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Minnesota Gaming

article Minnesota Divided By Two Sports Betting Bills
(6/19/2019)
(Minnesota) -- The Minnesota statehouses have introduced their own sports gambling bills, potentially bringing domestic sports wagering to North Star state. Minnesota...
1 Article on this Issue

Food Sovereignty

article Red Lake pursues food sovereignty; a tractor would be nice, too
(6/18/2019)
(Minnesota) -- David Manuel had high hopes for Red Lake's organic food initiative when he broke ground on a test garden in 2016. He planned to scale up quickly and...
article Food sovereignty takes root
(6/9/2019)
(Minnesota) -- The Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe is investing heavily in health and wellness initiatives. Food sovereignty is a major thrust. As John Houle, agriculture...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

St. Croix Chippewa

article St. Croix RiverFest announces Native American programming on July 20
(6/18/2019)
(Minnesota) -- RiverFest Native American events will be take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Lakefront Park on July 20. The Saturday morning program features Paul Ninham...
1 Article on this Issue

LGBTQ

article Ozaawindib, the Ojibwe Trans Woman the US Declared a Chief
(6/13/2019)
(Minnesota) -- On July 16th, 1832, a council meeting was held in the Ojibwe village on Gaa-Miskwaawaakokaag (which had only recently been assigned the English name...
1 Article on this Issue

White Earth

article Authorities identify suspect in fatal shooting near Detroit Lakes
(6/12/2019)
(Minnesota) -- Authorities are asking for the public’s help in finding an 18-year-old man in connection with a fatal weekend shooting that occurred at a residence...
article No challenges filed so far in White Earth election
(6/10/2019)
(Minnesota) -- It's official: Brent Gish and Michael Fairbanks are the top two vote-getters in Tuesday's special primary election for White Earth tribal chairman...
article Gish, Fairbanks will face off for White Earth tribal chairman job
(6/7/2019)
(Minnesota) -- Brent Gish took over 29 percent of the vote and Michael Fairbanks collected nearly 22 percent, squeaking by Tara Mason by seven votes to win second place...
article Brent Gish, Michael Fairbanks will face off for tribal chairman job
(6/4/2019)
(Minnesota) -- Brent Gish took over 29 percent of the vote and Michael Fairbanks collected nearly 22 percent, squeaking by Tara Mason by seven votes to win second place...
article White Earth to establish independent Gaming Commission
(6/2/2019)
(Minnesota) -- The White Earth Tribal Council voted unanimously on May 15 to approve a new White Earth Gaming Ordinance. A key change in that ordinance is the Tribal...
article Election for White Earth tribal chair is Tuesday
(6/2/2019)
(Minnesota) -- Fifteen candidates will compete in a primary election Tuesday, June 4, for White Earth tribal chair. If a candidate receives more than half the votes, he...
article Candidate profile: Bill Crowell's first tribal job was when Chip Wadena was just a council representative
(6/2/2019)
(Minnesota) -- My name is Cliff W. "Bill" Crowell. I was born at the old White Earth IHS hospital and have lived my entire life on White Earth. My first job...
article Candidate profile: Brent Gish would bring extensive education, experience to the office
(6/2/2019)
(Minnesota) -- Boozhoo! Let me begin by introducing myself. My name is Brent Gish and I am a candidate for the unexpired term of chairman of the White Earth Nation. I am...
article Candidate profile: David Greene would protect hunting, fishing, wild ricing
(6/2/2019)
(Minnesota) -- Hi - my name is David (Biauswa) Greene. I have six children and several grandchildren. My hobbies are fishing, hunting and spending time with family. My...
article Candidate profile: Education, environment will be key to Lainey Fineday's leadership
(6/2/2019)
(Minnesota) -- Boozhoo Anishinaabe, I am Lainey Fineday. I am from Pine Point, and I'm a 2010 graduate of the Circle of Life tribal school and have an associate of...
article Candidate profile: Eugene Sommers brings youth, energy to run for tribal chair
(6/2/2019)
(Minnesota) -- Boozhoo, my name is Ogema Giizhig Binesi/Eugene Sommers. I entered the race for White Earth chairman because I am concerned about the future of our...
article Candidate profile: Mike Fairbanks has education, experience to do the job
(6/2/2019)
(Minnesota) -- Aaniin and Boozhoo Gaa-waabaabiganikaag nindinawemaaganidog. Hello and greetings my White Earth relatives: After much thought and consideration, I have...
article Candidate profile: Pat Moran is program manager of the White Earth Substance Abuse Program
(6/2/2019)
(Minnesota) -- My name is Pat Moran and I am married to Daryl Moran Sr. and we have seven children and 22 grandchildren. I have dedicated my life to serving my people,...
article Candidate profile: Rae Ann Smith has extensive background in gaming management
(6/2/2019)
(Minnesota) -- My name is Rae Ann Smith and I humbly request your vote to fill the vacant White Earth chair position. I am the mother of three, a proud grandmother of...
article Candidate profile: Sandy Sinclair has deep roots in her community
(6/2/2019)
(Minnesota) -- My name is Sandra "Sandy" M. St. Clair. I am the eldest daughter of Beverly (St. Clair) Johnson and Clifford Warren, my grandparents were Fred...
article Candidate profile: Tara Mason would build on past experience to tackle new problems
(6/2/2019)
(Minnesota) -- Boozhoo White Earth Members, I am asking for your support on June 4. As you know I served you, the White Earth members, as secretary treasurer in the...
article Candidate profile: You have problems, Leigh Harper has solutions
(6/2/2019)
(Minnesota) -- It doesn't matter to me who you vote for to be chairperson. I only care that your chairperson represents the best interests of White Earth. Have your...
17 Total Articles on this Issue

