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Mmmmm ... fry bread

Fry bread tacos are a Northland delicacy. (Photo by Richard Thomas)1 / 3
Debra Topping makes the fry bread. (Photo by Richard Thomas)2 / 3
Pamela Nault adds the topping. (Photo by Richard Thomas)3 / 3

The halls of Washington Community Center were filled with the enticing smell of fry bread on Jan. 6 as volunteers served up indian tacos at $5 each. The event, held the first Friday of each month, is a fundraiser for the Native American activist group Idle No More Northwoods Wolf Alliance.

The sales previously took place in a small building on East Second Street near Miller Dwan, but last October moved to the Washington Center. The monthly sales are announced on the group's Facebook page.

Idle No More/NWA, along with Honor the Earth, Northwoods 350 and numerous other groups, will sponsor a climate and water protector rally at City Hall 5 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 23. The rally will celebrate the Duluth City Council and Duluth Indigenous Commission passing resolutions of support for the Standing Rock Tribes' resistance to the Dakota Access Pipeline. There also will be discussion as to what kind of work can continue at the local level to protect water and climate. Everyone is encouraged to bring families, children and friends. Free refreshments and, of course, fry bread will be served.