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Filed Under: Environment
Bois Forte Band set to recover sacred items uncovered in 1920s (04/14)
The items belonged to the Midewiwin, a sacred society, and will be returned under the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act.

Filed Under: Opinion
Sheldon Wolfchild: Return land promised to Dakota descendants (04/13)
The Traditional Dakota, our ancestors, always believed that the land upon which everyone walks is sacred because of how it was created by our creator, as the old ones say.

Filed Under: Health | National
Leech Lake Band declares emergency over drugs seen in newborns (04/09)
Methamphetamine has far surpassed any other drug or substance found in newborns, according to the tribe.

Filed Under: National
Red Lake News: Tribe hosts Healing Day to mark 2005 tragedy (04/02)
When there was talk of the approaching 10th Anniversary of the Red Lake Tragedy, it was decided that the Hereditary Chiefs along with the Red Lake School Youth Council would plan an event.

Filed Under: Health | Opinion
Editorial: Shakopee Tribe contributes $5M for health initiative (03/27)
The tribe, which has become a philanthropic force in Minnesota and in Indian Country, has smartly worked in partnership with leading organizations that have done pioneering work in nutrition, fitness and wellness.

Filed Under: Education | National
Education Department cites increase in Indian graduation rate (03/16)
During the 2012-2013 school year, 69.7 percent of Indian students finished high school, an improvement from the two years prior.

Filed Under: Health
Plate Lab: A healthy granola bar inspired by Red Lake Nation rice (03/13)
A recipe from the Mitsitam Native Foods Cafe at the National Museum of the American Indian.

Filed Under: Law | Trust
Judge dismisses suit seeking return of Dakota land in Minnesota (03/11)
The ruling is another blow to a group of Dakota descendants who want the land promised to their ancestors more than 100 years ago.

Filed Under: Business | Health | National
Interview with Sioux Chef Sean Sherman about Native foods (02/16)
The Minneapolis Star Tribune interviews Sean Sherman, better known as The Sioux Chef.

Filed Under: Opinion
Editorial: Let's respect tribal spiritual beliefs about autopsies (02/13)
Two incidents since Saturday have made big news and have sparked much discussion and debate, as they should have — though, apparently, not yet among the right people.

Filed Under: Law | National
Another autopsy dustup after death of Fond du Lac Band woman (02/11)
The incident marks the second clash in Minnesota in less than a week.

Filed Under: Environment | Law
Ojibwe fishermen in Minnesota win decision in treaty rights case (02/10)
The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals said the fishermen have a right to earn a living by selling what they catch.

Filed Under: Law | National
Body of Mille Lacs Band spiritual leader released after dispute (02/10)
Authorities wanted to conduct an autopsy on Mushkoob Aubid even though it went against his religious beliefs.

Filed Under: Business | Law | National
Red Lake Nation to hold community meetings on legal marijuana (02/09)
Chairman Darrell Seki Sr. is warning that the process will move slowly.

Filed Under: Arts & Entertainment
Review: 'Jingle Dress' follows Indian family in an urban setting (02/05)
The Red Elk family transitions from a relatively peaceful life on the White Earth reservation to a noisier, more crowded and more eventful urban existence.

Filed Under: Arts & Entertainment
Interview: Ojibwe author David Treuer discusses latest novel (02/05)
"Prudence" focuses on Frankie Washburn, who returns to his ancestral home in rural Minnesota before heading off to serve in World War II.

Filed Under: Education | National | Politics
Indian school construction put back on track with latest budget (02/03)
Two schools on the Navajo Nation will receive replacement facilities as the Obama administration promises to come up with a new construction priority list.

Filed Under: Arts & Entertainment
Review: Ojibwe author David Treuer spins vivid tale in 'Prudence' (02/02)
Natural-born storyteller David Treuer spins a vivid, sorrowful tale at a lakeside resort and in a nearby reservation town in northern Minnesota.

Filed Under: Environment | Law | Politics
Key lawmakers remain opposed to Yucca Mountain nuclear dump (01/30)
The facility would be located on land promised to Western Shoshone tribes under the 1863 Treaty of Ruby Valley.

Filed Under: Trust
City leaders to work closely with Shakopee Tribe on road project (01/27)
The project will impact tribal property and will connect to another road that leads directly to the reservation.

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