BY Brad Sigal | Minneapolis, MN | 4/25/14
With Native American activists and other supporters of social justice packing City Hall, the Minneapolis City Council voted unanimously on Friday, April 25 to change Columbus Day to Indigenous People’s Day.
BY Chris Getowicz | Minneapolis, MN | 11/08/13
Over 800 people gathered here, Nov. 7, to demand the Washington Redskins change their racist name.
BY Linden Gawboy | Minneapolis, MN | 9/04/13
On Oct. 2 through Oct. 4, the U.S. government will be put on trial for “malfeasance in Indian Country,” according to a statement released at a press conference Sept. 4.
BY staff | Hayward, WI | 8/09/13
A group of protesters are facing arrest in northern Wisconsin. Members of Lac Courte Oreilles (LCO) Band of Ojibwe and others have been hosting a traditional harvest camp for nearly two months near a proposed mine site in Iron and Ashland counties.
BY Linden Gawboy | Minneapolis, MN | 3/21/13
After a spirited protest downtown, Indigenous rights leaders, including Nina Wilson, a founder of Idle No More, gathered here at the American Indian Center on Franklin Avenue, March 21, for a wrap-up of the day’s activities and to prepare for the next event.
BY staff | Minneapolis, MN | 10/27/11
About 150 people joined the American Indian Movement, the Indigenous Environmental Network and OccupyMN for a rally and march to stop the Keystone XL Pipeline, Oct. 27.
BY staff | Minneapolis, MN | 10/11/11
Clyde Bellecourt of the American Indian Movement (AIM) organized a rich and moving Indigenous People’s day ceremony of speakers, dancing and drumming for OccupyMN at the People’s Plaza, Oct 10.
BY Brad Sigal | Winona, MN | 1/08/11
On Jan. 3, an FBI agent contacted Waziyatawin, a well-known Dakota activist and scholar. The agent from the FBI’s Mankato, Minnesota office wanted to question her about her beliefs and about the content of a speech she gave in Winona on Nov. 8, 2010. Waziyatawin said she declined to talk with the FBI agent about the presentation or her viewpoints and instead referred him to her attorney.
BY staff | Los Angeles, CA | 9/12/10
LA's Central American Community responds to police killing of a Guatemalan day-laborer, demanding justice.
BY Laura Furtman | Eagle Rock | 6/05/10
I spent most of the month of May at Eagle Rock in the Yellow Dog Plains of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Yes, I am one of the people who was camped there in an effort to save Eagle Rock, a sacred site to the Native American community, from the grip of Kennecott Minerals Compan