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Stacking Up The Numbers

Answering the call to action, StrongHearts Native Helpline has become a trusted resource for Native Americans impacted by domestic violence. In just over three years, hours of operation have been extended, call volume increased, chat advocacy was launched and the numbers are stacking up. Hitting the mark and reaching every...

 

Invasive Insect Lily Leaf Beetle Discovered for the First Time in Minnesota

St. Paul, MN: The lily leaf beetle (Lilioceris lilii), an invasive insect that feeds on lilies and fritillaries, has been found for the first time in Minnesota. A resident of St. Paul first noticed an insect on an Asiatic lily and reported the find to the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA). MDA staff then inspected the...

 

Why is Minnesota the last state with 3.2 beer?

Ours is the only state left still acting like a Prohibition-era scold by restricting beer sales at grocery and convenience stores to those with 3.2 percent alcohol. It's enough to make a guy like Star Tribune reader David Infanger ask, "Why is Minnesota the last state to have 3.2 beer?" It's such a random number, Infanger said,...

 

'Good day to be Indigenous': High court ruling cheered

Thursday's McGirt v. Oklahoma decision lit up Native Twitter Indian Country Today In a close decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday in favor of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation in recognizing its treaty-defined borders. The 5-4 ruling was hailed as a win for sovereignty, and is being celebrated by many in Indian Country. Here's a look at what people are saying: _ Minnesota...

 

Mary Trump Book Claims Trump Praised Her Breasts and His Own Sister Called Him a Clown

Mary Trump's book, Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man, paints her uncle the president in a horrifying light and reveals explosive details about his character and disparaging comments made by his sister, retired federal judge Maryanne Trump Barry. "If he is afforded a second term, it...

 

Mary Trump's book offers scathing portrayal of president

NEW YORK - President Donald Trump's niece offers a scathing portrayal of her uncle in a new book, blaming a toxic family for raising a narcissistic, damaged man who poses an immediate danger to the public, according to a copy obtained Tuesday by The Associated Press. Mary L. Trump, a psychologist, writes that Trump's reelection...

 

Is Marijuana Really Harmless?

Marijuana has become one of the most popular drugs among Americans, and recreational use will most likely continue to rise. Many people who regularly use marijuana may believe that the drug is relatively safe. However, marijuana is a mind-altering substance that can create negative long-term consequences, both bodily and...

 

MIXED ADULT DOUBLE ELIMINATION HORSESHOE TOURNAMENT HELD ON JULY 4, 2020 IN REDBY - P2

MIXED ADULT DOUBLE ELIMINATION HORSESHOE TOURNAMENT HELD ON JULY 4, 2020 IN REDBY PRIZES 1st $600 - 2nd $400 - 3rd $200 - 4th $100 Horseshoe Winners... 1st - Corky n Raven 2nd-Boone n Dell 3rd-Josh n Ange 4th- Herb n Buffy...

 

The U.S. National Gallery of Art acquired its first painting by a Native American artist.

The National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. has acquired Jaune Quick-to-See Smith’s 11-foot tall mixed-media piece I See Red: Target (1992), making it the first painting by a Native American artist to enter the museum’s collection. The National Gallery of Art opened in 1941. The work was purchased with funds provided by major collectors Emily and Mitchell Rales. Smith,...

 

MIXED ADULT DOUBLE ELIMINATION HORSESHOE TOURNAMENT HELD ON JULY 4, 2020 IN REDBY

MIXED ADULT DOUBLE ELIMINATION HORSESHOE TOURNAMENT HELD ON JULY 4, 2020 IN REDBY PRIZES 1st $600 - 2nd $400 - 3rd $200 - 4th $100 Horseshoe Winners... 1st - Corky n Raven 2nd-Boone n Dell 3rd-Josh n Ange 4th- Herb n Buffy...

 

Keeping wildlife safe this Independence Day

With freedom comes responsibility. Celebrating Independence Day is part of being an American, but when it’s at the expense of our nation’s iconic wildlife, we at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service ask you to think twice about the impacts your celebration may have on wildlife. Here are a few ways you can help mitigate harm to wildlife and their habitat while you celebrate...

 

Enduring Indigenous Values and Finding New Ways to Tell Our Stories During This Time of Pandemic

This year the world changed in a way that many of us would never have dreamed possible. The Covid-19 pandemic has swept across the planet and has left none of us untouched. Our Indigenous nations, communities and families have been impacted — some more than others — by this new and devastating illness. It has left many people around the world frightened, consumed by sadness...

 

Do American Indians celebrate the 4th of July?

