This week on Minnesota Native News, Native communities get out the vote and a handful of Native organizations get 10-million dollars in the state bonding bill.
This week on Minnesota Native News, we check in with two promising developments. First, there’s a new urban farm with a focus on indigenous food and medicine.
And second, an update on housing in the American Indian Cultural Corridor.
Laurie Stern has both stories.
This is Minnesota Native News and I’m Marie Rock. A recent report from the state of Minnesota shows nearly half of Minnesota Counties that border reservations are not protecting federal rights of vulnerable Native children and their families. Reporter Melissa Townsend tells us more.
We hear about an online native film festival that features some Minnesota native creators.
This week on Minnesota Native News, a top COVID-19 federal health official, Dr. Deborah Birx, recently visited Minnesota, and talked about her experience with the Fond du Lac tribe in Duluth. We also hear about an online native film festival that features some Minnesota native creators.
Marcie Rendon has just been awarded the McKnight Distinguished Artist Award for 2020. She is the first Native woman ever to receive the award. Rendon is a citizen of the White Earth Nation who lives in south Minneapolis. She is a mother, grandmother, great-mother, play write, author and poet. The McKnight honor comes with 50-thousand dollars. Reporter Melissa Townsend talked with Rendon about her work and the most recent recognition.
Last month, the Indian Health Board of Minneapolis had a virtual watch party on social media, bringing together viewers to see what community members are saying about sexual health and and related topics, including why it’s difficult to talk about sex.
We’ll hear more about how the Indian Health Board of Minneapolis works with the community to talk about sexual health.
But first… the US Census is well on its way, collecting information from citizens across the country… And, there’s still time to fill out the Census.
The U.S. Census Bureau has extended the 2020 census deadline to September 30th.