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An Astounding 200 SCREENPLAY Wins for Kevin Schewe's 'BAD LOVE TIGERS'

Hollywood, CA - Kevin Schewe's Bad Love Tigers has won an astounding 200 international screenplay awards. The awards from film festivals worldwide have included Best Feature Screenplay, Best Script, Best Original Story and Best Concept among others. "The Bad Love Gang and I are over-the-moon honored and thrilled with this...

 

How a basketball jersey can open pathways for Native opportunities

"Honored to play on Native land." Those are the words imprinted on the black and gold warmup jerseys that debuted at the University of Minnesota women's basketball game against Presbyterian College last Sunday. The jersey features a combination of loom and beadwork designs reflecting both Dakota and Ojibwe heritage, said...

 

Minneapolis Native Joe Rainey thankful to be 'elevating powwow music'

Amid the mishmash of indie-rockers and electronic acts at Bon Iver's Eaux Claires music festivals in the late-2010s, Joe Rainey and his dramatic style of singing and drumming stood out like a loud wolf's howl on a still summer night. "The thing that really struck me was the physical intensity of powwow singing, the natural...

 

Emma Stimpfl, graduate of Harvard College in 2021, participates in ceremony 2022

Emma Stimpfl, a member of the Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians, participated as a graduate in Harvard College's on-campus graduation ceremony for the combined Classes of 2020 and 2021, on May 29, 2022, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She graduated from Harvard College the previous year, on May 27, 2021. Emma earned the degree of...

 

Bison spread as Native American tribes reclaim stewardship

BADLANDS NATIONAL PARK, S.D. - Perched atop a fence at Badlands National Park, Troy Heinert peered from beneath his wide-brimmed hat into a corral where 100 wild bison awaited transfer to the Rosebud Indian Reservation. Descendants of bison that once roamed North America's Great Plains by the tens of millions, the animals would...

 

Billy Mills: A Gentle Giant

It was snowing lightly this past Tuesday in Michigan. It was the first snowfall during autumn. Because of the snow, I left several minutes for my trip to Kalamazoo from Grand Rapids for lunch with Billy Mills (Oglala Sioux Tribe) and his wife Pat. I arrived 10 minutes early to pick them up at their hotel. They were already...

 

Make it a Safe and Happy Thanksgiving

CHICAGO – Thanksgiving is a week away, take some time to consider these safety tips for smart travel, cooking, decorating, and heating during your holiday celebrations. Keep in mind these additional tips to keep your holidays as safe as possible: 1. Be a prepared traveler. If you must travel, check travel restrictions, and get your flu shot before you go. Always wear a mask...

 

AMA Supports Removing Native American Blood Quantum from Medical Education Enrollment Questions

HONOLULU - The American Medical Association will urge medical schools and physician training programs to remove discriminatory questioning regarding American Indian and Alaska Native blood quantum from the medical education application process, according to new policy adopted today by the nation’s physicians and medical students at the Interim Meeting of the AMA House of Dele...

 

Pediatricians emphasize the ABCs of safe sleep

For Minnesota’s Infant Safe Sleep Week, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) is encouraging parents and caregivers to tune into what pediatricians are saying about the best ways to keep babies sleeping safely. For the first time in five years, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) in June updated its safe sleep recommendations for preventing unexpected deaths for...

 

Native America Calling: Honoring Native veterans

This Veterans Day, officials are formally dedicating the National Native American Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C. It's been years in the making and the design is like no other veterans monument, welcoming members of the public since 2020. Tuesday on Native America Calling, Shawn Spruce speaks with Native veterans about...

 

Confederation College Conflix Graduates work on acclaimed short film

THUNDER BAY, ON, November 4, 2022 – Graduates of Confederation College Film Production program (Conflix) had the opportunity to partner with The Creative Sovereignty Lab this past summer. The Creative Sovereignty Lab offers internships to Indigenous youth to help them get a start in the film industry. Directors Kyle...

 

November is Native American Heritage Month. Here's How That Happened.

Nov. 1 kicks off Native American Heritage Month. The month is an opportunity to spread awareness of Indigenous history and contemporary Native issues and to highlight Native Americans who enrich our culture. National Native American Heritage Month, as it is officially called, is the culmination of a centuries-long effort to...

 

American Indian College Fund to Host Twin Cities Food Event Featuring Five Indigenous Celebrity Chefs

October 31, 2022, Denver, Colo.-- Can you imagine a world without chocolate, blueberries, or guacamole? Neither can we. Yet the foods we take for granted were unknown outside the western hemisphere before 1492—because they are native to the western hemisphere. Imagine no peanut butter on a PBJ sandwich. Fajitas with no peppers. Or imagine trying to enjoy the current fall seas...

