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'The tribe sees the lake as a relative': Red Lake Nation protects homelands
'The tribe sees the lake as a relative': Red Lake Nation protects homelands (September 16, 2019)

These waters were, and are, the very pulse of Ojibwe traditional culture.


RECAP: Afternoon session of Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum
RECAP: Afternoon session of Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum (August 19, 2019)

From Amy Klobuchar's 'I care' moment to Steve Bullock's defense of the Indian Child Welfare Act, here's a recap of what you might have missed.


Prairie Island Indian Community gains support for safe homelands
Prairie Island Indian Community gains support for safe homelands (August 6, 2019)

The Prairie Island Indian Community continues efforts to provide a safe and stable homeland for its people.


White Earth Nation chooses new leader after passing of chairman
White Earth Nation chooses new leader after passing of chairman (August 5, 2019)

Voters of the White Earth Nation are going to the polls to elect a new chairman.


Tribally-owned housing company continues to expand operations
Tribally-owned housing company continues to expand operations (July 23, 2019)

Ho-Chunk Inc., the economic development arm of the Winnebago Tribe, is the majority owner of a modular home building company.


Native Sun News Today: Shakopee Tribe ready to debut $41 million cultural center
Native Sun News Today: Shakopee Tribe ready to debut $41 million cultural center (July 17, 2019)

The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community’s new cultural center, Hocokata Ti, opens to the public on July 26, 2019.


Cherokee citizen Tyler Fish hired to work on Indian issues at White House
Cherokee citizen Tyler Fish hired to work on Indian issues at White House (July 10, 2019)

Midway through the third year of the Trump presidency, someone is finally dedicated to tribal issues at the White House.


Trump administration defers to Congress on protections for ancestral lands
Trump administration defers to Congress on protections for ancestral lands (June 7, 2019)

Legislation to protect ancestral and sacred tribal lands is gaining steam on Capitol Hill.


Witness list for House subcommittee hearing on Indian legislation
Witness list for House subcommittee hearing on Indian legislation (June 5, 2019)

The House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States is taking testimony on tribal homelands and tribal treaty bills.


House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples takes up tribal homelands legislation
House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples takes up tribal homelands legislation (June 3, 2019)

Land bills for tribes in California, Minnesota and Washington, plus a bill affecting a disputed treaty in Oregon, are on the Capitol Hill agenda.


UMD News: Country singer from White Earth Nation finds his way to Nashville
UMD News: Country singer from White Earth Nation finds his way to Nashville (May 9, 2019)

Steve Turner honors his heritage, pharmacy career, and love of country music.


Mark Trahant: NFL doubles down on bad manners and racist mascots
Mark Trahant: NFL doubles down on bad manners and racist mascots (April 30, 2019)

Are you ready for the Duluth Eskimos? Because someone in the NFL thinks it's 'cool.'


Mary Annette Pember: Native lieutenant governor makes strides in Minnesota
Mary Annette Pember: Native lieutenant governor makes strides in Minnesota (April 16, 2019)

Minnesota Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan of the White Earth Nation shoulders a uniquely Native responsibility when it comes to governing.


'Not one more': Native woman laid to rest after going missing in urban area
'Not one more': Native woman laid to rest after going missing in urban area (April 1, 2019)

Amber Christine Hopkins was a 31-year-old citizen of the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate who went missing in Minnesota's largest city.


White Earth Nation in mourning over passing of Chairman Terry Tibbetts
White Earth Nation in mourning over passing of Chairman Terry Tibbetts (March 19, 2019)

Terrence “Terry” Tibbetts served the White Earth Nation for more than three decades.


Cronkite News: States rush to court to overturn Trump's border wall emergency
Cronkite News: States rush to court to overturn Trump's border wall emergency (February 22, 2019)

Sixteen states have filed suit against President Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration last week though Arizona and Texas aren’t among them.


Fond du Lac Band kept in the dark about trail derailment on reservation
Fond du Lac Band kept in the dark about trail derailment on reservation (February 20, 2019)

The Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa is speaking out after a train carrying coal derailed on the reservation in northern Minnesota.


Winona LaDuke: White Earth Nation recognizes rights of wild rice
Winona LaDuke: White Earth Nation recognizes rights of wild rice (February 4, 2019)

Finally, plant species have rights, too.


'Our lives don't matter': Native women demand action for missing sisters
'Our lives don't matter': Native women demand action for missing sisters (January 25, 2019)

Efforts are building across the nation to address the crisis of missing and murdered Native women.


Chairman of Red Lake Nation schedules annual State of the Band Address
Chairman of Red Lake Nation schedules annual State of the Band Address (January 24, 2019)

Chairman Darrell G. Seki, Sr. will provide his annual address to the Red Lake Nation on February 22.


