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: 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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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
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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
  • Purchases: 9
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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
  • Purchases: 9