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Native Populations Forgotten and Vulnerable During Shutdown

e are preparing to bury one of my grandsons who was shot and died quickly after Saturday night woke up to a cold house my furnace gave out this morning next figuring out what needs to be done, no travel, no purchases, emergency work only because of the shutdown.” This morning’s text message from a Native friend in...

 

Native American routes: the ancient trails hidden in Chicago's grid system

At 65, Chicago's American Indian Center is the oldest urban indigenous center in the US. Its current retrospective highlights its importance to the city and is intended to serve as "evidence of the Native experience, existence, and survival." But there is an easier way...

 

AYA app launched

ADA, Okla. – An application which fuses health and history is now available to download on iPhone and Android smartphones. AYA is an interactive mobile walking app designed to keep users moving while learning about Chickasaw history and culture. Chickasaw Governor...

 

Native Americans Take Power

They went low—very low—and Sharice Davids went to Washington. After a congressional campaign marred by a local Republican official’s racist and mean-spirited Twitter threat to send the Ho-Chunk Nation tribal member back “to the reservation,” the good people of Kansas voted to send Davids to Congress instead....

 

Black Belt Eagle Scout Shares Video for "Soft Stud"

Black Belt Eagle Scout is the project of Portland-based Katherine Paul, an indigenous queer musician who grew up in a small Indian reservation, the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community, and whose debut album, Mother of My Children, came out last September via Saddle Creek. Now she has shared a video for album highlight...

 

BP: He did it all: From BHS to BSU to the NHL, Bemidji's Gary Sargent followed his dreams on the ice

BEMIDJI- As Hockey Day Minnesota descends on the community this week, there is no other player who epitomizes Bemidji hockey better than Gary Sargent. From leading the Bemidji High School boys hockey team to its first ever state tournament appearance, to scoring 83...

 

Rose Arrowsmith DeCoux to perform at Farm By The Lake's Storytelling Series

Rose Arrowsmith DeCoux to perform at Farm By The Lake's Storytelling Series. Sunday Jan 27 Start time 3:00 pm Bagley Public Library Free and Open to the Public Rose Arrowsmith DeCoux comes to us from Grand Marais, MN. She draws on her background in theatre to tell...

 

Eight Indigenous-Made Films to See at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival

This year, eight Indigenous-made films from Australia, New Zealand and the United States will be premiering at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, which takes place January 24–February 3 in Park City, Utah. The Native American and Indigenous Film Program has a global foc...

 

Can Congress Void a Tribal Treaty Without Telling Anyone?

Herrera v. Wyoming, an Indian treaty-rights case argued in the Supreme Court last Tuesday, revolves around a basic of federal Indian law: No promise to Indian people actually binds the United States. Congress can unilaterally void any treaty or agreement. The only limit on this power so far has been a requirement that...

 

Native artist Rosy Simas pulls various threads to build a bold new dance work, 'Weave'

Rosy Simas' dance pieces don't tell a story. They have no obvious narrative arc. But they are built with stories. Stories of her grandmother, stories steeped in her Seneca history. For her newest creation, "Weave," the acclaimed Native American choreographer had her...

 

Fresh works by young Native American artists; part of a broader campus effort in indigenous representation in connection with Dartmouth's 250th anniversary

HANOVER, NH—What do the voices of the next generation of Native artists sound like? Indigenous Rising: An Evening of NextGen Native Artists presents a vivid sampling on Wednesday, January 30, in shows at 7 and 8:30 pm, in intimate Warner Bentley Theater. The program shares three diverse projects: • Indian School...

 

In Canada, white supremacy is the law of the land

Indigenous leader and activist Arthur Manuel died unexpectedly earlier this year just as he was wrapping up work on his recently released book, The Reconciliation Manifesto, Recovering The Land, Rebuilding The Economy (with co-author Grand Chief Ronald Derrickson). Naomi Klein, who delivered the eulogy at Manuel’s...

