Turtle Island

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Snowed In

I am a national award–winning snow sculptor and the captain of Team Kwe, an all-Indigenous competitive snow sculpting team. I

  • 11/29/2022
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2022 Changemaker Missy Whiteman: Indigenous Media Innovator

“This is the way we create now — we come together and use art as ceremony.”

  • 11/29/2022
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New Indigenous-Led Operatic Film Portrays the Life of Zitkála-Šá

It is the first opera to include lyrics in the Dakota language.

  • 10/13/2022
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Stepping Out for BIPOC and LGBTQ+ Candidates

Supporters of women of color and LGBTQ+ legislative candidates came out to celebrate the intersectional movement

  • 10/12/2022
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Why Nature Needs Legal Rights: The Manoomin Case

“There is no accounting for the dead beaver, the dead muskrat, the poison in the water.”

  • 07/28/2022
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Drug Overdose Rates Rising in Minnesota

Drug overdose deaths are rising more rapidly among Black and Indigenous Americans than they are among white people — and Minnesota’s disparities are the worst in the nation.

  • 07/22/2022
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Through the Ojibwe Language, Baabiitaw Boyd Understands Her World and Herself

Talking about the impact of learning Ojibwemowin, the importance of language revitalization and the role of language in grieving, and hopes for an expansive Ojibwemowin curriculum in Minnesota schools.

  • 06/25/2022
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Rep. Heather Keeler on Transparency, Gun Violence, Inclusion

If I can be honest in who I am, and the opportunity that I have in this seat, hopefully there is a little girl out there who can hear or see a message and realize that it is a possibility for them — that they are not too broken to do this work. We all deserve to be in this space and make these changes together.

  • 05/26/2022
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April 2022: In the News

LGBTQ+ rights, conversion therapy ban, MMIR director, documentary about women entrepreneurs

  • 03/28/2022
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Sovereign Science

Instead of relying on governments, Indigenous scientists and allies gather water quality data themselves.

  • 02/28/2022
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Ethnobotany and Grief

Rising temperatures, melting ice caps, and invasive species are not interested in bargaining for our survival.

  • 12/28/2021
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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