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: 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
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This week on Minnesota Native News we hear about tribal leaders calling for more drug addiction treatment for inmates, one tribe’s efforts to buy b...

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  • Added: Nov 26, 2014
  • Length: 05:00
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This week on Minnesota Native News Senator Al Franken plans to keep his spot on the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, Dakota Women hold a 4-day cere...

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  • Added: Nov 19, 2014
  • Length: 04:59
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This week on Minnesota Native News we hear about the impact of some new voting procedures, how MNSURE can impact tribal health costs and Sandpiper ...

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  • Added: Nov 12, 2014
  • Length: 05:00
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Caption: A protester holds a sign at the MN rally to change the name of the Washington NFL team., Credit: Melissa Townsend
This week on Minnesota Native News we hear about a new focus on historical trauma to heal old wounds and a celebration of unity against the Washing...

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  • Added: Nov 05, 2014
  • Length: 06:28
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This week on Minnesota Native News an Ojibwe elder could impact the election outcome in the 8th Congressional District, a coalition is working to i...

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  • Added: Oct 29, 2014
  • Length: 05:00
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Caption: Senator Jon Tester is the chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs., Credit: reuters.com
This week on Minnesota Native News the Chair of the U.S. Senate Indian Affairs Committee tours Minnesota’s Indian Country, MN Educators discuss new...

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  • Added: Oct 22, 2014
  • Length: 05:00
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Caption: An oil train waits for traffic to clear in St. Paul., Credit: Melissa Townsend
This week on Minnesota Native News: proposed oil pipelines won’t reduce oil train traffic across the state, Minneapolis celebrates its first Indig...

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  • Added: Oct 15, 2014
  • Length: 05:00
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In this special edition Minnesota Native News covers the recent health summit hosted by the Minnesota Indian Affairs Council and the state Departme...

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  • Added: Oct 01, 2014
  • Length: 05:00
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Caption: Notes from the Youth Visioning Health event.
This week on Minnesota Native News: possible help for those struggling to get their GED, Minnesota colleges recognized for Native American student ...

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  • Added: Sep 23, 2014
  • Length: 05:01
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Caption: Pat & Gage Kruse's birch bark mural hangs at the Bockley Gallery., Credit: bockleygallery.com
This week on Minnesota Native News: the latest twist in the deliberations over the Sandpiper oil pipeline, three artists honored by the Minnesota H...

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  • Added: Sep 17, 2014
  • Length: 04:59
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Caption: Pat Kruse fills his canoe with wild rice., Credit: Pat Kruse
This week on Minnesota Native News we hear about the impact recent storms have had on harvesting the most sacred crop, college and university stra...

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  • Added: Sep 10, 2014
  • Length: 05:00
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Caption: Michael Dahl calls on Enbridge officials to stop the Sandpiper Project., Credit: Honor the Earth
This week on Minnesota Native News: The state DNR takes a deeper look into Walleye in Lake Mill Lacs, Honor the Earth leaders visit Enbridge office...

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  • Added: Sep 03, 2014
  • Length: 05:00
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This week on Minnesota Native News: A new approach to diabetes awareness, tracking mercury in lakes in ceded territories and piloting a new way to ...

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  • Added: Aug 12, 2014
  • Length: 05:00
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Caption: Jesse Quaderer is a three-time Garden Warrior at Dream of Wild Health Farm. , Credit: Melissa Townsend
This week on Minnesota Native News - a new program to curb sex trafficking on reservations, GED prep goes mobile in Red Lake casinos and teens lear...

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  • Added: Aug 12, 2014
  • Length: 05:00
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This week on Minnesota Native News we get the latest developments with the proposed Sandpiper oil pipeline, actions to push the University of Minne...

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  • Added: Aug 12, 2014
  • Length: 05:00
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This week on Minnesota Native News: honoring AIM Activists in St. Paul, remembering a tragedy at Sandy Lake and Native men take the stage in Minne...

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  • Added: Aug 06, 2014
  • Length: 05:00
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