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Red Lake Nation voters return Darrell Seki to chairman's post
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Red Lake Nation voters return Darrell Seki to chairman's post (July 19, 2018)

Darrell Seki, Sr. will be serving a second term as chairman of the Red Lake Nation.

Witness list for hearing on bill to return land to Leech Lake Band
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Witness list for hearing on bill to return land to Leech Lake Band (July 10, 2018)

The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is taking testimony on the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Reservation Restoration Act.

Leech Lake Band gets first hearing on reservation restoration bill
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Leech Lake Band gets first hearing on reservation restoration bill (July 9, 2018)

A bill to return nearly 12,000 acres to the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe is getting its first hearing this week.

Arne Vainio: Don't wait too long to let someone know they are important
Opinion

Arne Vainio: Don't wait too long to let someone know they are important (June 12, 2018)

Words are not always the best way to communicate and when you use them, make sure they matter.

Ojibwe hockey star celebrates team's historic championship victory
National | Sports

Ojibwe hockey star celebrates team's historic championship victory (June 8, 2018)

Ojibwe hockey star T.J. Oshie made history as the Washington Capitals hockey team won its first Stanley Cup in more than two decades.

Grandmother sues after Bureau of Indian Affairs took kids from reservation
Law

Grandmother sues after Bureau of Indian Affairs took kids from reservation (May 30, 2018)

A non-Indian woman is suing the federal government after her grandchildren were taken from her by Bureau of Indian Affairs police officers.

Mark Trahant: Three Native women are running for top office in Minnesota
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Mark Trahant: Three Native women are running for top office in Minnesota (May 24, 2018)

Three Ojibwe women are running for the office of Lt. Governor of Minnesota. Unprecedented?

Tribal items still going up for sale as lawmakers advance STOP Act
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Tribal items still going up for sale as lawmakers advance STOP Act (May 17, 2018)

A bipartisan bill aimed at stopping the trafficking of tribal items is taking a step forward on Capitol Hill amid ongoing concern over the sale of cultural property.

Sacred pipe sold at auction being returned to tribes thanks to anonymous buyer
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Sacred pipe sold at auction being returned to tribes thanks to anonymous buyer (May 9, 2018)

The Prairie Island Indian Community is offering thanks to an anonymous person who purchased a sacred pipe at an auction.

Red Lake Nation enters busy election season with eight seats in play
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Red Lake Nation enters busy election season with eight seats in play (April 12, 2018)

It's election season for the Red Lake Nation, with 39 candidates certified for eight tribal leadership positions.

A record number of Native candidates are running for office in 2018
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A record number of Native candidates are running for office in 2018 (March 19, 2018)

More than 70 Native Americans are running for office across the nation and some are hoping to make history at the ballot boxes this year.

Red Lake Nation calls for removal of oil pipelines from reservation
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Red Lake Nation calls for removal of oil pipelines from reservation (March 16, 2018)

'We just want them to move their lines and clean up the pollution and the damages they've done the past 70 years.'

Mark Trahant: Ready for change? 11 Native candidates are running
National | Politics

Mark Trahant: Ready for change? 11 Native candidates are running (March 15, 2018)

A special election in Pennsylvania is a good sign for Native American #NativeVote18 candidates running for office.

Red Lake Nation land swap is 'never going to happen' under Trump
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Red Lake Nation land swap is 'never going to happen' under Trump (March 5, 2018)

The Red Lake Nation pulled out of a land swap with an energy company amid concerns that the deal would be held up in Washington, D.C.

White Earth Nation plagued by infighting ahead of primary election
Politics

White Earth Nation plagued by infighting ahead of primary election (February 28, 2018)

The White Earth Nation is heading into election season and it's not looking pretty.

Mark Trahant: Native candidates make strides in Minnesota and Idaho
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Mark Trahant: Native candidates make strides in Minnesota and Idaho (February 8, 2018)

Peggy Flanagan of Minnesota and Paulette Jordan of Idaho are on the move as their historic campaigns advance.

