This week on Minnesota Native News, we hear from Karen Diver, the inaugural appointment of a new and unique senior-level tribal affairs position at the University of Minnesota. Plus, an update on the Line 3 pipeline replacement project that has sparked protest in northern Minnesota. Here’s reporter Cole Premo.
On today’s show, we talk with Madonna Yawakie (Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians) who is the President of Turtle Island Communications, Inc. (TICOM). Together with her husband, Madonna founded this company which provides broadband engineering and consulting services to Tribal Nations. Madonna Peltier Yawakie holds a B.S. in Business Administration, and a Masters in Community & Regional Planning from NDSU.
This week on Minnesota Native News, we hear from water protectors continuing their work to stop Line 3 and a Red Lake elder speaks out on the impact of the illegal killing of a bear on the reservation.
Northern Spark, the annual art festival, opens June 12th. The theme this year is Alchemy, which has different meanings, one of which being the process of transformation, creation, or combination. One of the opening public art pieces is called Braiding Our Stories Together.
This week on Minnesota Native News, it’s spring and the end of the Covid lockdown. Producer Laurie Stern has the story of two very different new productions.
The Mitchell Hamline School of Law seeks to address systemic racism in Minnesota’s criminal justice system…
And a new scholarship program wants to help descendants of Indian Boarding Schools…
Plus, do you or someone you know have an Indigenous story of strength to showcase? Online nominations are open!
Reporter Leah Lemm has these stories…
7 Generation Games has been creating educational games for students and schools across the country. The games blend math, language, and Indigenous history.
In November of 2020, the U.S. Department of Agriculture awarded the company a $1 Million COVID-19 Rapid Response grant to expand their reach and produce a new platform to help meet challenges in education during the pandemic.
The program is called Growing Math, and creates resources for teachers.
This week on Minnesota Native News, White Earth works to deal with homelessness, Flanagan addressed a grieving state and a new exhibit celebrates indigenous engineering.
Duluth Superior Film Festival Is Partnering Again With The American Indian Community Housing Organization (AICHO) For A Virtual Indigenous Film Series.
Reporter Leah Lemm recently had a conversation with Local filmmaker Khayman Goodsky, who will host the series.