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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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MN Native News: Angela Two Stars Selected For Mpls. Sculpture Garden Commission

MN Native News: Angela Two Stars Selected For Mpls. Sculpture Garden Commission

This week on Minnesota Native News, we talk with a native artist who has been selected for a new commission at the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden.

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MN Native News: Pipestone Nat’l Monument Will No Longer Sell Pipes

MN Native News: Pipestone Nat’l Monument Will No Longer Sell Pipes

This week on Minnesota Native News, we hear about a new change at the Pipestone National Monument after years of concerns from tribes.

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MN Native News: Angela Two Stars Selected For Mpls. Sculpture Garden Commission & Pipestone Nat’l Monument Change

MN Native News: Angela Two Stars Selected For Mpls. Sculpture Garden Commission & Pipestone Nat’l Monument Change

This week on Minnesota Native News, we talk with a native artist who has been selected for a new commission at the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, and we hear about a new change at the Pipestone National Monument after years of concerns from tribes.

First, here’s reporter Cole Premo with Angela Two Stars, talking about the artwork she is creating for the Walker Art Center’s sculpture garden.

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Minnesota Native News: A Report from the Recent Native American Journalism Association Conference

Minnesota Native News: A Report from the Recent Native American Journalism Association Conference

This week on Minnesota Native News, reporter Melissa Townsend tells us about the 35th Annual Native American Journalists Association Conference hosted at the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community the week of September 15th.

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MN Native News: Season of Change and Tradition

MN Native News: Season of Change and Tradition

This week on Minnesota Native News, a groundbreaking, a grand opening and an update on wild rice. Red Lake Nation’s new housing project is underway near last year’s Wall of Forgotten Natives.

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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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