of the "3rd & Broadway" boutique in downtown Sulphur March 27. Greenwood said the painting is an engaging way to enrich the community with beauty and meaning. In this case, the meaning is expressed with...

 
 By Andy Steiner    Features    April 6, 2021

Red Lake 'Portraits of Recovery' paints a hopeful picture of Native addiction treatment

The opening shots of "Portraits of Recovery," a video produced by staff at Red Lake Chemical Health, an addiction-treatment program run by the Red Lake Band of Chippewa, feature sweeping views of Red Lake, the large body of water that sits at the physical and spiritual heart of the Red Lake Indian Reservation. Opening...

 

Ice fishing: Hobby, passion, tradition

RILEY LAKE, Wisc. — It was a sunny day at 25 degrees, right off the Forest County Potawatomi Reservation where ice fishermen are setting up to catch their first prey. Ryon Alloway, Forest County Potawatomi, is no stranger to these waters. He’s been watching an eagle perched up in a tree that’s hanging over where they’re drilling their first hole of the day. “They are...

 

Land seizures, 'unethical' research: University of Minnesota confronts troubled history with tribal nations

Every time Kevin DuPuis steps foot in the rugged red pine forest just west of Cloquet, Minn., he's reminded of the painful truth that this slice of land within the borders of the Fond du Lac Reservation does not belong to his tribe. For more than a century, the 3,400-acre stretch has been home to the University of Minnesota...

 

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