Bernie Sanders makes his first campaign appearance in Minnesota

It’s no secret that most of the heavy-hitters in the DFL are already pledged to Ms. Clinton. So who were the people who turned up to hear and cheer for Bernie Sanders? Generationally, they appeared to be a diverse crowd, ranging from 18 to 80-plus. The crowd was noticeably less diverse with perhaps 5 to 10% people of color. Primer on Bernie Sanders: He’s 73 and has been the junior Senator from Vermont since 2007. Continue Reading

Minneapolis Marchers Honor Indigenous Women

On February 14, a group of Indigenous men and women in red shawls and colorful robes marched down Franklin Avenue in Minneapolis, undaunted by the cold weather. About a hundred participants gathered to remember of the lost members of their community. The Annual Women’s Memorial March is held each year on Valentine’s day in Canada. It calls for the awareness of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW) across Canada and the United States. Sponsored by The Indigenous Women’s Net, Native Lives Matter Coalition and Idle No More Minnesota, Women’s Memorial March aims to bring awareness to the colonial and gender based violence upon indigenous women from North America. This is the first time it was held here in the Twin Cities with title Sing Our Rivers Red. Continue Reading