A group of Ojibwe Native Americans has put the Dayton administration on notice that it plans to harvest wild rice without state licenses later this month to try to assert rights they believe they hold under an 1855 treaty. They plan to gather wild rice on Hole-in-the-Day Lake in Nisswa on Aug. 27 and are urging conservation officers not to issue citations or seize their wild rice or harvesting equipment.
With the Minnesota state fish in crisis, a Native American tribe Friday said it would not net walleye on Lake Mille Lacs next year.
Minnesota State University, Mankato will offer Dakota language and culture courses beginning this fall. University president Richard Davenport says the courses will help preserve the culture and heritage of the Dakota people in the region and state.
With just a month to go until the statewide fishing opener, anglers who fish lake Mille Lacs received more disappointing news. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources released the 2015 fishing regulations for Mille Lacs, which cuts the bag limit on walleye in half.
A Minnesota House committee is considering a bill that would prevent the state from enforcing water quality standards designed to protect wild rice for at least two years.
Tribal and county government officials have agreed on how to handle an autopsy on an Ojibwe woman whose family objects on religious grounds.
Defending champion Nathan Schroeder has won the 30th running of the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon.
A wrinkle in the federal Affordable Care Act that could affect tens of thousands of people who consider themselves Native Americans nationwide isn’t expected to hit many in Minnesota.
The Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe plans to buy two hotels in St. Paul.
A group of young adults from Minnesota with a keen understanding of the pain felt in Newtown, Conn., are traveling to the East Coast to let those affected by the elementary school massacre know that they are not alone.
November’s Native American History Month, and it’s coinciding with the sesquicentennial of U.S.-Dakota War of 1862, giving all the more reason to learn more about the event and the people involved.
Minnesota’s first regulated wolf hunting season will start Saturday amid controversy.
In most school districts, children start school at age 5 when they go to kindergarten.
This is the land of 10,000 lakes, or to be more specific, 11,842 lakes. And most of us don’t know how any of them got named.
Ojibwe is a language that’s slowly disappearing.
Research begins this spring into the effects of sulfates in water on Minnesota’s wild rice stands.
The University of Minnesota’s Department of American Indian Studies is launching a new online Ojibwe People’s Dictionary.
A new tool to preserve the culture of the Ojibwe people is now online.
The Fond du Lac Band of the Lake Superior Chippewa has purchased a sacred Ojibwe island on the St. Louis River.
Ojibwe band members went fishing before last year’s opener to force a treaty dispute into court, but the state still hasn’t brought charges, and the issue is ongoing as the 2011 opener approaches.
Members of the Ojibwe tribe — mostly from Minnesota — are walking from the Mississippi Gulf Coast to Lake Superior to focus attention on how pollution is affecting the world’s water supplies.
Wild rice is sacred to the Ojibwe of Minnesota, but that may not be enough to protect it from the promise of jobs that a new copper-nickel mining industry would bring to the state.
For almost 22 years, Ojibwe writer Jim Northrup has entertained and chastened readers of his syndicated Fond Du Lacs Follies newspaper column. Now, a new collection of the Follies is about to hit the bookstores.