Mark Trahant: Native candidate Peggy Flanagan faces critical test in Minnesota
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Mark Trahant: Native candidate Peggy Flanagan faces critical test in Minnesota (February 5, 2018)

The November election seems far off. It’s almost a year away, right?

Lake named for advocate of tribal removal changed to 'Bde Maka Ska'
Environment

Lake named for advocate of tribal removal changed to 'Bde Maka Ska' (January 19, 2018)

The largest lake in Minneapolis, Minnesota, is now being recognized by its original Native name.

Tribes continue battles against drug companies amid a setback in court
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Tribes continue battles against drug companies amid a setback in court (January 17, 2018)

The opioid epidemic has hit Indian Country hard and tribes are looking for ways to hold drug companies accountable by going to court.

Indian lawmaker in Minnesota governor's race discloses 'private' relationship
Politics

Indian lawmaker in Minnesota governor's race discloses 'private' relationship (January 12, 2018)

Rep. Peggy Flanagan (D), a citizen of the White Earth Nation, is coming forward with news about her 'private' life.

Sen. Tina Smith from Minnesota joins Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
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Sen. Tina Smith from Minnesota joins Senate Committee on Indian Affairs (January 10, 2018)

The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is welcoming its newest member, Sen. Tina Smith (D-Minnesota).

Minnesota governor passes over Native lawmaker with appointment to Senate seat
Politics

Minnesota governor passes over Native lawmaker with appointment to Senate seat (December 13, 2017)

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton (D) passed over a historic opportunity to name a Native woman to a Senate seat being vacated by a disgraced lawmaker.

Mark Trahant: Minnesota could make history with first Native woman in Congress
Opinion | Politics

Mark Trahant: Minnesota could make history with first Native woman in Congress (December 11, 2017)

Since 1789 there have been 12,244 people serving in Congress. Never has there been a Native woman.

Lawmakers with connections to Indian Country resign due to sexual harassment
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Lawmakers with connections to Indian Country resign due to sexual harassment (December 8, 2017)

Two lawmakers, one Democrat and one Republican and both with ties to Indian Country, announced their resignations due to sexual harassment allegations.

Mark Trahant: Election night brings good news for Native American candidates
Opinion | Politics

Mark Trahant: Election night brings good news for Native American candidates (November 8, 2017)

Voters from Maine to Washington and all points in between rejected Trumpism and it was a good night for Native candidates too.

American Indian Movement leader Dennis Banks passes away at the age of 80
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American Indian Movement leader Dennis Banks passes away at the age of 80 (October 30, 2017)

Famed American Indian Movement leader Dennis Banks died on October 27,2017, after a brief fight with pneumonia. He was 80.

Arne Vainio: I wanted you to know you are loved and that I am bringing you home
Opinion

Arne Vainio: I wanted you to know you are loved and that I am bringing you home (October 19, 2017)

I’ve been flying to Los Angeles every few months for years to visit the last of my father’s family.

Non-Indian parents file lawsuit to halt transfer of child custody cases to tribes
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Non-Indian parents file lawsuit to halt transfer of child custody cases to tribes (October 11, 2017)

Two non-Indian parents filed a lawsuit in federal court to stop the state of Minnesota from transferring Indian child custody cases to tribes.

Jacqueline Keeler: 'Black Snake' film explores fight over pipeline in Minnesota
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Jacqueline Keeler: 'Black Snake' film explores fight over pipeline in Minnesota (October 10, 2017)

Last year’s water protectors garnered worldwide attention, but several pipeline fights—such as the Enbridge Sandpiper pipeline victory—got little public notice.

Mark Trahant: Native lawmaker Peggy Flanagan joins ticket for top office in Minnesota
Opinion | Politics

Mark Trahant: Native lawmaker Peggy Flanagan joins ticket for top office in Minnesota (October 9, 2017)

This country has never elected a Native American woman to lead a state, or even as a lieutenant governor.

