Minneapolis art gallery director talks about Ojibwe painter’s importance

By Taylar Dawn Stagner @taylarsiisiiko & Benjamin C Yazza @benjamincyazza Ojibwe expressionist artist George Morrison is being celebrated at two separate art galleries in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Morrison grew up on the Grand Portage reservation in northern Minnesota. Todd Bockley of Bockley Gallery, Angela Two Stars (Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate) of All My Relations and Two Rivers Gallery … More Minneapolis art gallery director talks about Ojibwe painter’s importance

The past, present and future of Indigenous journalism

By Taylor Notah PRIOR LAKE, Minn. – At the 2019 National Native Media Conference luncheon and business meeting Monday afternoon, Tim Giago (Oglala Lakota) recounted on the beginnings of the Native American Journalists Association and shared the important roles that today’s storytellers have in keeping the legacy of Indigenous journalism ongoing. “That’s how we got … More The past, present and future of Indigenous journalism

Workshop offers participants a look at foraging in Minnesota

By Benjamin C Yazza The Native American Nutrition Conference (NANC) kicked off with a Sunday morning workshop on foraging of Indigenous foods. Participants were re-introduced to the food and plants locally available in Minnesota with an Indigenous focus. Learning about plants Ojibwe names as well as medical and culinary uses to the Indigenous people of … More Workshop offers participants a look at foraging in Minnesota

The Franklin Avenue movement: Road to revival

By Miranda Stiles & Jaida Grey Eagle Franklin Avenue, a street located at the edge of Minneapolis, is a hub for Native American culture. This street is home to multiple Indigenous tribes. Some would say that this street is now unrecognizable compared to what it used to look like. Tom LaBlanc, a member of the Sisseton … More The Franklin Avenue movement: Road to revival