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 what urban Native leaders in South Minneapolis are doing about public health problems connected to...

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  • Added: Oct 16, 2019
  • Length: 05:00
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This week on Minnesota Native News, we talk with a native artist who has been selected for a new commission at the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, an...

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  • Added: Oct 02, 2019
  • Length: 05:00
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This week on Minnesota Native News, reporter Melissa Townsend tells us about the 35th Annual Native American Journalists Association Conference hos...

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  • Added: Sep 25, 2019
  • Length: 05:00
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This week on Minnesota Native News, a groundbreaking, a grand opening and an update on wild rice. Red Lake Nation's new housing project is underway...

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  • Added: Sep 18, 2019
  • Length: 05:00
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Caption: Larissa Fasthorse
Mainstream institutions have struggled to accurately and ethically tell the story of what happened to the Dakota People in 1862. As Laurie Stern re...

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  • Added: Sep 11, 2019
  • Length: 05:00
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This week… the McKnight Foundation’s 2019 Distinguished Artist Award goes to a Native artist for the first time. And… September is Suicide Preven...

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  • Added: Sep 04, 2019
  • Length: 05:00
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This week on Minnesota Native News we hear how the White Earth and Leech Lake Bands of Ojibwe continue their efforts to straighten out a costly mis...

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  • Added: Aug 28, 2019
  • Length: 05:00
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The Minnesota Indian Womens’ Resource Center recently teamed up with Hennepin County Library to host an Indigenous Comic Book Workshop in Minneapol...

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  • Added: Aug 21, 2019
  • Length: 04:59
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Leech Lake Community members recently meet with E-P-A officials to discuss the path forward for cleaning up tribal land, contaminated decades ago b...

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  • Added: Aug 14, 2019
  • Length: 04:59
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This week, we’ll hear more from our recently released podcast - Native Lights: Where Indigenous Voices Shine. Throughout the first season, we’re j...

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  • Added: Aug 07, 2019
  • Length: 05:00
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Caption: Cole Premo and Leah Lemm
Almost a year ago, the Minnesota Native News team asked the community what it wanted to hear more about. Our sense of humor, you said. Our resilien...

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  • Added: Jul 24, 2019
  • Length: 04:59
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Caption: Patrice Kunesh
This week on Minnesota Native News, Bois Forte joins Fond du Lac as the second Minnesota tribe to participate in the Land Buyback Program for Triba...

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  • Added: Jul 17, 2019
  • Length: 05:01
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This week on Minnesota Native News, we explore Athena LaTocha’s new exhibit in Grand Rapids that explores the relationship between man made objects...

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  • Added: Jul 09, 2019
  • Length: 05:00
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Caption: The Minnesota based organizers of Mni ki wakan are planning their 3rd conference in August., Credit: mni ki wakan
This week on Minnesota Native News we hear the latest in an effort to connect global indigenous work on water, Minnesota Chippewa Tribe election re...

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  • Added: Jun 19, 2019
  • Length: 04:59
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Caption: The Wisdom of the Universe, Credit: Christi Belcourt
A new exhibit at the Minneapolis Institute of Art honors indigenous women artists from many nations in North America.

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  • Added: Jun 12, 2019
  • Length: 04:59
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Organizations along the American Indian Cultural Corridor have collaborated with NorthernLights.MN to bring the late night arts festival… Northern ...

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  • Added: Jun 05, 2019
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Caption: Rep. Mary Kunesh-Podein
The Minnesota legislature, the U.S. Supreme Court and water walkers are moving forward in ways that may impact Native Minnesotans.

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  • Added: May 29, 2019
  • Length: 05:01
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Caption: Native students from South High in Minneapolis have published a book of poetry, prose and artwork., Credit: Mid-Continent Oceanographic Institute
This week on Minnesota Native News: young Native writers in Minneapolis publish a book and Leech Lake Tribal college gears up for another winning ...

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  • Added: May 22, 2019
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This week on Minnesota Native News, we’re showcasing Isabella Callery, the Minnesota High School senior who recently won a national poetry recitati...

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  • Added: May 14, 2019
  • Length: 05:00
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Caption: The crowd listens as the American Indian Month kick off event begins., Credit: Melissa Townsend
It’s American Indian Month in Minnesota! This week on Minnesota Native News we take you to the kick off event in Minneapolis and we hear about the...

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  • Added: May 08, 2019
  • Length: 05:00
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