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.
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.
This week on Minnesota Native News, questions of history and justice over a piece of Dakota land on the University of Minnesota campus.
Today, a healing ceremony in honor of George Floyd, plus Native art and stories.
Here’s reporter Leah Lemm.
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.
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.
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.