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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This week on Minnesota Native News we hear about some Ojibwe tribes’ next steps regarding the Sandpiper oil pipeline and a Native led group in Minn...

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  • Added: Jun 10, 2015
  • Length: 04:59
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Caption: The central spiral at the Mishkiikii Gitigan in south Minneapolis., Credit: Melissa Townsend
This week on Minnesota Native News we hear about a call for truth and reconciliation over former American Indian boarding school policies, an Amer...

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  • Added: Jun 17, 2015
  • Length: 05:00
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This week on Minnesota Native News we’ll hear about a new initiative to improve policing in American Indian and communities of color and an intervi...

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  • Added: Jun 24, 2015
  • Length: 05:00
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Nearly 8-thousand American Indians from over 40 different sovereign tribes live in Minneapolis. And since the 1960’s, the section of Franklin Avenu...

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  • Added: Jun 29, 2015
  • Length: 29:14
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This week on Minnesota Native News we hear about two new freedom schools for native youth, teachers learning Ojibwe and Dakota star knowledge, a ne...

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  • Added: Jul 01, 2015
  • Length: 05:00
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Caption: Comedians Rob Fairbanks and John Roberts pose for their Kickstarter profile.
This week on Minnesota Native News - the National Congress of American Indians makes plans in St. Paul, hundreds of people gather at Fond Du Lac to...

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  • Added: Jul 15, 2015
  • Length: 05:00
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Caption: Mary Rendon's play "Bring the Children Home" will be part of MN Fringe Festival.
This week on Minnesota Native News, Native youth return from the Gen I Conference in Washington DC, tribes consider ways to build food sovereignty ...

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  • Added: Jul 16, 2015
  • Length: 05:00
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The state’s final legislative session ended in June, the dust has settled, and now it’s time for an update on some of the state laws with particula...

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  • Added: Jul 16, 2015
  • Length: 05:00
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This week on Minnesota Native News we continue our look back at the state legislative session and the policies that have particular significance to...

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  • Added: Aug 04, 2015
  • Length: 05:00
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This week on Minnesota Native News we hear about what's happening at a co-managed lake in Wisconsin with a dwindling walleye population and the Min...

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  • Added: Aug 12, 2015
  • Length: 05:00
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Caption: The new Red Lake Capitol Building Opens., Credit: Michael Meuers
This week on Minnesota Native News, the city of St. Paul becomes the third Minnesota city to establish Indigenous People’s Day, the new Red Lake ca...

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  • Added: Aug 19, 2015
  • Length: 05:00
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This week on Minnesota Native News: Indigenous People’s Day celebrations are spreading around the state and The Father Project in Minneapolis conne...

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  • Added: Aug 26, 2015
  • Length: 05:00
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This week on Minnesota Native News, we hear what happened when the group: “1855 Treaty Authority” took action at Hole-in-the-Day Lake near Nisswa M...

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  • Added: Sep 02, 2015
  • Length: 05:00
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This week on Minnesota Native News: A traditional Ojibwe perspective on catching walleye in Lake Mille Lacs.

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  • Added: Sep 09, 2015
  • Length: 05:00
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Caption: A map of the proposed route for the Sandpiper and new Line 3 oil pipelines.
This week on Minnesota Native News, the latest on Native-led opposition to proposed pipelines in northern Minnesota.

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  • Added: Sep 16, 2015
  • Length: 05:01
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This week on Minnesota Native News, questions over how American Indians are portrayed in the state capitol building and a group explores the potent...

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  • Added: Sep 21, 2015
  • Length: 05:00
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Caption: Cecelia Martinez stars in her award winning video "Amazing"., Credit: Cecelia Martinez and In Progress
This week on Minnesota Native News we hear about efforts to further develop the tribal economy in Northern Minnesota, an upcoming gathering to incr...

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  • Added: Sep 25, 2015
  • Length: 05:00
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This week on Minnesota Native News: the Sandpiper oil pipeline proposal is on hold, new data on Native owned businesses may surprise you, tribal co...

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  • Added: Oct 07, 2015
  • Length: 05:00
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