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NL: Biidaapi – Bill Premo

NL: Biidaapi – Bill Premo

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Biidaapi: s/he comes laughing. (Ojibwemowin)Greetings from Native Lights! Sometimes we just want to talk to a parent or elder during uncertain times, and today we chat with our dad, Bill (“Papi”) Premo (Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe). Bill Premo lives at Owl Hoot Station –what he calls home --just Northeast of Hinckley with his dog Kek Kek, and is always full of advice and perspective. He’s an associate judge for District III for the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe and serves on the board for MLB Corporate Ventures.

NL: Biidaapi – Pilot

NL: Biidaapi – Pilot

Biidaapi: s/he comes laughing. (Ojibwemowin)

Greetings from Native Lights! Thanks for listening. During this COVID-19 pandemic, when we’re encouraged to keep a greater distance from our community members, friends, and loved ones, it’s so important to keep our relationships strong. And that’s what we’re doing here on Native Lights: Biidaapi. To us, “biidaapi” (s/he comes or arrives laughing) reminds us to keep our spirits up through connection and conversations. So, join us as we hear from people in our communities as we share how the COVID-19 pandemic affects us at home.

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MN Native News: Cultural Lessons for Kids at Home

MN Native News: Cultural Lessons for Kids at Home

Lives are changing drastically due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many people are out of work, more and more people are holding work meetings virtually, and everyone is making major adjustments.

Students are also home from school. Which means families are trying to find ways to keep the learning going. And for Native students, there are online resources that provide culturally focused learning through language and art.

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Minnesota Native News: Tribal Responses to the Covid-19 Outbreak

Minnesota Native News: Tribal Responses to the Covid-19 Outbreak

This week on Minnesota Native News: tribes make individual decisions about how to handle the Covid-19 outbreak, online input takes the place of in-person meetings with MMIW task force and a reminder from Red Lake that humor helps heal. Here’s reporter Melissa Townsend with those stories and more.

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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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