Henry Sibley High School In Mendota Heights Changes Name To 'Two Rivers High School'The school’s original name was a tribute to Minnesota's first governor, whom community members say shouldn’t be honored due to his treatment of the Dakota people in the 19th century, especially during his involvement in the U.S. Dakota War of 1862.
Task Force Report: Native American Women, Girls Suffer More ViolenceNative American women and girls are far more likely than other Minnesota residents to be victims of homicide, go missing or experience others forms of violence, according to a task force established last year to address the crisis.
COVID Hospitalization Rate For Indigenous Minnesotans 6 Times Higher Than White Residents“The hardest was when the doctor came out and called me and told me ... ‘Larry just wanted me to come out and tell you how much he loved you.’” Joan Johnson said. “That was hard. I don’t want somebody else to tell me that.”
Trump Inks Law Addressing Missing, Murdered Native AmericansPresident Donald Trump on Saturday signed a bill named for a Fargo murder victim to address cases of missing and murdered Native Americans.
Homeless Advocates Blame Minneapolis' Continued Lack Of Affordable Housing For 'Wall of Forgotten Natives' ResurgenceA stretch of land in Minneapolis that once housed hundreds of people experiencing homelessness has again turned into an encampment.
'This Is Just The First Step Of Many': State Leaders React To NFL’s Washington Name & Logo ChangeFor years Native American's have taken to Twin Cities’ streets demanding for change. It came on Monday as the NFL's Washington franchise announced its 87-year-old team name is no more.
Coronavirus In Minnesota: Mpls. Chef Brian Yazzie Serving Indigenous Foods To Native Elders During PandemicCommunity leaders says the COVID-19 pandemic is magnifying existing health disparities in the native population. One group is using food to address that, nourishing bodies and souls.
Coronavirus Updates: Native Americans Put Digital Spin On Traditions Amid PandemicNative Americans across the U.S., including Minnesota, are organizing online and social-distancing powwows and posting videos of dances as a way to offer hope and spiritual support during the coronavirus pandemic.
The Dakota 38: Mankato Marks 157th Anniversary Of Largest Mass Execution In US HistoryThis still stands as the largest mass execution in U.S. history.
Native American Activists Gathered Again At The Wall Of The ForgottenFor the second night in a row, Native American activists are gathered at the Wall of the Forgotten Natives.
Native American Activists Reoccupied Site Of Former Homeless EncampmentNative American activists are taking a stand against the city of Minneapolis by reoccupying the area that once served as a homeless encampment.
The Startling Scale Of Dysfunction At Minnesota’s Department Of Human ServicesMinnesota's Department of Human Services admits it make a mistake when it overpaid Native American tribes by $29 million for opioid treatment programs over the last several years -- but state lawmakers say that's just one part of a disturbing pattern at the troubled agency.
'There Is No Honor In Racism': Hundreds Attend #NotYourMascot Rally Protesting Washington D.C.'s NFL Team Name, MascotA coalition of tribal governments, Native American activists and supporters of the native community plan to rally Thursday afternoon to urge the Washington Redskins to drop their team name and mascot.
'It Is Completely Outrageous': Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan Says Redskins Team Name Is Racist"The term comes from the scalps ... where people were essentially paid a bounty in cash for the scalps of Native American men, women and children," Flanagan said.
'We're Not Invisible': Minnesota Among Handful Of States Honoring Indigenous Peoples' Day, Not Columbus DayFrom Minnesota to Vermont, at least five states and Washington, D.C., have done away with Columbus Day celebrations in deference to Native Americans, though the federal Columbus Day remains in place.