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Minnesota Native News: Healing & Homelessness in Minneapolis

Minnesota Native News: Healing & Homelessness in Minneapolis

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4 people have now died at the homeless encampment in Minneapolis. The site - also called the Wall of Forgotten Natives for the many Native residents there — was established by individuals and families without shelter. But it’s become the central focus of many urban Native agencies in the Twin Cities. On October 29th those agencies gathered the community together to talk about how to move forward. Reporter Melissa Townsend has the story

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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Minnesota Native News: Lessons from the Native American Medicine Garden in St Paul – While It Lasts

Minnesota Native News: Lessons from the Native American Medicine Garden in St Paul – While It Lasts

Every week in the summer groups of people gather at the Native American Medicine Garden the University of Minnesota in the Twin Cities. They come to talk about indigenous knowledge of plants and the ecosystem here. Reporter Melissa Townsend recently got her own lesson from the garden’s caretaker, Francis Bettelyoun.

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Minn. Native News: Summer is for Water

Minn. Native News: Summer is for Water

Laurie Stern reports on three events that highlight indigenous people’s relationship with water.

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Minn. Native News: Laura Hugo Music Feature & Popular Mpls. Lake Renaming

Minn. Native News: Laura Hugo Music Feature & Popular Mpls. Lake Renaming

This week on Minnesota Native News, we hear about the official renaming of a popular Minneapolis lake and listen in on a Twin Cities musician who just completed an impressive kickstarter push for her new E.P. Here’s Cole Premo.

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Minnesota Native News: Turtle Theater Collective Presents ‘Our Town,’ and Three Prolific Artists Are on Display at the Duluth Art Institute

Minnesota Native News: Turtle Theater Collective Presents ‘Our Town,’ and Three Prolific Artists Are on Display at the Duluth Art Institute

Theater company, Turtle Theater Collective, produces a rendition of ‘Our Town,’ an American Classic. And the Duluth Art Institute hosts the work of three widely known artists in its current exhibit.

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Minnesota Native News: New Grants, New Housing

Minnesota Native News: New Grants, New Housing

This week on Minnesota Native News, the Tiwahe Foundation’s eleven new grantees will further its mission of promoting cultural connections, economic self-sufficiency and educational attainment. Also, the first tenants are moving into new Native-built green housing on the Bois Forte reservation.

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