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Minnesota Native News: Native GOTV and State Bonding Dollars for Native Agencies

Minnesota Native News: Native GOTV and State Bonding Dollars for Native Agencies













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.

Minnesota Native News: Native GOTV and State Bonding Dollars for Native Agencies

Minnesota Native News: Native GOTV and State Bonding Dollars for Native Agencies

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.


MN Native News: Manidoominens: Still Beading After 10,000 Years

MN Native News: Manidoominens: Still Beading After 10,000 Years

MANIDOOMINENS: STILL BEADING AFTER 10,000 YEARS is an exhibit in Duluth that has been a year in the making. And as with most events, it had to be re-thought out and adjusted for life in the pandemic.


MN Native News: Growing the Phillips Community

MN Native News: Growing the Phillips Community

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.


MN Native News: Virtual College Fair and Native Voting

MN Native News: Virtual College Fair and Native Voting

The 2020 Native American College Fair goes virtual…
And Lt Governor Peggy Flanagan talks about the significance of the Native vote….


Minnesota Native News: MN Counties are penalized for not complying with ICWA

Minnesota Native News: MN Counties are penalized for not complying with ICWA

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.


MN Native News: Mind-Body Connection Retreat

MN Native News: Mind-Body Connection Retreat

Indigenous Lotus builds community and encourages strength and healing through yoga and mind-body connection, and will be hosting a retreat in October.

Plus… a reminder to fill out and be counted in the 2020 US census.


MN Native News: Vision Maker Media’s Online Native Film Series

MN Native News: Vision Maker Media’s Online Native Film Series

We hear about an online native film festival that features some Minnesota native creators.


MN Native News: Dr. Birx Visits Fond Du Lac Tribe & Vision Maker Media’s Online Native Film Fest

MN Native News: Dr. Birx Visits Fond Du Lac Tribe & Vision Maker Media’s Online Native Film Fest

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.


Minnesota Native News: Prestigious McKnight Arts Award Goes to Anishinaabe Writer Marcie Rendon

Minnesota Native News: Prestigious McKnight Arts Award Goes to Anishinaabe Writer Marcie Rendon

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.


MN Native News: Talking Sexual Health

MN Native News: Talking Sexual Health

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.


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