MN Native News produces a weekly Special Edition called COVID 19 Community Conversations. Throughout the pandemic, many have shared how their personal and professional lives have been impacted.
Reporter Leah Lemm… and host of Community Conversations… shares two conversations from the program.
The confirmation of Deb Haaland as U.S. Secretary of Interior is a historic moment. Deb Haaland… Now Secretary Haaland… is the first Native person to hold a cabinet position in U.S. History.
Reporter Leah Lemm has reactions to this historic event, from folks in Minnesota.
This week on Minnesota Native News, a plan for indigenous students to get the education they deserve. I’m Marie Rock. The plan comes from Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan. Reporter Emma Needham (Red Lake Nation) has more.
Coming up, from a 2020 report by the Minnesota Task Force on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, “While Indigenous people make up just 1% of the state’s population, 9% of all murdered girls and women in Minnesota from 2010 to 2019 were American Indian.”
Reporter Leah Lemm speaks with three survivors about the significance of the color red in the search and honoring of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Relatives.
If you need help, there are free resources available. Strong Hearts Native helpline provides culturally appropriate support and advocacy for American Indians and Alaskan natives. And that hotline is 1-844-7NATIVE. It’s anonymous and confidential. That’s 1-844-762-8483. This information can be found on the Minnesota Native News website, mnnativenews.org.
This week on Minnesota Native News, we hear how the vaccine roll out is going at regional Indian Health Services clinics and we honor the life of Laura Waterman Wittstock.