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Chief Buffalo Mural Project Kicks Off with Feast, Blessing

Murals start Thursday, will be worked on until the end of next summer.

DULUTH, Minn.- The Gitchi’Ode Akiing park was packed for a feast and a blessing before works start Thursday on a series of murals honoring Anishinaabe leader, Chief Buffalo. The murals will pay homage to how Chief Buffalo paved the way for indigenous people to settle in this part of Minnesota. “This is really significant to show both the contemporary side…

Fond Du Lac Breaks Ground for Cultural Language and Learning Center

New building to be used for ceremonies, community events.

DULUTH, Minn.- The Fond Du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa broke ground on their reservation for the construction of a new Cultural Language and Learning Center. Construction for the new building begins Monday, and developers are planning to spend the next 200 days constructing it, to complete the project by the spring of 2020. The building, called “Anishinaabetwaakamig,” or…

Residents Rid Central Hillside of Needles and Trash

Natives Against Heroin and other groups pickup trash.

DULUTH, Minn.- As the snow melts, it’s revealing some of the effects of the opioid crisis we don’t always see during the winter. Discarded needles. So residents decided to do something about it. The group is called Natives Against Heroin, and a couple dozen people came out to help clean up trash and needles. They don’t want to see anyone…

Duluth Celebrates and Honors Native Culture

Native American Heritage Day Celebrated at the Depot

DULUTH, Minn.- Drums boomed in the Depot as Burntside Lake played for the crowd, at Native American Heritage Day. Attendees could make arts and crafts and browse three native art galleries. St. Louis County Historical Society officials say, it’s a great way to educate the community about an important part of Northland culture. “Helping to gain appreciation and understanding, I…

Community Asked How 4th Street Indigenous Market Be Developed

AICHO Holds Open House at Old 4th Street Market

DULUTH, Minn.- The American Indian Community housing organization or AICHO invited the community to the site of the future indigenous food market for an Open House on Saturday. Attendees got to see an anishinaabe blessing, check out local indigenous vendors, and share feedback on what they would like to see happen with the old 4th Street Market. For decades the…

Ojibwe Windows at Ordean Building

New Window Murals Unveiled

DULUTH, Minn.- The Ordean Foundation and the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council unveiled a new window display celebrating Ojibwe culture on the Ordean building. The artist says they tell the stories of the native peoples of this land. “Part of the idea of this is that from the street you can see this beautiful design and it looks really pretty,” said…