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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The U.S. Department of Interior recently released a long-awaited investigative report on the Federal Indian boarding school system. Reporter Feven ...

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  • Added: May 19, 2022
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 4
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The Science Museum of Minnesota is funding mini-projects for Native Community members… We’ll tell you how you can get involved.

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  • Added: May 11, 2022
  • Length: 05:00
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This week COVID infection rates are on the rise. Reporter Feven Gerezgiher shares some of the latest data and connects with organizers about what t...

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  • Added: May 05, 2022
  • Length: 05:00
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The U.S. Postal Service is commemorating George Morrison, a key figure in Native American and modern art, with Forever stamps showcasing his work. ...

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  • Added: Apr 27, 2022
  • Length: 05:00
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This week reporter Feven Gerezgiher speaks with three women about their experiences with the COVID vaccine and shares some of the recommendations f...

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  • Added: Apr 21, 2022
  • Length: 04:59
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At the forefront of the fight against COVID these last two years have been health care workers trying to deliver primary care while also keeping bo...

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  • Added: Apr 14, 2022
  • Length: 05:00
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Artist Carl Gawboy is showing brand new work in Duluth. The art exhibit, "New Paintings, Old Stories," features Anishinaabe and Finnish culture, la...

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  • Added: Apr 05, 2022
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 8
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This week, an online program to order at-home rapid COVID-19 tests is now open in Minnesota and we connect with a young entrepreneur about challeng...

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  • Added: Mar 31, 2022
  • Length: 05:01
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Bridget Saice-Childs of the White Earth Nation is a resident of the Elder’s Lodge in St. Paul. This week, she shared with us how things have been g...

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  • Added: Mar 17, 2022
  • Length: 05:00
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A conversation on suicide prevention brings culture, facts, and experience together. And we hear words from the late artist, Jim Denomie, with refl...

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  • Added: Mar 09, 2022
  • Length: 05:00
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Caption: Courtesy of Minnesota Historical Society
At the University of Minnesota, a $5 million grant is funding projects to address racial justice with the aim of leading social and cultural transf...

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  • Added: Feb 23, 2022
  • Length: 05:00
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Two opportunities to hear about inspiring work around Indian Country in Minnesota. The Minnesota Indian Affairs Council's Language Revitalization W...

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  • Added: Feb 09, 2022
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 7
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Winter is known as the time for storytelling and one Dakota family is sharing their stories in a new book. Reporter Emma Needham speaks with one of...

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  • Added: Feb 02, 2022
  • Length: 05:01
  • Purchases: 7
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The new Indigenous parent Leadership initiative helps empower parent voices at Red Lake and White Earth Nations. And, it’s been a year since the ...

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  • Added: Jan 26, 2022
  • Length: 05:00
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Caption: MN Senator Mary Kunesh Podein
Last year, both state and federal officials announced initiatives to help uncover missing and murdered relatives. Here’s reporter Feven Gerezgiher ...

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  • Added: Jan 19, 2022
  • Length: 04:54
  • Purchases: 6
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Long-time civil rights advocate Clyde Bellecourt of the White Earth band of Ojibwe died on January 11th, leaving behind a legacy of Native changema...

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  • Added: Jan 12, 2022
  • Length: 05:00
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Caption: Workers at Native American Community Clinic, Minneapolis (pre-pandemic), Credit: Courtesy of NACC Healthcare
As we enter the new year 2022, we also enter the time of new COVID Variants and guidelines. Reporter Emma Needham caught up with Dr. Antony Stately...

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  • Added: Jan 05, 2022
  • Length: 05:01
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A new alliance for Native arts addresses community needs in Minnesota. And, the Interior Department will collaborate with the National Native Amer...

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  • Added: Dec 21, 2021
  • Length: 05:00
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Caption: Indigenous Bowl teams take the field
This week on Minnesota Native News, the Minnesota Vikings recently hosted the 2021 Indigenous Bowl. Two all Indigenous football teams competed in f...

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  • Added: Dec 15, 2021
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 8
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According to a recent survey, Minnesotans across the political spectrum want to see an expanded curriculum on Native American culture studies. The ...

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  • Added: Dec 09, 2021
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 8