Mary Annette Pember: New mural is a symbol of Native resilience in Minnesota
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Mary Annette Pember: New mural is a symbol of Native resilience in Minnesota (September 25, 2017)

The American Indian Community Housing Organization and Honor the Earth unveiled a mural that demonstrates the resilience of Native women, Mary Annette Pember reports.

Grand Portage Band celebrates trust status for 145-acre island at Lake Superior
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Grand Portage Band celebrates trust status for 145-acre island at Lake Superior (September 21, 2017)

The Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa is celebrating a historic achievement by reclaiming its ancestral lands in Minnesota.

Controversy lingers over 'Scaffold' sculpture depicting hangings of Dakota men
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Controversy lingers over 'Scaffold' sculpture depicting hangings of Dakota men (September 14, 2017)

A museum in Minnesota continues to face questions in connection with a controversial sculpture that depicted the execution of 38 Dakota men in 1862.

Two charged in connection with kidnapping and murder of Spirit Lake Nation woman
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Two charged in connection with kidnapping and murder of Spirit Lake Nation woman (August 28, 2017)

A North Dakota couple is facing kidnapping and murder charges in connection with the disappearance and death of a young woman from the Spirit Lake Nation.

White Earth Nation looks to diversify economy with first hemp crop on reservation
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White Earth Nation looks to diversify economy with first hemp crop on reservation (August 9, 2017)

The White Earth Nation is looking to diversify its economy by growing hemp.

Indian Lawmakers: Enbridge pipeline threatens Ojibwe way of life in Minnesota
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Indian Lawmakers: Enbridge pipeline threatens Ojibwe way of life in Minnesota (August 2, 2017)

Enbridge's Line 3 proposal shows willful ignorance of Ojibwe history and rights, four Indian lawmakers in Minnesota write on Indian Country Media Network.

Tribes team up to address northern border issues at conference in August
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Tribes team up to address northern border issues at conference in August (July 26, 2017)

Two tribes whose territories span the United States border with Canada have joined forces for a unique summit.

Red Lake Nation in mourning after Secretary Don Cook passes away
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Red Lake Nation in mourning after Secretary Don Cook passes away (May 3, 2017)

Flags on the reservation in Minnesota are flags at half-staff following the death of Don Cook at the age of 74.

Arne Vainio: We lost a fluent Ojibwe speaker in Larry Smallwood
Education | Opinion

Arne Vainio: We lost a fluent Ojibwe speaker in Larry Smallwood (April 28, 2017)

When we lose an elder, we lose a library.

Foreign billionaire behind mine opposed by tribes rents mansion to Trump couple
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Foreign billionaire behind mine opposed by tribes rents mansion to Trump couple (April 18, 2017)

Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner, work for President Donald Trump and are in position to influence the administration's position on a mine project in Minnesota.

Tribes secure over $9M in grants to improve transportation safety
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Tribes secure over $9M in grants to improve transportation safety (April 10, 2017)

Some 74 tribes in 20 states will use for the funds for a variety of road, bridge, pedestrian and safety projects.

Red Lake Nation citizen loses attempt to diminish reservation border
Law

Red Lake Nation citizen loses attempt to diminish reservation border (April 4, 2017)

A unanimous decision from a federal appeals court confirms that Congress did not reduce the boundaries of the reservation.

Mark Trahant: Native women represent in public office across nation
Opinion | Politics

Mark Trahant: Native women represent in public office across nation (April 3, 2017)

A little more than 40 percent of all American Indian and Alaska Native legislators are female.

Mark Trahant: Another Native woman aims to make history at polls
Opinion | Politics

Mark Trahant: Another Native woman aims to make history at polls (February 14, 2017)

Timing is everything in politics — so Minnesota Rep. Peggy Flanagan (D) is wasting no time in her bid for Congress.