Every few years, the museum updates this story to add more Native voices. The story first appeared on July 3, 2013. How do Native Americans observe the 4th of July? This year, many people's plans reflect their concerns about the coronavirus pandemic. But the answer has always been as complicated as America's history. Perhaps...

 

Chickasaw Nation Dynamic Woman of the Year of 2015 among Artesian Online Art Market featured creators

SULPHUR, Okla. – Mary Ruth Barnes – a Chickasaw artist, author, photographer, storyteller, philanthropist, historic preservationist and 2015 Chickasaw Nation Dynamic Woman of the Year – will be among the creators participating in the new Artesian Online Art Market (AOAM) during its inaugural year. Barnes is no stranger to...

 

Wanted or not: Northern Minnesota a top destination for visitors this weekend

DULUTH – After a muted kickoff to the region's tourism season over Memorial Day, the Fourth of July weekend will likely see the strongest surge of summer visitors yet. Northern Minnesota is one of the top trending Airbnb destinations nationwide going into the holiday weekend, with searches up nearly 25% over last year and...

 

Sundance Institute Selects 2020 Native Filmmakers Lab Fellows

Los Angeles, CA - Five Indigenous filmmakers have been chosen to participate in the 2020 Sundance Institute Native Filmmakers Lab, reimagined and expressed digitally this year on Sundance Co//ab. The Lab is at the core of the Institute's commitment to supporting Indigenous storytellers since its founding. At the Native...

 

Conflicting COVID Messages Create Cloud Of Confusion Around Public Health And Prevention

Regina Fargis didn't know what to do. Fargis runs Summit Hills - a health and retirement community in Spartanburg, South Carolina, that offers skilled nursing, activities and communal meals for its residents, most of whom are over 60, the highest-risk category for coronavirus complications. In South Carolina, more than a...

 

YMCA OFFERS TIPS FOR SAFE SWIMMING FOR FOURTH OF JULY HOLIDAY WEEKEND AND DURING COVID-19

Minneapolis, MN – The YMCA, a leading nonprofit dedicated to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, provides water safety tips to help kids, teens, adults and families enjoy lakes, rivers and pools during the Fourth of July holiday weekend and throughout the summer months. In the summer of COVID-19, water safety is...

 

Is your mask too hot? Don't sweat it

As anyone who's spent time under a mask recently can tell you, the practice isn't often enjoyable. And as the weather warms up, face masks could become particularly sweaty and uncomfortable. "Summers are tough," said Nicole Jochym, a third-year medical student at Cooper Medical School at Rowan University in New Jersey who works...

 

As coronavirus ravaged Indian Country, the federal government failed its schools

Samantha Honani's son hasn't completed a school assignment in months. After his high school on the Hopi Reservation in Arizona shut down in March, he finished about three weeks of distance learning via his family's computer. Then, in April, he stopped hearing from his teachers. Caught up in the tumult of Covid-19 and the struggles of sharing one computer with subpar internet,...

 

IllumiNative, Sundance Institute and The Black List Collaborate For Inaugural Indigenous Screenwriting List

LOS ANGELES, June 25, 2020 — The Black List today announced a collaboration with IllumiNative and Sundance Institute to create The Indigenous List, highlighting the very best Indigenous screenwriters from both feature films and television. Filmmakers and content creators are invited to submit a script for consideration by uploading it to The Black List website. Submissions...

 

COVID-19 case growth drops in Minnesota despite protest fears

A surge in COVID-19 cases following the mass protests and riots over the May 25 police killing of George Floyd has not yet materialized, despite aggressive testing over the past two weeks of people involved in the demonstrations that roiled the Twin Cities. The Minnesota Department of Health on Monday reported four more deaths...

 

Alberta-born Cree model becomes face of Nike campaign: 'Breaking some glass ceilings'

An Alberta-born Cree model is now the face of a major Nike campaign that celebrates Indigenous culture. Ashley Callingbull is a professional model originally from the Enoch Cree Nation west of Edmonton who was also the first Indigenous and Canadian woman to win Mrs. Universe in 2015. She was selected by Nike to be one of the...

 

Do police belong in Minnesota schools? George Floyd's death reignites debate

If Minneapolis Public Schools students are able to return to their classrooms this fall, the hallways they roam will be free of police for the first time in more than 50 years. Soon, the same could be said for a growing number of public school districts across the country, which are considering following Minneapolis' lead in...

 

Minnesota Students Take Top Honors at National History Day Virtual Competition

As the National History Day competition wrapped up Saturday, Minnesota’s 59 competitors took home an array of awards, including three gold medals, three silver medals, one bronze medal, and several top finishers. Minnesota’s delegation included students from around the state, who competed against students from across the nation. While the competition is usually held in Wash...

 

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