Blizzard blasts western South Dakota

November 6, 2008 Blizzard blasts western South Dakota Associated Press High wind pushed tons of early November snow into huge drifts in portions of western South Dakota as a blizzard continued an eastern trek on Thursday. A National Weather Service observer reported 38.5 inches of snow just northeast of Deadwood in the Black Hills. “It’s […]

From Deanna Rae Standing Cloud.

Please take 10 minutes to read! Take a break from your hectic world for a moment, my Anishinabe brothers and sisters. Separate yourself from the chaos that has at times had the power to engulf your life. Allow the power to be shifted back to your authentic self. Reflect for a moment on the following […]

Please read and sign petition for Native American Day.

Scroll all the way down to sign the Petition to Create a National Holiday for Native Americans. There are over 40 thousand signatures already! Please add yours. View Current SignaturesHave you celebrated National Tatanka Yotanka day or visited elders during the “Trail Of Tears” month… Ever heard of Geronimo day celebrating the remembrance of a […]

Native American Shot In Confrontation With ‘White Pride’ Group

Hatewatch Headlines [AZ] Native American Shot In Confrontation With ‘White Pride’ Group The Arizona Republic / September 29, 2008 A Phoenix bias crimes unit is investigating an attack on two Native American men by a group of white men and women wearing “White Pride” shirts that led to a second confrontation in which one of […]

Cold Water Open 24/7

Sacred Spring Full Moon Walk to Coldwater Spring Tuesday, October 14, 2008 Gather at 7 PM, south end of Minnehaha Park Honest to Earth–this is something to celebrate! First ever Full Moon Walk to Coldwater Spring–no more locked gates at Coldwater. The security contract was not renewed. The gates will be open 24/7. Traditional group […]

Mendota History

Dakota County, Minnesota From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search Dakota County, Minnesota Map Location in the state of Minnesota Minnesota’s location in the U.S. Statistics Founded October 27, 1849 [1] Seat Hastings Largest city Eagan Area – Total – Land – Water 586 sq mi (1,519 km²) 570 sq mi (1,475 km²) 17 sq mi (43 km²), 2.86% Population - (2000) – […]

Senat​e heari​ng on India​n Count​ry decli​natio​n Monda​y,​ Septe​mber 15, 2008 Filed​ Under​:​ Law | Polit​ics

Senate heari​ng on Indian Count​ry decli​natio​n Monda​y,​ Septe​mber 15, 2008 Filed​ Under​:​ Law | Polit​ics The Senat​e India​n Affai​rs Commi​ttee will hold an overs​ight heari​ng this Thurs​day,​ Septe​mber 18, to exami​ne feder​al decli​natio​ns to prose​cute crimes in India​n Count​ry. Accor​ding to commi​ttee membe​rs,​ U.S. Attor​neys have decli​ned to prose​cute 62 perce​nt of cases​ on reser​vatio​ns.​ […]

This past week, Tuesday, September 02, 2008 through Saturday, September 06, 2008, we, as Dakota People, exercised our treaty rights under Article 3 of the Treaty of 1805.

Hau Mitakuyapi, Owasin cantewasteya nape ciyuzapi do! This past week, Tuesday, September 02, 2008 through Saturday, September 06, 2008, we, as Dakota People, exercised our treaty rights under Article 3 of the Treaty of 1805, our first treaty with the fledgling new nation(29 years old), the United States of America.  This article states, “The U.S. […]

ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE REFUSE TO PROTECT ABUSED GRANDMOTHER AND INTIMIDATES MESSENGERS

ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE REFUSE TO PROTECT ABUSED GRANDMOTHER AND INTIMIDATES MESSENGERS MNN. Sep. 8, 2008. Since the brutal June 14th 2008 beatings of Mohawk grandmothers, Kahentientha and Katenies, at the Cornwall Ontario checkpoint, there has been no public inquiry and no apology. On Sunday, September 7, 2008, Kahentinetha asked two friends to present an affidavit […]

On September 2nd, Dakota People will reclaim Coldwater Spring!

