Minnesota Native News Special Edition: Native Sovereignty on Franklin Ave.

Minnesota Native News Special Edition: Native Sovereignty on Franklin Ave.

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Nearly 8-thousand American Indians from over 40 different sovereign tribes live in Minneapolis. And since the 1960’s, the section of Franklin Avenue between 11th and Cedar streets has been a gathering place for many. The community was established by Native leaders who brought a sense of tribal sovereignty to their urban community. And that same sense of self-determination continues today.

Reporter Melissa Townsend takes us to Franklin Avenue in South Minneapolis where a new generation’s work is growing this sense of urban Native sovereignty.