Indigenous

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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

  • 09/24/2021
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Gender-based Violence Resources

Resources recommended by our writers for assistance, action, and learning.

  • 09/23/2021
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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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Circle of Grandmothers

An image is never just an image, it means so many things all at the same time.

  • 06/26/2021
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Juneteenth Messages

Two compelling Juneteenth messages

  • 06/25/2021
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The Wisdom of Nature

In her poignant memoir “Watershed”, Ranea Lenor Hanson points out that Minnesota is an apex whose rivers flow north to Hudson Bay, east through the Great Lakes, and south to the Gulf of Mexico. I rather enjoy the concept of our state being central to three directions. For me, it is a reminder that wherever you are in our state, there are three places you can flow.

  • 06/25/2021
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Storying the Mississippi

Introduction written by Kristy Ornelas For the majority of my life, the faces I saw recreating and educating on the

  • 06/25/2021
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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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Ecolution: The Rights of Nature

As a speaker of Ojibwemowin (the Ojibwe language) explains in the upcoming June issue of Minnesota Women’s Press, “the nuances

  • 05/05/2021
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Conversation: MMIR Crisis

Talking with four women on background to action steps about the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Relatives crisis in Minnesota

  • 04/23/2021
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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

University-Tribal Partnerships to Support Sovereignty and Environmental Justice

Learn about the intersection of environmental justice, tribal sovereignty, and academic research at this virtual discussion hosted by the Bell

  • 04/14/2021