Shakopee Mdewakanton

article Shakopee Perkins to close, but not due to sacred burial sites
(6/11/2019)
(Minnesota) -- The Perkins on First Avenue in Shakopee will close June 23 at 3 p.m., according to Juan Rodriguez, one of the restaurant managers. Rodriguez said the...
1 Article on this Issue

Sports Betting

article Competitive eaters will go fork-to-fork over hotdish at Minnesota casino
(6/11/2019)
(Minnesota) -- A resort casino here is hosting a competitive eating contest June 22, and it wouldn't be northern Minnesota if wild rice hotdish wasn't on the...
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Doctrine of Discovery

article Closing the Circle: MniSotaMakoce (Land where the water reflects the sky) – Dakota Land
(6/9/2019)
(Minnesota) -- The Doctrine of Discovery Task Force is the result of a number of factors – including conversations with Native leaders and a number of people with...
1 Article on this Issue

MMIW

article New task force created to track violence and missing native females in MN
(6/9/2019)
(Minnesota) -- Every year, an untold number of Native American Women in Minnesota have vanished, or worse, have been killed. It's been a decades-long struggle to...
article Silenced, slain or disappeared: Indigenous women are focus of new task force
(6/7/2019)
(Minnesota) -- Mysti Babineau said she was 20 and living in Isanti, Minn., when she was kidnapped and taken more than 50 miles to St. Paul. "They held me at...
article Silenced, slain or disappeared: Indigenous women are focus of new task force
(6/6/2019)
(Minnesota) -- Mysti Babineau said she was 20 and living in Isanti, Minn., when she was kidnapped and taken more than 50 miles to St. Paul. "They held me at...
article Hotline available for American Indians faced with domestic and dating violence
(6/5/2019)
(Minnesota) -- StrongHearts Native Helpline is a free, culturally sensitive and confidential hotline for American Indians faced with domestic and dating violence,...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Red Lake Tribe

article County finally sees decrease in foster care placements
(6/9/2019)
(Minnesota) -- For years, Beltrami County has endured a storm of rising numbers in the out-of-home placement system along with facing challenging financial outcomes. And...
article 2 arrested after alleged armed robbery at Red Lake restaurant
(6/7/2019)
(Minnesota) -- Two people have been arrested in connection to an armed robbery at a restaurant on the Red Lake Indian Reservation. According to the United States...
article 3rd Defendant Pleads Guilty In Red Lake Heroin Conspiracy That Killed 2
(6/7/2019)
(Minnesota) -- Kristopher Sullivan, 24, pleaded guilty for his role in a heroin distribution conspiracy which led to two fatal shootings, the U.S. Attorney’s...
article 2 arrested after alleged armed robbery at Red Lake restaurant
(6/6/2019)
(Minnesota) -- Two people have been arrested in connection to an armed robbery at a restaurant on the Red Lake Indian Reservation. According to the United States...
article Red Lake teen sentenced for mistakenly killing man in gang shooting
(6/4/2019)
(Minnesota) -- A teenager has been sentenced to 22 years in prison for killing a man he mistook for a rival gang member on the Red Lake Indian Reservation of northern...
article Red Lake man sentenced to 22 years for second-degree murder
(6/3/2019)
(Minnesota) -- A Red Lake man was sentenced Monday to 22 years in prison for second-degree murder after assaulting and shooting another man in April 2018 on the...
6 Total Articles on this Issue

