Red Lake

There were three different types of treaties that were negotiated here in the U.S. There were peace treaties …there were a land cession treaties…and there were treaties that created reservations… it says in the Constitution of the United States that treaties are “the supreme law of the land”…Without these land cession treaties, much of what is now in Minnesota, North Dakota, Wisconsin, Michigan, as well as many other areas throughout the country, could not legally exist…

"From my perspective there are no bad sugarbush seasons," says David Manuel. "We always get something...or I should say we are given the gift of the sap to make into sugar, candy and syrup. To talk a little bit more in relevant and contemporary terms, it wasn't the best year, but it wasn't the worst - at least for me."

Suicide is the second leading killer of American youth,  taking more lives than cancer, heart disease, AIDS, birth defects, stroke, pneumonia influenza and chronic lung disease, combined.

The Regional Arts Council System has provided funding and support for arts projects across Minnesota for decades.  For the first time, an arts council is offering a fellowship specific to Native American Artists.

Riverfeet Press

Northern Minnesota writer Michael Meuers has published his first novel The Road to Ponemah: The Teachings of Larry Stillday.   He stopped by the KBXE studio recently and spoke to producer Katie Carter about Larry Stillday, why he wrote the book, and the impact he hopes it has on readers.