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Duluth author Linda LeGarde Grover to read from and sign her new novel In the Night of Memory at several upcoming Minnesota events

--Book launch: 7:00 PM, Thursday, April 4th, 2019, Zenith Books (318 N. Central Ave., Duluth, MN 55807). --7:00 PM, Monday, April 8th, 2019, Club Book, Northtown Library (711 County Hwy 10 Frontage Rd, Blaine, MN 55434). --4:00 PM, Wednesday, April 10th, 2019, Kathryn A. Martin Library, UMD (416 Library Dr., Duluth,...

 

Sure sign of spring in Minnesota: Sap for maple syrup is starting to flow

In a sure sign of spring, tree sap for maple syrup is starting to flow. But just how long it will last and how quickly it will flow depends on the weather. http://www.startribune.com/sure-sign-of-spring-as-sap-for-maple-syrup-is-starting-to-flow/507442222/...

 

Meet the 2019 Bush Fellows

Introducing the 2019 Bush Fellows, 24 visionary leaders who are thinking big about how to invest in their leadership to creatively solve problems in their communities. The 24 Fellows hail from communities in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and the 23 Native...

 

Jerome Foundation awards two-year, $40,000 grants to 60 individual artists

Sixty artists will recieve $40,000 grants from the St. Paul-based Jerome Foundation as part of its new, more flexible fellowship program. The two-year grants, announced Monday morning, total $3.2 million. http://www.startribune.com/jerome-foundation-...

 

American Indian College Fund Honors 35 Tribal College Students with Student of Year Scholarships for Achievement

March 18, 2019 Denver, Colo.— The American Indian College Fund honored 35 tribal college and university students who were awarded a $1,200 Student of the Year scholarship to attend their respective institutions at a reception in Billings, Montana. The program is sponsored by the Adolph Coors Foundation. The 35 schola...

 
 By Mike Max    Features    March 18, 2019

'Our Pride And Joy': Red Lake Fans Travel Hours To Cheer Team At State B-Ball Tourney

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) - State tournaments bring pride to communities up in Red Lake. And when the girls' basketball team made it this week, it seemed like most of their hometown fans made the trip. It is a part of the culture of the state basketball tournament. When Red...

 

Unreserved celebrates Indigenous music at the Juno Awards

With the Juno Awards being handed out March 17, it seemed like the perfect time to celebrate Indigenous musicians nominated this year. Jeremy Dutcher has been having a whirlwind year, following the success of his first album, Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa, which is nominated for Indigenous Music Album of the Year. He...

 

Oregon sends foster kids to former jails, not families

ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — A move to improve the care of foster children relegated to living in hotels has resulted in 25 percent more children removed from their families being housed in institutions such as former juvenile jails, The Oregonian/OregonLive has found . The children sent to cinderblock facilities are often...

 

New Exhibit Explores the History of the Ojibwe Jingle Dress and Marks Its 100th Anniversary

Quick Facts Exhibit: "Zibaaska' iganagoodday: The Jingle Dress at 100" Dates: April 3, 2019-Oct. 31, 2020 Location: Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post, 43411 Oodena Dr., Onamia, MN 56359 Cost: Included with general museum admission - $10 adults, $8 seniors,...

 

At Native Cinema Showcase in New York, Theme of "Narrative Sovereignty" Returns the Voice to Native Storytellers

The Native Cinema Showcase in New York will take place at the National Museum of the American Indian, George Gustav Heye Center, March 29–31. The three-day celebration of films by Indigenous filmmakers will serve as a preview of the museum’s annual showcase every August in Santa Fe, New Mexico. This year’s theme...

 

A green wave of pot

DENVER - Flowhub has all the trappings of a typical software company, from the cold brew coffee and kombucha on tap at its hip WeWork office space here to its smooth pitching, hoodie-wearing CEO. But this fast growing, four-year-old company has an unusual customer: Pot...

