COVID 19 Vaccine rollout in MN is underway.
And Indian Country responds to the attack on the U.S. Capitol building in Washington DC on January 6th.
Reporter Leah Lemm has these stories.
In early December – after years of resistance from many tribes and Native communities – Enbridge Energy company began construction on the new Line 3 oil pipeline in northwestern Minnesota. But work on one section recently stopped because of an Ojibwe ceremonial lodge that stands in the path of the pipeline. Reporter Melissa Townsend tells us what might happen next.
This week on Minnesota Native News, we hear the story behind the nearly 12,000 acres of land slated to be repatriated to the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe and a preview of the new Wonder Woman movie coming out over the holidays.
Twin Cities based, New Native Theatre presents Good Medicine – the Fourth Annual New Native Theatre Play Festival.
A state report released this summer found one third of all Minnesota counties are not complying with the federal and state laws aimed at keeping Native children with their families when there’s a serious problem in the home. Starting in fiscal year 2021 those counties will see a deep cut in their budgets because of the problem. St Louis county – which includes parts of the Fond du Lac and Bois Forte reservations, and the city of Duluth – is one of the counties out of compliance. Today on Minnesota Native News – We ask why St Louis County isn’t complying with federal and state laws to protect Native families in the child welfare system and whether the county will improve after a serious cut in resources? Reporter Melissa Townsend has the story.
This week on Minnesota Native News: Ahead of election day there were widespread concerns about voter intimidation at the polls – so we checked in with a few Native folks on tribal lands to see how it went when they cast their ballots and twice as many Bugonaygeshig families have access to the internet for distance learning thanks to their school.