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Minnesota Native News: Ogema Organics Focuses on Food Sovereignty

Minnesota Native News: Ogema Organics Focuses on Food Sovereignty

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A food sovereignty initiative… grounded in community… strives to increase both food independence… and accessibility to Native foods.

Minnesota Native News: Midterm Elections Make History And A New Play Makes Its Premiere

Minnesota Native News: Midterm Elections Make History And A New Play Makes Its Premiere

We’ll hear from Minnesotans and their reactions to Lieutenant Governor-elect Peggy Flanagan’s historic election…
And, a new play by a Navajo playwright makes its world premiere in the Twin Cities…

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Minnesota Native News: Healing & Homelessness in Minneapolis

Minnesota Native News: Healing & Homelessness in Minneapolis

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

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Minnesota Native News: ‘Warrior Up’ for the Community

Minnesota Native News: ‘Warrior Up’ for the Community

This week on Minnesota Native News, the latest on the tent camp in Minneapolis, an all-out effort to recruit more Native foster homes, and getting out the vote in Indian Country.

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Minnesota Native News: The Rez Reporter Talks Comedy

Minnesota Native News: The Rez Reporter Talks Comedy

Comedian Rob Fairbanks talks about the power of humor…

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Minnesota Native News: A Minneapolis Organization Promotes Breast Cancer Awareness

Minnesota Native News: A Minneapolis Organization Promotes Breast Cancer Awareness

An organization based in Minneapolis is raising breast cancer awareness with “Indigenous Pink Day” …

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Minnesota Native News: A Minneapolis Organization Promotes Breast Cancer Awareness and the Rez Reporter Talks Comedy

Minnesota Native News: A Minneapolis Organization Promotes Breast Cancer Awareness and the Rez Reporter Talks Comedy

An organization based in Minneapolis is raising breast cancer awareness with “Indigenous Pink Day” …

And, comedian Rob Fairbanks talks about the power of humor…

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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

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.

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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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