 

Army vet from Minnesota honored with military's second-highest honor

With more than 300 Taliban fighters firing rocket-propelled grenades, mortars and heavy weapons at 54 soldiers trapped in a remote mountain outpost in Afghanistan, Andrew Bundermann quickly realized his platoon was in deep trouble. "It's really happening. It's not a...

 

Get your garden ready

The number of young gardeners is at an all-time high, according to the 2018 National Gardening Survey. And backyard or community gardens are a great way for people to gain a better connection and understanding of food. The Native food sovereignty movement encourages people to grow their own food and to eat more...

 

International Women's Day Celebration to Focus on Indigenous Women

Indigenous women have always been the backbone and heartbeat of their families and communities. They channeled their history of leadership into victories at the state and federal levels during the 2018 election, marking a major turning point for their political representation. The growing political influence of...

 

$1.5 billion Mega Millions jackpot claimed in South Carolina

The mystery is over. Partly. Lottery officials on Monday announced that a South Carolina resident had stepped forward to claim the $1.5 billion Mega Millions jackpot from last October - the largest jackpot payout to a single winner in U.S. history - but elected to...

 

BP: Red Lake student among first-ever Indigenous delegates to Model UN

RED LAKE-A Red Lake High School student is set to make history at the largest Model United Nations conference in the world. Karen Guise, a freshman at the high school and member of Red Lake Nation, will be one of several Native youth in the first-ever Indigenous...

 

Report estimates removing lead from drinking water could benefit state by $8 billion

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) today released a report showing that removing all lead from drinking water infrastructure could cost just over $4 billion, but the benefits to public health and the economy could reach more than $8 billion. Developed in conjunction with the University of Minnesota, the report...

 

MNHS Adds Personal Papers of Minnesota Authors Maud Hart Lovelace and Delos Lovelace to Collections

The personal papers of two notable Minnesota authors-Maud Hart Lovelace, best-known for her Betsy-Tacy series, and her husband Delos Lovelace, who published dozens of books and numerous short stories-have found a home at the Minnesota Historical Society after many...

 

Seeding Control to Big Ag

Everything starts when the seed hits the soil. Light and dirt, water and air do their work, and a dormant shell erupts into existence, sending a tendril of life up from the earth. https://www.resilience.org/stories/2019-02-28/seeding-control-to-big-ag/...

 

Return of the wolves: How deer escape tactics help save their lives

Newswise - As gray wolves continue to make a strong comeback in Washington state, their presence can't help but impact other animals - particularly the ones these large carnivores target as prey. White-tailed deer and mule deer, two distinct species common in...

 

Plastic, Plastic Everywhere: Microplastics in the Food System

Daily worldwide production of plastic tops over a thousand metric tons and it's ubiquitous in our lives from water bottles to grocery bags. But many scientists, including the World Health Organization, are questioning its impact on humans, as they find oceans, farmers'...

 

Artist presentation by Xilam Balam Ybarra rescheduled

BEMIDJI, MN -- Watermark Art Center will host a presentation and demo on Saturday, March 23 featuring Minneapolis artist Xilam Balam Ybarra. This presentation was previously published for March 1, but had to be rescheduled due to weather concerns. Ybarra is one of the...

 

Red Lake Middle School Celebrates Progress With Awards Ceremony

Red Lake Middle School Celebrates Progress With Awards Ceremony - Video...

 

How smallpox devastated the Aztecs – and helped Spain conquer an American civilization 500 years ago

Recent outbreaks in the U.S. have drawn attention to the dangers of measles. The Democratic Republic of Congo is fighting a deadly outbreak of Ebola that has killed hundreds. Epidemics are nothing new, of course. And some widespread infectious diseases have profoundly changed the course of human history....

 

Star of Oscar Nominated Black Panther, Danai Gurira Says Save Rhinos

As rhino populations continue to decline, award-winning actress and playwright Danai Gurira has launched a new message to support anti-poaching efforts and address the demand for rhino horn. The 30-second PSA, created with thanks to Marvel and Walt Disney Studios, features a clip from the 2019 Oscar Nominated film...

 

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