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Masks, equity, culture wars at forefront of Minnesota school board elections

In some ways, it's a quiet election this year. Some school districts are asking voters to approve referendums to pay for operating or capital costs. Just over two dozen districts have their regularly scheduled school board elections. But for an odd year, Minnesota School Boards Association executive director Kirk Schneidawind...

 

New Report Highlights Massive Economic Benefits of Archaeology in Colorado

DENVER - Oct. 21, 2021 - A new report is showing that Coloradans had a lot to celebrate when they observed International Archaeology Day this past Saturday, October 16. Now available at archaeologybenefitscolorado.com, Archaeology for a Changing Colorado offers a comprehensive new picture of the field's bedrock importance to...

 

Physical therapist reflects on career, education during National Physical Therapy Month

Recent Langston University graduate Dr. Mikayla Orr said that physical therapy is a career in which she is helping people improve their quality of life. After earning her Doctorate of Physical Therapy, Dr. Orr began her professional career in August with the Chickasaw Nation at the Purcell Outpatient Clinic. Dr. Orr said in her...

 

Landmark Grant for Native American Groups: OSF Contributes $10 Million

Today, in recognition of Indigenous Peoples Day, the Open Society Foundations (OSF) pledged $10 million over the next five years to Native American-led organizations, marking one of the largest grants ever made in this space. The contribution will support groups leading state and national efforts to increase civic participation and voter outreach, fight voter suppression,...

 

Master canoe builder teaches Northwestern students Native American tradition

EVANSTON, Ill. --- One of only a handful of Native birchbark canoe builders remaining in the U.S., Northwestern University artist-in-residence Wayne Valliere is sharing the traditional Native art, unchanged in three millennia, with a group of students on the Evanston campus. Valliere was first exposed to canoe building at the...

 

Youth & elders: Learning from each other

MIGIZI Communications has served the Minneapolis urban Native community since 1977. Through the decades it has served thousands of youth with opportunities to advance their knowledge in the media and beyond. Last year, MIGIZI's building caught on fire during the civil unrest following the death of George Floyd. Executive Director Kelly Drummer, Oglala Lakota, says the...

 

What Does It Mean To Be a Native New Yorker?

The Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian, George Gustav Heye Center in New York opens its newest long-term exhibition, "Native New York," Monday, Oct. 25. Designed for all ages and with content and experiences that meet New York state curriculum standards, the exhibition takes visitors on a journey to 12...

 

Mille Lacs Band launches Ojibwe-language books

MILLE LACS RESERVATION – Near the end of her life, Lucy Clark felt a sense of melancholy. "She was sad," said her grandson, Steve Premo, "because she couldn't hear the song of the language." Native Indian languages were suppressed for generations in Minnesota and elsewhere, to the point that fewer than 25 "first speakers" -...

 

Distance doesn't have to become isolation for Indigenous elders

Call grandma. That’s Larry’s Curley’s message. So I did. It went something like this: “Grandma, it’s Shaun. How are you?” “Hi babba! I’m great, how are you? How is your mom?” We went back and forth a good half hour, catching up on family business and chatting a little football before she had to leave for an appointment. We hadn’t spoken in a few weeks. I...

 

St Mary's Elementary Students visit Red Lake Fire Department - P2

On Monday October 11th, 2021, St. Mary's Mission School students in grades PK-2nd went for a visit to the Red Lake Fire Department....

 

St Mary's Elementary Students visit Red Lake Fire Department

On Monday October 11th, 2021, St. Mary's Mission School students in grades PK-2nd went for a visit to the Red Lake Fire Department....

 

Deaths at Chemawa

Charlie Feister, a citizen of the Klamath Tribes, was a runaway from Chemawa Indian School when he was shot dead in 1907 while trying to steal food from a store in Chemawa, Oregon. A short article in the Weekly Chemawa American student newspaper describing the incident fails to mention that Charlie was 11 years old at the time of his death. Charlie and a friend were living in...

 

Beltrami County and Sanford Health break ground on Behavioral Health Crisis Center

BEMIDJI, Minn. – Beltrami County and Sanford Health broke ground on the Sanford Bemidji Behavioral Health Crisis Center Wednesday, Oct. 13. The $6.2 million project is made possible through a partnership between Beltrami County and Sanford Health. The center will be the first of its kind to offer adult inpatient hospital psych...

