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: Shaynowishkung or Chief Bemidji stands in Bemidji which celebrated its first Indigeneous People's Day on 10/10/16.
This week on Minnesota Native News: the story behind this year’s Indigenous People’s Day celebration in Bemidji, Minnesota.

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  • Added: Oct 12, 2016
  • Length: 05:00
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This week on Minnesota Native News: President Obama acknowledges Standing Rock water and land protectors at a conference in Washington, and federal...

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  • Added: Oct 04, 2016
  • Length: 05:00
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Caption: Dr. Arne Vainio recently received one of the 2016 Virginia Binger McNight Unsung Hero Awards.
This week on Minnesota Native News we hear about a short ricing season on an iconic lake, the healing nature of growing food and the Unsung Hero at...

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  • Added: Sep 28, 2016
  • Length: 05:00
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Caption: Ground cherries were a surprise find this year at the Little Earth garden., Credit: Melissa Townsend
This week on Minnesota Native News: tribes celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Minnesota Indian Gaming compacts and Native gardeners in Minneapol...

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  • Added: Sep 21, 2016
  • Length: 04:59
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Caption: Tim Brown (2nd from right) rides in the Indian Horse Relay while his sons serve as his horse handling team., Credit: Melissa Townsend
This week on Minnesota Native News: the Redwood County Museum hosts its first exhibit of Dakota artists, and an Ojibwe rider runs in the Indian Hor...

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  • Added: Sep 14, 2016
  • Length: 05:00
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This week on Minnesota Native News: the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe gathers support from across Minnesota and beyond to protect water and land.

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  • Added: Sep 08, 2016
  • Length: 04:59
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Caption: Barbie Maas and Karen Connor wait for the start of the KweStrong Indigenous Women's Triathlon at Bde Maka Ska in Minneapolis.
This week on Minnesota Native News: a new policy to curb pill shopping takes effect in I.H.S. clinics, women gather for Kwestrong [Quay Strong] at ...

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  • Added: Aug 31, 2016
  • Length: 05:00
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Caption: The spirit camp near the DAPL construction site is a place to gather, and keep an eye on construction. , Credit: KILI Radio/facebook
This week on Minnesota Native News: urgent concerns about new oil pipelines move from Minnesota to North Dakota and more.

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  • Added: Aug 24, 2016
  • Length: 04:56
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Nearly 100 people gathered in Minneapolis recently to discuss responses to the opioid drug crisis in the urban Indian community there. Tribes and t...

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  • Added: Aug 17, 2016
  • Length: 04:59
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The well- respected published author Jim Northrup died on August first from complications of cancer. He was 73 years old. Born in Fond Du Lac, Jim...

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  • Added: Aug 09, 2016
  • Length: 05:00
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Caption: A canoe makes its way through a wild rice bed., Credit: Eli Sagor, flickr.com/creative commons
This week on Minnesota Native News we hear election news from the Red Lake Nation, mixed reviews for a new state law concerning wild rice, lessons ...

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  • Added: Aug 02, 2016
  • Length: 04:59
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Caption: Robert Fairbanks and Jon Roberts are starring and producing their own movie "Rez Comedy".
This week on Minnesota Native News: the national Environmental Protection Agency has its say in the state’s environmental review of two proposed oi...

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  • Added: Jul 27, 2016
  • Length: 05:00
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The White Earth Band of Ojibwe has secured roughly 2 million dollars from the state of Minnesota to buy and conserve land near the reservation. The...

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  • Added: Jul 13, 2016
  • Length: 05:00
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Caption: Governor Mark Dayton stands with newly appointed state Supreme Court Justice Anne McKeig.
This week on Minnesota Native News, Governor Dayton appoints the first state Supreme Court Justice of American Indian Descent and news from the rec...

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  • Added: Jul 06, 2016
  • Length: 05:00
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The national opioid drug abuse crisis is hitting Minnesota American Indian communities especially hard. In 2015, Minnesota had more American India...

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  • Added: Jun 29, 2016
  • Length: 05:00
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Caption: Sally Jewel, Secretary of the Department of the Interior visited the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa in May 2016., Credit: U.S. Department of the Interior
This week on Minnesota Native News: We hear highlights from the interview with Secretary of the Interior, Sally Jewel and Dan Dan Hukulak with the...

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  • Added: Jun 08, 2016
  • Length: 05:00
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Caption: The Vietnam Veterans Memorial is located in Washington DC., Credit: Howard Ignatius, flickr.com/commons
This Week on Minnesota Native News we hear about efforts to keep more Native women and children safe from trafficking, a Spirit Camp encourages com...

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  • Added: Jun 08, 2016
  • Length: 04:59
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This week on Minnesota Native News, we head to the 30th Annual American Indian Graduation Banquet honoring American Indian graduates at Augsburg Co...

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  • Added: Jun 02, 2016
  • Length: 05:00
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Caption: The proposed Sandpiper and New Line 3 Corridor runs across Northern Minnesota.
This week on Minnesota Native News: Minnesotans have a say on how to measure the impact of oil pipelines on air, land and water, the slate for Minn...

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  • Added: May 19, 2016
  • Length: 05:01
  • Purchases: 11