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Drone shot overlooking camp nenookaasi

Camp Nenookaasi Burns Down, Finds New Home

Minneapolis, MN — Camp Nenookaasi, a beacon of hope to the unhoused community, burned down on Thursday afternoon. At 12:07 p.m. on February 29, firefighters were called after a yurt caught fire and spread to the rest of the camp.

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Black History Smashfest Brings Together Black Gamers

A small but unprecedented event occurred on the last weekend of 2024's Black History Month when nearly 20 Black gamers converged together in Minneapolis for a Black-only gaming session centered on Super Smash Bros. Documenting the first of its kind in the state of Minnesota, Unicorn Riot heard from two participants of the Smash Fest, Evan and Austin, and organizer and host, DJ, "I just thought it was really important to build this community and ... thought it'd be really nice to bring all the Black people together, especially during Black History Month."

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Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Relatives Remembered

On any given month in the past decade, a range of 27 to 54 Indigenous women and girls are listed as missing in Minnesota. To raise awareness of this crisis of missing and murdered Indigenous women, two-spirit people and relatives (MMIW/R), activists in Minnesota use Valentine's Day, February 14, to hold events, along with May 5 being the official MMIW day.