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MN Native News: Cultural Lessons for Kids at Home

MN Native News: Cultural Lessons for Kids at Home

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Lives are changing drastically due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many people are out of work, more and more people are holding work meetings virtually, and everyone is making major adjustments. Students are also home from school. Which means families are trying to find ways to keep the learning going. And for Native students, there are online resources that provide culturally focused learning through language and art.

MN Native News: Sharing Culture for Healing in Minneapolis

MN Native News: Sharing Culture for Healing in Minneapolis

Today, a healing ceremony in honor of George Floyd, plus Native art and stories.

Here’s reporter Leah Lemm.

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Community Rallies Around MIGIZI Amid Fires and Pandemic

Community Rallies Around MIGIZI Amid Fires and Pandemic

As Minneapolis moves to re-open during the pandemic, protests erupted in the streets following the death of George Floyd. A Minneapolis office has now been charged with his murder.
But as anger and frustrations took over demonstrations, hundreds of buildings in Minneapolis were set on fire and burned to the ground.
Among them was the new offices of a beloved Native non-profit, MIGIZI.

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MN Native News: Health Report Dr. Antony Stately Answers Community Questions

MN Native News: Health Report Dr. Antony Stately Answers Community Questions

This week on the Minnesota Native News Health Report, we answer some of your questions and hear the first entry in a Covid-19 diary. And we are calling on Dr. Antony Stately from the Native American Community Clinic in Minneapolis to help answer them. Laurie Stern has the story.

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Statewide COVID-19 Conversation Asst. Commissioner of Health Dan Huff

Statewide COVID-19 Conversation Asst. Commissioner of Health Dan Huff

KAXE’s Heidi Holtan hosts Asst. Commissioner of Health Dan Huff during the weekly Covid 19 statewide conversation

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Leech Lake Tribal College Holds Drive-thru Graduation Event Amid Pandemic

Leech Lake Tribal College Holds Drive-thru Graduation Event Amid Pandemic

Daily Update for May 29th: In lieu of it’s usual commencement ceremony, the Leech Lake Tribal College held a drive-thru event that kept state guidelines of social distancing in mind.

For the Daily Update, this is Kayla Duoos.

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Mystic Lake Re-opens With New Health and Safety Procedures Amid Pandemic

Mystic Lake Re-opens With New Health and Safety Procedures Amid Pandemic

May 28th Daily COVID19 from Minnesota Native News’ Cole Premo: Mystic Lake re-opens with new health and safety procedures amid Pandemic reopenings.

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Tribal Leaders are Deciding When and How to Re-open

Tribal Leaders are Deciding When and How to Re-open

Host Leah Lemm explores how Indian Country in MN is responding and adapting to the COVID-19 health crisis.
Today’s in-depth conversation looks at how Tribal leaders are deciding when and how to re-open businesses and assessing how to keep employees, patrons, and community members safe.
Leah talks with Casino employee RJ Dahl. And MN Native News reporter Melissa Townsend talks with Joe Nayquonabe, CEO of Mille Lacs Band Corporate Ventures. MN Native News Special Edition: COVID-19 Community Conversations is supported by a grant from the Minnesota Department of Health.

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Minnesota Native News: COVID-19 Daily Update: May 27th

Minnesota Native News: COVID-19 Daily Update: May 27th

On May 22nd Red Lake Chairman Daryl Seki announced one person on the Red Lake nation had tested positive for COVID19.

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Minnesota Native News: Primary Elections Approach, Casinos Reopen and a Superfund Site Stays Put

Minnesota Native News: Primary Elections Approach, Casinos Reopen and a Superfund Site Stays Put

This week on Minnesota Native News, Minnesota Chippewa Tribe elections are coming up on June 9th, some tribes begin to reopen their casinos after closing in mid-March to slow the spread of Covid-19 and the EPA reaches a decision on the Superfund site on the Leech Lake reservation.

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NL: Biidaapi – Marie Rock

NL: Biidaapi – Marie Rock

Boozhoo! Today we catch up with Marie Rock (White Earth) who is the Program Manager at KOJB-FM “The Eagle” Radio which broadcasts to the Leech Lake Reservation, where she hosts the morning show. Marie is also the host of MN Native News, so her voice is familiar throughout the state. Enjoy our fun and lively chat with Marie who shares how she copes and keeps spirits high during the pandemic.

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