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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The Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College has earned accreditation from the World Indigenous Nations Higher Education Consortium — or WINHEC. [W...

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  • Added: Jun 21, 2017
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 12
Caption: Black Bears Eating Blueberries is a new Native focused publishing company based in the Great Lakes region., Credit: Blackbearsandblueberries.com
Two well-respected Anishinaabe writers and educators have started a new publishing company focused on Native stories. Tom and Betsy Peacock plan to...

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  • Added: Jun 09, 2017
  • Length: 04:59
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Caption: Melissa Boyd is a 2017 Bush Fellow., Credit: Bush Foundation
This week on Minnesota Native News, a new Bush Fellow talks about her plans for an Ojibwe language pipeline on the Mille Lacs Reservation, a new on...

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  • Added: Jun 07, 2017
  • Length: 05:00
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Caption: Patrice Kunesh is the Director of the Center for Indian Country Development in the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. , Credit: CICD
The Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis recently held a roundtable conversation about helping American Indians and Alaska Natives build their own h...

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  • Added: May 30, 2017
  • Length: 05:00
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The Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Natural Resources Division recently co-hosted a community event celebrating water and discussing the...

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  • Added: May 24, 2017
  • Length: 05:00
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This week on Minnesota Native News, the permitting process for the line 3 oil pipeline replacement project is moving forward, a small group of Red ...

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  • Added: May 16, 2017
  • Length: 05:00
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Caption: Giant buffalo puppets parade through Minneapolis as part of the May Day Parade., Credit: Lars Negstad
This week on Minnesota Native News: will Natives be counted in the 2020 census, water protectors tell their story in the Minneapolis May Day Parade...

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  • Added: May 10, 2017
  • Length: 05:00
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Caption: The Director of the MN History Museum is revisiting the way the museum collaborates with people indigenous to Minnesota.
This week on Minnesota Native News we hear about a new agreement between Native and city leaders in Minneapolis and an exhibition of Native female ...

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  • Added: May 03, 2017
  • Length: 05:00
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Caption: Red Lake Chairman Darrell Seki delivered the State of the Band speech on March 31st.
This week on Minnesota Native News, Red Lake Chairman calls out Trump’s Budget, St Cloud State hosts their popular annual pow wow, Mille Lacs tests...

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  • Added: Apr 12, 2017
  • Length: 05:00
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Caption: Thousands of years ago Natives in Minnesota fired clay pots in pit fires., Credit: http://www.nativeskywatchers.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/nativepots.pdf
This week on Minnesota Native News we hear lingering concerns over Minnesota’s involvement in police actions around the DAPL protests last year, cl...

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  • Added: Apr 05, 2017
  • Length: 05:00
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Caption: Minneapolis based Anishinaabe writer Marcie Rendon has a new murder mystery coming out April 1.
This week on Minnesota Native News, we hear about new efforts to revive a culturally specific treatment program for Natives struggling with addicti...

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  • Added: Mar 28, 2017
  • Length: 05:00
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This week on Minnesota Native News we hear about next steps in the proposed Line 3 oil pipeline project, developing resources for Native elders wit...

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  • Added: Mar 22, 2017
  • Length: 04:59
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By bus, car and plane, thousands of Natives and allies gathered in Washington D.C. last week for the Native Nations Rise March. The event was organ...

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  • Added: Mar 15, 2017
  • Length: 05:00
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This week on Minnesota Native News we’re hearing about a number of new resources that may prove useful to the Native Nations within Minnesota’s bor...

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  • Added: Mar 08, 2017
  • Length: 05:00
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Caption: Sharon Day is traveling to the Native Nations March on Washington with a group of young women from Minneapolis. , Credit: http://www.prx.org/pieces/92997-ojibwe-elder-sharon-day-and-the-mother-earth-water
This week on Minnesota Native News we hear about efforts to reduce incarceration among Natives, groups preparing for a DC march, Natives speaking u...

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  • Added: Mar 01, 2017
  • Length: 05:00
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Caption: Mni Waconi was the theme of a recent gathering at MIA where painters learned Dakota names for water., Credit: Melissa Townsend
This week on Minnesota Native News: tribal officials gather for summit on energy projects, new Native DFL representative Jamie Becker-Finn sits dow...

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  • Added: Feb 22, 2017
  • Length: 05:00
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This week on Minnesota Native News — water protectors react to construction resuming on the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota.

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  • Added: Feb 15, 2017
  • Length: 05:00
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Caption: St. Paul students created art they think should be hung in the renovated state capitol building.
This week on Minnesota Native News, one of the new Native state legislators tells her story, a new generation thinks about art at the capitol and t...

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  • Added: Feb 08, 2017
  • Length: 05:00
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Caption: Nationally recognized for his contributions to healthcare reform, Phil Norgarrd retired after 37 years with the Fond Du Lac Band's Human Services Division.
This week on Minnesota Native News we hear about the campaign to divest from the Dakota Access Pipeline, work at the state capitol to recognize the...

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  • Added: Feb 01, 2017
  • Length: 05:00
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Caption: Over 75 community groups took part in the Black Snake Resistance march on January 20th., Credit: Melissa Townsend
Since Donald Trump was elected U-S President, people have been waiting to see what action he will take on the Dakota Access Pipeline. In this past ...

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  • Added: Jan 25, 2017
  • Length: 05:00
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