Minnesota Native News

Series produced by Ampers

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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.


365 Pieces

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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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Makoce Ikikcupi is a Land Recovery project in Granite Falls. The project is the dream of Dakota descendents and allies, and whether it can continue...

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  • Added: Apr 06, 2021
  • Length: 05:00
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MN Native News produces a weekly Special Edition called COVID 19 Community Conversations. Throughout the pandemic, many have shared how their perso...

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  • Added: Mar 31, 2021
  • Length: 05:00
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Caption: Alan Roy
This week on Minnesota Native News, the latest on two controversial projects that affect tribal lands. And some welcome news for employees of the ...

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  • Added: Mar 24, 2021
  • Length: 04:59
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The confirmation of Deb Haaland as U.S. Secretary of Interior is a historic moment. Deb Haaland… Now Secretary Haaland… is the first Native person ...

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  • Added: Mar 17, 2021
  • Length: 05:00
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Diane Wilson’s new book The Seed Keeper has now been released… And The Minnesota Native American Lives Series is celebrating its launch as well.

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  • Added: Mar 10, 2021
  • Length: 05:00
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Caption: Ramona Kitto Stately, Credit: Angela Jimenez
This week on Minnesota Native News, a plan for indigenous students to get the education they deserve. I'm Marie Rock. The plan comes from Governor...

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  • Added: Mar 03, 2021
  • Length: 05:01
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Caption: A map of the land that was partly reclaimed by the Lower Sioux Indian Community, Credit: mnhs.org
This week on Minnesota Native News - Lower Sioux Indian Community reclaims 114 acres, a summer opportunity for Native college students and a timel...

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  • Added: Feb 24, 2021
  • Length: 05:00
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Coming up, from a 2020 report by the Minnesota Task Force on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, "While Indigenous people make up just 1% of the...

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  • Added: Feb 09, 2021
  • Length: 05:00
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This week on Minnesota Native News, a look at why many people in Indian Country oppose Line Three.

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  • Added: Feb 03, 2021
  • Length: 05:00
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This week on Minnesota Native News, we hear how the vaccine roll out is going at regional Indian Health Services clinics and we honor the life of L...

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  • Added: Jan 27, 2021
  • Length: 05:00
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This week on Minnesota Native News, we hear from a native medical expert and leader, Dr. Mary Owen, who discusses the importance of the COVID-19 va...

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  • Added: Jan 19, 2021
  • Length: 04:59
  • Purchases: 8
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Coming up... COVID 19 Vaccine rollout in MN is underway. And Indian Country responds to the attack on the U.S. Capitol building in Washington DC on...

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  • Added: Jan 12, 2021
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 10