Fond du Lac Band

article Fond du Lac Band Members Stick Together During Tough Times
(6/7/2019)
(Minnesota) -- Fond du Lac tribal members met at the reservation community center in Cloquet to mourn the loss of one their own. The Anishinaabe community shared their...
article Missing Woman’s Body Discovered On Fond Du Lac Reservation
(6/2/2019)
(Minnesota) -- The body of a missing woman, Wahbinmigisi “Pennie” Robertson, 31, of the Fond du Lac Reservation, has been found, according to tribal...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Enbridge Pipeline

article Pipeline opponents press Governor
(6/6/2019)
(Minnesota) -- Opponents of the Enbridge Line 3 project converged on the State Capitol Thursday to pressure Gov. Tim Walz and Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan to block the...
article A setback for Line 3: What the latest court ruling means for the future of the project
(6/4/2019)
(Minnesota) -- The Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled Monday that state regulators failed to consider the impact of an oil spill in Lake Superior’s watershed when...
article Minnesota Court Overturns Approval of Pipeline Project
(6/4/2019)
(Minnesota) -- The Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 Monday that state regulators did not adequately consider the environmental impact of a potential oil spill on the...
article Appeals court reverses decision on Line 3 pipeline's environmental impact
(6/3/2019)
(Minnesota) -- The Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled Monday that the environmental impact statement for Enbridge Energy's Line 3 pipeline is inadequate because it...
article Court: Potential Line 3 oil spill in Lake Superior watershed must be studied
(6/3/2019)
(Minnesota) -- The Minnesota Court of Appeals on Monday said an environmental review of Enbridge’s controversial Line 3 oil pipeline was “inadequate”...
article Minnesota court reverses regulators' decision on Line 3's impact
(6/3/2019)
(Minnesota) -- An appeals court has reversed a decision by Minnesota utility regulators who approved the environmental impact statement for Enbridge Energy's Line 3...
6 Total Articles on this Issue

Leech Lake Band

article 'Be proud of this': Leech Lake band marks new cemetery for tribal veterans
(6/6/2019)
(Minnesota) -- Spencer Whitefeather jolted the crowd to attention. The boisterous U.S. Marine veteran was one of several speakers who celebrated on Thursday a new...
article Brown takes his talents to Leech Lake: Cass Lake-Bena grad eyes a career in sports
(5/30/2019)
(Minnesota) -- Jared Brown has been playing basketball since he was five years old, and he's set to take his game—and his studies—to the next level.
article Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig School Library receives donations from around the world
(5/29/2019)
(Minnesota) -- A call to action by a former Minnesota senator has inundated a Leech Lake tribal school with donations. Last month, Al Franken, the former U.S. senator,...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Mille Lacs Band

article Lake Mille Lacs walleye regulations have emotions running high
(6/5/2019)
(Minnesota) -- Three years ago, the DNR announced keeping a single walleye while fishing on Lake Mille Lacs was illegal. It’s an effort to help save a population...
1 Article on this Issue

Meskwaki Tribe

article Vietnam-era veteran Vincent Keahna, who held fast to American Indian tradition, dies at 82
(5/31/2019)
(Minnesota) -- Vincent Keahna was the dancer who stood still while others moved in circles or moved in circles while others stood still. Even after he gave up dancing,...
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Pocahontas

article Inside the First Major Museum Exhibition Celebrating Native Women Artists
(5/31/2019)
(Minnesota) -- When "Hearts of Our People: Native Women Artists" opens on June 2 at the Minneapolis Institute of Art in Minnesota, history will be rewritten...
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Prairie Island

article Prairie Island tribal police authority ensured
(5/31/2019)
(Minnesota) -- Gov. Tim Walz signed a bill on Wednesday, May 22, that allows the Prairie Island Indian Community to maintain a police department without the approval of...
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Other News