 

Nowhere to go for most troubled youth

Scores of protesters holding signs reading "Community Not Cages" streamed into a park in downtown Winona, Minn., pumping their fists in the air and yelling, "No new jails!" The focus of their anger: A plan to house up to eight youth at the county jail. Officials hoped it would end the practice of sending local children arrested...

 

Food and Fun for all at the Halloween Costume Party held at the Red Lake Community Center

Food and Fun for all at the Halloween Costume Party held at the Red Lake Community Center on Tuesday, October 25, 2022....

 

DEED's Vocational Rehabilitation Services Program Receives $13 Million Federal Disability Innovation Fund Grant

St. Paul - The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) and its Vocational Rehabilitation Services program (VRS) have received a five-year, $13 million Disability Innovation Fund (DIF) grant from the U.S. Department of Education. DEED and VRS will partner with DEED's State Services for the Blind (SSB),...

 

Actor Gary Farmer honored at film festival

TORONTO - For the first time since the COVID pandemic, the imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival returned to Toronto with films on the big screen in front of live audiences eating popcorn, parties across the city and a celebration of the career of Gary Farmer. The festival honors creative works in digital media,...

 

White Earth Band to purchase Ridgeway Court Apartments in Bemidji, Minn., to help address homelessness and addiction

White Earth, Minn. —The White Earth Band of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe proudly announces that it will soon close its purchase of the Ridgeway Court apartments in Bemidji, Minn. The White Earth Band envisions the Ridgeway Court property as its future sober- living community. The White Earth Band intends to renovate the buildings to better provide needed re-entry and...

 

Trick or Treat: Learn How to Avoid Health Insurance Scams During Open Enrollment

ST. PAUL, Minn.—This open enrollment season, be on the lookout for online scams targeting Minnesotans who need health insurance. MNsure’s open enrollment period runs from November 1, 2022, through January 15, 2023. Scammers take advantage of this opportunity to try to trick Minnesotans into purchasing products that do not provide comprehensive coverage. For example, if you...

 

UOSSM USA Partners with U.S. Department of State and Bareeq Educational Enrichment Center to Provide Enrichment and Psychosocial Support Services to Refugees and Underserved Children in Jordan

Edinburg, TX - UOSSM USA was recently awarded a grant by the U.S. Department of State to support educational enrichment integrated with psychosocial support services (PSS) to refugee and underserved children in Jordan. Working in collaboration with Bareeq Educational Enrichment Center (BEEC) in Amman, this after-school program w...

 

GlobeDocs Film Festival Announces the 2022 Audience Award Winners

October 18, 2022 (Boston, MA) – The GlobeDocs Film Festival announced the winners of the 2022 Audience Awards. LAKOTA NATION VS. UNITED STATES, directed by Jesse Short Bull & Laura Tomaselli, won Best Documentary Feature and the Best Documentary Short Film was awarded to RAISING THE FLOOR, directed by Sabrina Aviles. Each...

 

Talking Halloween safety with U of M

MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL (10/17/2022) - The spookiest night of the year is almost here. While most are hoping for treats instead of tricks, there are important safety considerations to keep in mind before heading out for the evening. James Miner, MD, with the University of Minnesota Medical School talks about how people and...

 

American Indian College Fund Selects 2022-23 Indigenous Visionaries

October 11, 2022, Denver, Colo.- Empowered Indigenous women lead positive change in their communities. Through the Indigenous Visionaries Program the American Indian College Fund supports the development of women leaders across Tribal communities where tribal colleges and universities are located. Participants in the Indigenous...

 

Title 2022-2023 National Urban Indian Youth Advisory Council Members Announced

Washington, D.C. (October 11, 2022) – The National Council of Urban Indian Health (NCUIH) proudly announces the 2022 cohort of National Urban Indian Youth and Young Adult Advisory Council Members (Youth Council). The 2022 - 2023 class of NCUIH Youth Council members are: Elinor Ascher (Muscogee Creek), Ella...

 

Red Lake Boys & Girls Club Drum and Dance Group to perform at BGCA Native Summit in Florida in November

We are proud to announce that our Drum and Dance Group will be performing in Orlando, Florida at the BGCA Native Summit November 8th-10th! Our kids are excited and ready to represent! From Left to Right: Carl Taylor, June Caldwell, Ethan Jourdain, Koog Caldwell, and Shia Donnell. Our other three drum and dance group members are...

 

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