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Nancy Marie Beaulieu: Protector of Treaties

She stated that the executive leaders violated the tribe’s constitution, which holds that leaders will conserve and preserve the tribe’s resources for the well-being of its people.

  • 11/30/2021
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Turtle Island Stories: The Sustainable Agriculture Movement

By doing this work, Harvest Nation assumes a receiving role within the large movement known as Rematriation, the returning of seeds to their mother land to be reunited with the earth and its people.

  • 11/21/2021
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Dani Pieratos, Harvest Nation

Our aeroponic farming system is designed to grow food in 90 percent less space than regular soil farming, with 90 percent less water and nutrients.

  • 10/27/2021
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The Stone Tomahawk

Excerpted from “The Stone Tomahawk” in Linda LeGarde Grover, “Gichigami Hearts: Stories and Histories from Misaabekong” from the University of Minnesota Press, October 2021.

  • 10/27/2021
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Writing for Generations

Twenty years ago, the main characters — Ojibwe cousins Sher and Kris — emerged during a short writing exercise. It

  • 09/20/2021
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Minnesota Focuses on Seeing Trauma

“It is a way of being. It is not really a program. We are integrating skill sets on how to interact with each other.”

  • 09/20/2021
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Legislative Update: MMIR Office Established

As loyal Minnesota Women’s Press readers are aware, we have been actively covering the stories of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Relatives (MMIR). We included our first Transforming Justice alert in June encouraging readers to engage with the issue of legislative budget for an MMIR office to be established.

  • 07/09/2021
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Will Minnesota Measure Racism?

The value of comprehensive data collection

  • 06/08/2021
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Revitalization, With Language and Childcare

Lead for Minnesota is a program that recruits, trains, and places recent college graduates around the state into two-year paid fellowships in or near their home community. There are currently 24 fellows in the 2020 class placed around Minnesota. Here are two of them.

  • 05/25/2021
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Making Mischief

“Being able to ride the bus and see graffiti I knew was done by my friends that acknowledged our existence — this reminder to everyone that these buildings we are writing on are built on our land due to decades of genocide and forced attempts at assimilation — that was healing and empowering.”

  • 04/23/2021
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The Partnership of Migizi & Du Nord

“We are all related, and that is how we will rebuild.”

  • 04/22/2021
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Sheila Lamb: The View From Cloquet

I did not feel vindicated that my testimony was proven correct but a deep sadness that what was foretold has come to be.

  • 03/25/2021