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Minnesota Native News: Indigenous Superheroes & Villains

Minnesota Native News: Indigenous Superheroes & Villains

The Minnesota Indian Womens’ Resource Center recently teamed up with Hennepin County Library to host an Indigenous Comic Book Workshop in Minneapolis. Youth ages 12 and over came together to look at how Natives are portrayed in comic books and to create their own super-human heroes or villains. Reporter Melissa Townsend was at the workshop and has this report.

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Minnesota Native News: Plans for Leech Lake Superfund Site

Minnesota Native News: Plans for Leech Lake Superfund Site

Leech Lake Community members recently meet with E-P-A officials to discuss the path forward for cleaning up tribal land, contaminated decades ago by hazardous waste from paper company. Reporter Kayla Doula attended the public meeting to hear more about the plans and concerns from officials and local residents.

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Minnesota Native News: “Native Lights” Podcast

Minnesota Native News: “Native Lights” Podcast

This week, we’ll hear more from our recently released podcast – Native Lights: Where Indigenous Voices Shine.

Throughout the first season, we’re joined by many people all over Minnesota and beyond, people who talk about finding their purpose in life, finding family, celebrating accomplishments, and working through hard times, and lots more.

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MN Native News:  “Native Lights” on Family and Safety

MN Native News: “Native Lights” on Family and Safety

Leah and Cole talk about what is was like when their own family fostered Native kids. They introduce us to people from every part of the foster care system. Also – a discussion on how the community can create safe spaces to deal with hard truths.

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MN Native News: Introducing “Native Lights”

MN Native News: Introducing “Native Lights”

Almost a year ago, the Minnesota Native News team asked the community what it wanted to hear more about. Our sense of humor, you said. Our resilience. Our elders’ stories. The result is Native Lights.

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Native Lights Podcast: Where Indigenous Voices Shine

Native Lights Podcast: Where Indigenous Voices Shine

We amplify stories of people within Minnesota’s Native communities. We explore the history, work, strength, and resiliency of Native people who are shaping the future while appreciating those who came before.

The podcast is hosted by Leah Lemm and Cole Premo, siblings, who are both members of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe, in addition to being part of the Minnesota Native News producing team.

Season one of Native Lights Podcast covers of topics including music, art, parenthood, adoption, foster care, addiction, and violence. We examine media portrayals of Native people and the absent or invisible narratives that allow stereotypes and misconceptions to persist.

Native Lights Podcast is a production of Minnesota Native News and Ampers, Diverse Radio for Minnesota’s Communities, and made possible by funding from the Minnesota Arts and Culture Heritage Fund, and the Citizens of Minnesota.You

You can find Native Lights wherever you get your podcasts.

Or you can listen here: https://www.blubrry.com/nativelights/

 

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MN Native News: The Land Buyback Program

MN Native News: The Land Buyback Program

This week on Minnesota Native News, Bois Forte joins Fod du Lac as the second Minnesota tribe to participate in the Land Buyback Program for Tribal Nations.

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MN Native News: Athena Latocha Exhibit In Grand Rapids & 2nd Annual Leech Lake Days

MN Native News: Athena Latocha Exhibit In Grand Rapids & 2nd Annual Leech Lake Days

This week on Minnesota Native News, we explore Athena Latocha’s new exhibit in Grand Rapids that explores the relationship between man made objects and untamed nature. We’ll also check out the 2nd annual Leech Lake Days.

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Minnesota Native News: Indigenous Leadership

Minnesota Native News: Indigenous Leadership

This week on Minnesota Native News we hear the latest in an effort to connect global indigenous work on water, Minnesota Chippewa Tribe election results and the anniversary of a landmark court case.

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MN Native News: The Creative Force

MN Native News: The Creative Force

A new exhibit at the Minneapolis Institute of Art honors indigenous women artists from many nations in North America.

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