Melissa Townsend

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  • Username: melissa-ampers
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  • Role: Producer/Reporter: Independent

Recent Pieces from Melissa Townsend

Caption: A model of a Microneisan outrigger canoe is part of the Why Canoes? exhibit., Credit: Univeristy of Minnesota Twin Cities

Minnesota Native News: Flanagan addresses grief, White Earth deals with homelessness and a new ex... (05:00)
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This week on Minnesota Native News, White Earth works to deal with homelessness, Flanagan addressed a grieving state and a new exhibit celebrates indigenous engineering.
Caption: A map of the land that was partly reclaimed by the Lower Sioux Indian Community, Credit: mnhs.org

Minnesota Native News: Lower Sioux Indian Community reclaims land and more (05:00)
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This week on Minnesota Native News - Lower Sioux Indian Community reclaims 114 acres, a summer opportunity for Native college students and a timely review for TV watchers.
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Dr. Arne Vainio Cultivates a Gift for Healing (28:30)
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It’s the “Best of Native Lights” as we revisit a wonderful conversation with Respected Anishinaabe elder and well-known physician, Dr. Arne Vainio (Mille Lacs Band of ...
Caption: Dawn Goodwin prays in the path of the Line 3 oil pipeline., Credit: Dawn Goodwin

Minnesota Native News - Line 3 Construction Stops in Aitkin County (05:00)
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In early December - after years of resistance from many tribes and Native communities - Enbridge Energy company began construction on the new Line 3 oil pipeline in ...
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Minnesota Native News: Good News for Leech Lake and Wonder Woman Fans (05:00)
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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 Ojibwe and a preview of the ...
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Minnesota Native News: St Louis County Takes Financial Hit for not Following ICWA Guidelines (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 Native children with their ...
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Minnesota Native News: Peace at polling places and Bugonaygeshig school gets students connected (05:00)
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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 with a few Native folks on ...
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Minnesota Native News: Native GOTV and State Bonding Dollars for Native Agencies (04:59)
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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 bonding bill.
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Appreciating What We’ve Learned in the Pandemic and Embracing New Opportunities (28:30)
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Throughout the 22 weeks of this program, we have been moved and inspired by so many sharing their stories; people have risen above the challenges they've faced to care for ...
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Staying Active and Keeping Our Spirits High as Winter Arrives During the Pandemic (28:30)
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Winter is coming! So, on today’s show Host Leah Lemm looks at how to stay physically and mentally active while continuing to keep our communities safe.