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, 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
  • Length: 05:00
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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
  • Length: 05:00
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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
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The Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe held its annual 2020 State of the Band address in mid-January.

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  • Added: Jan 29, 2020
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As Vice-Chairman Keith Anderson assumes leadership of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community, outgoing Chairman Charlie Vig reflects on five deca...

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  • Added: Jan 22, 2020
  • Length: 05:00
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This week, an up and coming company builds its innovative business for the benefit of their community’s health and beyond.

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  • Added: Jan 13, 2020
  • Length: 05:00
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This week, we hear about the homeless initiative recently announced by Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan aimed at getting pe...

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  • Added: Jan 07, 2020
  • Length: 05:00
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Mainstream institutions have struggled to accurately and ethically tell the story of what happened to the Dakota People in 1862. As Laurie Stern re...

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  • Added: Dec 30, 2019
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Caption: Melanie Benjamin is Chief Executive of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe., Credit: millelacsband.com
This week on Minnesota Native News, reporter Melissa Townsend talks with Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Chief Executive Melanie Benjamin about her visit...

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  • Added: Dec 23, 2019
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The Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe held it’s 2nd annual tribal Opioid Response Summit on December 12-14, Northern Lights Casino. The three-day summit...

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  • Added: Dec 17, 2019
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Caption: MMIW Billboards draw attention to the need for change.
This week on Minnesota Native News, reactions to a new White House Executive Order on Missing and Murdered Indigeneous Women.

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  • Added: Dec 11, 2019
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This week on Minnesota Native News, reporter Melissa Townsend tells us about the 35th Annual Native American Journalists Association Conference hos...

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  • Added: Dec 02, 2019
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Musical groups from around North America gathered in early November at the Seneca Niagara Events Center at Seneca Niagara Resort and Casino in Niag...

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  • Added: Nov 26, 2019
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This week on Minnesota Native News, we hear from the Minnesota Indian Women’s Resource Center, which just received a $500,000 grant from the Bush F...

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  • Added: Nov 19, 2019
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This week on Minnesota Native News we hear about a big boost to a handful of organizations working with Native communities. We also hear about a ne...

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  • Added: Nov 13, 2019
  • Length: 05:00
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This week on Minnesota Native News, we look forward to two very different grand openings. One is a permanent exhibit at the Minnesota History Cente...

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  • Added: Nov 07, 2019
  • Length: 05:00
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