'Shameful': Congress fails to take action on missing and murdered Indigenous women
'Shameful': Congress fails to take action on missing and murdered Indigenous women (January 10, 2019)

A candlelight vigil will call attention to missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls and the failure to address what has been called a national crisis.


Indian Country bills face time crunch as Congress winds down
Indian Country bills face time crunch as Congress winds down (December 14, 2018)

Time is running out for tribes to see action on their legislative agenda as lawmakers prepare to wrap up the 115th session of Congress.


Shakopee Tribe donates more than $5 million to Indian Country
Shakopee Tribe donates more than $5 million to Indian Country (December 5, 2018)

The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community continues to share its good fortune with Indian Country.


Incoming governor and Native lieutenant launch listening tour in Minnesota
Incoming governor and Native lieutenant launch listening tour in Minnesota (November 29, 2018)

Minnesota's first Native lieutenant governor and her running mate are visiting Indian Country after their historic win on Election Day.


Mary Annette Pember: Witnessing history on Native Election Night
Mary Annette Pember: Witnessing history on Native Election Night (November 13, 2018)

While covering the midterms from Minnesota, I couldn't help but feel the pride my mother would have felt had she lived to see this day.


Minnesota picks ticket with Native Democrat in governor's race
Minnesota picks ticket with Native Democrat in governor's race (November 7, 2018)

Peggy Flanagan, a citizen of the White Earth Nation, will be the first Native lieutenant governor of Minnesota.


Election Day: #NativeVote18 races to watch across the nation
Election Day: #NativeVote18 races to watch across the nation (November 6, 2018)

Election Day is finally here and Native candidates across the nation are hoping to secure victory at the polls in what has become a landmark year for the Native vote.


Native candidate fights for Alaska's future as election day nears
Native candidate fights for Alaska's future as election day nears (November 5, 2018)

Debra Call, a Democrat, fears the lives of Native citizens in Alaska will be put at risk if her Republican opponent wins on November 6.


Mary Annette Pember: Native vote firsts in the land of the Ojibwe
Mary Annette Pember: Native vote firsts in the land of the Ojibwe (October 31, 2018)

Minnesota voters are considering three Native candidates from three different political parties in this election.


Mark Trahant: Native candidates share their stories in campaign videos
Mark Trahant: Native candidates share their stories in campaign videos (October 29, 2018)

Native candidates are bringing something new to the larger national discourse.


National Indian Education Association chooses new president
National Indian Education Association chooses new president (October 15, 2018)

The National Indian Education Association is undergoing significant change as it approaches its 50th anniversary.


More tribal leaders criticize ruling in Indian Child Welfare Act case
More tribal leaders criticize ruling in Indian Child Welfare Act case (October 10, 2018)

A federal judge struck down the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978 as unconstitutional.


A Republican Native American is running for governor in 2018
A Republican Native American is running for governor in 2018 (October 3, 2018)

A citizen of the Cherokee Nation is hoping to become Oklahoma's first Native American governor and already has the endorsement of a key Republican.


Native homeless woman's tragic death brings light to struggles in Minneapolis
Native homeless woman's tragic death brings light to struggles in Minneapolis (September 26, 2018)

Alissa Skipintheday was friendly and outgoing. She loved to take photos and dreamed of becoming a beautician.


Bureau of Indian Affairs awards contracts for new tribal schools
Bureau of Indian Affairs awards contracts for new tribal schools (September 25, 2018)

Two tribal communities will be getting new schools thanks to the Bureau of Indian Affairs.


Senate Committee on Indian Affairs set to advance three bills
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs set to advance three bills (September 24, 2018)

An audit of the Indian Health Service, a water rights settlement for the Kickapoo Tribe and land for the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe are on the agenda on Capitol Hill.


Woman from Mille Lacs Band dies in 'Forgotten Natives' encampment
Woman from Mille Lacs Band dies in 'Forgotten Natives' encampment (September 12, 2018)

Alissa Rose Skipintheday just turned 26 years old before passing on.


Native candidate Donna Bergstrom returns home to Red Lake Nation
Native candidate Donna Bergstrom returns home to Red Lake Nation (September 12, 2018)

The state of Minnesota will almost surely have a Native woman serving as Lieutenant Governor come 2019.


Red Lake Nation mourns passing of hereditary chief Billy King
Red Lake Nation mourns passing of hereditary chief Billy King (August 28, 2018)

Flags are flying at half-staff on the Red Lake Nation in honor of the late Billy King, a hereditary leader of the tribe.


Mark Trahant: Native candidates make history at the polls again
Mark Trahant: Native candidates make history at the polls again (August 16, 2018)

Minnesota is certain to elect a Native woman as its next lieutenant governor.