Winona LaDuke: Tribes emboldened by resistance at Standing Rock
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Winona LaDuke: Tribes emboldened by resistance at Standing Rock (February 1, 2017)

The surge of formal opposition to tar sands and fracked oil pipelines shows how Standing Rock resistance has emboldened Great Lakes tribes.

Mark Trahant: A new door opens for a Native woman in Congress
Opinion | Politics

Mark Trahant: A new door opens for a Native woman in Congress (December 13, 2016)

In politics timing is everything. Sometimes the stars do align.

Mark Trahant: Indian candidates find successes at the state level
Opinion | Politics

Mark Trahant: Indian candidates find successes at the state level (November 15, 2016)

Let’s examine 2016 and what worked, what needed work, and what must be rethought.

Mark Trahant: It wasn't a complete disaster for Native candidates
Opinion | Politics

Mark Trahant: It wasn't a complete disaster for Native candidates (November 9, 2016)

Indian Country lost some races with really talented people. But elections are not forever.

Supreme Court turns down petition in Mdewakanton land dispute
Law

Supreme Court turns down petition in Mdewakanton land dispute (November 7, 2016)

It looks like it's the end of the road for a group of Mdewakanton descendants who have been seeking rights to the land promised to their ancestors.

The Sioux Chef is on track to open indigenous restaurant in Minnesota in 2017
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The Sioux Chef is on track to open indigenous restaurant in Minnesota in 2017 (October 27, 2016)

Sean Sherman raised nearly $149,000 -- the most ever for a restaurant campaign on Kickstarter.

Mark Trahant: Native candidates for Congress in final stretch
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Mark Trahant: Native candidates for Congress in final stretch (October 26, 2016)

Thirteen days and counting. And the election issue once again is the Affordable Care Act.

Arne Vainio: Honoring unsung heroes in our throwaway society
Health | Opinion

Arne Vainio: Honoring unsung heroes in our throwaway society (October 18, 2016)

The longer I’m in the doctor business, the more I realize true healing is love and forgiveness and redemption and hope.

Mike Myers: Leech Lake Band takes lead in solar development
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Mike Myers: Leech Lake Band takes lead in solar development (October 17, 2016)

'As privately held Indigenous nation chartered companies we sit in a unique position.'

Fond du Lac Band reports success with land-buy back program
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Fond du Lac Band reports success with land-buy back program (September 9, 2016)

The Minnesota tribe so far has been able to consolidate about 42 percent of the fractionated land base.

Arne Vainio receives 'Unsung Hero' award for efforts in Minnesota
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Arne Vainio receives 'Unsung Hero' award for efforts in Minnesota (September 6, 2016)

Arne Vainio is a physician and member of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe.

Tribal activists cheer demise of controversial pipeline in Minnesota
Environment | National

Tribal activists cheer demise of controversial pipeline in Minnesota (September 2, 2016)

The Canadian company behind Sandpiper is also an investor in the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Mdewakanton descendants want Supreme Court to hear land case
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Mdewakanton descendants want Supreme Court to hear land case (September 1, 2016)

In 1863, Congress promised 12 square miles in present-day Minnesota to the loyal Mdewakanton but the land was never set aside for the people.

Keweenaw Bay Indian Community mourns loss of two firefighters
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Keweenaw Bay Indian Community mourns loss of two firefighters (August 31, 2016)

James Shelifoe, 23, and Alan Swartz, 25, were killed in an accident while their crew was on its way to fight a fire.

Leech Lake Band celebrates groundbreaking for new high school
Education | National

Leech Lake Band celebrates groundbreaking for new high school (August 26, 2016)

The replacement Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig High School should be ready in time for the fall 2017 school year.

Indian children over-represented in foster care system in Minnesota
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Indian children over-represented in foster care system in Minnesota (August 22, 2016)

Indian children are 2 percent of the state's child population and 24 percent of the foster care population.