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Protecting a gift from the creator: Anishinabe harvest wild rice to test their treaty rights
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Protecting a gift from the creator: Anishinabe harvest wild rice to test their treaty rights

[caption id="attachment_25361" align="alignleft"]harvesterA wild rice harvester of Chief Hole in the Day Lake. Photo taken by Tim Regan[/caption]What’s a person supposed to do when they are trying to engage in an act of civil disobedience and the authorities refuse to arrest them, let alone issue a citation?

That’s the predicament a group of protesters from the 1855 Treaty Authority found themselves in when the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) decided to allow certain members of the group to harvest wild rice without licenses outside of reservation land, on the very day the protest took place.

The Northside breaks bread
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The Northside breaks bread

[caption id="attachment_24188" align="alignleft"]screen shot 2015-05-04 at 2 14 34 pmThe newest dining light to wink on along North Minneapolis’ West Broadway is the Breaking Bread Cafe, whose grand opening Wednesday morning brought nearly 200 movers, shakers, gourmands and local residents to share appetizers and hear from its creators about how it came into being. (Photo credit: TC Daily Planet)[/caption]A great deal of the credit for this new business goes to the non-profit Appetite for Change, whose co-founder and director Michelle Horovitz spoke of the need for an enterprise which uses food as an agent for health and social change. Emcee A. J. Briscoe introduced a roster of guests, including Mayor Betsy Hodges and husband Gary Cunningham, director of the Metropolitan Economic Development Association (META), who welcomed the new restaurant as a real addition to the North Side and also as a family affair; executive chef Lachelle Cunningham is Gary’s daughter.

Transition at the Daily Planet
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Transition at the Daily Planet

[caption id="attachment_24094" align="alignleft"]screen shot 2015-04-21 at 123931 pmAdaobi Okolue, left, will replace longtime Daily Planet executive director Jeremy Iggers, right.[/caption]After more than a decade of working to give voice to underrepresented communities, Jeremy Iggers will be stepping down as Executive Director of the Twin Cities Media Alliance (TCMA) on May 6. A founder of the organization and its flagship local news website, the Twin Cities Daily Planet, Jeremy helped grow the organization from a training ground for citizen journalists to a hub for media classes and trainings for individuals, nonprofits, and small businesses. The board of directors would like to sincerely thank Jeremy for his creative vision and tireless work for so many years.

Conference looks at art and placemaking
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Conference looks at art and placemaking

[caption id="attachment_23795" align="alignleft"]screen shot 2015-03-24 at 120011 amCommunity Connections Conference Engages with Art and Placemaking[/caption]The third annual Community Connections Conference attracted over 500 people to the Minneapolis Convention Center on March 21 to meet, learn, and get inspired for the work of creating a more equitable and connected city of Minneapolis.

OPINION | Less scrolling and scanning, more digesting
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OPINION | Less scrolling and scanning, more digesting

[caption id="attachment_22528" align="alignleft"]4328628491 dffe3856c2 z(Photo by Ian Lamont published under Creative Commons License)[/caption]Tied to our electronic devices, most of us do a lot of scrolling these days: scanning our Facebook newsfeeds and tweets, skimming favorite blogs and online news sources. The result, says Nicholas Carr (“Is Google Making Us Stupid?” and The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains), is that we’re losing our capacity to concentrate, contemplate, reflect, even as what we’re reading is often purposely kept shorter in response to our shortened attention spans. All of this has consequences for the quality, depth, and tone of the discourse that we can engage in about important matters.

Six reasons why Hmong Americans should vote this year
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Six reasons why Hmong Americans should vote this year

[caption id="attachment_21670" align="alignleft"]hmong(Photo by Tiffany Vang)[/caption]Historically, the Hmong community has had one of the lowest voter turnouts, but with outreach campaigns there have been considerable advances made in increasing a Hmong voting bloc in Minnesota.

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