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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Dr. Gwen Nell Westerman has been appointed the new MN Poet Laureate. And a celebration is being held soon for the publication of five Ojibwe langua...

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  • Added: Sep 14, 2021
  • Length: 05:00
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Caption: Red Lake Youth Reenact a Scence, Credit: Bianca Mendoza
This week on Minnesota Native News, we dive into the new hit series Reservation Dogs, which is mid-way through its first season. Reservation Dogs i...

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  • Added: Sep 01, 2021
  • Length: 05:00
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This week on Minnesota Native News, the Line Three protest comes to the capitol and – New Native Theater takes its new show to the street.

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  • Added: Aug 25, 2021
  • Length: 05:00
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Applications for the 12th cohort of the Native Nations Rebuilders Program are now open. The program is operated by the Native Governance Center. A...

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  • Added: Aug 17, 2021
  • Length: 05:00
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Caption: Tech rehearsal at The Southern
This week on Minnesota Native News, the sound of young people growing and community healing. Laurie Stern reports on a new production that will soo...

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  • Added: Aug 11, 2021
  • Length: 05:01
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Caption: Hennepin County Judge-Designate Colette Routel, Credit: Mitchell Hamline School of Law
This week on Minnesota Native News, a new state judge brings a wealth of Indian Country expertise and a new partnership gives Native students a pla...

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  • Added: Aug 04, 2021
  • Length: 05:00
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A new initiative focused on enhancing reporting on violence against Native women and girls in the United States has chosen a new director. And the ...

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  • Added: Jul 28, 2021
  • Length: 05:00
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This is Minnesota Native News, I’m Marie Rock. This week on Minnesota Native News, we hear about the Fond Du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa’s p...

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  • Added: Jul 21, 2021
  • Length: 05:00
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The podcast, Indigenized Connections On Air, examines tribal issues and leadership through a lens of Economic Development. And the Counter Storie...

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  • Added: Jul 14, 2021
  • Length: 05:00
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Caption: Angela Two Stars
This week on Minnesota Native News, Ojibwe tribes take a stand for wild rice and a sculpture takes shape at the Walker Art Center.

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  • Added: Jul 07, 2021
  • Length: 04:58
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This week on Minnesota Native News, we hear from Karen Diver, who has a new role. She is the inaugural appointment of a new and unique senior-level...

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  • Added: Jun 23, 2021
  • Length: 05:00
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Caption: Nancy Beaulieu standing in the MIssissppi River speaks about the water protectors work against Line 3., Credit: Honor the Earth
This week on Minnesota Native News, we hear from water protectors continuing their work to stop Line 3 and a Red Lake elder speaks out on the impac...

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  • Added: Jun 16, 2021
  • Length: 05:00
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Northern Spark, the annual art festival, opens June 12th. The theme this year is Alchemy, which has different meanings, one of which being the proc...

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  • Added: Jun 08, 2021
  • Length: 05:00
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Caption: Dipankar Mukherjee and Sharon Day
This week on Minnesota Native News, it’s spring and the end of the Covid lockdown. Producer Laurie Stern has the story of two very different new p...

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  • Added: May 26, 2021
  • Length: 04:57
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Caption: Memegwesi Sutherland
This week on Minnesota Native News, efforts are underway across the Americas to bring back native languages. Emma Needham has two stories of Ojibwe...

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  • Added: May 19, 2021
  • Length: 05:00
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The Mitchell Hamline School of Law seeks to address systemic racism in Minnesota’s criminal justice system… And a new scholarship program wants t...

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  • Added: May 12, 2021
  • Length: 05:00
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Caption: Crystal Norcross and Maggie Lorenz
This week on Minnesota Native News, two important decisions that affect Native lands - and a Twin Cities park acknowledges the sacred.

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  • Added: May 05, 2021
  • Length: 05:01
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7 Generation Games has been creating educational games for students and schools across the country. The games blend math, language, and Indigenous ...

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  • Added: Apr 28, 2021
  • Length: 05:00
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Caption: A model of a Microneisan outrigger canoe is part of the Why Canoes? exhibit., Credit: Univeristy of Minnesota Twin Cities
This week on Minnesota Native News, White Earth works to deal with homelessness, Flanagan addressed a grieving state and a new exhibit celebrates i...

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  • Added: Apr 21, 2021
  • Length: 05:00
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Duluth Superior Film Festival Is Partnering Again With The American Indian Community Housing Organization (AICHO) For A Virtual Indigenous Film Ser...

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  • Added: Apr 13, 2021
  • Length: 05:00
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