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Minn. Native News: Prairie Island Joins Other MN Dakota Tribes In Opioid Lawsuit

Minn. Native News: Prairie Island Joins Other MN Dakota Tribes In Opioid Lawsuit

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This week on Minnesota Native News, we hear from the Prairie Island Indian Community, which has joined other Minnesota Dakota tribes in a lawsuit against the opioid industry. It’s a historic fight that extends far beyond Minnesota.

Minnesota Native News: Unique Conference Combines Traditional and Academic Knowledge of Native Nutrition

Minnesota Native News: Unique Conference Combines Traditional and Academic Knowledge of Native Nutrition

Six hundred people gathered at Mystic Lake Conference Center in Prior Lake for the Third Annual Conference on Native American Nutrition. Tribal leaders, nutrition practitioners, researchers, students, and many more gathered to learn, share, and visit with one another.

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Minnesota Native News: It’s Never Just Housing

Minnesota Native News: It’s Never Just Housing

A tent encampment of homeless folks continues to grow in Minneapolis. There are about 300 people there, many of whom are Native.

The camp shines a light on the crisis caused by the shortage of affordable housing, shelter beds, and culturally sensitive social and addictions services.

Tribal and urban leaders are making plans to provide more sturdy shelter over the coming months. But what else is needed to support those living in these tents?

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MN Native News: Homeless Encampment Update & Mille Lacs Band’s New Policing Agreement

MN Native News: Homeless Encampment Update & Mille Lacs Band’s New Policing Agreement

This week on Minnesota Native News, we get an update on the Minneapolis homeless encampment, also known as “the wall of forgotten natives.” We also hear about a new police agreement between the Mille Lacs band of Ojibwe and the county sheriff’s office that ends a two-year impasse.

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Minnesota Native News: Decisions Pending on Minneapolis Homeless Encampment

Minnesota Native News: Decisions Pending on Minneapolis Homeless Encampment

This week reporter Melissa Townsend has the latest on a homeless tent camp in Minneapolis. There are roughly 300 people – mostly Native – in the camp. Some are calling it “The Wall of Forgotten Natives”.

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Minnesota Native News: A Good Week for Harvesting Resources

Minnesota Native News: A Good Week for Harvesting Resources

This week on Minnesota Native News, hard work is underway to address the housing crisis – and the wild rice harvest begins.

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Minnesota Native News: Per Cap Patrol Inspires, and Guitarist Combines Jazz and Visual Art

Minnesota Native News: Per Cap Patrol Inspires, and Guitarist Combines Jazz and Visual Art

Concerned community members come together to show support to those battling addiction in Mille Lacs, and jazz guitarist Briand Morrison talks about his and his father’s art.

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Minnesota Native News: Forum discusses Treaty Rights, and Native Artists and Organizations come out for Open Streets

Minnesota Native News: Forum discusses Treaty Rights, and Native Artists and Organizations come out for Open Streets

Treaty Rights, Climate Justice, and Decolonization were discussed in packed house in Duluth…
and Franklin Avenue bustled with energy for Open Streets Minneapolis.

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Minnesota Native News: Ojibwe & Dakota Mocassin Makers Receive Statewide Honors

Minnesota Native News: Ojibwe & Dakota Mocassin Makers Receive Statewide Honors

Sarah Agaton Howes is one of two moccasin artists who have been named 2018 Native American Artists in Residence at the Minnesota Historical Society. She’s revitalizing Ojibwe styles of moccasin making in her Fond du Lac band community.

The Minnesota Historical Society is also naming Dakota artist Cole Jacobson as Artist in Residence. Jacobson is focused on Dakota moccasin making and material culture.

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Minnesota Native News: New Ways to Honor Old Traditions

Minnesota Native News: New Ways to Honor Old Traditions

This week on Minnesota Native News we get a round up of tribal election news, we hear about the latest Nibi walk along the Wisconsin River and learn about the Native artists receiving statewide honors.

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MN Native News: Mni Ki Wakan Water Summit

MN Native News: Mni Ki Wakan Water Summit

“This week on Minnesota Native News, we visit the Mni Ki Wakan: World Indigenous Peoples’ Decade of Water Summit, held in St. Paul, and hear how it brings indigenous peoples from across the globe together to talk about the importance of water, and collectively think of its future. Here’s reporter Cole Premo.”

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