article St. Croix RiverFest announces Native American programming on July 20
(6/18/2019)
(Minnesota) -- RiverFest Native American events will be take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Lakefront Park on July 20. The Saturday morning program features Paul Ninham...
article 'Pure love on the dance floor': Celebrating the jingle dress tradition
(6/17/2019)
(Minnesota) -- You can hear Mikah Whitecloud Hart coming from a long way away. She's a jingle dress dancer, one of a group of women who parade in subtle rhythm at...
article Rosario: You’ve got to know when to hold ’em, and when to get help
(6/16/2019)
(Minnesota) -- He was confronted quietly while playing the high-stakes slots at the Little Six Casino in Prior Lake. He was taken to a back room, away from the crowd,...
article Minneapolis Institute of Art showcases Native American women's art
(6/15/2019)
(Minnesota) -- A new Minneapolis Institute of Art exhibit gives an unprecedented glimpse of Native American women’s history and present: their skills, their loss,...
article Northern Spark 2019 shines spotlight on Native American community
(6/14/2019)
(Minnesota) -- The late-night Twin Cities arts festival Northern Spark returns Friday and Saturday. This year, one of the places it will set up is in the center of the...
article Minnesota Maker: Delina White's Native fashions are a runway hit
(6/14/2019)
(Minnesota) -- Delina White’s designs use traditional Ojibwe beadwork to express modern-day ideas. “Our skirts are like canvasses, or platforms, that say...
article A return to help learn: BSU grad returns to campus as professor
(6/11/2019)
(Minnesota) -- It may have taken several years, but Delana Smith finally gets to return to Bemidji State University after landing a position as a professor. Smith will...
article Walz offers 'down payment' on future of Minn. education
(6/11/2019)
(Minnesota) -- Schools around the state are set to see a funding boost next year (as well as the year after) under a $48 billion, two-year spending plan passed through...
article A Spectacular Exhibit Of Indigenous Women Artists Counters 500 Years Of Exploitation And Ignorance
(6/10/2019)
(Minnesota) -- At the beginning of the 20th century, a Native American potter named Maria Martinez received an unusual request from an archaeologist excavating a site...
article Federal plans could curtail AmeriCorps work in Bemidji and beyond
(6/9/2019)
(Minnesota) -- AmeriCorps VISTA workers are worried about the future of their program in Bemidji and beyond on two fronts. The first: President Donald Trump's...
article New public art at Bde Maka Ska
(6/9/2019)
(Minnesota) -- The city of Minneapolis and Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) announce the dedication of a new gathering space and public artwork at Bde Maka...
article Governor signs executive order demonstrating commitment to expand relationship between tribes, state
(6/8/2019)
(Minnesota) -- Seated before a crowd in the Crossed Arrows Ballroom at Jackpot Junction Casino Hotel at the Lower Sioux Community, Gov. Tim Walz and Lt. Gov. Peggy...
article Art project at Bde Maka Ska pays homage to Dakota people
(6/8/2019)
(Minnesota) -- An art project underway at Bde Maka Ska is taking a look at the lake’s former inhabitants, all while a legal battle over its name change remains ongoing....
article Rekindling her culture
(6/7/2019)
(Minnesota) -- In the fifth grade, Teague Goodsky and her American Indian classmates took a field trip to Duluth. They watched a presentation on Native Americans that...
article In Minneapolis, Native women's art shines in a revolutionary exhibition
(6/6/2019)
(Minnesota) -- Tiny beads the size of sand are arranged inside a gold-framed necklace amulet, forming a portrait of Pocahontas, the leader who symbolizes both the...
article The Wall of Forgotten Natives must not be forgotten
(6/5/2019)
(Minnesota) -- “He’s on heroin, and there’­s nothing I can do. His mom died of an overdose. You’d think that would make someone want to quit,” said Greg Franson. Mr....
article Exhibit is first major show of artwork by Native women
(6/5/2019)
(Minnesota) -- Walking up to the main exhibition hall on the Minneapolis Institute of Art’s second floor, you might think you’ve come to the wrong place. This is...
article BLOG: A Tribute To Minnesota Politician Don Fraser And American Indians
(6/5/2019)
(Minnesota) -- I was so saddened that after writing about the Friendship Circle march on June 2, I received word that long-time Minnesota Congressman and Minneapolis...
article Minneapolis homeless navigation center closes, even as need remains acute
(6/4/2019)
(Minnesota) -- On Monday, officials in Minneapolis capped a yearlong effort to clear the state’s biggest homeless encampment by closing the temporary emergency shelter...
article Mission church’s healthy meals served with loving nod to ‘First Nations’ cuisine, culture
(6/3/2019)
(Minnesota) -- If you’re trying to differentiate First Nations Kitchen from other Episcopal feeding ministries, look no further than the menu. What other weekly church...

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