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Kalle Benallie

Kalle Benallie

Kalle Benallie, Navajo, is a reporter-producer at Indian Country Today's Phoenix bureau. Follow her on Twitter: @kallebenallie or email her at [email protected]

Minnesota park recognized as sacred cemetery

By: - July 19, 2021

As far back as Samantha “Sam” Odegard can remember, Indian Mounds Park was an example of how sacred sites have been desecrated, in this case for people’s recreation. Odegard, a tribal historic preservation officer for the Upper Sioux Community, or Pezihutazizi Oyate, helped the city of St. Paul, Minnesota conduct a cultural landscape study about […]

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Minnesota to open missing and murdered Indigenous relatives office

By: - July 16, 2021

This story was first published in Indian Country Today. As a survivor, child witness and mom of an 8-year-old daughter, the work of missing and murdered Indigenous women is extremely personal to Minnesota Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan. “[I] don’t want her to experience the same things I’ve experienced, as well as every literally Native woman […]