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SMSC’s Rebecca Crooks-Stratton Announces Narrative Change Initiative Understand Native Minnesota

SMSC’s Rebecca Crooks-Stratton Announces Narrative Change Initiative Understand Native Minnesota

The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community’s Understand Native Minnesota is a new multi-million dollar philanthropic campaign to improve the Native American narrative taught in K-12 schools. The narrative change initiative was introduced by it’s campaign leader and SMSC’s Secretary/Treasurer Rebecca Crooks-Stratton during the 35th annual Minnesota Indian Education Association (MIEA) Conference 2019 on Thursday November 14th, 2019.

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Minnesota Native News: Cheryl Minnema publishes new Children’s Book

Minnesota Native News: Cheryl Minnema publishes new Children’s Book

Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe member Cheryl Minnema [MIN-eh-muh] published her first childrens book in 2014. And her second children’s book is out now. Reporter Melissa Townsend talked with her about her new work.

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Minnesota Native News: New Work from Julie Buffalohead at MIA

Minnesota Native News: New Work from Julie Buffalohead at MIA

St. Paul based artist Julie Buffalohead has a new exhibit opening at the Minneapolis Institute of Art later this month. Buffalohead is a citizen of the Ponca tribe in Oklahoma.

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Minnesota Native News: New Grant, New Book and New Exhibit

Minnesota Native News: New Grant, New Book and New Exhibit

This week on Minnesota Native News we hear about a big boost to a handful of organizations working with Native communities. We also hear about a new book from Cheryl Minnema [MIN-eh-muh] and a new exhibit featuring Ponca artist Julie Buffalohead.

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MN Native News:  Good New Homes

MN Native News: Good New Homes

This week on Minnesota Native News, we look forward to two very different grand openings. One is a permanent exhibit at the Minnesota History Center called Our Home; the other is brand new youth housing called Mino Oski Ain Dah Yung, “Our Good New Home.”

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MN Native News: Reforming Enrollment and Maybe a Name

MN Native News: Reforming Enrollment and Maybe a Name

Red Lake Nation recently changed who can be a citizen. It used to require one-quarter Red Lake blood quantum. As Laurie Stern reports, the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe may make changes too.

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MN Native News: Women’s Hand Drum Gathering

MN Native News: Women’s Hand Drum Gathering

This week… Women’s Handrumming groups gathered at the Cloquet Foresty Center to share songs and knowledge… to make drums, and celebrate community.

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Minnesota Native News: Native Leaders Address Public Safety Concerns in South Minneapolis

Minnesota Native News: Native Leaders Address Public Safety Concerns in South Minneapolis

This week on Minnesota Native News we hear about what urban Native leaders in South Minneapolis are doing about public health problems connected to the great number of people who are homeless and using illicit opioids.

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Minnesota Native News: Review of the Movie “Joker”

Minnesota Native News: Review of the Movie “Joker”

Gerry Zink is 16 year old. He’s Mnicoujou [mini-CON—joo] Lakota from Cheyenne River. And he’s a comics aficionado. He has recently started posting his movie reviews on Facebook. And today he shares his review of a blockbuster film out in theaters now.

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Minnesota Native News: Public Safety Concerns in South Minneapolis & Gotham City

Minnesota Native News: Public Safety Concerns in South Minneapolis & Gotham City

This week on Minnesota Native News we hear about what urban Native leaders in South Minneapolis are doing about public health problems connected to people who are homeless and using illicit opioids, and Gerry Zink shares his movie review of “Joker”.

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