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MN Native News: Native Businesses Adjust During Pandemic

MN Native News: Native Businesses Adjust During Pandemic

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Businesses, artists, and freelance workers, among many others… are being hit hard by the economic reach of the COVID-19 pandemic and the precautions necessary to prevent the spread. But as times get even more uncertain, there are adjustments and innovations that are being made. Here’s reporter Leah Lemm with the story.

MN Native News: Native Businesses Adjust During Pandemic

MN Native News: Native Businesses Adjust During Pandemic

Businesses, artists, and freelance workers, among many others… are being hit hard by the economic reach of the COVID-19 pandemic and the precautions necessary to prevent the spread.

But as times get even more uncertain, there are adjustments and innovations that are being made.

Here’s reporter Leah Lemm with the story.

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MN Native News: Tribes’ Response To COVID-19, Online Native Film Series & A New Podcast!

MN Native News: Tribes’ Response To COVID-19, Online Native Film Series & A New Podcast!

This week on Minnesota Native News, we get an update on how tribes across the state are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. We also hear about a native film series you can binge while quarantined in your homes .. plus a new podcast series from us! Here’s reporter Cole Premo with more.

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MN Native News: Cultural Lessons for Kids at Home

MN Native News: Cultural Lessons for Kids at Home

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.

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Minnesota Native News: The MN MMIW Task Force is Listening

Minnesota Native News: The MN MMIW Task Force is Listening

The state’s new Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Task Force is moving forward. The task force had planned a set of state-wide listening sessions where people could come and share their stories. Those are cancelled because of the Covid-19 pandemic, but there are other ways for the public to impact the work of the task force. Reporter Melissa Townsend explains.

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Minnesota Native News: NDN Comedy Night at MOA – Coming Soon?

Minnesota Native News: NDN Comedy Night at MOA – Coming Soon?

On April first the House of Comedy comedy club at the Mall of America was supposed to feature its first all Indigenous line-up of comedians. Red Lake comic Jon Roberts had set it up. Reporter Melissa Townsend has the story

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Minnesota Native News: Tribal Responses to the Covid-19 Outbreak

Minnesota Native News: Tribal Responses to the Covid-19 Outbreak

This week on Minnesota Native News: tribes make individual decisions about how to handle the Covid-19 outbreak, online input takes the place of in-person meetings with MMIW task force and a reminder from Red Lake that humor helps heal. Here’s reporter Melissa Townsend with those stories and more.

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MN Native News: 2020 Census

MN Native News: 2020 Census

This week… Census Day is coming up. Households will receive notices as to how to complete the census in March.

Historically, Native populations have been undercounted in the census, but there’s been growing work done to make sure all Native people are counted.

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Minnesota Native News: Red Lake Welcomes 1,212 New Citizens After Blood Quantum Rule Change

Minnesota Native News: Red Lake Welcomes 1,212 New Citizens After Blood Quantum Rule Change

The Red Lake Nation has 1,212 new citizens! The tribal council voted to approve their enrollment at their February 11th meeting. This is the first wave of new enrollees after a resolution passed last year changed the blood quantum rules for tribal citizenship. Reporter Melissa Townsend tells us more.

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MN Native News: Mille Lacs Reservation Boundaries Update & American Indian Magnet School Renovation Approval

MN Native News: Mille Lacs Reservation Boundaries Update & American Indian Magnet School Renovation Approval

This week on Minnesota Native News… The Minnesota Attorney General sides with tribal leaders in affirming that the Mille Lacs Band Indian Reservation still exists and has not been diminished. And, we get an update on a major renovation… now approved for the American Indian Magnet School in St. Paul.

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MN Native News: Fond Du Lac Band Requiring Permits For Land Access & White Earth Nation’s Marvin Manypenny’s Death

MN Native News: Fond Du Lac Band Requiring Permits For Land Access & White Earth Nation’s Marvin Manypenny’s Death

This is Minnesota Native News, I’m Marie Rock. This week on Minnesota Native News, we hear from the Fond Du Lac Band Of Lake Superior Chippewa on a new policy requiring permits for non-band members to access land. We also note the passing of a indigenous land rights and sovereignty activist from White Earth Nation, Marvin Manypenny.

First, here’s reporter Cole Premo with more on Fond Du Lac’s new land permit policy and why it was a needed change.

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