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: A canoe makes its way through a wild rice bed., Credit: Eli Sagor, flickr.com/creative commons
This week on Minnesota Native News we hear election news from the Red Lake Nation, mixed reviews for a new state law concerning wild rice, lessons ...

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  • Added: Aug 02, 2016
  • Length: 04:59
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Caption: Robert Fairbanks and Jon Roberts are starring and producing their own movie "Rez Comedy".
This week on Minnesota Native News: the national Environmental Protection Agency has its say in the state’s environmental review of two proposed oi...

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  • Added: Jul 27, 2016
  • Length: 05:00
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The White Earth Band of Ojibwe has secured roughly 2 million dollars from the state of Minnesota to buy and conserve land near the reservation. The...

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  • Added: Jul 13, 2016
  • Length: 05:00
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Caption: Governor Mark Dayton stands with newly appointed state Supreme Court Justice Anne McKeig.
This week on Minnesota Native News, Governor Dayton appoints the first state Supreme Court Justice of American Indian Descent and news from the rec...

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  • Added: Jul 06, 2016
  • Length: 05:00
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The national opioid drug abuse crisis is hitting Minnesota American Indian communities especially hard. In 2015, Minnesota had more American India...

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  • Added: Jun 29, 2016
  • Length: 05:00
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Caption: Sally Jewel, Secretary of the Department of the Interior visited the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa in May 2016., Credit: U.S. Department of the Interior
This week on Minnesota Native News: We hear highlights from the interview with Secretary of the Interior, Sally Jewel and Dan Dan Hukulak with the...

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  • Added: Jun 08, 2016
  • Length: 05:00
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Caption: The Vietnam Veterans Memorial is located in Washington DC., Credit: Howard Ignatius, flickr.com/commons
This Week on Minnesota Native News we hear about efforts to keep more Native women and children safe from trafficking, a Spirit Camp encourages com...

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  • Added: Jun 08, 2016
  • Length: 04:59
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This week on Minnesota Native News, we head to the 30th Annual American Indian Graduation Banquet honoring American Indian graduates at Augsburg Co...

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  • Added: Jun 02, 2016
  • Length: 05:00
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Caption: The proposed Sandpiper and New Line 3 Corridor runs across Northern Minnesota.
This week on Minnesota Native News: Minnesotans have a say on how to measure the impact of oil pipelines on air, land and water, the slate for Minn...

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  • Added: May 19, 2016
  • Length: 05:01
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Caption: People gather for the Pink Shawls Honor Song at the Pow Wow for Hope in Minneapolis., Credit: American Indian Cancer Foundation
This week on Minnesota Native News: Minneapolis celebrates American Indian Heritage month, a new group of artists learn their craft in Lower Sioux ...

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  • Added: May 11, 2016
  • Length: 04:59
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Caption: Red Lake Chairman Darrell Seki Sr stands in front of the Minnesota State Capitol., Credit: Melissa Townsend
This week on Minnesota Native News, Dakota sacred sites get renewed attention and Red Lake heads to St. Paul.

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  • Added: May 04, 2016
  • Length: 05:00
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Caption: A fancy shawl dancer makes her way around the arena floor., Credit: Heidi Holtan
Today on Minnesota Native News: highlights from the April 23rd Bemijigimaag pow wow at the Sanford Center in Bemidji.

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  • Added: Apr 27, 2016
  • Length: 04:59
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This week on Minnesota Native News, challenges to the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe primary election results, a new State Archeologists takes her seat a...

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  • Added: Apr 20, 2016
  • Length: 05:00
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This week on Minnesota Native News: Minnesota Chippewa Tribe election results, a chance to support Native filmmaking and events celebrating indigen...

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  • Added: Apr 13, 2016
  • Length: 05:00
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This week on Minnesota Native News: state rules protecting wild rice are delayed until 2018, American Indian nutrition and health continues to get ...

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  • Added: Apr 06, 2016
  • Length: 04:59
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This week on Minnesota Native News: Minnesota School Districts have more state money for Native students,and a key to teaching students about treat...

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  • Added: Mar 23, 2016
  • Length: 05:00
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This week on Minnesota Native News: American Indian leaders in Minnesota’s urban communities want to share their expertise with Governor Dayton, Wh...

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  • Added: Mar 23, 2016
  • Length: 05:00
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Caption: From Left: Mpls. City Councilwoman Alondra Cano, Sharon Day, Rayna Churchill (MIAC Director), Rep. Susan Allen, Winona LaDuke, Rep. Karen Clark  , Credit: Aisha Gomez
This Week on Minnesota Native News we’re at the Minnesota Indian Affairs Council meeting where a group of women from around the state speak up for...

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  • Added: Mar 15, 2016
  • Length: 05:00
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This week on Minnesota Native News - protests over the Sandpiper oil pipeline at the Governor’s Water Summit and Big changes are in the works for F...

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  • Added: Mar 02, 2016
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 11