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Turning the Ship Around: Two Native Physicians Talk about Improving Native Health in Minnesota

Turning the Ship Around: Two Native Physicians Talk about Improving Native Health in Minnesota

Reporter Melissa Townsend sits down with Dr. Arne Vainio and Dr. Mary Owen to talk about the rising rates of diabetes in Native communities and other issues in culturally appropriate Native healthcare.

Dr. Vainio is from the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe. We is a physician at the tribal clinic on the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa reservation.

Dr. Owen is Tlinket from southeast Alaska. She is a family physician at the Leech Lake tribal clinic in Cass Lake. She is also the Director of the Center on American Indian and Minority Health at the University of Minnesota Medical School. She is based in Duluth, Minnesota.

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Minn. Native News: Laura Hugo Music Feature & Popular Mpls. Lake Renaming

Minn. Native News: Laura Hugo Music Feature & Popular Mpls. Lake Renaming

This week on Minnesota Native News, we hear about the official renaming of a popular Minneapolis lake and listen in on a Twin Cities musician who just completed an impressive kickstarter push for her new E.P. Here’s Cole Premo.

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Minnesota Native News: Living Language & Protecting Sacred Sites

Minnesota Native News: Living Language & Protecting Sacred Sites

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 online database will help protect Native burial sites and the state legislature invests less in Native language revitalization programs.

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Responding to the Opioid Crisis in MN Native Communities

Responding to the Opioid Crisis in MN Native Communities

The opioid and heroin abuse crisis has hit the U.S. hard, with overdoses tripling between 2000 and 2015.

In Minnesota, Native communities struggle with helping people heal and the historical trauma at the root of this addiction crisis.

Melissa Townsend reports.

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Honor the Earth: Minnesota Wolf Hunt

Honor the Earth: Minnesota Wolf Hunt

The Minnesota wolf hunt has killed 1,000 wolves in the past two years, and this sport hunt has shown blatant disrespect to tribal nations. As the economic, social, and political situation of tribal nations becomes more desperate, the gray wolf is delisted from the Endangered Species Act in 2011. Tribal nations agreed on a wolf management plan with the State of Minnesota, but the state broke their promise. In this program we hear from Anishinaabe elder Robert Shimek and Reyna Crow, who is Director of the Northwoods Wolf Alliance.

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Young Women Bring New Perspectives to Outdoor Writing

Young Women Bring New Perspectives to Outdoor Writing

We often hear young people are losing interest in the Great Outdoors, but plenty of 20-somethings enjoy activities ranging from cross-country skiing to hunting. A few even pursue outdoor-related careers. In the field of outdoor communications, many of today’s young professionals are women. In this edition of Points North, Shawn highlights a few of the women who work in the field of outdoor communications.

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The Groceries Dilemma

The Groceries Dilemma

Ada Igoe is a volunteer producer at WTIP North Shore Community Radio. Each week, she shares her perspectives through Of Woods and Words. In this episode, Ada talks about learning how to live a life outside of the convenience of city life.

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Raised On Radio

Raised On Radio

Ada Igoe is a volunteer producer at WTIP North Shore Community Radio. Each week, she shares her perspectives through Of Woods and Words. In this episode, Ada discusses growing up listening to the radio.

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