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: 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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Caption: Michael Meuers has compiled the teachings of Red Lake elder Larry Stillday into a new book.
This week on Minnesota Native News we hear about a new book featuring a Red Lake elder, a new program promoting healthy food in Native communities ...

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  • Added: Jan 18, 2017
  • Length: 05:00
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This week on Minnesota Native News we revisit the historic gathering near the Standing Rock Sioux reservation and hear what’s next in the tribe's w...

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  • Added: Jan 11, 2017
  • Length: 05:00
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Caption: Anishinabe writer Jim Northrup passed away from cancer in 2016.
This week on Minnesota Native News we revisit some our most popular stories from 2016.

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  • Added: Jan 04, 2017
  • Length: 05:00
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This week on Minnesota Native News, prominent Indian law attorney Collette Routell talks us through reports that the Trump administration aims to p...

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  • Added: Dec 22, 2016
  • Length: 05:00
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Caption: #NoDAPL organizers call for a month of actions to support Standing Rock., Credit: https://www.facebook.com/events/596431493877391/
This week on Minnesota Native News we hear about the #NODAPL month of action, a new leader at the helm of the Minnesota Indian Affairs Council and ...

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  • Added: Dec 21, 2016
  • Length: 05:00
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Caption: Bde Maka Ska in Minneapolis is spurring conversation about the sacredness of water., Credit: Passej/flicker.com/creativecommons
This week on Minnesota Native News we hear how changes in the art at the state capitol seek to make it more welcoming, conversations about the sacr...

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  • Added: Dec 14, 2016
  • Length: 04:59
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In Standing Rock, there were songs of celebration and thanksgiving after the Army Corps of Engineers denied Energy Transfer Partners the easement i...

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  • Added: Dec 07, 2016
  • Length: 05:00
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Winter weather has arrived as the Standing Rock Standoff continues… Earlier this week, North Dakota governor Jack Dalrymple ordered the evacuation ...

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  • Added: Nov 30, 2016
  • Length: 05:02
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This week on Minnesota Native News… The confrontation escalates near the Standing Rock reservation in North Dakota. Near the front lines, police a...

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  • Added: Nov 23, 2016
  • Length: 05:00
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This week on Minnesota Native News, we present the first of three special episodes featuring a Minnesota view of the standoff at Standing Rock over...

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  • Added: Nov 17, 2016
  • Length: 05:01
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Caption: Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox stand on the shores of Lake Bemidji.
This Week on Minnesota Native News, we recognized the 50th anniversary of the historic tribal boycott of businesses in Bemidji, Minnesota.

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  • Added: Nov 08, 2016
  • Length: 05:00
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Caption: Leech Lake Tribal & Community College Celebrates American Indian Heritage Month., Credit: LLTCC
This week on Minnesota Native News we hear community cries to bring Minnesota law enforcement home from Standing Rock, Leech Lake celebrates Americ...

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  • Added: Nov 02, 2016
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Caption: Rosy Simas Dance and InterMedia Arts Presented "Skin(s)" in Minneapolis recently., Credit: Skin(s) p.r.
This week on Minnesota Native News, supply drives multiply for Standing Rock, UMN discusses questions of tribal sovereignty and a new multi-media a...

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  • Added: Oct 26, 2016
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Caption: A map shows the existing Line 3 oil pipeline and the proposed route for its replacement., Credit: Enbridge Energy Corporation
This week on Minnesota Native News we hear about recent developments with the Line 3 oil pipeline in Minnesota, new affordable housing meets a desp...

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  • Added: Oct 19, 2016
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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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