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Raise Your Voice – Upholding native languages

Raise Your Voice – Upholding native  languages

BY PETER MOLENAAR I have again had the opportunity to meet with Anita Gates at the Pow Wow Grounds Coffee Shop on Franklin Ave. Anita has an advanced degree in the field of education and is certified to teach the Dakota language. The local American Indian Parents Committee actively shares her concerns regarding the status of Native education. [...]

Dave’s Dumpster – Freedom in Thought and Word

Dave’s Dumpster – Freedom in Thought and Word

Letter to the Editor Separating children from parents? “This is exactly who we are!”

BY DONNA NESTE I have been glued to MSNBC, writing letters, and emails to the Justice Dept., Homeland Security, the White House, and calling lawmakers in Washington; since the horrendous, immoral and, frankly, evil Trump policy was put in place; of separating children from their parents at the southern border. While watching this unbelievable [...]

Dave’s Dumpster – The Imminence of Immigrants

Dave’s Dumpster – The Imminence of Immigrants

Raise Your Voice – Soil & water & spirit

Raise Your Voice – Soil & water & spirit

BY PETER MOLENAAR From time to time, some of us venture south of Lake Street to visit the Powderhorn people. Should you turn west from Bloomington Avenue onto 35th Street, look to the right to view their lovely park. Glance left, as you approach Chicago Avenue and you will spot the old fire station which houses their neighborhood association. [...]

Spirit of Phillips

Spirit of Phillips

Raise Your Voice – Two prophecies

Raise Your Voice – Two prophecies

By PETER MOLENAAR Acquaintances from the Occupy Movement of the Great Recession were, by chance, encountered recently at the Pow Wow Grounds Coffee shop on Franklin Avenue. Anita and Troy are a Dakota mother and son. As it happened, Anita would offer her take on my May Alley piece: “Seven Generations”. In Anita’s view, ‘seven [...]

Raise Your Voice – Seven Generations

Raise Your Voice – Seven Generations

By PETER MOLENAAR The “7th generation” principle, taught by our Native American neighbors, says that in every decision we make, we must consider how it will affect our descendants seven generations into the future. This approach seems to have worked well for a people who have demonstrated 10,000 years of staying power. As for me, I look [...]

Aw Shoot! Doesn’t This Feel So Much Safer

Aw Shoot! Doesn’t This Feel So Much Safer

Messiah Demolishes Sanctuary and Sells to the Money Changers, 2018 A.D.

Messiah Demolishes Sanctuary and Sells to the Money Changers, 2018 A.D.

Opinion By HARVEY WINJE There is tragic irony this Passover/Good Friday/Easter Season in the Phillips Community. For Christians, this is a season of introspection, betrayal, death, and celebration. Passover March 30, 2018, is reminiscent of Passover 2,000 years ago when, “Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast those that sold and bought [...]

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