In Focus: Red Lake Artist Shares Native Culture On A Canvas

Red Lake native Brian Dow has been an artist his whole life, but it is not until almost three years ago when he found his true passion Рsketching Native American portraits on a canvas. Watch the story to learn more. 

Indigenous Peoples’ Day: Panelists Say More Work Needs To Be Done

A week after Bemidji recognized Indigenous Peoples’/Treaty Day, community leaders expressed mixed reactions to the proclamation in a panel discussion. Many say they are thrilled with progress, but there isn’t enough acknowledgement of their history, creating a ripple...

Red Lake Sobriety Run To Return

The Red Lake Band of Chippewa will host an annual sobriety run at the beginning of August. This event is all about spreading the message of recovery and healthy lifestyles. It is a collaborative effort between the Red Lake, Leech Lake, White Earth and Fond du Lac tribes. After an...

Red Lake Food Initiative Keeps Growing

Red Lake reservation members are trying to grow a better future for locals. The Red Lake Local Food Initiative has been in the works for the last year. The group has gone to seminars and training sessions to better prepare themselves for growing a large garden of vegetables,...

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...

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.

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