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Raise Your Voice Indigenous Day Dialectics (Negation of the Negation)

Raise Your Voice Indigenous Day Dialectics (Negation of the Negation)

By PETER MOLENAAR From Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States: “Columbus tried again for gold, but this time he and his men didn’t go looking for it. They ordered all Taíno* people 14 and older to deliver a certain amount of gold dust every three months. If they didn’t, their hands would be cut off…. In 1500, [...]

Cartoon November 2019

Cartoon November 2019

Cartoon October 2019

Cartoon October 2019

cartoon DavesDumpster 10-2019

Letter to the community: Corrected Minneapolis water facts

To all this Concerns:  I commend the STEP-UP interns who worked with the Backyard Community Health Hub this past summer and for your in-depth study of water this summer! (Water is life: Drink and live, Sept 2019 issue) I believe that Water is the foundation of all wellbeing, so I am very grateful that you brought forward many ways of Water’s [...]

The Rand Report: Why were homeless misplaced during Glow?

The Rand Report: Why were homeless misplaced during Glow?

By Rand Retterath Rand Retterrath On July 27, 2019 large portions of the Midtown Greenway were cleared for an event.  Care to know what it was? It was the Midtown Greenway Coalition Greenway Glow 2019. Through registration, ticket and alcohol sales, pledges and more they raised nearly $23,000. They say it is for the “Greenway.” [...]

Raise Your Voice: Changing horizons

Raise Your Voice: Changing horizons

By PETER MOLENAAR Peter Molenaar Those of us who have connected over the years with All My Relations Arts and Two Rivers Galleries were privileged to receive invitations to the recent opening receptions. These “Changing Horizons” events commemorated the 100th birthday of George Morrison, the Ojibwe artist who graduated from the local [...]

Raise Your Voice: The world within us

Raise Your Voice: The world within us

By PETER MOLENAAR Peter Molenaar From the passenger side window of the adjacent vehicle, an elder Native man called out: “Hey! Where are you from?” At the time, I was fetching 30 Alley papers for deposit at the Native American Community Clinic, after having dropped 30 at the Ancient Traders Market. Detecting the sleight of hand humor, I [...]

Cartoon September 2019

Cartoon September 2019

By Dave Moore

Water is life: Drink and live

Water is life: Drink and live

Step Up interns by Abigail Abby Samuel, Kristian Nordland, Elhan Abdullahi Jama, Asha Ali Hussein, Kristian Herrera Amigon, Angela Yareli Collazo, Ismael Castro, Abdinasir Jama: Cultural Wellness Center Backyard Community Health Hub STEP-UP interns  The human body is made up of 60% water. The longest a human can go without water is only 3 [...]

Letter to the community: Pesticide pollution is perplexing: Arsenic 1938 to 2019

Letter to the community: Pesticide pollution is perplexing: Arsenic 1938 to 2019

The StarTribune article entitled “Superfund Site Mostly Clean,” Aug. 1, 2019, B1, page 1, is incomplete and leaves questions unanswered. For example, reporting that there are only nine property owners who refused soil testing does not tell the whole story.Though the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is tracking this, the number [...]

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