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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A new children’s book written by Brenda J Child, illustrated by Jonathan Thunder, and translated into Ojibwe by Gordon Jourdain, has hit the shelves.

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  • Added: May 22, 2018
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 5
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This week on Minnesota Native News, we hear the latest after a shooting injured 6 in Minneapolis’ Little Earth community. We also hear about an eve...

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  • Added: May 16, 2018
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 10
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This week on Minnesota Native News; Prairie Island Indian Community vies for 40-million dollars for renewable energy projects, tribes come together...

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  • Added: May 09, 2018
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 12
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This week on Minnesota Native News, we hear about a new task force uniting tribes in Minnesota to combat sex trafficking. Reporter Cole Premo has t...

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  • Added: Apr 24, 2018
  • Length: 05:00
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This week's Minnesota Native News previews Dodging Bullets, a new film about historical trauma.

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  • Added: Apr 11, 2018
  • Length: 05:00
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Caption: Sqeevercoon2 is the robot built by students at the Circle of Life Academy on the White Earth reservation., Credit: Melissa Townsend
This week on Minnesota Native News, the robotics team from White Earth’s Circle of Life Academy takes their robot to compete in the regional tourna...

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  • Added: Apr 04, 2018
  • Length: 05:00
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This week on Minnesota Native News, we hear about the Native American Church’s lawsuit against the TSA and how it resulted in better training for s...

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  • Added: Mar 28, 2018
  • Length: 05:00
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Making a career in the arts can be a challenge, but Native Artists are found flourishing in the sector. There are many lessons to learn from them -...

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  • Added: Mar 21, 2018
  • Length: 05:00
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Caption: Dr. Mary Owen is Director of the Center of American Indian and Minority Health at the University of Minnesota. , Credit: UMN
For decades now there have been active efforts to recruit more American Indians to be medical doctors. Reporter Melissa Townsend has this report ab...

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  • Added: Mar 14, 2018
  • Length: 04:59
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This week on Minnesota Native News: Reporter Cole Premo explores the controversy surrounding a popular native comfort food, fried bread.

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  • Added: Mar 07, 2018
  • Length: 05:00
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Caption: Buildings on the historic Fort Snelling site in Minneapolis, MN. , Credit: Philip Prowse: https://savingplaces.org/places/bdote-fort-snelling#.WpdavJPwa9Y
This week on Minnesota Native News we hear about new efforts to care for those struggling with opioid addiction in Minneapolis and Duluth, and a Da...

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  • Added: Mar 07, 2018
  • Length: 04:58
  • Purchases: 10
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Violence against Native people is disproportionately high. The CDC reports for the year 2014 that homocide was the fourth leading cause of death in...

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  • Added: Feb 21, 2018
  • Length: 05:00
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Leaders at the White Earth Band Public Health Department are trying new ways to connect tribal members with the Band’s health services. February is...

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  • Added: Feb 14, 2018
  • Length: 05:00
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Caption: Wild Rice , Credit: Cole Premo
This week on Minnesota Native News: We hear about researchers using wild rice to predict the health of Minnesota’s lakes and streams -- and get an ...

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  • Added: Feb 06, 2018
  • Length: 05:00
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This week on Minnesota Native News, crisis may be averted at a unique home for Native women, and a Minnesota tribe sues big pharmaceutical companie...

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  • Added: Feb 02, 2018
  • Length: 05:00
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This week on Minnesota Native News we hear about how American Indian tribes may soon have a greater say in what happens at University of Minnesota ...

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  • Added: Jan 31, 2018
  • Length: 05:00
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Caption: Tribal communities received grants from the Super Bowl Host Committee, some with reservations.
This year thousands of football fans flooding into Minneapolis for the Super Bowl, spend money on hotels, restaurants, and souvenirs in the Twin Ci...

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  • Added: Jan 24, 2018
  • Length: 05:00
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Caption: Joe Hobot is the author of a new report about culturally specific schools for Native youth.
This week on Minnesota Native News, reducing recidivism among American Indians involved in the corrections system, and a new report examines best p...

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  • Added: Jan 18, 2018
  • Length: 05:00
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Governor Mark Dayton has appointed key Mille Lacs Band Police leader to the Minnesota Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training. And the art an...

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  • Added: Jan 16, 2018
  • Length: 05:00
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Solar energy professional Robert Blake discusses solar power opportunities, social justice, and his entrepreneurial and life goals of making solar ...

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  • Added: Jan 09, 2018
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 10