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MN Native News: The Dakota Project

MN Native News: The Dakota Project

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Mainstream institutions have struggled to accurately and ethically tell the story of what happened to the Dakota People in 1862. As Laurie Stern reports, Minnesota’s History Theater is working on that with a Lakota playwright and the Dakota community.

MN Native News: The Dakota Project

MN Native News: The Dakota Project

Mainstream institutions have struggled to accurately and ethically tell the story of what happened to the Dakota People in 1862. As Laurie Stern reports, Minnesota’s History Theater is working on that with a Lakota playwright and the Dakota community.

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Minnesota Native News: Suicide Prevention While Embracing Culture

Minnesota Native News: Suicide Prevention While Embracing Culture

And… September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. The Division of Indian Work in Minneapolis speaks to the need and availability of culturally specific programming to reduce suicide rates.

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Minnesota Native News: Award Goes to Native Artist

Minnesota Native News: Award Goes to Native Artist

This week… the McKnight Foundation’s 2019 Distinguished Artist Award goes to a Native artist for the first time.

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Minnesota Native News: Award Goes to Native Artist and Suicide Prevention While Embracing Culture

Minnesota Native News: Award Goes to Native Artist and Suicide Prevention While Embracing Culture

This week… the McKnight Foundation’s 2019 Distinguished Artist Award goes to a Native artist for the first time.

And… September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. The Division of Indian Work in Minneapolis speaks to the need and availability of culturally specific programming to reduce suicide rates.

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Minnesota Native News: Fixing What’s Broken

Minnesota Native News: Fixing What’s Broken

This week on Minnesota Native News we hear how the White Earth and Leech Lake Bands of Ojibwe continue their efforts to straighten out a costly mistake involving the state Department of Human Services and billboards in Duluth raise support for missing and murdered indigenous women and people.

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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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