Minnesota Native News Featured Stories

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Individual stories from Minnesota Native news that make up the weekly newscasts.

Individual stories from Minnesota Native news that make up the weekly newscasts.


49 Pieces

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We hear about an online native film festival that features some Minnesota native creators.

  • Added: Sep 01, 2020
  • Length: 02:08
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The state of Minnesota’s Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Task Force is continuing its work to create recommendations for the state in its res...

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  • Added: May 13, 2020
  • Length: 01:35
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Twin cities based non-profit, Dream of Wild health, is expanding its farm operation to help meet community needs.

  • Added: May 13, 2020
  • Length: 03:20
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As shelter in place orders continue across the state of Minnesota, many tribes and urban Native organizations are moving their work online. Report...

  • Added: Apr 29, 2020
  • Length: 03:47
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The state’s new Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Task Force is moving forward. The task force had planned a set of state-wide listening sessi...

  • Added: Mar 20, 2020
  • Length: 01:46
Caption: Rob Fairbanks and Jon Roberts are Anishinaabe comedians.
On April first the House of Comedy comedy club at the Mall of America was supposed to feature its first all Indigenous line-up of comedians. Red La...

  • Added: Mar 20, 2020
  • Length: 01:11
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Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe member Cheryl Minnema [MIN-eh-muh] published her first childrens book in 2014. And her second children’s book is out now....

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  • Added: Nov 18, 2019
  • Length: 02:08
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St. Paul based artist Julie Buffalohead has a new exhibit opening at the Minneapolis Institute of Art later this month. Buffalohead is a citizen of...

  • Added: Nov 18, 2019
  • Length: 01:39
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This week on Minnesota Native News we hear about what urban Native leaders in South Minneapolis are doing about public health problems connected to...

  • Added: Oct 16, 2019
  • Length: 02:51
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Gerry Zink is 16 year old. He’s Mnicoujou [mini-CON—joo] Lakota from Cheyenne River. And he’s a comics aficionado. He has recently started posting ...

  • Added: Oct 16, 2019
  • Length: 02:17
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This week on Minnesota Native News, we hear about a new change at the Pipestone National Monument after years of concerns from tribes.

  • Added: Oct 02, 2019
  • Length: :34
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This week on Minnesota Native News, we talk with a native artist who has been selected for a new commission at the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden.

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  • Added: Oct 02, 2019
  • Length: 03:54
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And… September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. The Division of Indian Work in Minneapolis speaks to the need and availability of culturally ...

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  • Added: Sep 04, 2019
  • Length: 02:59
  • Purchases: 1
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This week… the McKnight Foundation’s 2019 Distinguished Artist Award goes to a Native artist for the first time.

  • Added: Sep 04, 2019
  • Length: 02:00
Caption: Deb Foster and Jasmine Grika
Leah and Cole talk about what is was like when their own family fostered Native kids. They introduce us to people from every part of the foster car...

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  • Added: Jul 31, 2019
  • Length: 05:00
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American Indian Community Housing Organization hopes to gather community to celebrate spiritual and physical role of nibi - water.

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  • Added: Jan 24, 2019
  • Length: 01:06
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A cross-cultural group of neighbors talk about the Dakota history of Lake Hiawatha in Minneapolis. How will the conversation impact the redesign of...

  • Added: Jan 23, 2019
  • Length: 01:19
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For possibly the first time ever, the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe has convened all 11 Ojibwe and Dakota tribes in Minnesota to protect wild rice in th...

  • Added: Jan 23, 2019
  • Length: 03:26
Caption: Clyde Bellecourt sits in front of an exhibit at the AIM Interpretive Center., Credit: Melissa Townsend
A new exhibit of photos provides a look into cultural education programs for Native inmates at Stillwater Prison in the 1960s and 70s.

  • Added: Jan 23, 2019
  • Length: 03:36
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Jazz guitarist, Briand Morrison, talks about his and his father’s art.

  • Added: Sep 12, 2018
  • Length: 02:04