Gordy Adams: Combating methamphetamine in tribal housing
Gordy Adams: Combating methamphetamine in tribal housing (August 16, 2018)

As director of housing for the Bois Forte Band of Chippewa, methamphetamine usage in our housing units has and continues to be a problem.


White Earth Nation citizen shot and killed by police officers
White Earth Nation citizen shot and killed by police officers (August 7, 2018)

William 'Billy' James Hughes, a citizen of the White Earth Nation, is the latest Native person to be killed at the hands of police.


'Release our brother': Riders seek justice for Leonard Peltier
'Release our brother': Riders seek justice for Leonard Peltier (August 6, 2018)

The Leonard Peltier Freedom Ride is a 1,500-mile journey for justice for the imprisoned American Indian activist.


Red Lake Nation voters return Darrell Seki to chairman's post
Red Lake Nation voters return Darrell Seki to chairman's post (July 19, 2018)

Darrell Seki, Sr. will be serving a second term as chairman of the Red Lake Nation.


Witness list for hearing on bill to return land to Leech Lake Band
Witness list for hearing on bill to return land to Leech Lake Band (July 10, 2018)

The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is taking testimony on the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Reservation Restoration Act.


Leech Lake Band gets first hearing on reservation restoration bill
Leech Lake Band gets first hearing on reservation restoration bill (July 9, 2018)

A bill to return nearly 12,000 acres to the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe is getting its first hearing this week.


Arne Vainio: Don't wait too long to let someone know they are important
Arne Vainio: Don't wait too long to let someone know they are important (June 12, 2018)

Words are not always the best way to communicate and when you use them, make sure they matter.


Ojibwe hockey star celebrates team's historic championship victory
Ojibwe hockey star celebrates team's historic championship victory (June 8, 2018)

Ojibwe hockey star T.J. Oshie made history as the Washington Capitals hockey team won its first Stanley Cup in more than two decades.


Grandmother sues after Bureau of Indian Affairs took kids from reservation
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Grandmother sues after Bureau of Indian Affairs took kids from reservation (May 30, 2018)

A non-Indian woman is suing the federal government after her grandchildren were taken from her by Bureau of Indian Affairs police officers.


Mark Trahant: Three Native women are running for top office in Minnesota
Mark Trahant: Three Native women are running for top office in Minnesota (May 24, 2018)

Three Ojibwe women are running for the office of Lt. Governor of Minnesota. Unprecedented?


Tribal items still going up for sale as lawmakers advance STOP Act
Tribal items still going up for sale as lawmakers advance STOP Act (May 17, 2018)

A bipartisan bill aimed at stopping the trafficking of tribal items is taking a step forward on Capitol Hill amid ongoing concern over the sale of cultural property.


Sacred pipe sold at auction being returned to tribes thanks to anonymous buyer
Sacred pipe sold at auction being returned to tribes thanks to anonymous buyer (May 9, 2018)

The Prairie Island Indian Community is offering thanks to an anonymous person who purchased a sacred pipe at an auction.


Red Lake Nation enters busy election season with eight seats in play
Red Lake Nation enters busy election season with eight seats in play (April 12, 2018)

It's election season for the Red Lake Nation, with 39 candidates certified for eight tribal leadership positions.


A record number of Native candidates are running for office in 2018
A record number of Native candidates are running for office in 2018 (March 19, 2018)

More than 70 Native Americans are running for office across the nation and some are hoping to make history at the ballot boxes this year.


Red Lake Nation calls for removal of oil pipelines from reservation
Red Lake Nation calls for removal of oil pipelines from reservation (March 16, 2018)

'We just want them to move their lines and clean up the pollution and the damages they've done the past 70 years.'


Mark Trahant: Ready for change? 11 Native candidates are running
Mark Trahant: Ready for change? 11 Native candidates are running (March 15, 2018)

A special election in Pennsylvania is a good sign for Native American #NativeVote18 candidates running for office.


Red Lake Nation land swap is 'never going to happen' under Trump
Red Lake Nation land swap is 'never going to happen' under Trump (March 5, 2018)

The Red Lake Nation pulled out of a land swap with an energy company amid concerns that the deal would be held up in Washington, D.C.


White Earth Nation plagued by infighting ahead of primary election
White Earth Nation plagued by infighting ahead of primary election (February 28, 2018)

The White Earth Nation is heading into election season and it's not looking pretty.


Mark Trahant: Native candidates make strides in Minnesota and Idaho
Mark Trahant: Native candidates make strides in Minnesota and Idaho (February 8, 2018)

Peggy Flanagan of Minnesota and Paulette Jordan of Idaho are on the move as their historic campaigns advance.


Mark Trahant: Native candidate Peggy Flanagan faces critical test in Minnesota
Mark Trahant: Native candidate Peggy Flanagan faces critical test in Minnesota (February 5, 2018)

The November election seems far off. It’s almost a year away, right?