Minnesota Native News

Series produced by Ampers

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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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Indigenous Lotus builds community and encourages strength and healing through yoga and mind-body connection, and will be hosting a retreat in Octob...

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  • Added: Sep 16, 2020
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 8
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This week on Minnesota Native News, a top COVID-19 federal health official, Dr. Deborah Birx, recently visited Minnesota, and talked about her expe...

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  • Added: Sep 01, 2020
  • Length: 04:59
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Marcie Rendon has just been awarded the McKnight Distinguished Artist Award for 2020. She is the first Native woman ever to receive the award. Rend...

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  • Added: Aug 26, 2020
  • Length: 05:00
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Last month, the Indian Health Board of Minneapolis had a virtual watch party on social media, bringing together viewers to see what community membe...

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  • Added: Aug 11, 2020
  • Length: 05:00
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Caption: Marisa Miakonda Cummings
This week on Minnesota Native News, new leadership at the Minnesota Indian Women's Resource Center and plans for a new shelter in the Phillips nei...

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  • Added: Aug 05, 2020
  • Length: 05:00
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In the U.S. there are more than 1400 unresolved American Indian and Alaska Native missing person cases… 136 of those cases are in Minnesota. That’...

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  • Added: Jul 29, 2020
  • Length: 05:00
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Families and school districts across Minnesota are thinking about what the next school year may look like for teachers, children and families. The ...

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  • Added: Jul 22, 2020
  • Length: 05:00
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This week on Minnesota Native News, why we should care about the recent victory of the Creek Nation over the state of Oklahoma in the U.S. Supreme ...

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  • Added: Jul 15, 2020
  • Length: 04:59
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It’s been over three years since a group of Ball Club youth came together with the support of their community, to build a new park for area kids to...

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  • Added: Jul 06, 2020
  • Length: 05:00
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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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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
  • Purchases: 10
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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
  • Purchases: 8
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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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