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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Caption: Hope Flanagan from Dream of Wild Health
This week, Emma Needham talks with story-keeper Hope Flanagan about why stories are essential to keeping native knowledge, culture, and language al...

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  • Added: Jan 11, 2023
  • Length: 05:00
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This week on the Health Report, the Minnesota Department of Health has announced a new telehealth program to help people receive treatment for COVI...

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  • Added: Dec 28, 2022
  • Length: 05:00
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Caption: Staci Drouillard, author of “Walking the Road: A  People’s History of Chippewa City and the Grand Marais Anishinaabe” at Nishkwakwansing, Credit: photo by Cathy Quinn
On Friday, November 18, for the first time in the history of the state of Minnesota, off reservation land was returned to tribal hands by the state...

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  • Added: Dec 21, 2022
  • Length: 05:00
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For over two months, advocates for Leonard Peltier walked in prayer from Minneapolis to D.C. to raise awareness about his unjust imprisonment. This...

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  • Added: Dec 14, 2022
  • Length: 05:00
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The American Indian Community Housing Organization hosts a Covid19 Vaccine Clinics where some families reevaluate their motives on whether or not i...

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  • Added: Dec 08, 2022
  • Length: 05:00
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Caption: ICWA supporters camped on the national lawn ahead of the Supreme Court Hearing in early November. , Credit: Photo: Jason Goward, Migizi Will Fly.
The US Supreme Court heard arguments in the case of ICWA or the Indian Child Welfare Act in early November. Reporter Emma Needham sheds light on th...

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  • Added: Nov 30, 2022
  • Length: 05:01
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This week on the Health Report, a new round of covid tests are available through the state of Minnesota and we’ll hear about the Covid 19 treatment...

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  • Added: Nov 17, 2022
  • Length: 05:00
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This week on the Health Report, an update on vaccine clinics across the state, plus recent data suggests a covid surge in the coming weeks.

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  • Added: Nov 03, 2022
  • Length: 05:00
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Caption: Tim Sumner, Red Lake Nation - Beltrami County Commissioner Dan Jourdain, Red Lake Nation - Bemidji City Council At Large  Audrey Thayer, Anishinaabe- Bemidji City Council, Ward 5 Alan Roy, White Earth Nation - Candidate for District 2 Representative  Gree, Credit: Emma Needham
In the 2020 election, native voters came out to the polls nationwide at rates never seen before. According to the Associated Press, Native voters s...

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  • Added: Oct 26, 2022
  • Length: 05:01
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This week on the Health Report, we’ll hear from Kelly Miller, the executive director of the Division of Indian work in St. Paul, about their work a...

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  • Added: Oct 20, 2022
  • Length: 04:57
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Caption: Sculpturer Duane Goodwin with Oganawedan Nibi , Credit: Leah Lemm
October 10th marked Indigenous Peoples’ Day in Minnesota and in cities and states across the United States. The day included official celebrations ...

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  • Added: Oct 12, 2022
  • Length: 05:00
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Caption: Photo: indianhealthboard.com
As we enter the another season of COVID 19, health care providers are bracing for another possible fall surge in COVID 19 cases. Similar to the Flu...

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  • Added: Oct 05, 2022
  • Length: 05:00
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About one in five American adults are having health problems long after first contracting COVID-19. This week, learn more about these post-COVID co...

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  • Added: Sep 29, 2022
  • Length: 05:00
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With kids back in school and people spending more time indoors, health experts predict an increase in COVID infection rates in upcoming months. The...

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  • Added: Sep 22, 2022
  • Length: 05:00
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A walk to justice. The American Indian Movement is leading a group from Minneapolis to Washington, D.C. to raise awareness for Leonard Peltier, one...

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  • Added: Sep 07, 2022
  • Length: 05:00
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A new program at Saint Cloud State University aims to put more Indigenous teachers in front of Minnesota students. Emma Needham has more on two sch...

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  • Added: Aug 31, 2022
  • Length: 05:00
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Another vaccine booster is likely in our future as we navigate the pandemic and live our life with COVID as a part of it. Right now, the CDC recomm...

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  • Added: Aug 24, 2022
  • Length: 05:00
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This week on Minnesota Native News, members of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe vote on blood quantum requirements. Also, we hear from Juliet Rudie, wh...

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  • Added: Aug 17, 2022
  • Length: 05:00
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State Representative and Leech Lake Band’s Jamie Becker Finn is expanding her community building focus as a coffee shop owner and entrepreneur. She...

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  • Added: Aug 10, 2022
  • Length: 05:00
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This week on Minnesota Native News Health Report, reporter Emma Needham talks with an M.D. about recommendations for COVID vaccines for our littles...

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  • Added: Aug 03, 2022
  • Length: 05:01
  • Purchases: 4