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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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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“This week on Minnesota Native News, we visit the Mni Ki Wakan: World Indigenous Peoples’ Decade of Water Summit, held in St. Paul, and hear how it...

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  • Added: Aug 15, 2018
  • Length: 05:00
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Every week in the summer groups of people gather at the Native American Medicine Garden the University of Minnesota in the Twin Cities. They come t...

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  • Added: Aug 08, 2018
  • Length: 05:00
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Laurie Stern reports on three events that highlight indigenous people's relationship with water.

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  • Added: Aug 01, 2018
  • Length: 05:01
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This week on Minnesota Native News, we hear about the official renaming of a popular Minneapolis lake and listen in on a Twin Cities musician who j...

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  • Added: Jul 25, 2018
  • Length: 04:59
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Theater company, Turtle Theater Collective, produces a rendition of 'Our Town,' an American Classic. And the Duluth Art Institute hosts the work of...

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  • Added: Jul 17, 2018
  • Length: 05:00
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The Tiwahe Foundation announces grantees and Bois Forte celebrates new green housing.

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  • Added: Jul 10, 2018
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This week on Minnesota Native News we check in on a Native coalition’s work on the federal farm bill, more fallout from the Minnesota legislative s...

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  • Added: Jul 04, 2018
  • Length: 05:00
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Poet and current Guggenheim Fellow, Joan Naviyuk Kane, teaches at the Minnesota North Woods Writing Conference in Bemidji… And Treasure Island Reso...

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  • Added: Jun 26, 2018
  • Length: 05:00
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This week on Minnesota Native News, we explore the state of suicide in the native community and get a look at a new urban program launched to addre...

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  • Added: Jun 20, 2018
  • Length: 05:00
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This week on Minnesota Native News we look back at the legislative session and two proposals that will impact tribes and Native people in the state.

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  • Added: Jun 13, 2018
  • Length: 09:44
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A new early headstart and preschool focusing on Dakota language is opening in the Lower Sioux community… A playwright and actor talks about an upco...

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  • Added: Jun 06, 2018
  • Length: 05:00
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