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Minn. Native News: Laura Hugo Music Feature

Minn. Native News: Laura Hugo Music Feature

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This week, we listen in on a Twin Cities musician who just completed an impressive kickstarter push for her new E.P.

MN Native News: 2020 Census

MN Native News: 2020 Census

This week… Census Day is coming up. Households will receive notices as to how to complete the census in March.

Historically, Native populations have been undercounted in the census, but there’s been growing work done to make sure all Native people are counted.

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Minnesota Native News: Red Lake Welcomes 1,212 New Citizens After Blood Quantum Rule Change

Minnesota Native News: Red Lake Welcomes 1,212 New Citizens After Blood Quantum Rule Change

The Red Lake Nation has 1,212 new citizens! The tribal council voted to approve their enrollment at their February 11th meeting. This is the first wave of new enrollees after a resolution passed last year changed the blood quantum rules for tribal citizenship. Reporter Melissa Townsend tells us more.

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MN Native News: Mille Lacs Reservation Boundaries Update & American Indian Magnet School Renovation Approval

MN Native News: Mille Lacs Reservation Boundaries Update & American Indian Magnet School Renovation Approval

This week on Minnesota Native News… The Minnesota Attorney General sides with tribal leaders in affirming that the Mille Lacs Band Indian Reservation still exists and has not been diminished. And, we get an update on a major renovation… now approved for the American Indian Magnet School in St. Paul.

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MN Native News: Fond Du Lac Band Requiring Permits For Land Access & White Earth Nation’s Marvin Manypenny’s Death

MN Native News: Fond Du Lac Band Requiring Permits For Land Access & White Earth Nation’s Marvin Manypenny’s Death

This is Minnesota Native News, I’m Marie Rock. This week on Minnesota Native News, we hear from the Fond Du Lac Band Of Lake Superior Chippewa on a new policy requiring permits for non-band members to access land. We also note the passing of a indigenous land rights and sovereignty activist from White Earth Nation, Marvin Manypenny.

First, here’s reporter Cole Premo with more on Fond Du Lac’s new land permit policy and why it was a needed change.

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MN Native News: Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe’s State of the Band Address

MN Native News: Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe’s State of the Band Address

The Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe held its annual 2020 State of the Band address in mid-January.

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MN Native News: SMSC Chairman Vig Looks Back and Ahead

MN Native News: SMSC Chairman Vig Looks Back and Ahead

As Vice-Chairman Keith Anderson assumes leadership of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community, outgoing Chairman Charlie Vig reflects on five decades of progress.

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MN Native News: Company Gears Up to Provide Produce Year Round

MN Native News: Company Gears Up to Provide Produce Year Round

This week, an up and coming company builds its innovative business for the benefit of their community’s health and beyond.

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MN Native News: ‘Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker’ Movie Review & Winter Homeless Initiative

MN Native News: ‘Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker’ Movie Review & Winter Homeless Initiative

This week, we hear about the homeless initiative recently announced by Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan aimed at getting people shelter over the winter. And, our movie reviewer Gerry Zink weighs in on the new Star Wars film.

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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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Minnesota Native News: Mille Lacs Chief Reacts to Federal Task Force on MMIW

Minnesota Native News: Mille Lacs Chief Reacts to Federal Task Force on MMIW

This week on Minnesota Native News, reporter Melissa Townsend talks with Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Chief Executive Melanie Benjamin about her visit with President Trump and her reactions to a new Executive Order on Missing and Murdered Native Americans and Alaska Natives.

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