MinnPost contributor Jim Walsh writes, “For me, a lifelong seeker and lover of live music, the answers to the questions are obvious but worth repeating: What gets lost in the discussion of capitalism and ticket prices is the mystery and magic that music affords the human soul like absolutely nothing else does.”
An Anishinaabe and Oneida hip-hop artist and athlete enrolled on the Leech Lake reservation, Paul Wenell Jr. was 11 years old and playing Little League football when he first started wondering about his gridiron ancestors.
The first-ever Decolonize Thanksgiving concert, featuring David Huckfelt and the Unarmed Forces and songwriters Annie Humphrey, Joe Rainey Sr. and Keith Secola, takes place Friday at the Hook and Ladder Theater in Minneapolis, and will benefit the non-profit ministry First Nations Kitchen.
On the two-year anniversary of the day Floyd was killed by the Minneapolis police, George Floyd Square and its surrounding streets are haunted by Floyd’s image and remnants of the uprising that his murder inspired.
It’s a chance for musicians and storytellers from the diaspora and their allies to bring Ukrainian music and some humanity to what’s been going on since the invasion.
Reese, along with co-author Jean Mendoza, wrote “An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States for Young People” — an adaptation of Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz’s “An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States.”
Dakota Spirit Walk is an augmented reality public art installation that uses geolocation, audio and 3D animation to guide users through a series of encounters overlaid upon the sight of the historic village of Kaposia.
Sole — former head of the Minneapolis NAACP; co-founder of Humanize My Hoodie and a professor of criminal justice at Hamline University — is currently running a Kickstarter campaign to launch the institute.
The day’s musical highlights included Annie Humphrey’s powerful folk songs and screamed chants that echoed down the river canyon, David Huckfelt’s mesmerizing beat-ballads, and two renditions of Keith Secola’s classic “Indian Cars.”
Sean Sherman and Dana Thompson are preparing for the Indigenous food restaurant’s opening next month in the old Fuji Ya location at 425 W. River Road.
After a 20-year career in which she oversaw historic strides in the LGBTQ+ rights movement, Meyer will leave as OutFront Minnesota’s executive director next month.
As the Derek Chauvin trial proceeds inside the Hennepin County Government Center courthouse, a small community of activists and vendors stand vigil.
David Roth: “I didn’t want to punch home a thought, like ‘This is what this meant,’ but if you get enough people talking about it, you get the understanding of how exciting and energizing it was.”
From 38th and Chicago to a nursing home on 56th and S. Lyndale, these scenes recall the historic nature of 2020 in our city.
The 550 portraits of Minneapolitans and St. Paulites at the heart of “Front Porch Portraits” make for an enduring testament to these cloistered and muted times.
Theatre de la Jeune Lune’s 1980 production of “Ubu For President” premiered in Minneapolis two weeks after Ronald Reagan was elected president.
Kunesh, who founded the organization Pehin Haha to advocated for Native communities, is delivering the keynote address at this week’s Center for Economic Inclusion’s virtual event, “2020 Powering Inclusion Summit, Marching For Racial Equity and Economic Justice.”
This year’s honorees — Valerie Castile, Leslie Redmond, Resmaa Menakem and Alex Miles — will be accepting their awards virtually.
The day came with added significance and relevance, set as it was to a backdrop of worldwide protests; calls for police reform; challenges to financial, governmental, and cultural institutions to promote equality and equity; and Gov. Tim Walz pushing to declare it a state holiday.
In 2018 Black founded the center, which works to combat economic and social racism, and whose clients and partners include Ramsey County, JPMorgan Chase & Co., and the Itasca Project. She wants to speed up the pace of change.