The fight for visibility on Franklin Avenue

By Taylor Notah & Arielle Farve MINNEAPOLIS – For Minneapolis local Elizabeth Day, a citizen of the Leech Lake Band Nation, Franklin Avenue is home. “I grew up in the Twin City-area, so I consider myself as being urban Indian,” Day said. “Franklin Avenue is friendly. It’s family. It draws people here.” Day works as … More The fight for visibility on Franklin Avenue

2019 National Native Media Conference

MINNEAPOLIS – The Native American Journalists Association, NAJA, is hosting its 2019 National Native Media Conference at the Mystic Lake Casino Hotel and Conference Center in Prior Lake, Minnesota.  The conference is joined by the Fourth Annual Conference on Native American Nutrition. The National Native Media Conference is the largest Native American Media Conference in … More 2019 National Native Media Conference

Gallery: Mobile videography lessons at National Native Media Conference

Frank Blanquet (Mayan) and Darren Brown (Cochiti Pueblo) share best practices of video and audio recording with smartphones or other mobile devices with attendees during a Tuesday morning workshop at the National Native Media Conference in Prior Lake, Minnesota. In their workshop, they also share how to use low-cost options for shooting, editing and producing … More Gallery: Mobile videography lessons at National Native Media Conference

George Morrison remembered in two art gallery exhibitions

By Taylar Dawn Stagner @taylarsiisiiko& Benjamin C Yazza @benjamincyazza Photograph of George Morrison hanging inside All My Relations Gallery in Minneapolis, MN. (Photo by Benjamin C Yazza) (Sound file by Taylar Dawn Stagnar) Two art galleries in Minneapolis, Minnesota, curated separate exhibitions celebrating the 100th birthday of Ojibwe artist George Morrison. He was an abstract … More George Morrison remembered in two art gallery exhibitions

Franklin Avenue street art provides a sense of pride for local Indigenous community

By Jarrette Werk Photos by Makayla Sloan & Taylor Notah Minneapolis – Once a street scattered with bars and crime, Franklin Avenue is now a cultural corridor rich with Indigenous art. The American Indian Movement was born here, and helped to revitalize it within the last few decades. One can find art everywhere you look … More Franklin Avenue street art provides a sense of pride for local Indigenous community

National Museum of the American Indian Celebrates the Life and Works of Native American Activist Suzan Shown Harjo

Influential policy advocate, writer, curator and 2014 recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom Suzan Shown Harjo (Cheyenne & Hodulgee Muscogee) will be recognized for a lifetime of achievement at the symposium “A Promise Kept: The Inspiring Life and Works of Suzan Shown Harjo,” Friday, Sept. 20, from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. A founding … More National Museum of the American Indian Celebrates the Life and Works of Native American Activist Suzan Shown Harjo