Golden Apple: Niigaane Immersion School

It’s been decades since anyone has heard Anishinaabe children regularly speaking their native language, but that’s happening every day at the Niigaane Immersion School. At Niigaane, students learn the usual school subjects, but are entirely immersed in the Ojibwe...

Leech Lake 2014 State of the Band Address

Thursday was a day of celebration for the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe. Tribal Chairwoman Carri Jones delivered her second state of the band address to a crowd of hundreds. State lawmakers and other community leaders watched as Chairwoman Jones highlighted the band’s social...

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....

Golden Apple: Red Lake Hosts Annual Youth Conference

  The Red Lake Band of Chippewa is inspiring high school students to get prepared for the future by saying no to drugs and alcohol. Since 2009, the Red Lake Youth conference has aimed to empower youth by addressing issues facing the community. Chairman Floyd...

State Seizes Tribally Stamped Cigarettes

  The Minnesota Department of Revenue is trying to snuff out the sale of cigarettes unstamped by the state. After a shipment of tribally stamped cigarettes was seized by Minnesota Department of Revenue agents earlier this month, the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe is now...

In-Focus: Ojibwe Cartoonist Combines Comics and Culture

  Michael Lyons has been drawing since he can remember. Growing up, he fell in love with comics after watching a Mr. Roger’s episode. He started his own comic strip in college and was later published in several newspapers. But for Lyons, comics aren’t just about...

Immersion Schools Focus of Ojibwe Language Summit

  Immersion Schools were the main focus of the 2013 Red Lake Ojibwe Language Summit Monday and Tuesday. The two-day event is held annually to discuss and trade ideas on preserving and revitalizing Native language and culture. Immersion schools teach students the language by...

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