Melissa Townsend

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  • Username: melissa-ampers
  • PRX Member
  • Role: Producer/Reporter: Independent

Recent Pieces from Melissa Townsend

Caption: The Minnesota based organizers of Mni ki wakan are planning their 3rd conference in August., Credit: mni ki wakan

Minnesota Native News: Indigenous Leadership (04:59)
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This week on Minnesota Native News we hear the latest in an effort to connect global indigenous work on water, Minnesota Chippewa Tribe election results and the anniversary ...
Caption: Native students from South High in Minneapolis have published a book of poetry, prose and artwork., Credit: Mid-Continent Oceanographic Institute

Minnesota Native News: Books & Hoops (05:00)
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This week on Minnesota Native News: young Native writers in Minneapolis publish a book and Leech Lake Tribal college gears up for another winning basketball season.
Caption: The crowd listens as the American Indian Month kick off event begins., Credit: Melissa Townsend

Minnesota Native News: We Are Still Here (05:00)
From: Ampers

It’s American Indian Month in Minnesota! This week on Minnesota Native News we take you to the kick off event in Minneapolis and we hear about the Leech Lake Band’s efforts ...
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Minnesota Native News: Healing from Addiction and a Pow Wow "How-to" (05:00)
From: Ampers

This week on Minnesota Native News, a new team is in place to help tribal members heal from addictions and the Indigenous Students Association at Augsburg University host a ...
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Minnesota Native News: Moving Forward in a Good Way (05:00)
From: Ampers

This week on Minnesota Native News, the passing of two powerful tribal leaders leads to new elections, and urban Native leaders in Minneapolis seek to find solutions for ...
Caption: Josephine Mandamin began a movement of praying for the water., Credit: motherearthwaterwalk.com

Minnesota Native News: What Will You Do for the Water? (10:00)
From: Ampers

This week on Minnesota Native News we get the latest on legal maneuvers to stop the Line 3 oil pipeline replacement and Sharon Day remembers the beloved Grandma Josephine ...
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MN Native News Feature: Nibi Pop Up in Duluth (01:06)
From: Ampers

American Indian Community Housing Organization hopes to gather community to celebrate spiritual and physical role of nibi - water.
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MN Native News Feature: Neighbors Hear Dakota History of Lake Hiawatha (01:19)
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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 the park?
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MN Native News Feature: Tribes Work Together on Scientific Report to Protect Wild Rice (03:26)
From: Ampers

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 the state. Their three main ...
Caption: Clyde Bellecourt sits in front of an exhibit at the AIM Interpretive Center., Credit: Melissa Townsend

MN Native News Feature: Ojibwe Cultural Education in Prison (03:36)
From: Ampers

A new exhibit of photos provides a look into cultural education programs for Native inmates at Stillwater Prison in the 1960s and 70s.