CAMP COLDWATER, MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA—On Tuesday, September 2, members of the Oceti Sakowin (Seven Council Fires) of the Dakota Oyate (Dakota Nation) are reclaiming Coldwater Spring and the surrounding land.  As the Original People of Minisota Makoce (Land Where the Waters Reflect the Skies), Dakota people are claiming their inherent right to their sacred sites as […]

So far Canada’s response has been violence. Bring out the guns and bats!

So far Canada’s response has been violence.  Bring out the guns and bats! Canada and the world knows this is wrong.  They have no choice but to deal with us, the landowners.  We are the legal trustees of Onowaregeh, Turtle Island.  Each time they hit us, they remind us of our duties.  We struggle even […]

Monday’s protests at the RNC.

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Historical Context for the Mendota Mdewakanton

  My name is Pamela Zeller and I am the Acting Executive Director for the Mendota Mdewakanton Dakota Community located in Mendota, MN.  The tribe has been seeking federal tribal recognition for the past twelve years, and is incorporated presently as a 501 ( c ) ( 3 ) nonprofit.   An historical context for the […]

Check out these newspapers.

Grand Forks Herald: PRAIRIE VOICES: Official says Indians should stop pushing guilt (Doreen Yellow Bird) Grand Forks Herald: VIEWPOINT: Indians must let go of chains of victimhood (Charles Trimble) Grand Forks Herald: letter: ‘Human rights are not negotiable’ (L. Buddy Gwin) Grand Forks Herald: VIEWPOINT: Why tribal leaders keep saying ‘no’ (Sharon Carson)

Please ask your community to consider voting yes on the clean water and legacy act (constitutional ammendment) that will be on the ballot Nov. 4. This is an opportunity that may never come again.

Please ask your community to consider voting yes on the clean water and legacy act (constitutional ammendment) that will be on the ballot Nov. 4. This is an opportunity that may never come again. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x88gcIlXz-8 video on the constutional ammendment that will be on the ballot this fall to clean up our waters and improve wildlife […]

Americans Indians in Minnesota have greatly elevated cancer rates

American Indians in Minnesota have greatly elevated cancer rates MAURA LERNER, Star Tribune American Indians in Minnesota and surrounding states have dramatically higher rates of colon cancer and several other types of the disease than whites, a University of Minnesota researcher and his colleagues reported Wednesday. They found that American Indians in the Northern Plains […]

Executive Proclamation Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate

Executive Proclamation Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate Office of the Tribal Chairman Whereas, the Tribal Council of the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate, by and through its authority vested by the Revised Constitution and By-laws adopted Resolution No. SW-08-079; and Whereas, by that resolution the Tribal Council of the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate Lake Traverse Reservation declared that the Dakota language embodies the […]

U.S. Senate candidate Al Franken, in Red Lake.

Senate hopeful Franken to campaign at powwow Wednesday, August 13, 2008 Filed Under: Politics | Red LakeU.S. Senate candidate Al Franken, a Democrat, will campaign on the Red Lake Nation in northern Minnesota on Friday. Franken, a well-known comedian, plans to attend the Red Lake Fair and Powwow. He will observe the grand entry and […]

Indian country cannot become the Wild West of the Great Plains,” Johnson said.

WASHINGTON (AP) – A bipartisan group of senators is hoping to fight high crime levels on American Indian reservations with legislation that would boost tribal law enforcement and improve coordination between federal and local authorities. The bill, introduced Wednesday after months of consultation and hearings held by the senators, would encourage more aggressive federal prosecution […]

Mohawk publisher hospitalized after border patrol brutality

…”Kahentinetha Horn, publisher of Mohawk Nation News, was hospitalized with a trauma induced heart attack after being attacked by special forces at the border. When Kahentinetha cried out in pain and told police to loosen the handcuffs while in a police stress hold, they were tightened, resulting in a heart attack. Katenies, Mohawk Nation News editor, was also beaten and jailed during the attack at the Cornwall/Akwesasne border. Photo Sagowaiaks.”…