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: 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
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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
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Caption: Dawn Goodwin prays in the path of the Line 3 oil pipeline., Credit: Dawn Goodwin
In early December - after years of resistance from many tribes and Native communities - Enbridge Energy company began construction on the new Line ...

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  • Added: Dec 23, 2020
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This week on Minnesota Native News, we hear the story behind the nearly 12,000 acres of land slated to be repatriated to the Leech Lake Band of Oji...

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  • Added: Dec 16, 2020
  • Length: 05:00
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A new catalog from the Minnesota Indigenous Business Alliance highlights Native artist products and shops in time for the busy shopping season.

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  • Added: Dec 08, 2020
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Twin Cities based, New Native Theatre presents Good Medicine - the Fourth Annual New Native Theatre Play Festival.

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  • Added: Dec 02, 2020
  • Length: 05:00
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Caption: Judge Terri Yellowhammer
This week on Minnesota Native News, a profile of a remarkable leader. Laurie Stern has the story of Terri Yellowhammer, who was just sworn in as a ...

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  • Added: Nov 25, 2020
  • Length: 05:00
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A state report released this summer found one third of all Minnesota counties are not complying with the federal and state laws aimed at keeping Na...

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  • Added: Nov 18, 2020
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Come January, there will be new leadership in the White House with a plan for Tribal Nation relationship... and Minnesota tribes band together t...

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  • Added: Nov 11, 2020
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This week on Minnesota Native News: Ahead of election day there were widespread concerns about voter intimidation at the polls - so we checked in w...

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  • Added: Nov 04, 2020
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This week on Minnesota Native News, Native communities get out the vote and a handful of Native organizations get 10-million dollars in the state b...

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  • Added: Oct 30, 2020
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MANIDOOMINENS: STILL BEADING AFTER 10,000 YEARS is an exhibit in Duluth that has been a year in the making. And as with most events, it had to be r...

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  • Added: Oct 21, 2020
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Caption: Four Sisters Farm Site
This week on Minnesota Native News, we check in with two promising developments. First, there’s a new urban farm with a focus on indigenous food a...

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  • Added: Oct 14, 2020
  • Length: 04:58
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The 2020 Native American College Fair goes virtual… And Lt Governor Peggy Flanagan talks about the significance of the Native vote….

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  • Added: Oct 07, 2020
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This is Minnesota Native News and I’m Marie Rock. A recent report from the state of Minnesota shows nearly half of Minnesota Counties that border r...

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  • Added: Sep 30, 2020
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Caption: Sharon wears protective gear at work
This week on Minnesota Native News, concern about falling off the Covid cliff and the story of how one patient is slowly climbing back to health.

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  • Added: Sep 23, 2020
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