If you're a member of the Red Lake Indian Reservation in northwestern Minnesota, voting early in an election isn't easy. The closest voting booth is 35 miles away, in Bemidji. You've got to have a car, which can be scarce. You've got to drive those miles, park, head back. Costs can add up quick, jus ... More >>
Descendants of Dakota Indians are suing southern Minnesota property owners to set up a new reservation on land that was once promised by the federal government. A class-action lawsuit filed Tuesday seeks to evict the current inhabitants of 12 square miles northwest of New Ulm and asks for monetary d ... More >>
Rep. Betty McCollum is co-chair of the Congressional Native American Caucus, and in that role, she's led the push to get Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder to change the team's name, which she characterizes as a "derogatory slur akin to the 'N-word' among African Americans or the 'W-word' among ... More >>
One day after the media reported on a Duluth tourism store along Canal Park selling shirts offensive to some American Indians in the community, the store owner publicly apologized to all American Indians for selling the merchandise in his store.
One Duluth tourist store apparently thought visitors would love to take home a souvenir t-shirt making fun of drunk American Indians they saw on their trip.
Did this more than eight-month battle just end with an oath and signature? It sure did.
Another accusation of police misconduct reopens the old rift between cops and residents at south Minneapolis's Little Earth housing complex
Earlier this week, the Strib published a list of the ten organizations that spent the most money lobbying the legislature between June 2004 and May 2005. Given Governor Pawlenty's hard push for casino expansion, it was no shock to learn that four of those ten organizations represented gaming interes ... More >>
There is a curious statistic embedded in the text of a story in today's New York Times about the rising popularity of redneck comedians in "blue" states. Minneapolis-St. Paul, it turns out, leads the nation in sales of the new CD by Larry the Cable Guy. I haven't caught Larry's act. But after ... More >>
The Real Red Lake
Shootings at Red LakeThe Associated Press reports that tribal police have set up road blocks on the Red Lake Indian Reservation, where as many as 18 people are said to have been shot this afternoon. But in what will go down as the worst school shooting in Minnesota history (early indication: eight d ... More >>
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On the western prairie, tribal leaders have a message for governor Pawlenty: Back off
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Red Lake tribal leaders fight drugs with banishment
Only Our Grandchildren Will Know.
For 13 years publisher Bill Lawrence has specialized in tales of graft and greed on the rez. He knows it's a dirty job, but no one else is doing it.
No one's giving much thought to Ralph Nader's running mate. But it has never been a good idea to underestimate Winona LaDuke.
The University of Minnesota's genetic research on wild rice goes against the grain
Bob Brown always knew he was Indian. Now he wants the government to recognize his tribe.
Did the feds turn a blind eye to the Shakopee tribal enrollment fight? Finally, Congress decides to take a look.
For years it has been whispered that the 1976 slaying of American Indian Movement activist Anna Mae Aquash was an inside job. Now a new rash of accusations aims squarely at local heroes Clyde and Vernon Bellecourt.
On the Shakopee Mdewakanton reservation, dissidents want to know: Who is an Indian?
After 27 years, the City of Minneapolis still can't figure out which of its firefighters are Native American
Over the last 40 years, the Red Lake Warriors have known high hopes, humiliation, and off-court tragedy. Now they're getting ready to make history.
Videos take on social issues
Minneapolis's troubled Fire Department gets a new boss with some old baggage
Wok on the mild side: Lotis Key and Soon-Tek Oh star in Theater Mu's tepid take on the American Dream
Citing growing health problems, Dakota residents at Prairie Island ask the Legislature for help in relocating away from the nuclear waste on their reservation.
After a century of hoarding American Indian remains, scientists are being forced to return their specimens. But the bodies may not go back into the ground without a fight.
How casino millions changed life on the Mdewakanton Dakota reservation in Shakopee.