 

Suicide and Domestic Violence

In Indian Country, the abusive tactics of domestic violence have their roots in colonization. Maintaining power and control of one's intimate partner(s) is the objective of the abuser. The abuse can physically harm, arouse fear, prevent a person from acting freely, or force them to behave in ways they do not want....

 

Tribal community celebrates first Indigenous Peoples' Day in Nebraska

LINCOLN, Nebraska - Tribal leaders, state officials and descendants of America's first indigenous doctor celebrated Nebraska's first Indigenous Peoples' Day on Monday with song, words and cultural presentations. They gathered in the Capitol Rotunda, members of the state's four federally recognized tribes – the Omaha, Santee,...

 

Red Lake Department of Natural Resources - Fall 2021 Newsletter

Red Lake Department of Natural Resources - Fall 2021 Newsletter https://www.redlakednr.org/wp-content/uploads/Red-Lake-DNR-Newsletter-Fall-2021.pdf...

 

Why Native Americans Commemorate Indigenous Peoples' Day

On Monday, October 11, Native Americans across Indian Country will be commemorating Indigenous Peoples' Day instead of Columbus Day. To be clear, Indigenous Peoples' Day is not just for Native Americans. Across the United States, 15 states and more than 130 local municipalities (counties, cities, towns, and villages) have...

 

A 'healing' work celebrating Dakota culture takes the place of 'Scaffold' in Minneapolis Sculpture Garden

Twin Cities artist Angela Two Stars bent over a table, balancing a scissors in one hand as she gently tugged at a piece of black plastic. She slowly peeled it away to reveal a lowercase "n" - part of the word "Wothehinda," which means "love" in the Dakota language - created for a new artwork being unveiled Saturday in the...

 

Native America Calling: Slavery from an Indigenous perspective

The scourge of slavery was an unfortunate reality for Indigenous people in the history of North America. Spanish colonizers set in motion a complicated legacy of slavery throughout the Americas that changed identity, culture and relationships forever. Native America Calling will talk about the history and legacy of Indigenous slavery and get insights from speakers with the...

 

The American Bumblebee Has Vanished From Eight States

The American bumblebee (Bombus pensylvanicus)-once abundant and found lazily floating around in grasslands, open prairies, and some urban areas throughout the United States-now face a rapidly declining population. According to a proposed rule released by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the species' population has dropped...

 

French report: 330,000 children victims of church sex abuse

PARIS - Victims of abuse within France's Catholic Church welcomed a historic turning point Tuesday after a new report estimated that 330,000 children in France were sexually abused over the past 70 years, providing the country's first accounting of the worldwide phenomenon. The figure includes abuses committed by some 3,000...

 

Creating a Separation Plan and Preparedness Kit

It has been a long time coming, but you've made up your mind. It's time to escape a life of domestic and sexual violence and leave an abusive partner. You're scared and for good reason. Danger increases when leaving an abusive partner because they often lash out to regain control over their partner. It is imperative that you car...

 

Vision Maker Media Celebrates 2021 Indigenous Peoples' Day With Week-long Online Film Program Featuring Two Films about Pulitzer Prize-Winning Writer N. Scott Momaday

LINCOLN, Neb., October 5, 2021 — To recognize and celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day on October 11, Vision Maker Media is holding a free week-long online film program on October 6-13. The program is part of the organization’s 45th Anniversary and yearlong theme of commUNITY. PBS and the Cherokee Nation Film Office are sponsors of VMM’s 45th anniversary events....

 

2 win medicine Nobel for showing how we react to heat, touch

STOCKHOLM - Two scientists won the Nobel Prize in medicine on Monday for their discoveries into how the human body perceives temperature and touch, revelations that could lead to new ways of treating pain or even heart disease. Americans David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian separately identified receptors in the skin that respond...

 

Laporte schools move to distance learning due to COVID among staff

Laporte middle school and high school students are being sent home for one week of distance learning due to COVID-19. Superintendent Kim Goodwin confirmed Wednesday, Sept. 29 that the elementary school, grades pre-K to 5, will continue to learn in person. Meantime, grades 6-12 were scheduled to do distance learning starting...

 

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