 

Chickasaw Nation Dance Studio takes "Best of Show" at Kansas City competition

Four 13-year-old Ada girls teamed up to earn Best of Show at the Adrenaline Dance Competition and Convention in December in Kansas City, Mo. Ashlynn Rolen, Teron Casey, Emery Rutherford and Madison Hoover competed in the junior age division, small group category, after...

 

On Native Land - January 7 – March 24

This exhibit features the photography of Joseph Allen (Rosebud Sioux), Manidoikwe Devlin (St. Croix Nation), David Manuel (Red Lake Nation), and E. Jourdain Jr (Red Lake Nation). These images celebrate the diversity and importance of land to Indigenous communities....

 

The art and beauty of porcupine quills

Plains tribes used dyed porcupine quills to adorn clothing, dolls and other items (called quillwork) before the introduction of beads. Many Native artists still choose to express themselves with the art form that begins with many hours of meticulous quill harvesting from porcupines—which may or may not still be...

 

Indigenous tea time

Beverages made from plants like green thread, bear root, sassafras and stinging nettles make up a variety of drinks that we might refer to as ‘tea’. Tribes continue to utilize a variety of leaves, roots, berries and other ingredients to create traditional drinks or medicine. We’ll hear about the different...

 

Somali Dance and Weaving Featured in 2019 at MN History Center

Following the civil war that broke out in Somalia in 1991 large numbers of immigrants began arriving in Minnesota and today the state is home to the largest population of Somalis in the United States. Through the migration process, traditional life ways are often...

 

A Super Blood Wolf Moon Eclipse will turn the sky red in January 2019

January's full moon is set to be very special indeed as four lunar spectacles combine to give the night sky a red hue. Stargazers and astronomers will be treated to both a full moon, Wolf Moon, Supermoon and a total lunar eclipse on the night of the 20th/21st of...

 

Minnesota Lottery announces $1 million New Year's Day raffle winners

Two lucky winners are holding $1 million lottery tickets after the Minnesota State Lottery announced the winners of its New Year's Day raffle. The winning numbers were sold at a Superpumper convenience store in Crookston and the Voyageur Short Stop in Ely. The State...

 

BP: Raising her profile: Lt. Gov.-elect Flanagan already first Native American woman elected to a statewide executive office. She's not done yet

ST. PAUL—Minnesota's lieutenant governor has only a short list of duties prescribed in state law. They include serving on a handful of committees related to Capitol planning and security. The only responsibility spelled out in the state constitution is to succeed the governor, if necessary. https:...

 

Native Americans Are Saving Bison From Extinction

Native Americans are bringing wild, free-roaming bison back to prairies across North America. The task is difficult, time-consuming, and requires coordination between tribes, governments, and wildlife activists. However, with the recent success they’ve experienced, the goal doesn’t seem so impossible anymore....

 

On a Montana reservation, schools favor whites over Native Americans

The faint scars on Ruth Fourstar’s arms testify to a difficult life on Fort Peck Indian Reservation — the physical and emotional abuse at home, the bullying at school, the self-harm that rotated her through mental health facilities and plunged her from the honor roll to a remedial program. A diploma from Wolf...

 

How a Sioux Valley elder may have saved her community's language with her work to preserve Dakota

Doris Pratt doesn't need a dictionary to translate words from her first language — Dakota — to English. That's because she wrote it. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/doris-pratt-dakota-language-manitoba-1.4940290...

 

Minnesota must better tap the gifts of American Indians and people of color

While we respect the decades and insights that Star Tribune columnist Lori Sturdivant has contributed to Minnesota, we were disappointed by the way that she ignored values of those who lived here before the immigrants she praised in her Dec 23 column (“A glance back, and glimpse of state’s future”). Her omission...

 

Red Lake ISD #38 Integrating Culture/Language into "Core" Curriculum

RED LAKE INDIAN RESERVATION - Red Lake School District has begun to integrate culture into the "Core" curriculum which is math, science, language and arts, with the goal to have graduates being able to speak conversational Ojibwe. "Much of this initiative is in the...

 

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