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.


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Audio plays are coming your way thanks to New Native Theatre and the National Native American Ten Minute Plays Festivals of years past.

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  • Added: Nov 23, 2021
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 7
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The United States Postal Service has announced the new stamps for 2022. The stamps are described as miniature works of art and celebrate American c...

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  • Added: Nov 16, 2021
  • Length: 05:00
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Caption: Part of the Press Release for the Midwest Inter-Tribal EV Project , Credit: SAGE Development Authority & Native Sun Community Power Development
Electric vehicles are gaining traction on Minnesota’s roadways. This week on Minnesota Native News, reporter Emma Needham shares how a Native-led o...

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  • Added: Nov 10, 2021
  • Length: 05:00
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The University of Minnesota is offering free or reduced tuition for Native students. And a youth group brings together different nations and genera...

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  • Added: Nov 04, 2021
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Drug and alcohol addiction is an epidemic that has hit Native Communities particularly hard. This week on Minnesota Native News, a Native-Led Sobri...

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  • Added: Oct 27, 2021
  • Length: 05:00
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Now, the U.S. must respond to allegations of Indigenous rights violations related to the pipeline construction.

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  • Added: Oct 21, 2021
  • Length: 05:00
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Hundreds gathered along the Mississippi this past weekend for the Owamni Falling Water Festival - a celebration of indigenous Minnesota cultures. A...

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  • Added: Oct 13, 2021
  • Length: 05:00
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The American Indian Cancer Foundation honors Breast Cancer Awareness Month with Indigenous Pink. And, legislation has been re-introduced that seek...

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  • Added: Oct 06, 2021
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The disparity in media coverage for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Relatives cases has, once again, been brought to the surface. Here’...

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  • Added: Sep 29, 2021
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Caption: Cover of "The Good Berry Cookbook"
The movement to rebuild Indigenous Food Sovereignty is getting help from many sources. This week on Minnesota Native News, reporter Emma Needham sh...

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  • Added: Sep 22, 2021
  • Length: 05:01
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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
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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
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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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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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