Minnesota Native News

Series produced by Ampers

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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, a new team is in place to help tribal members heal from addictions and the Indigenous Students Association at A...

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  • Added: Apr 10, 2019
  • Length: 05:00
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Caption: Darius Willard
On May 5 The James Beard Foundation will present one of only five 2019 leadership awards to Minneapolis-based chef Sean Sherman. In making the awar...

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  • Added: Apr 03, 2019
  • Length: 04:58
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This week on Minnesota Native News, the passing of two powerful tribal leaders leads to new elections, and urban Native leaders in Minneapolis seek...

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  • Added: Mar 27, 2019
  • Length: 05:00
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On March 29th, the Augsburg Native American Film Series, along with director Myron Dewey, presents Awake: A Dream from Standing Rock. The film docu...

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  • Added: Mar 20, 2019
  • Length: 05:00
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Caption: Josephine Mandamin began a movement of praying for the water., Credit: motherearthwaterwalk.com
This week on Minnesota Native News we get the latest on legal maneuvers to stop the Line 3 oil pipeline replacement and Sharon Day remembers the be...

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  • Added: Feb 27, 2019
  • Length: 10:00
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February fourteenth is a day dedicated to remembering Missing Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and People. Marches and gatherings happen all aroun...

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  • Added: Feb 20, 2019
  • Length: 05:00
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A native film festival has returned to the Walker Art Center for its second year of showcasing film that looks to the past, present and future to t...

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  • Added: Feb 12, 2019
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Caption: Jill Fish
Jill Fish is one of the only Native doctoral students in the psychology department at the University of Minnesota. But she doesn’t feel alone, beca...

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  • Added: Feb 06, 2019
  • Length: 05:02
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This week on Minnesota Native News, we talk to state legislator Mary Kunesh-Podein, who is Dakota, and hear about legislation she introduced to cre...

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  • Added: Jan 29, 2019
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This week on Minnesota Native News, tribes across the state work together to present a clear path forward to protect wild rice and AICHO in Duluth ...

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  • Added: Jan 23, 2019
  • Length: 05:00
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Caption: Clyde Bellecourt sits in front of an exhibit at the AIM Interpretive Center, Credit: Melissa Townsend
This week on Minnesota Native news we hear about an exhibit that tells the story of how AIM grew out of Stillwater prison, and a cross-cultural gro...

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  • Added: Jan 18, 2019
  • Length: 05:00
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An engaging conversation featuring prominent Native artists… inspires audience members to reflect on their own artistry.

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  • Added: Jan 09, 2019
  • Length: 05:00
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This week on Minnesota Native News, we talk to historian and producer Dr. Kate Beane, who recently released the documentary, Ohiyesa: Soul of an In...

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  • Added: Dec 18, 2018
  • Length: 05:00
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For nearly 10 months a tent city has been growing along a 6 lane stretch of road on the south side of Minneapolis. The encampment of homeless peop...

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  • Added: Dec 12, 2018
  • Length: 04:58
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Youth display their photography at the Dr. Robert Powless Cultural Center in Duluth, And a language teacher finds his own way to reach language lea...

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  • Added: Dec 05, 2018
  • Length: 05:00
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This week on Minnesota Native News: We hear about the Minnesota Historical Society’s decision to keep a historic native burial site in northern Min...

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  • Added: Nov 20, 2018
  • Length: 05:00
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A new play by a Navajo playwright makes its world premiere in the Twin Cities…

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  • Added: Nov 16, 2018
  • Length: 01:33
  • Purchases: 1
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We’ll hear from Minnesotans and their reactions to Lieutenant Governor-elect Peggy Flanagan’s historic election…

  • Added: Nov 16, 2018
  • Length: 03:22
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We’ll hear from Minnesotans and their reactions to Lieutenant Governor-elect Peggy Flanagan’s historic election… And, a new play by a Navajo playwr...

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  • Added: Nov 13, 2018
  • Length: 05:00
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Caption: It's late fall in Minneapolis and a tent encampment is still home to roughly 200 people.
4 people have now died at the homeless encampment in Minneapolis. The site - also called the Wall of Forgotten Natives for the many Native reside...

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  • Added: Nov 07, 2018
  • Length: 09:58
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