Camp Teaches Kids Ojibwe History

A day camp is using crafts, natural surroundings and storytelling to help connect the younger Red Lake generation to its rich Ojibwe history. It’s a program that has now been running for four years. Learn more about the story here.

Chief Bemidji Statue Unveiled

Years of planning went into the creation of a statue and plaques honoring Shaynowishkung, or “the one who rattles”. Chief Bemidji lived in a time of hardship, and both natives and non-natives are healing to this day. The unveiling brought communities together in the...

Native American Outreach

A community outreach event that featured food, singing and storytelling took place in Bena on Thursday. Find out more about this elder gathering here.

Prominent Native American Chef Visits Local School

Like most chefs, Sean Sherman pretty much lives in the kitchen. But the man who calls himself the “Sioux Chef” because of his heritage is attempting to identify and create meals his ancestor’s ate before settlers arrived. He visited with students at Walker-Hackensack-Akeley High...

31st Mille Lacs State of the Band

That was the Mille Lac Band Chief Executive Melanie Benjamin today during the 31st annual State of the Band address. Chief Benjamin says her band had a very strong 2014 expanding the tribe’s financial and educational impacts beyond the borders of Minnesota. Among those impacts...

Sec. of the Interior Examines Poor Conditions at School in Bena

Across the country, federal officials are touring schools that are funded by the Bureau of Indian Education. The tour is part of an effort to redesign the BIE as it failed to keep pace with the deterioration of school facilities. Secretary Sally Jewell of the Department of the...

Brainerd reconciles with four Native American Tribes

In 1872 a mob lynched two White Earth Native Americans, who were thought to have killed a Brainerd girl, but were never found guilty. Now almost a century and a half later the City of Brainerd offered their reconciliation of the lynching to four local Native American tribes....

CRCAIH Hosts Health Summit in Bemidji

  The Collaborative Research Center for American Indian Health is building a plan for better health. At a health summit in Bemidji today, researchers and health experts discussed Native American health problems and possible solutions. The CRCAIH summit originally started in...
Posted On 11 Jun 2014
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Mille Lacs Band Host Powwow Honoring Veterans

The heart of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Native Americans sang tribute to the veterans today during their 19th annual Memorial Day Powwow. They says it’s their way of saying thank you. Allen Weyaus, Mille Lacs Post 53 post commander, says, “Our warriors and our veterans are the...

Common Ground 521 – Mississippi Water Walkers, Sharon Day

Common Ground talks to Water Walker Sharon Day about her walk down the length of the Mississippi. Day is an Anishinaabe grandmother whose Ojibwe name means Singing Wolf.  She brought pure water from the headwaters to the Gulf of Mexico to raise awareness about pollution....
Posted On 17 Apr 2014
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