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Minnesota Native News: Honoring Kelly Drummer the Departing Director of Tiwahe Foundation

Minnesota Native News: Honoring Kelly Drummer the Departing Director of Tiwahe Foundation

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This week on Minnesota Native News: help for college students who want to be teachers; a potential windfall for some Native veterans; and honoring the departing President and Executive Director of Tiwahe, Kelly Drummer.

Minnesota Native News: White Earth Women Focus on Heart Health

Minnesota Native News: White Earth Women Focus on Heart Health

Leaders at the White Earth Band Public Health Department are trying new ways to connect tribal members with the Band’s health services. February is American Heart Month so the tribe’s nurses are offering health screenings at locations across the reservation. Reporter Melissa Townsend was at Shooting Star Casino in Mahnomen, Minnesota earlier this month for the women’s heart health day. She has this report.

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Minnesota Native News: Using Wild Rice to Predict the Health of Lakes and Streams

Minnesota Native News: Using Wild Rice to Predict the Health of Lakes and Streams

This week on Minnesota Native News: We hear about researchers using wild rice to predict the health of Minnesota’s lakes and streams — and get an inside look at a native artist Leah Lemm’s performance at the Cedar Cultural Center. Here’s reporter Cole Premo.

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The Kateri Residence Closing, But Leaders Look for a New Path

The Kateri Residence Closing, But Leaders Look for a New Path

This week on Minnesota Native News, crisis may be averted at a unique home for Native women, and a Minnesota tribe sues big pharmaceutical companies.

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Minnesota Native News: Tribes in MN seek greater role in UMN

Minnesota Native News: Tribes in MN seek greater role in UMN

American Indian tribes across Minnesota may soon have a greater say in what happens at the five University of Minnesota campuses.

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Minnesota Native News: Ishkode Photography Exhibit at AICHO

Minnesota Native News: Ishkode Photography Exhibit at AICHO

Fond du Lac photographer and retired wildland fire fighter Vern Northrup has a new photography exhibit in Duluth, Minnesota. It’s called Ishkode, the Ojibwe word for fire.

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Minnesota Native News: January 31, 2018 Newscast

Minnesota Native News: January 31, 2018 Newscast

This week on Minnesota Native News we hear about how American Indian tribes may soon have a greater say in what happens at University of Minnesota campuses across the state. And Fond du Lac photographer and retired wildland fire fighter Vern Northrup has a new photography exhibit in Duluth. It’s called Ishkode [ish-koh-tay] – the Ojibwe word for fire.

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Minnesota Native News: The 52nd Super Bowl Host Committee engages tribal communities in MN

Minnesota Native News: The 52nd Super Bowl Host Committee engages tribal communities in MN

This year thousands of football fans flooding into Minneapolis for the Super Bowl, spend money on hotels, restaurants, and souvenirs in the Twin Cities metro. But Super Bowl 52 organizers tried to spread the wealth across the state – including to tribal nations. Reporter Melissa Townsend tells us more about the “52 weeks of giving” and some concerns over accepting money associated with the NFL.

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Minnesota Native News: Youth Digital Photography Exhibit

Minnesota Native News: Youth Digital Photography Exhibit

The art and photography exhibit of Mazinaakizige: American Indian Teen Photography Project is on display at Two Rivers Gallery.

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Minnesota Native News: Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe State of the Band Address

Minnesota Native News: Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe State of the Band Address

Governor Mark Dayton has appointed key Mille Lacs Band Police leader to the Minnesota Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training.

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Minnesota Native News: Reforming Prisons & School Policy to Decrease Disparities

Minnesota Native News: Reforming Prisons & School Policy to Decrease Disparities

This week on Minnesota Native News, reducing recidivism among American Indians involved in the corrections system, and a new report examines best practices for community driven education for urban Native youth.

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