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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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
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Caption: Danielle Grant shakes the hand of a student receiving her achievement award., Credit: Melissa Townsend
This week on Minnesota Native News we hear how the head of American Indian Education at Minneapolis Public Schools is developing a new, "more indig...

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  • Added: Feb 24, 2016
  • Length: 05:00
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This week on Minnesota Native News we hear about the upcoming Minnesota Chippewa Tribe elections, preliminary decisions to move some offensive art ...

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  • Added: Feb 17, 2016
  • Length: 04:59
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Caption: Hope Flanagan is a story teller in the Ojibwe tradition., Credit: Melissa Townsend
This week on Minnesota Native News: Bois Forte Chairman Kevin Leecey addresses the Band with his annual speech, and Hope Flanagan tells traditional...

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  • Added: Feb 10, 2016
  • Length: 05:00
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Caption: The Minnesota State Capitol Building in St. Paul, Credit: Michael Hicks, flickr.com/commons
This week on Minnesota Native News: American Indian advocates attempt to address state legislators about deep racial disparities in Minnesota.

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  • Added: Feb 03, 2016
  • Length: 04:59
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Caption: Protestors with The 1855 Treaty Authority gather outside Nishwa, MN in August 2015. , Credit: Melissa Townsend
This week on Minnesota Native News: the White Earth Band of Ojibwe regroups after Chairwoman Erma Vizenor’s resigns, 4 protestors with The 1855 Tre...

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  • Added: Jan 27, 2016
  • Length: 05:00
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Intro: On Wednesday, January 20th Erma Vizenor resigned as the Chairwoman of the White Earth Band of Ojibwe. The move comes after 3 months of conte...

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  • Added: Jan 21, 2016
  • Length: 03:53
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Caption: Marisa Goodsky stands in the job site trailer at the state Capitol in St. Paul., Credit: Melissa Townsend
This week on Minnesota Native News: The Mill Lacs Band of Ojibwe Annual State of the Band Speech and a Bois Forte Ojibwe woman on the rise in St. P...

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  • Added: Jan 20, 2016
  • Length: 05:02
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This week on Minnesota Native News: Winona LaDuke’s big announcement, a new group of tribal members become Native Nation Rebuilders and a Leech Lak...

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  • Added: Jan 13, 2016
  • Length: 04:59
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This week on Minnesota Native News: faculty at the University of Manitoba ask - If you had firsthand experience in an abusive Indian boarding scho...

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  • Added: Jan 06, 2016
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This week on Minnesota Native News: the Chairwoman of the White Earth Band of Ojibwe is censured by the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, and an interview ...

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  • Added: Dec 23, 2015
  • Length: 05:00
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Caption: A light rail train in Minneapolis heads downtown., Credit: visitlakestreet, flickr.com/commons
This week on Minnesota Native News: the Minneapolis-St. Paul transit police say they will work to fix racial disparities in citations and arrests, ...

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  • Added: Dec 23, 2015
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This week on Minnesota Native News: calls for ending racial disparities in Beltrami County courts and the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community team...

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  • Added: Dec 16, 2015
  • Length: 05:00
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Caption: Rayna Churchill is the new head of the Minnesota Indian Affairs Council., Credit: milllacsband.com
This week on Minnesota Native New: the Minnesota Indian Affairs Committee has a new director, a group is organizing housing for homeless women in t...

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  • Added: Dec 09, 2015
  • Length: 05:00
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Caption: Duluth's iconic lift bridge shrouded in fog, Credit: TCassaro1, flickr.com/commons
This week on Minnesota Native news: The city of Duluth’s Indigenous Commission is finalizing a report documenting the history of Native Americans i...

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  • Added: Dec 02, 2015
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Caption: Bois Forte Citizen Goerge Robert Mihalich Carries the American flag.
This Week on Minnesota Native News, honoring Native American Veterans, reclaiming a Dakota place name and reviving the Creators Game.

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  • Added: Nov 24, 2015
  • Length: 05:00
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This week on Minnesota Native News: debate over the new White Earth Constitution threatens the leadership of tribal Chairwoman Erma Vizenor.

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  • Added: Nov 18, 2015
  • Length: 05:00
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