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Minnesota Native News: Dodging Bullets Film

Minnesota Native News: Dodging Bullets Film

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This week's Minnesota Native News previews Dodging Bullets, a new film about historical trauma.

Minnesota Native News: Ogichidaa Robotics Competes

Minnesota Native News: Ogichidaa Robotics Competes

This week on Minnesota Native News, the robotics team from White Earth’s Circle of Life Academy takes their robot to compete in the regional tournament in Minneapolis. Reporter Melissa Townsend brings us the story.

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Minnesota Native News: The Sioux Chef A Finalist For Nat’l Culinary Award

Minnesota Native News: The Sioux Chef A Finalist For Nat’l Culinary Award

This week on Minnesota Native News, we hear from Sean Sherman, The Sioux Chef, who is a finalist for a national culinary award. Here’s reporter Cole Premo.

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Minnesota Native News: Native American Church’s TSA Lawsuit

Minnesota Native News: Native American Church’s TSA Lawsuit

This week on Minnesota Native News, we hear about Native American Church’s lawsuit against the TSA and how it resulted in better training for screening sacred items (in Minnesota and elsewhere). Here’s reporter Cole Premo.

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MN Native News: Native American Church’s TSA Lawsuit & ‘The Sioux Chef’ Honors

MN Native News: Native American Church’s TSA Lawsuit & ‘The Sioux Chef’ Honors

This week on Minnesota Native News, we hear about the Native American Church’s lawsuit against the TSA and how it resulted in better training for screening sacred items (in Minnesota and elsewhere).

And The Sioux Chef is a finalist for a national culinary award.

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Wellness Rising: Coming Together to Prevent and Manage Diabetes

Wellness Rising: Coming Together to Prevent and Manage Diabetes

“Wellness Rising: Coming Together to Prevent and Manage Diabetes” is a magazine style show, featuring vital perspectives from health providers, community members, and people with diabetes, all sharing their insights and wisdom on how to prevent and manage diabetes.

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Minnesota Native News: Native Artist Talk Series Showcases Careers

Minnesota Native News: Native Artist Talk Series Showcases Careers

Making a career in the arts can be a challenge, but Native Artists are found flourishing in the sector. There are many lessons to learn from them – from combating misconceptions to the necessity of art for community health. Reporter Leah Lemm has the story about this program hosted by The University of Minnesota Twin Cities Department of American Indian Studies.

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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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Minnesota Native News: Recruiting American Indians into Medicine

Minnesota Native News: Recruiting American Indians into Medicine

For decades now there have been active efforts to recruit more American Indians to be medical doctors. Reporter Melissa Townsend has this report about why Native doctors are so important and how well current recruitment efforts are succeeding.

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Minnesota Native News: Fried Bread Controversy

Minnesota Native News: Fried Bread Controversy

This week on Minnesota Native News: Reporter Cole Premo explores the controversy surrounding a popular native comfort food, fried bread.

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A grassroots effort to help people struggling with opioid addiction is expanding from Minneapolis to Duluth.

A grassroots effort to help people struggling with opioid addiction is expanding from Minneapolis to Duluth.

A grassroots effort to help people struggling with opioid addiction is expanding from Minneapolis to Duluth. Since 2016 Natives Against Heroin has lead street outreach efforts, community gatherings and sweat lodges to promote healing.

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