Minnesota Native News

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Each week Minnesota Native News looks at social, economic, cultural, health issues and more facing Minnesota’s Native American communities. By informing and educating all Minnesotans about events, activities, and issues in Minnesota’s Native American communities this program interweaves the Native American culture into the rest of the communities of the state.

By looking at what is happening today in Native American communities as well as looking back in time, Minnesota Native News will help to educate all Minnesotans about the culture that helped to shape our state, how the current issues are impacting the state today, and will help everyone to make informed decisions about the future.


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Caption: An oil train waits for traffic to clear in St. Paul., Credit: Melissa Townsend
This week on Minnesota Native News: proposed oil pipelines won’t reduce oil train traffic across the state, Minneapolis celebrates its first Indig...

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  • Added: Oct 15, 2014
  • Length: 05:00
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Caption: Senator Jon Tester is the chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs., Credit: reuters.com
This week on Minnesota Native News the Chair of the U.S. Senate Indian Affairs Committee tours Minnesota’s Indian Country, MN Educators discuss new...

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  • Added: Oct 22, 2014
  • Length: 05:00
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This week on Minnesota Native News an Ojibwe elder could impact the election outcome in the 8th Congressional District, a coalition is working to i...

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  • Added: Oct 29, 2014
  • Length: 05:00
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Caption: A protester holds a sign at the MN rally to change the name of the Washington NFL team., Credit: Melissa Townsend
This week on Minnesota Native News we hear about a new focus on historical trauma to heal old wounds and a celebration of unity against the Washing...

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  • Added: Nov 05, 2014
  • Length: 06:28
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This week on Minnesota Native News we hear about the impact of some new voting procedures, how MNSURE can impact tribal health costs and Sandpiper ...

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  • Added: Nov 12, 2014
  • Length: 05:00
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This week on Minnesota Native News Senator Al Franken plans to keep his spot on the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, Dakota Women hold a 4-day cere...

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  • Added: Nov 19, 2014
  • Length: 04:59
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This week on Minnesota Native News we hear about tribal leaders calling for more drug addiction treatment for inmates, one tribe’s efforts to buy b...

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  • Added: Nov 26, 2014
  • Length: 05:00
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Caption: U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder released a report on Youth Exposure to Violence., Credit: Flickr:Talk Radio News Service
This week on Minnesota Native News, we hear about new initiatives to get more American Indians into the workforce, a new degree program in Duluth f...

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  • Added: Dec 03, 2014
  • Length: 05:00
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Caption: A woman dances in her jingle dress.
This week on Minnesota Native News - tribal leaders convene in Washington DC and hear about new federal support for American Indian children and "T...

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  • Added: Dec 10, 2014
  • Length: 05:00
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Caption: Players in a lacrosse camp in northern Minnesota., Credit: Flickr: upwiththemooses
This week on Minnesota Native News, a group of tribal members are selected as Native Nation Rebuilders and the Twin Cities LaCrosse Organization re...

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  • Added: Dec 17, 2014
  • Length: 05:00
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Caption: Mazinaakizige images hang to dry., Credit: Sheri Ledin
This week on Minnesota Native News: Minnesota DNR wants input from Leech Lake Band Members, Sandpiper pipeline public hearings are just around the ...

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  • Added: Dec 24, 2014
  • Length: 05:00
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This week on Minnesota Native News: the Indian Health Board of Minneapolis is expanding its services, one urban American Indian community is unifyi...

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  • Added: Dec 31, 2014
  • Length: 05:00
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This week on Minnesota Native News we hear about a Minneapolis-based chef growing the indigenous food movement and a new book about the evolution o...

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  • Added: Jan 07, 2015
  • Length: 05:02
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This week on Minnesota Native News — Native Americans have mixed reaction to proposed changes to the state child protection system and a lawsuit is...

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  • Added: Jan 14, 2015
  • Length: 05:00
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Caption: A mural outside Waite House in the Phillips neighborhood in Minneapolis., Credit: Megan Kocher/flickr.com
The national news site Al Jazeera America recently published a five part series focused on Native American gangs in Minneapolis. Online reaction to...

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  • Added: Jan 28, 2015
  • Length: 05:04
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Caption: "The Stand Off" by Julie Buffalohead
This week on Minnesota Native News - a critique of the state hearings over the proposed Sandpiper pipeline, an assessment of tribal lands' vulnera...

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  • Added: Feb 04, 2015
  • Length: 05:00
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This week on Minnesota Native News we hear about a language revitalization class teaching words and culture and a community resource for continuing...

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  • Added: Feb 11, 2015
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 9
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This week on Minnesota Native News we hear about a Minneapolis-based organization working for justice in Rapid City and a South Minneapolis art gal...

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  • Added: Feb 18, 2015
  • Length: 05:00
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This week on Minnesota Native News, updated state road maps will reflect new tribal land boundaries, White Earth is working to add 1900 acres, a co...

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  • Added: Feb 25, 2015
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 10