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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Migizi Communications, a longstanding Native organization that supports and empowers Youth, lost its new building to fires that destroyed it and ma...

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  • Added: Jun 30, 2020
  • Length: 05:00
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Conversations about changing policing and public safety continue around the state. Today reporter Melissa Townsend talks with one of the people who...

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  • Added: Jun 24, 2020
  • Length: 05:00
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This week on Minnesota Native News, questions of history and justice over a piece of Dakota land on the University of Minnesota campus.

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  • Added: Jun 17, 2020
  • Length: 05:02
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Caption: mural in progress, Credit: Jennifer Cortes
This week on Minnesota Native News, primary results from the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe and artistic expressions of hope and thanks.

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  • Added: Jun 10, 2020
  • Length: 05:00
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Today, a healing ceremony in honor of George Floyd, plus Native art and stories. Here’s reporter Leah Lemm.

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  • Added: Jun 03, 2020
  • Length: 05:00
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This week on Minnesota Native News, Minnesota Chippewa Tribe elections are coming up on June 9th, some tribes begin to reopen their casinos after c...

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  • Added: May 26, 2020
  • Length: 05:00
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Mystic Lake reopens, Bde Maka Ska is official, and two Native leaders move from regional to national positions.

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  • Added: May 20, 2020
  • Length: 05:02
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Twin cities based non-profit, Dream of Wild health, is expanding its farm operation to help meet community needs. But first… the state of Minnesota...

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  • Added: May 12, 2020
  • Length: 05:00
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This week on Minnesota Native News, it’s May, and the 51st American Indian Month has kicked off in Minnesota! But this year… things are going to be...

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  • Added: May 06, 2020
  • Length: 05:00
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This week on Minnesota Native News we check in with Native leaders whose work has moved online and a couple of online movie recommendations while w...

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  • Added: Apr 30, 2020
  • Length: 05:00
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This week on Minnesota Native News. educators tell us in their own words how they and their students are dealing with distance learning.

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  • Added: Apr 22, 2020
  • Length: 05:00
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Caption: Minnesota's U.S. Senator Tina Smith sits on the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.
The CARES Act that was signed into law on March 27th provides emergency assistance and health care response for people, tribes and businesses affec...

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  • Added: Apr 15, 2020
  • Length: 05:00
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Businesses, artists, and freelance workers, among many others… are being hit hard by the economic reach of the COVID-19 pandemic and the precaution...

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  • Added: Apr 07, 2020
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This week on Minnesota Native News, we get an update on how tribes across the state are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. We also hear about a n...

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  • Added: Apr 01, 2020
  • Length: 05:00
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Lives are changing drastically due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many people are out of work, more and more people are holding work meetings virtually,...

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  • Added: Mar 24, 2020
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This week on Minnesota Native News: tribes make individual decisions about how to handle the Covid-19 outbreak, online input takes the place of in-...

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  • Added: Mar 18, 2020
  • Length: 05:00
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This week… Census Day is coming up. Households will receive notices as to how to complete the census in March. Historically, Native populations h...

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  • Added: Mar 11, 2020
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The Red Lake Nation has 1,212 new citizens! The tribal council voted to approve their enrollment at their February 11th meeting. This is the first ...

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  • Added: Mar 04, 2020
  • Length: 05:00
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This week on Minnesota Native News… The Minnesota Attorney General sides with tribal leaders in affirming that the Mille Lacs Band Indian Reservati...

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  • Added: Feb 26, 2020
  • Length: 05:00
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This is Minnesota Native News, I’m Marie Rock. This week on Minnesota Native News, we hear from the Fond Du Lac Band Of Lake Superior Chippewa on a...

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  • Added: Feb 05, 2020
  • Length: 05:00
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