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, the newly established state Office of American Indian Health gets to work, a new database of Indian boarding schools helps Indigenous pe...

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  • Added: Jun 06, 2024
  • Length: 05:01
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Caption: Mary LaGuarde (left) cuts a portion of the ribbon for the new Minneapolis American Indian Center while Dawn Paro (Center) and Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan look on. , Credit: Emma Needham
The Minneapolis American Indian Center recently re-opened after a 32.5 million dollar renovation project.

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  • Added: May 09, 2024
  • Length: 05:00
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This is Minnesota Native News. I’m Marie Rock. This week, Minnesota Lynx draft part Samoan, part Alaska Native Alissa Pili, the Red Lake Nation Col...

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  • Added: Apr 18, 2024
  • Length: 05:00
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This week the University of Minnesota is considering a new policy for how it conducts research with indigenous communities. The Minnesota Indian Ar...

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  • Added: Apr 11, 2024
  • Length: 05:00
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A new bill proposes to transfer state lands encompassing Upper Red Lake in northern Minnesota to the Red Lake Band of Chippewa. Although this propo...

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  • Added: Apr 04, 2024
  • Length: 05:00
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Caption: Adrienne’s Shoe: Misi-zaaga'iganiing
Adrienne Benjamin, a fashion designer from the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe, won a prestigious shoe design competition in Los Angeles.

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  • Added: Mar 21, 2024
  • Length: 05:00
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Caption: Minnesota Indian Women's Resource Center Logo, Credit: MIWRC
This week, the Minnesota Indian Women’s Resources Center (MIWRC) welcomed Ruth Anna Buffalo, the organization's new CEO.

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  • Added: Mar 14, 2024
  • Length: 05:00
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For nearly a decade, the Minneapolis Native community has gathered in the East Phillips neighborhood to keep the missing or murdered Indigenous rel...

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  • Added: Feb 23, 2024
  • Length: 05:00
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Caption: MN Native News Headlines Logo, Credit: MN Native News
This week's Headlines from Minnesota Native News include an update from Camp Nenookasi and the transfer of the Upper Sioux Agency Park, as well as ...

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  • Added: Feb 15, 2024
  • Length: 05:00
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Caption: NAGPRA Logo, Credit: National Park Service Website
The Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act or NAGPRA, was recently amended and the new rules became effective this year.

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  • Added: Feb 08, 2024
  • Length: 05:00
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Caption: Reintroduction of buffalo enhances the prairies on tribal lands in Minnesota by promoting biodiversity, Credit: Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community
The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community are reintroducing themselves to the buffalo nation, welcoming them back to their Dakota homelands here in ...

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  • Added: Feb 01, 2024
  • Length: 05:00
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  • Added: Jan 25, 2024
  • Length: 05:00
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Caption: Memegwesi Sutherland harvest wild rice, Credit: Memegwesi David Sutherland
This week on Minnesota Native News, we revisit a story from May 2021 about Ojibwe Language revitalization in Minnesota.

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  • Added: Jan 18, 2024
  • Length: 05:00
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On this week’s Headlines: a controversial Indigenous encampment for unhoused relatives was cleared in Minneapolis, the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux C...

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  • Added: Jan 11, 2024
  • Length: 05:00
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Caption: Architectural renderings of the completed MAIC project., Credit: Minneapolis American Indian Center
The Minneapolis American Indian Center renovation project enters its final stages.

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  • Added: Jan 04, 2024
  • Length: 05:00
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Caption: Representatives of the City of Red Wing and the Prairie Island Indian Community meet to discuss plans for a local landmark. , Credit: Photo courtesy of Franky Jackson.
The City of Red Wing recently closed a dog park that stood on top of Dakota burial mounds. The move was made possible by the Prairie Island Indian ...

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  • Added: Dec 21, 2023
  • Length: 05:00
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This week, a Bemidji resident receives an unsung hero award, several Minnesota Indigenous leaders were chosen to participate in the 2023 Native Nat...

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  • Added: Dec 14, 2023
  • Length: 05:00
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The Minneapolis Institute of Arts (MIA) opened the “In Our Hands” photography exhibition, highlighting images taken from the viewpoint of Indigenou...

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  • Added: Dec 07, 2023
  • Length: 05:00
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Located inside the Indigenous Roots Cultural Arts Center, the Eagle and Condor Native Wellness Center held its Grand Opening. Offering traditional ...

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  • Added: Nov 30, 2023
  • Length: 05:00
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Last month, the State of Minnesota made a public call for submissions for new state flag and state seal designs. Travis Zimmerman talks with two In...

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  • Added: Nov 22, 2023
  • Length: 05:00
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