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April 28, 1943 – August 1, 2016 Jim Northrup Remembered

April 28, 1943 – August 1, 2016  Jim Northrup Remembered

By Laura Waterman Wittstock The early 1970s were an important time for American Indian journalism and one of its favorite pastimes was to take satirical looks at contemporary life in the varied communities across the United States, known as “Indian Country.” Federal lawmaking and policy began to flower, so it was natural for the American [...]

Commentary On ‘Reframing Minnesota,’ Paint the real stories

Commentary On ‘Reframing Minnesota,’ Paint the real stories

BY LAURA WATERMAN WITTSTOCK My writer’s instinct reacted to the metaphor, “reframing Minnesota,” as a failure to see the content within the frame. So I decided to follow that, by beginning with a hard look at the large painting that sat in the Minnesota governor’s reception area. It is the source of controversy about whether the painting [...]

Red Lake Nation will build affordable housing on Ambles site next to AIOIC, Cedar Box Co. and Franklin LRT Station

Red Lake Nation will build affordable housing  on Ambles site next to AIOIC, Cedar Box Co. and Franklin LRT Station

Sam Strong, RedLake Economic Development Director BY RED LAKE NATION NEWSPAPER Courtesy of Red Lake Nation Newspaper and website The Red Lake Nation has bought an old warehouse property in Minneapolis, and announced plans this week to turn it into an affordable housing complex. According to Red Lake Economic Developmenat Director Sam Strong, [...]

Remembering MaMa

Remembering MaMa

BY JANET GILLESPIE My mother would have been embarrassed by this attention, but I know she would have also been very honored…it feels like just yesterday that I was reflecting on my dad’s life…now, all too soon, I celebrate my mom’s life. It was no accident or stroke of good luck when God moved the Adam family across the street from my [...]

“The Sound of Silence”

BY SIMON AND GARFUNKEL Hello darkness, my old friend I've come to talk with you again Because a vision softly creeping Left its seeds while I was sleeping And the vision that was planted in my brain Still remains Within the sound of silence In restless dreams I walked alone Narrow streets of cobblestone ‘Neath the halo of a [...]

Sounds of Silence

Sounds of Silence

Two Rivers Gallery and All My Relations Arts have a joint exhibition, Reframe Minnesota: Art Beyond A Single Story that is an artistic/community generated response and recommendation concerning the future of art at the Minnesota State Capitol directed at the art committee, political leaders of Minnesota, and the general public. For further [...]

THE THUNDER BEFORE THE STORM

THE THUNDER BEFORE THE STORM

The Autobiography of Clyde Bellecourt As told to Jon Lurie The American Indian Movement burst onto the scene in the late 1960s as indigenous people across the country began to demand what is rightfully theirs.  Clyde Bellecourt, whose Ojibwe name translates as “The Thunder before the Strom,” is one of its co-founders and iconic leaders.  [...]

May 2016 Alley Newspaper

May 2016 Alley Newspaper

Copacetic*

Copacetic*

Martin Olav Sabo – A Life Well Lived

Martin Olav Sabo – A Life Well Lived

1960 Photo as State Rep. “There is such energy in that face; that never dimmed”Minnesota Reflections collection Minnesota Digital Library by Laura Waterman Wittstock I remember sitting in the basement of the Hennepin County Government Center during the 1992 Fifth Congressional District endorsing convention. It was a warm Spring evening and [...]

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