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MN Native News: Two Opportunities to Get Inspired

Two opportunities to hear about inspiring work around Indian Country in Minnesota. The Minnesota Indian Affairs Council’s Language Revitalization Working Group has partnered with the Minnesota Humanity Center to host a Dakota and Ojibwe Languages Symposium. And the Lower Phalen Creek Project brings Native women’s stories to the virtual space for a new twist on winter storytelling.


Celebrating “Voices from Pejuhutazizi: Dakota Stories and Storytellers” with an Online Book Launch

Winter is known as the time for storytelling and one Dakota family is sharing their stories in a new book. Reporter Emma Needham speaks with one of the authors about the publication and a virtual event to celebrate its launch.


MN Native News: New Initiative Empowers Parent Voices

The new Indigenous parent Leadership initiative helps empower parent voices at Red Lake and White Earth Nations.

And, it’s been a year since the Clearbrook aquifer was punctured. Calls for accountability and action were held at the site and in the Twin Cities.


An Update on Minnesota’s Missing and Murdered Indigenous Relatives (MMIR) Task Force Initiative

Last year, both state and federal officials announced initiatives to help uncover missing and murdered relatives. Here’s reporter Feven Gerezgiher with the update.


Remembering NeeGawNwayWeeDun, Clyde Bellecourt (1938-2022), Co-Founder of AIM

Long-time civil rights advocate Clyde Bellecourt of the White Earth band of Ojibwe died on January 11th, leaving behind a legacy of Native changemakers. Reporter Feven Gerezgiher digs into the archives for a look into history.


MN Native News: New Year, New COVID Clarity

As we enter the new year 2022, we also enter the time of new COVID Variants and guidelines. Reporter Emma Needham caught up with Dr. Antony Stately to get a little clarity as we enter year three of the COVID 19 Pandemic.


MN Native News: Indigenous Bowl

This week on Minnesota Native News, the Minnesota Vikings recently hosted the 2021 Indigenous Bowl. Two all Indigenous football teams competed in front of friends and family.


Minnesotans Support More K-12 Lessons on Native American Culture & History

According to a recent survey, Minnesotans across the political spectrum want to see an expanded curriculum on Native American culture studies. The survey was commissioned by the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux as part of their efforts to change the narrative about Native Americans in the state.


MN Native News: Science Museum Seeks Native Voices

This week on Minnesota Native News, the Science Museum of Minnesota is seeking feedback from Native Community members.


MN Native News: New Native Theatre Releases Audio Plays

Audio plays are coming your way thanks to New Native Theatre and the National Native American Ten Minute Plays Festivals of years past.


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