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 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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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’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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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 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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The Canadian Truth and Reconciliation Commission recently released a report officially recording the inhumane practices of the Canadian Indian Boar...

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  • Added: Jun 03, 2015
  • Length: 43:59
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Caption: The Bdote Learning Center in Minneapolis is finishing its first year., Credit: Melissa Townsend
This week on Minnesota Native News we hear about a new report on policing and Native Americans in Minneapolis, a new exhibit of contemporary Nativ...

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  • Added: Jun 03, 2015
  • Length: 05:00
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Caption: Bemidji welcomes a new statue of its Native American namesake, Chief Bemidji or Shaynowishkung., Credit: Shaynowiskung Statue Project/Facebook
On June 6th in Bemidji Minnesota a new statue of Chief Bemidji is being dedicated. He is the Native American namesake of the town. He will stand o...

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  • Added: Jun 02, 2015
  • Length: 08:54
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This week on Minnesota Native News we hear about the Fond du Lac Band’s work to protect moose in the ceded territories, an urban initiative to boos...

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  • Added: May 27, 2015
  • Length: 05:00
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Caption: Blood quantum is talked about in fractions, Credit: Jimmie, flickr.com/commons
This week on Minnesota Native News we hear about a vote to change enrollment rules for Minnesota Chippewa Tribes and the 17th annual Ojibwe Quiz Bo...

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  • Added: May 20, 2015
  • Length: 05:00
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Caption: Marty Case from The Indian Treaty Signers Project, Credit: Melissa Townsend
In this special edition of Minnesota Native News, we hear Marty Case, Director of the Indian Treaty Signers Project. In this lecture "Treaty Signe...

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  • Added: May 13, 2015
  • Length: 46:56
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Caption: Sunset on Lake Vermillion, MN, Credit: melgupta, flickr.com/commons
This week on Minnesota Native News — relationship building between law enforcement and Native American residents in Hennepin county, advocates have...

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  • Added: May 13, 2015
  • Length: 04:58
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This week on Minnesota Native News we hear about a new development with the proposed Sandpiper Pipeline, Leech Lake declares a health emergency, Th...

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  • Added: May 06, 2015
  • Length: 05:00
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In this special edition of Minnesota Native News, we hear respected Oglala Lakota elder and education authority Dr. Sandra Fox talk about what scho...

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  • Added: May 04, 2015
  • Length: 42:59
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This week on Minnesota Native News we hear about a new event to change the name of the Cleveland baseball team, and groups organizing to remove Chr...

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  • Added: Apr 29, 2015
  • Length: 05:00
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This week on Minnesota Native News we hear about the state’s first Dakota Language Bowl. Organizers and participants say it’s a fun way to harness...

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  • Added: Apr 22, 2015
  • Length: 05:01
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Caption: Red Lake Nation Chairman Darrell Seki recently gave his first State of the Nation address., Credit: Melissa Townsend
This week on Minnesota Native News we hear about the State of the Red Lake Nation, an effort to grow tribal food sovereignty, Native poets gather i...

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  • Added: Apr 15, 2015
  • Length: 05:01
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