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: A dancer celebrates Indigenous People's Day in Grand Rapids, MN on October 12, 2015., Credit: Grant Frashier
Communities around Minnesota celebrated Indigenous People’s Day on Monday, October 12th. Reporter Melissa Townsend looks at the reasons some Minne...

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  • Added: Oct 14, 2015
  • Length: 05:01
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This week on Minnesota Native News, state health officials reach out for community input on addictions services and White Earth continues its work ...

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  • Added: Oct 21, 2015
  • Length: 05:00
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Caption: Bde Maka Ska a.k.a. Lake Calhoun is located in Minneapolis. , Credit: Passaj, flicker/creative commons
This Week on Minnesota Native News - The Minneapolis Park Board recently recognized the original Dakota name for Lake Calhoun. Signs around the la...

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  • Added: Oct 28, 2015
  • Length: 05:01
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Caption: Peggy Flanagan was elected to the MN House on 11/3/15., Credit: NeighborsforPeggy.org
This week on Minnesota Native News, Peggy Flanagan becomes the second Native American woman (White Earth Ojibwe) serving in the Minnesota State Leg...

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  • Added: Nov 04, 2015
  • Length: 05:00
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This week on Minnesota Native News, Native vets in Bemidji get a little help landing a job, law enforcement reaches out to Hennepin County Native c...

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  • Added: Nov 11, 2015
  • Length: 05:00
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This week on Minnesota Native News: debate over the new White Earth Constitution threatens the leadership of tribal Chairwoman Erma Vizenor.

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  • Added: Nov 18, 2015
  • Length: 05:00
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Caption: Bois Forte Citizen Goerge Robert Mihalich Carries the American flag.
This Week on Minnesota Native News, honoring Native American Veterans, reclaiming a Dakota place name and reviving the Creators Game.

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  • Added: Nov 24, 2015
  • Length: 05:00
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Caption: Duluth's iconic lift bridge shrouded in fog, Credit: TCassaro1, flickr.com/commons
This week on Minnesota Native news: The city of Duluth’s Indigenous Commission is finalizing a report documenting the history of Native Americans i...

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  • Added: Dec 02, 2015
  • Length: 05:00
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Caption: Rayna Churchill is the new head of the Minnesota Indian Affairs Council., Credit: milllacsband.com
This week on Minnesota Native New: the Minnesota Indian Affairs Committee has a new director, a group is organizing housing for homeless women in t...

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  • Added: Dec 09, 2015
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This week on Minnesota Native News: calls for ending racial disparities in Beltrami County courts and the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community team...

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  • Added: Dec 16, 2015
  • Length: 05:00
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Caption: A light rail train in Minneapolis heads downtown., Credit: visitlakestreet, flickr.com/commons
This week on Minnesota Native News: the Minneapolis-St. Paul transit police say they will work to fix racial disparities in citations and arrests, ...

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  • Added: Dec 23, 2015
  • Length: 05:00
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This week on Minnesota Native News: the Chairwoman of the White Earth Band of Ojibwe is censured by the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, and an interview ...

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  • Added: Dec 23, 2015
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This week on Minnesota Native News: faculty at the University of Manitoba ask - If you had firsthand experience in an abusive Indian boarding scho...

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  • Added: Jan 06, 2016
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This week on Minnesota Native News: Winona LaDuke’s big announcement, a new group of tribal members become Native Nation Rebuilders and a Leech Lak...

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  • Added: Jan 13, 2016
  • Length: 04:59
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Caption: Marisa Goodsky stands in the job site trailer at the state Capitol in St. Paul., Credit: Melissa Townsend
This week on Minnesota Native News: The Mill Lacs Band of Ojibwe Annual State of the Band Speech and a Bois Forte Ojibwe woman on the rise in St. P...

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  • Added: Jan 20, 2016
  • Length: 05:02
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Intro: On Wednesday, January 20th Erma Vizenor resigned as the Chairwoman of the White Earth Band of Ojibwe. The move comes after 3 months of conte...

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  • Added: Jan 21, 2016
  • Length: 03:53
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Caption: Protestors with The 1855 Treaty Authority gather outside Nishwa, MN in August 2015. , Credit: Melissa Townsend
This week on Minnesota Native News: the White Earth Band of Ojibwe regroups after Chairwoman Erma Vizenor’s resigns, 4 protestors with The 1855 Tre...

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  • Added: Jan 27, 2016
  • Length: 05:00
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Caption: The Minnesota State Capitol Building in St. Paul, Credit: Michael Hicks, flickr.com/commons
This week on Minnesota Native News: American Indian advocates attempt to address state legislators about deep racial disparities in Minnesota.

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  • Added: Feb 03, 2016
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Caption: Hope Flanagan is a story teller in the Ojibwe tradition., Credit: Melissa Townsend
This week on Minnesota Native News: Bois Forte Chairman Kevin Leecey addresses the Band with his annual speech, and Hope Flanagan tells traditional...

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  • Added: Feb 10, 2016
  • Length: 05:00
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This week on Minnesota Native News we hear about the upcoming Minnesota Chippewa Tribe elections, preliminary decisions to move some offensive art ...

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  • Added: Feb 17, 2016
  • Length: 04:59
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