We're working on a new version of PRX. Want a sneak peek?

Minnesota Native News

Series produced by Ampers

Series image

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.


200 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
Piece image
Governor Mark Dayton has appointed key Mille Lacs Band Police leader to the Minnesota Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training. And the art an...

Bought by KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle, KFAI, KQAL, KVSC, WTIP and more


  • Added: Jan 16, 2018
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 6
Piece image
Solar energy professional Robert Blake discusses solar power opportunities, social justice, and his entrepreneurial and life goals of making solar ...

Bought by KMSU, KKWE Niijii Radio, Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle, KUMD and more


  • Added: Jan 09, 2018
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 10
Caption: This UMD report has come under fire for conflict of interest., Credit: Apexgetsbusiness.com
A report from the University of Minnesota Duluth about the proposed Line 3 oil pipeline replacement project is coming under fire over concerns abou...

Bought by KUMD, KFAI, Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, KKWE Niijii Radio, KMSU and more


  • Added: Dec 20, 2017
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 8
Piece image
This week on Minnesota Native News: The artwork of Julie Buffalohead is on display at the Bockley Gallery, three Native women are being honored for...

Bought by Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, KMSU, WTIP, KUMD, KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle and more


  • Added: Nov 28, 2017
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 9
Piece image
Hip Hop artist, Tall Paul, talks about his latest song and music video based on the impact the legendary athlete, Jim Thorpe, has had on his life.

Bought by KMSU, KKWE Niijii Radio, KUMD, KVSC, KQAL and more


  • Added: Dec 12, 2017
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 8
Piece image
This week on Minnesota Native News: help for college students who want to be teachers; a potential windfall for some Native veterans; and honoring ...

Bought by Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, KMSU, KKWE Niijii Radio, KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle, KQAL and more


  • Added: Dec 06, 2017
  • Length: 04:59
  • Purchases: 10
Piece image
This week on Minnesota Native News: how the Native American Community Clinic in Minneapolis is dealing with the ongoing debate over the Affordable ...

Bought by KFAI, KMSU, KVSC, KUMD, WGZS and more


  • Added: Nov 22, 2017
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 7
Piece image
This week on Minnesota Native News, honoring Native veterans, celebrating Native languages and remembering beloved elders, Frannie Fairbanks and De...

Bought by KFAI, Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, KMSU, WTIP, KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle and more


  • Added: Nov 14, 2017
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 9
Caption: Chef Sean Sherman's Tatanka Truck will now be the new White Earth Market Truck on the White Earth reservation.
This week on Minnesota Native News: White Earth’s new food truck and Hennepin County Judges reach out to the urban Native community.

Bought by KFAI, KMSU, Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, WTIP, KVSC and more


  • Added: Nov 08, 2017
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 9
Piece image
A group of leaders from Minnesota’s tribal communities have the opportunity to hone and develop their leadership skills as part the Native Nations ...

Bought by KMSU, Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, WTIP, KUMD, KVSC and more


  • Added: Oct 31, 2017
  • Length: 04:59
  • Purchases: 9
Piece image
This week on Minnesota Native News, a preview of our upcoming radio documentary called “We Will Do it for the Water.”

Bought by KMSU, Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, WTIP, KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle, KUMD and more


  • Added: Oct 24, 2017
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 9
Piece image
The Indigenous Food Network aims to introduce and increase traditional Native food in Minneapolis schools and youth programs.

Bought by KMSU, WTIP, KUMD, KVSC, KQAL and more


  • Added: Oct 17, 2017
  • Length: 04:59
  • Purchases: 9
Piece image
After more than a year of negotiations, Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe leaders and Mille Lacs County Administrators seem no closer to solving a policing...

Bought by KMSU, KVSC, WTIP, KUMD, KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle and more


  • Added: Oct 11, 2017
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 8
Piece image
This Week on Minnesota Native News: redefining healthy communities, disavowing the Doctrine of Discovery and helping homeless families land on thei...

Bought by Bois Forte Tribal Community Radio, KKWE Niijii Radio, KFAI, Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, WTIP and more


  • Added: Jun 27, 2017
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 12
Piece image
The Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College has earned accreditation from the World Indigenous Nations Higher Education Consortium — or WINHEC. [W...

Bought by Bois Forte Tribal Community Radio, KVSC, KMSU, KSRQ, Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE and more


  • Added: Jun 21, 2017
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 12
Caption: Black Bears Eating Blueberries is a new Native focused publishing company based in the Great Lakes region., Credit: Blackbearsandblueberries.com
Two well-respected Anishinaabe writers and educators have started a new publishing company focused on Native stories. Tom and Betsy Peacock plan to...

Bought by KMSU, KUMD, WTIP, KVSC, Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE and more


  • Added: Jun 09, 2017
  • Length: 04:59
  • Purchases: 10
Caption: Melissa Boyd is a 2017 Bush Fellow., Credit: Bush Foundation
This week on Minnesota Native News, a new Bush Fellow talks about her plans for an Ojibwe language pipeline on the Mille Lacs Reservation, a new on...

Bought by KFAI, Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, Bois Forte Tribal Community Radio, KSRQ, KMSU and more


  • Added: Jun 07, 2017
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 10
Caption: Patrice Kunesh is the Director of the Center for Indian Country Development in the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. , Credit: CICD
The Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis recently held a roundtable conversation about helping American Indians and Alaska Natives build their own h...

Bought by Bois Forte Tribal Community Radio, KMSU, KKWE Niijii Radio, WTIP, KUMD and more


  • Added: May 30, 2017
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 12
Piece image
The Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Natural Resources Division recently co-hosted a community event celebrating water and discussing the...

Bought by KFAI, Bois Forte Tribal Community Radio, KMSU, KSRQ, Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE and more


  • Added: May 24, 2017
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 12
Piece image
This week on Minnesota Native News, the permitting process for the line 3 oil pipeline replacement project is moving forward, a small group of Red ...

Bought by KFAI, Bois Forte Tribal Community Radio, KMSU, KSRQ, Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE and more


  • Added: May 16, 2017
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 12