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: 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
  • Length: 05:00
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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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This week on Minnesota Native News, Native vets in Bemidji get a little help landing a job, law enforcement reaches out to Hennepin County Native c...

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  • Added: Nov 11, 2015
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Caption: Peggy Flanagan was elected to the MN House on 11/3/15., Credit: NeighborsforPeggy.org
This week on Minnesota Native News, Peggy Flanagan becomes the second Native American woman (White Earth Ojibwe) serving in the Minnesota State Leg...

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  • Added: Nov 04, 2015
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Caption: Bde Maka Ska a.k.a. Lake Calhoun is located in Minneapolis. , Credit: Passaj, flicker/creative commons
This Week on Minnesota Native News - The Minneapolis Park Board recently recognized the original Dakota name for Lake Calhoun. Signs around the la...

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  • Added: Oct 28, 2015
  • Length: 05:01
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This week on Minnesota Native News, state health officials reach out for community input on addictions services and White Earth continues its work ...

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  • Added: Oct 21, 2015
  • Length: 05:00
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Caption: A dancer celebrates Indigenous People's Day in Grand Rapids, MN on October 12, 2015., Credit: Grant Frashier
Communities around Minnesota celebrated Indigenous People’s Day on Monday, October 12th. Reporter Melissa Townsend looks at the reasons some Minne...

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  • Added: Oct 14, 2015
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This week on Minnesota Native News: the Sandpiper oil pipeline proposal is on hold, new data on Native owned businesses may surprise you, tribal co...

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  • Added: Oct 07, 2015
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Caption: Cecelia Martinez stars in her award winning video "Amazing"., Credit: Cecelia Martinez and In Progress
This week on Minnesota Native News we hear about efforts to further develop the tribal economy in Northern Minnesota, an upcoming gathering to incr...

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  • Added: Sep 25, 2015
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This week on Minnesota Native News, questions over how American Indians are portrayed in the state capitol building and a group explores the potent...

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  • Added: Sep 21, 2015
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Caption: A map of the proposed route for the Sandpiper and new Line 3 oil pipelines.
This week on Minnesota Native News, the latest on Native-led opposition to proposed pipelines in northern Minnesota.

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  • Added: Sep 16, 2015
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This week on Minnesota Native News: A traditional Ojibwe perspective on catching walleye in Lake Mille Lacs.

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  • Added: Sep 09, 2015
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This week on Minnesota Native News, we hear what happened when the group: “1855 Treaty Authority” took action at Hole-in-the-Day Lake near Nisswa M...

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  • Added: Sep 02, 2015
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This week on Minnesota Native News: Indigenous People’s Day celebrations are spreading around the state and The Father Project in Minneapolis conne...

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  • Added: Aug 26, 2015
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Caption: The new Red Lake Capitol Building Opens., Credit: Michael Meuers
This week on Minnesota Native News, the city of St. Paul becomes the third Minnesota city to establish Indigenous People’s Day, the new Red Lake ca...

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  • Added: Aug 19, 2015
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This week on Minnesota Native News we hear about what's happening at a co-managed lake in Wisconsin with a dwindling walleye population and the Min...

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  • Added: Aug 12, 2015
  • Length: 05:00
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This week on Minnesota Native News we continue our look back at the state legislative session and the policies that have particular significance to...

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  • Added: Aug 04, 2015
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The state’s final legislative session ended in June, the dust has settled, and now it’s time for an update on some of the state laws with particula...

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  • Added: Jul 16, 2015
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Caption: Mary Rendon's play "Bring the Children Home" will be part of MN Fringe Festival.
This week on Minnesota Native News, Native youth return from the Gen I Conference in Washington DC, tribes consider ways to build food sovereignty ...

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  • Added: Jul 16, 2015
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