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Golden Apple: Native American Dancing in Elementary Schools

Powwow music filled the gymnasium of Northern Elementary School, prompting students to dance along to the rhythm. Native American fancy dancer Larry Yazzie leads his dance group, Native Pride Dancers, to motivate and inspire kids through their music and dance. He wants to create...
Posted On Apr. 14 2016

Leech Lake Awarded Shelter Funding

Funding from the federal government will help Leech Lake build a shelter for veterans who are also homeless in the area. The money, about $160,000 in total, will go toward paying rent for twenty five veterans when they stay at the facility. The building will be constructed as...

League of Women Voters Meets

The League of Women Voters is a national organization that has a presence in all 50 states. Their goal is to improve voter rights, not only for minorities, but also for younger people. They met in Bemidji on Wednesday to brainstorm ideas for solving what they believe to be an...

Camp Teaches Kids Ojibwe History

A day camp is using crafts, natural surroundings and storytelling to help connect the younger Red Lake generation to its rich Ojibwe history. It’s a program that has now been running for four years. Learn more about the story here.

Chief Bemidji Statue Unveiled

Years of planning went into the creation of a statue and plaques honoring Shaynowishkung, or “the one who rattles”. Chief Bemidji lived in a time of hardship, and both natives and non-natives are healing to this day. The unveiling brought communities together in the...

Native American Outreach

A community outreach event that featured food, singing and storytelling took place in Bena on Thursday. Find out more about this elder gathering here.

Prominent Native American Chef Visits Local School

Like most chefs, Sean Sherman pretty much lives in the kitchen. But the man who calls himself the “Sioux Chef” because of his heritage is attempting to identify and create meals his ancestor’s ate before settlers arrived. He visited with students at Walker-Hackensack-Akeley High...

31st Mille Lacs State of the Band

That was the Mille Lac Band Chief Executive Melanie Benjamin today during the 31st annual State of the Band address. Chief Benjamin says her band had a very strong 2014 expanding the tribe’s financial and educational impacts beyond the borders of Minnesota. Among those impacts...
Posted On Jan. 14 2015
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Brainerd reconciles with four Native American Tribes

In 1872 a mob lynched two White Earth Native Americans, who were thought to have killed a Brainerd girl, but were never found guilty. Now almost a century and a half later the City of Brainerd offered their reconciliation of the lynching to four local Native American tribes....
Posted On Jun. 18 2014
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CRCAIH Hosts Health Summit in Bemidji

  The Collaborative Research Center for American Indian Health is building a plan for better health. At a health summit in Bemidji today, researchers and health experts discussed Native American health problems and possible solutions. The CRCAIH summit originally started in...
Posted On Jun. 11 2014
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