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Responding to the Opioid Crisis in MN Native Communities

Responding to the Opioid Crisis in MN Native Communities

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The opioid and heroin abuse crisis has hit the U.S. hard, with overdoses tripling between 2000 and 2015. In Minnesota, Native communities struggle with helping people heal and the historical trauma at the root of this addiction crisis. Melissa Townsend reports.

Minnesota Native News Special Edition: Dr. Sandra Fox

Minnesota Native News Special Edition: Dr. Sandra Fox

In this special edition of Minnesota Native News, we hear respected Oglala Lakota elder and education authority Dr. Sandra Fox talk about what schools must do to better engage Native students. This is the opening keynote speech from The National Forum on Dropout Prevention for Native and Tribal Communities – a conference at Mystic Lake Casino the week of April 26th. This conference brought together nearly 300 youth and adults working in education in 33 different states.

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Minnesota Native News Special Edition: Tradition in Transition

Minnesota Native News Special Edition: Tradition in Transition

This is a special 29 minute edition of Minnesota Native News from the Nett Lake Village on the Bois Forte Reservation.

Melissa Townsend and George Strong explore how this small village is taking to the air waves to try and revive their Anishinabe traditions in a changing time.

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Minnesota Native News Special Edition: Minneapolis City Council Renames Columbus Day

Minnesota Native News Special Edition: Minneapolis City Council Renames Columbus Day

We witness the historic vote for Indigenous People’s Day in the city of Minneapolis.

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