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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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This week on Minnesota Native News, honoring Native veterans, celebrating Native languages and remembering beloved elders, Frannie Fairbanks and De...

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  • Added: Nov 14, 2017
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 7
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.

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

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

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

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  • Added: Oct 17, 2017
  • Length: 04:59
  • Purchases: 9
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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...

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

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

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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

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  • Added: May 24, 2017
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 12
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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 ...

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  • Added: May 16, 2017
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 12
Caption: Giant buffalo puppets parade through Minneapolis as part of the May Day Parade., Credit: Lars Negstad
This week on Minnesota Native News: will Natives be counted in the 2020 census, water protectors tell their story in the Minneapolis May Day Parade...

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  • Added: May 10, 2017
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 12
Caption: The Director of the MN History Museum is revisiting the way the museum collaborates with people indigenous to Minnesota.
This week on Minnesota Native News we hear about a new agreement between Native and city leaders in Minneapolis and an exhibition of Native female ...

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  • Added: May 03, 2017
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 11
Caption: Red Lake Chairman Darrell Seki delivered the State of the Band speech on March 31st.
This week on Minnesota Native News, Red Lake Chairman calls out Trump’s Budget, St Cloud State hosts their popular annual pow wow, Mille Lacs tests...

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  • Added: Apr 12, 2017
  • Length: 05:00
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Caption: Thousands of years ago Natives in Minnesota fired clay pots in pit fires., Credit: http://www.nativeskywatchers.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/nativepots.pdf
This week on Minnesota Native News we hear lingering concerns over Minnesota’s involvement in police actions around the DAPL protests last year, cl...

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  • Added: Apr 05, 2017
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 12
Caption: Minneapolis based Anishinaabe writer Marcie Rendon has a new murder mystery coming out April 1.
This week on Minnesota Native News, we hear about new efforts to revive a culturally specific treatment program for Natives struggling with addicti...

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  • Added: Mar 28, 2017
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 12
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This week on Minnesota Native News we hear about next steps in the proposed Line 3 oil pipeline project, developing resources for Native elders wit...

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  • Added: Mar 22, 2017
  • Length: 04:59
  • Purchases: 10
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By bus, car and plane, thousands of Natives and allies gathered in Washington D.C. last week for the Native Nations Rise March. The event was organ...

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  • Added: Mar 15, 2017
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 12