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.”
“For us, it was like, pandemic, and then riots. And now, it’s pandemic and the aftermath of all of the violence. So we’ve had a double whammy here,” said Mary LaGarde, executive director of the Minneapolis American Indian Center.
For tribes, an accurate count will enhance their ability to exercise sovereignty over their lands and people.
Tribes that relied on bison for their livelihood today have worse outcomes across a range of economic factors than other tribes.
Minnesota’s fairly low statewide opioid death rate masks the startling disparity in overdose deaths among American Indian Minnesotans.
Minneapolis officials want to clear the homeless encampment by the end of September. But that is probably just the beginning of an effort to connect the camp’s residents with shelter and other services before winter.
In 2015 the state created the American Indian Education Aid program to support culturally relevant programming at districts, charter schools and tribal schools with at least 20 American Indian students.
Mino Oski Ain Dah Yung, a partnership between the Ain Dah Yung Center and Project For Pride In Living, will provide 42 units of permanent housing.
The agency was established by the U.S. government to administer obligations under the 1851 treaties of Traverse des Sioux and Mendota.
Though not a professional educator, Myers was a persistent voice for American Indian children and their families.
“Reclaiming Sacred Tobacco” was produced by Leya Hale, a St. Paul-based Dakota/Diné filmmaker with experience working on Native-led anti-smoking campaigns.
Boucha himself is one of America’s most accomplished Native American athletes, a full-blooded Ojibwe who won a silver medal in the 1972 Olympics in Sapporo, Japan.
The collaboration was hatched eight years ago, when David Huckfelt took in a John Trudell poetry reading at Birchbark Books.
“I want it to give people an idea of how diverse the tribes are, and how they are distinctly connected to their lands,” says author Anton Treuer.
Gustav Niebuhr’s book is a character study of a unique man who “was ahead of his time, yet not of our time.”
On May 27, 1858, the last in a long series of violent conflicts between Dakota and Ojibwe people took place on the banks of the Minnesota River.
So much more needs to be done, including more accurate portrayals in textbooks of the atrocities committed against indigenous peoples of Minnesota.
The City Council unanimously approved the day honoring those who were in America before Nina, Pinta, and Santa Maria.