Eighty-four percent of Native American women experience violence in their lifetime. They are killed at 10 times the rate of other women in the U.S. Who wouldn’t want to do something about that? This guy. Read more →
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Tag: Native Americans
For 156 years, the Santee Dakota people have waited for what happened in a casino conference room in Santee, Nebraska. Read more →
Eleven years after a history professor asked that the statue be removed, Winona State University has done so, moving it to an indoor location. Read more →
At the South Dakota Boys Class A Basketball Tournament in Rapid City, S.D., on Friday night, Steven Wilson had the honor of singing the National Anthem. And those in attendance had the honor of hearing it.
He sang in the Lakota language.
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Teresita Diaz, 17, a junior at Park Rapids Area High School, wants you to know she’s not disrespecting the flag when she sits down and quietly faces it while others recite the Pledge of Allegiance, perhaps without thinking about the words they’re saying. Read more →
NPR’s Story Lab project Inter(Nation)al traveled to Milwaukee, Wisconsin to the National Congress of American Indians to talk with tribal leaders, scholars and people in the legal field about these foundational, living documents. Read more →
Anna Gibbs has died and if you know any history of the Ojibwe in Minnesota, there’s a fair chance Anna Gibbs had something to do with it.
The Bemidji Pioneer reports she died of liver cancer on Sunday at 72.
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If art is occasionally meant to inflame, mission accomplished at the Walker Art Center where a new installation in the refurbished Sculpture Garden is the portrayal of gallows, one of which is inspired by the largest mass execution in U.S. history, the hanging of 38 Dakota Indians in 1862. Read more →
The old-timers who served in World War II tended not to talk about what they did. Too bad, because it deprived families from a fuller picture of their lives. Read more →
Edwin Benson has died and with him a language may also pass on. Benson, of Twin Buttes on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation in west-central North Dakota, was the last living person who could fluently speak Mandan.. Read more →
There have been plenty of ballyhooed high school athletes in Minnesota over the years and Grace White should be one of them.
This week she signed a letter of intent to play Division I basketball with the University of Denver, becoming the first Red Lake reservation athlete to play an NCAA Division I sport.
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The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe has been protesting the pipeline, fearing it could destroy the tribe’s water. The pipeline was rerouted from north of Bismarck because of environmental concerns there. The tribe says the construction will destroy sacred ground.
The Pioneer Press reports today that people in the Lake Elmo – Lakeland Township area are upset that the Prairie Island tribal community will build a casino on land its purchased at Manning Avenue and I-94.
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Jerry Howarth cannot bring himself to say “the Cleveland Indians.” He finds the team’s name and mascot insulting. Lots of people do. But lots of people aren’t the play-by-play voice of the Toronto Blue Jays, who open the American League Championship Series against the Cleveland Indians. Jerry Howarth is. Read more →
Ralphie May, the comic who was booted off the schedule at a venue in Bemidji, is finding new fame by being infamous. Read more →