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Maggie Thompson’s Sharing Honors and Burdens Installation Celebrates the Lives We Lead After Grief

"Beadwork gets you into this really mellow state, and it’s easier to share."

A Conversation With Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan: What We Can Celebrate Around the State

Many of us have been working on these issues for two decades, and we are now seeing the fruit of that organizing.

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Converging Consciousness: A Plant & Human Co-creation

"To take the time for a visit — I think it means a lot to the plant."

How Cherilyn Spears Moved Red Lake Nation to Food Sovereignty

Cherilyn Spears grew up at the Red Lake Nation in north…

AICHO: Creating Home in Our Homelands

When we strengthen ourselves collectively, we double the impact of individual lives. 

SERIES: Why Miranda Pacheco Is Running for Duluth City Council

“I went to a few Duluth city council meetings. I looked at all the city council members — they all bring something to the table, absolutely — but it didn’t represent all of Duluth. One of my motivations for running was: representation.”
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Restoring (Some of) Turtle Island

According to the TRUTH Project research, the U.S. government paid the Dakota two cents per acre in 1851. Circle News reported the land was then sold for 251 times that amount.

The Magical Root

That’s what it used to be like in our very tiny, rural Minnesota town where everyone knew each other, they knew what you liked to drink, and they most likely knew a lot of your secrets too.

Developing the Ethnic Studies Curriculum

Studies show that when students participate in ethnic studies, they are more engaged when their curriculum reflects diverse — not monolithic — backgrounds.

Healing With the Land

Gabby Menomin is part of a team working to resurrect an underground creek in Saint Paul for the well-being of the community and the land.

Walking for the Water

GitchiGami is the largest freshwater lake in the world. It is worth a walk around its 2,726–mile shoreline to speak to the water spirits.

When Cultures Combine: The LinkingLeaders Partnership

“As the demographics of our communities change, and as we develop this multiracial identity, and our communities are merging, it’s important to have a broader understanding of our shared history — even though we’re still quite segregated in Minnesota."

A Circle by the River

Line Break Media and 100PercentMN, a coalition of organizations…

Protecting Minnesota Families at the Legislative Level

"Please use this as an example of what happens when we see the pain in our communities and we support them — they show up in really powerful ways.”