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Minnesota Food Justice Summit Brings Diverse Farmers to Talk Equality

Summit runs Monday through Wednesday at the DECC.

DULUTH, Minn.- The Minnesota Food Justice Summit packed the DECC with farmers, food buyers, and other members of Minnesota’s food system to focus on making the way Minnesota gets its food equal to all. Summit officials say that due to redlining, or denying services to residents or specific neighborhoods, mostly based on race, has made it hard for black, indigenous,…

AICHO Workshop Helps Grow Indigenous Economy

Series focuses on Indigenous Economy and Indigenous Entrepreneurs.

DULUTH, Minn.- The American Indian Community Housing Organization or AICHO is hosting a forum that gives the indigenous community the tools to build the Indigenous economy. The first of the three part series Indigenous Economy, Indigenous Entrepreneurs was held Wednesday. A business owner shared his story and how native people in Duluth can start their own businesses that can help…

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…

Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Search Training

Native Lives Matter Holds Event at Building for Women

DULUTH, Minn.- A local group is working to bring awareness to missing and murdered indigenous women. The Native Lives Matter Coalition and PAVSA hosted search training and a community patrol today. The organization Shahnish Scouts provided training, and united multiple local organizations in the goal of bringing every missing woman home. “Opening their minds for a little bit more awareness,…

AICHO Indigenous Youth Photos Make Up 2019 Calendar

New Calendar Features Photos Taken by Indigenous Youth

DULUTH, Minn.-The American Indian Community Housing Organization or AICHO is releasing their 2019 calendar, with creations from some unlikely artists. Much of the calendar is made up of photos taken by kids from “In Progress,” a program for indigenous youth from the Twin Cities. Over the last year, the children were given access to high end cameras and took pictures…

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…

Annual Film Festival Features Regionally Influenced Productions

8th Annual Duluth Superior Film Festival

DULUTH, Minn. – This week may be a good one to head to the theater as the Duluth Superior Film Festival gets underway. In its eighth year, the festival is running from May 31 – June 4. Films will be shown at several locations including Clyde Iron Works Event Center and Mezzanine, Zinema 2, Teatro Zuccone, The Rex Bar, Sacred Heart Music…