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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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
  • Purchases: 8
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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
  • Purchases: 10
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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
  • Purchases: 10
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This week on Minnesota Native News, the latest on the tent camp in Minneapolis, an all-out effort to recruit more Native foster homes, and getting ...

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  • Added: Oct 31, 2018
  • Length: 05:02
  • Purchases: 9
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Comedian Rob Fairbanks talks about the power of humor…

  • Added: Oct 26, 2018
  • Length: 02:17
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An organization based in Minneapolis is raising breast cancer awareness with “Indigenous Pink Day” …

  • Added: Oct 26, 2018
  • Length: 02:36
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An organization based in Minneapolis is raising breast cancer awareness with “Indigenous Pink Day” … And, comedian Rob Fairbanks talks about the p...

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  • Added: Oct 24, 2018
  • Length: 05:00
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This week on Minnesota Native News, we hear from the Prairie Island Indian Community, which has joined other Minnesota Dakota tribes in a lawsuit a...

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  • Added: Oct 17, 2018
  • Length: 05:00
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Six hundred people gathered at Mystic Lake Conference Center in Prior Lake for the Third Annual Conference on Native American Nutrition. Tribal lea...

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  • Added: Oct 10, 2018
  • Length: 05:00
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Caption: An encampment of homeless people in Minneapolis is receiving the attention of media, Native leaders and other local officials.  , Credit: Melissa Townsend
A tent encampment of homeless folks continues to grow in Minneapolis. There are about 300 people there, many of whom are Native. The camp shines...

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  • Added: Oct 03, 2018
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 9
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This week on Minnesota Native News, we get an update on the Minneapolis homeless encampment, also known as “the wall of forgotten natives.” We also...

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  • Added: Sep 26, 2018
  • Length: 04:59
  • Purchases: 11
Caption: Joy Friedman with MIWRC hands out snacks to those gathered in the tent camp., Credit: Melissa Townsend
This week reporter Melissa Townsend has the latest on a homeless tent camp in Minneapolis. There are roughly 300 people - mostly Native - in the ca...

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  • Added: Sep 19, 2018
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 9
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Concerned community members come together to show support to those battling addiction in Mille Lacs, and jazz guitarist Briand Morrison talks about...

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  • Added: Sep 11, 2018
  • Length: 05:00
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This week on Minnesota Native News, hard work is underway to address the housing crisis – and the wild rice harvest begins.

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  • Added: Sep 05, 2018
  • Length: 05:01
  • Purchases: 12
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Treaty Rights, Climate Justice, and Decolonization were discussed in packed house in Duluth… and Franklin Avenue bustled with energy for Open Stree...

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  • Added: Aug 29, 2018
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 12
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Sarah Agaton Howes is one of two moccasin artists who have been named 2018 Native American Artists in Residence at the Minnesota Historical Society...

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  • Added: Aug 28, 2018
  • Length: 03:02
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Sharon Day completes this year's Nibiwalk along the Wisconsin River., Credit: Chas Jewett
This week on Minnesota Native News we get a round up of tribal election news, we hear about the latest Nibi walk along the Wisconsin River and lear...

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  • Added: Aug 22, 2018
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 11