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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

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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.

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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Minnesota Native News: Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Holds 2nd Annual Tribal Opioid Summit

Minnesota Native News: Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Holds 2nd Annual Tribal Opioid Summit

The Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe held it’s 2nd annual tribal Opioid Response Summit on December 12-14, Northern Lights Casino.
The three-day summit attended by nearly 200 Band members is the collaborative effort of 14 Leech Lake programs.
Reporter Kayla Duoos has the story.

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Minnesota Native News: Reactions to the New Operation Lady Justice Task Force

Minnesota Native News: Reactions to the New Operation Lady Justice Task Force

This week on Minnesota Native News, reactions to a new White House Executive Order on Missing and Murdered Indigeneous Women.

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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: Spotlight on War Bonnet’s Award-Nominated Music

MN Native News: Spotlight on War Bonnet’s Award-Nominated Music

Musical groups from around North America gathered in early November at the Seneca Niagara Events Center at Seneca Niagara Resort and Casino in Niagara Falls, NY for the 19th Annual Native American Music Awards ceremony.

Among artists nominated for an award… a relatively new musical group from Northern MN.

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