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: 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
  • Purchases: 11
Caption: Dancers on the big screen at Bemidji's Sanford Center., Credit: Melissa Townsend
This week on Minnesota Native News we're at the historic Bemijigamaag pow wow in Bemidji. The first pow wow at the city's Sanford Center Arena offe...

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  • Added: Apr 08, 2015
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 10
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This week on Minnesota Native News we hear about a Senate bill that would establish a statewide American Indian and Indigenous People’s Day, a big ...

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  • Added: Apr 01, 2015
  • Length: 05:00
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Caption: Daanis Chosa holds a pink shawl in honor of women with breast cancer., Credit: Melissa Townsend
This week on Minnesota Native News we hear about reconstruction of a Dakota burial ground in Hennepin county, pink shawls in honor of women with ex...

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  • Added: Mar 25, 2015
  • Length: 04:59
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Recent comments from Governor Dayton suggest is siding with mining industry and raising limits on sulfate emissions in Minnesota water ways. Sci...

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  • Added: Mar 24, 2015
  • Length: 08:46
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Caption: George Strong is General Manager of KBFT.
This is a special 29 minute edition of Minnesota Native News from the Nett Lake Village on the Bois Forte Reservation. Melissa Townsend and Geor...

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  • Added: Mar 23, 2015
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Susan Allen, Credit: MN House Website
This week on Minnesota Native News we hear from State Representative Susan Allen. Allen was a tribal attorney living in the Powderhorn neighborh...

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  • Added: Mar 18, 2015
  • Length: 05:00
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This Week on Minnesota Native News we get an update on work at the Legislature that may affect Native American families in the state.

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  • Added: Mar 13, 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
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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 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
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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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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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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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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: 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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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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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: 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: 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
  • Purchases: 9