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MN Native News: Ball Club Park – A Park With Heart

MN Native News: Ball Club Park – A Park With Heart



It’s been over three years since a group of Ball Club youth came together with the support of their community, to build a new park for area kids to play in and for the community to enjoy. They’ve worked alongside the Ball Club Local Indian Council… an area group called the Circle of Healing… and a playground project manager. The park they envisioned, designed, and planned, was set for a grand opening early July but, like many projects during this time, it’s been delayed. However, the effort to build the park - that centers culture and inclusion - is still going as strong as ever.

MN Native News: MIGIZI a Month Later

MN Native News: MIGIZI a Month Later

Migizi Communications, a longstanding Native organization that supports and empowers Youth, lost its new building to fires that destroyed it and many others during the unrest following the murder of George Floyd.

Here’s reporter Leah Lemm speaking to Kelly Drummer, the President of Migizi Communications, about what occurred after Memorial Day and what has happened in the month since.


Minnesota Native News: After protecting property during the Minneapolis uprisings, Native leader reflects on policing

Minnesota Native News: After protecting property during the Minneapolis uprisings, Native leader reflects on policing

Conversations about changing policing and public safety continue around the state. Today reporter Melissa Townsend talks with one of the people who took public safety into their own hands during the protests and violence in Minneapolis after George Floyd was killed by police there.


MN Native News: Who’s Tending the Garden?

MN Native News: Who’s Tending the Garden?

This week on Minnesota Native News, questions of history and justice over a piece of Dakota land on the University of Minnesota campus.


MN Native News: Next Steps

MN Native News: Next Steps

This week on Minnesota Native News, primary results from the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe and artistic expressions of hope and thanks.


MN Native News: Sharing Culture for Healing in Minneapolis

MN Native News: Sharing Culture for Healing in Minneapolis

Today, a healing ceremony in honor of George Floyd, plus Native art and stories.

Here’s reporter Leah Lemm.


Community Rallies Around MIGIZI Amid Fires and Pandemic

Community Rallies Around MIGIZI Amid Fires and Pandemic

As Minneapolis moves to re-open during the pandemic, protests erupted in the streets following the death of George Floyd. A Minneapolis office has now been charged with his murder.
But as anger and frustrations took over demonstrations, hundreds of buildings in Minneapolis were set on fire and burned to the ground.
Among them was the new offices of a beloved Native non-profit, MIGIZI.


MN Native News: Health Report Dr. Antony Stately Answers Community Questions

MN Native News: Health Report Dr. Antony Stately Answers Community Questions

This week on the Minnesota Native News Health Report, we answer some of your questions and hear the first entry in a Covid-19 diary. And we are calling on Dr. Antony Stately from the Native American Community Clinic in Minneapolis to help answer them. Laurie Stern has the story.


Statewide COVID-19 Conversation Asst. Commissioner of Health Dan Huff

Statewide COVID-19 Conversation Asst. Commissioner of Health Dan Huff

KAXE’s Heidi Holtan hosts Asst. Commissioner of Health Dan Huff during the weekly Covid 19 statewide conversation


Leech Lake Tribal College Holds Drive-thru Graduation Event Amid Pandemic

Leech Lake Tribal College Holds Drive-thru Graduation Event Amid Pandemic

Daily Update for May 29th: In lieu of it’s usual commencement ceremony, the Leech Lake Tribal College held a drive-thru event that kept state guidelines of social distancing in mind.

For the Daily Update, this is Kayla Duoos.


Mystic Lake Re-opens With New Health and Safety Procedures Amid Pandemic

Mystic Lake Re-opens With New Health and Safety Procedures Amid Pandemic

May 28th Daily COVID19 from Minnesota Native News’ Cole Premo: Mystic Lake re-opens with new health and safety procedures amid Pandemic reopenings.


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