HF 40 will have its first hearing at 9.45am next Wednesday, February 13th, in the House Elections Committee. See details of the hearing here. Please attend the hearing if you can, to show your support for this important bill. Restore the Vote will be there with free T-shirts for supporters of the bill to wear, to send a strong message to our representatives.Read More
For centuries Indigenous women (and girls) have been victims of violent crime - going missing and being murdered at a much higher rate than any other group, with very little accounting of the extent of the problem.
Based on the limited data that exists, Indigenous women are 2 ½ times more likely to suffer violence than any other group in the US. In some parts of Minnesota, the murder rate of Indigenous women is over 10 times higher than anywhere else in the country.
Although the topic of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women has gained awareness in recent years, and while sex trafficking and the fossil fuel industry go hand in hand, in fact this issue has been plaguing Indigenous communities for hundreds of years.
Tuesday, January 29, bill (HF70) will be heard by the Public Safety Committee to appropriate funds to enact a task force to start collecting data and make reports to the legislature regarding how to stop this epidemic of missing and murdered indigenous women.Read More
This last year in Hennepin county, about 450 people were sent to prison for technical violations of their parole. That means for non-crimes like being late for a curfew, missing an appointment. This policy separates families, ruins lives, costs taxpayers $41,366 per person per year and further overcrowds MInnesota’s prisons.Read More
RJN recently established a Community Reparations Fund as a vehicle for creating economic justice in our community. If the current administration has taught us anything, it’s that we must look out for each other. Every dollar counts. Donate today!Read More
The National Park Service is proposing rules that would dramatically restrict protests in public space in front of the White House and on the National Mall, unreasonably stifling our first amendment rights.
Public comments are being accepted through Oct. 15. Learn more and add your comments through the ACLU.Read More
Minneapolis Franklin Hiawatha camp - find out about the issues and how to help.
The Wall of Forgotten Natives first appeared a month ago. This temporary encampment now holds about 300 homeless people and 150 tents. Many organizations and agencies are working to support the people at camp and to find stable accommodation for them. Listen to Patina Park of Metropolitan Urban Indian Directors (MUID) and Minnesota Indian Women’s Resources Center to understand the issues behind the Mpls Franklin Hiawatha camp and to find out what you can do to help.Read More