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Education Before Extinction

The more you know, the less scary they are.

  • 12/28/2021
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Elder to Ancestor

My internalized oppressions shamed and screamed, “You did not do enough! Do something! Do more!”

  • 11/30/2021
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The Pet Rescue Crisis

“We are seeing mass releases of animals.”

  • 10/27/2021
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Minneapolis Ballot Question 3: Rent Control

The ballot measure also gives City Council “a clear direction that affordability is a big issue to us, that we want to work on it together. This gives them the power and direction to make it a top priority.”

  • 10/25/2021
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Violence Free Minnesota Releases Report on Relationship-based Homicide

According to data collected by the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS), between 2005 and 2019, there were 46,961 individuals who had experienced both homelessness in Minnesota and domestic violence.

  • 10/01/2021
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Working With Men on Prevention

We have to change the thinking that women are less.

  • 09/24/2021
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Planning a Life

You don’t bother to tell her about the pineapples back home and how fruit vendors peel the outer skin with machetes and sell them on wooden skewers, or on hot days, sell juices of freshly pulverized pineapples, complete with foam on top.

  • 08/25/2021
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On Being Timeless

I believe the only way to harness time is by linking ourselves to something eternal.

  • 08/24/2021
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Befriending Pollinators

We are lucky to still have these bees in Minnesota, since they have disappeared from 95 percent of the places they used to live.

  • 05/25/2021
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On Freeing the Deeds

By training I am a historian and an artist. One keeps me grounded. The other makes me curious, and prompts

  • 05/25/2021
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Finding Shelter in Encampment

“‘Here is a tent. Here is an air bed. Here is dinner.’ All things I desperately needed at the time.”

  • 05/25/2021
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Creating a Village

Taking breaths, pushing through mistakes — the process of creating beauty out of mistakes and never throwing anything away was so important. I am quite emotional writing this. I am realizing how therapeutic that process was for me.

  • 05/20/2021