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: Rep. Mary Kunesh-Podein
The Minnesota legislature, the U.S. Supreme Court and water walkers are moving forward in ways that may impact Native Minnesotans.

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  • Added: May 29, 2019
  • Length: 05:01
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Caption: Native students from South High in Minneapolis have published a book of poetry, prose and artwork., Credit: Mid-Continent Oceanographic Institute
This week on Minnesota Native News: young Native writers in Minneapolis publish a book and Leech Lake Tribal college gears up for another winning ...

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  • Added: May 22, 2019
  • Length: 05:00
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This week on Minnesota Native News, we’re showcasing Isabella Callery, the Minnesota High School senior who recently won a national poetry recitati...

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  • Added: May 14, 2019
  • Length: 05:00
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Caption: The crowd listens as the American Indian Month kick off event begins., Credit: Melissa Townsend
It’s American Indian Month in Minnesota! This week on Minnesota Native News we take you to the kick off event in Minneapolis and we hear about the...

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  • Added: May 08, 2019
  • Length: 05:00
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A food sovereignty initiative… grounded in community… strives to increase both food independence… and accessibility to Native foods.

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  • Added: Apr 17, 2019
  • Length: 01:42
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Coming up, Twin Cities Native Lacrosse is recruiting new players and getting the word out about the sport.

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  • Added: Apr 17, 2019
  • Length: 03:14
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Coming up, Twin Cities Native Lacrosse is recruiting new players and getting the word out about the sport. And, a food sovereignty initiative, gro...

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  • Added: Apr 17, 2019
  • Length: 05:00
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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