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Minnesota Native News: The fight Against Line 3 has Reached the United Nations.

Now, the U.S. must respond to allegations of Indigenous rights violations related to the pipeline construction.


Owamni Falling Water Festival and Indigenous People’s Day

Hundreds gathered along the Mississippi this past weekend for the Owamni Falling Water Festival – a celebration of indigenous Minnesota cultures. And President Biden proclaimed October 11 Indigenous Peoples Day.


MN Native News: Breast Cancer Awareness with Indigenous Pink

The American Indian Cancer Foundation honors Breast Cancer Awareness Month with Indigenous Pink.

And, legislation has been re-introduced that seeks healing for stolen Native children and their communities by establishing a commission to investigate the federal government’s Indian Boarding School Policies.


MN Native News: MMIW Media Coverage Disparities

The disparity in media coverage for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Relatives cases has, once again, been brought to the surface.

Here’s Leah Lemm with the story…


MN Native News: Food For Thought- Bringing Back Indigenous Foods

The movement to rebuild Indigenous Food Sovereignty is getting help from many sources. This week on Minnesota Native News, reporter Emma Needham shares a story on writers and community partnerships working to bring back Native food practices in Minnesota.


MN Native News: Food For Thought- Bringing Back Indigenous Foods

The movement to rebuild Indigenous Food Sovereignty is getting help from many sources. This week on Minnesota Native News, reporter Emma Needham shares a story on writers and community partnerships working to bring back Native food practices in Minnesota.


MN Native News: New MN Poet Laureate, Publishing Celebration, and Wise Words for Changing Times.

Dr. Gwen Nell Westerman has been appointed the new MN Poet Laureate. And a celebration is being held soon for the publication of five Ojibwe language books. And also, Dr Antony Stately, CEO of the Native American Community Clinic, shares wise words on the radio.


MN Native News: “I Feel Represented”

This week on Minnesota Native News, we dive into the new hit series Reservation Dogs, which is mid-way through its first season. Reservation Dogs is an all-indigenous production. Diego Luke reports.


MN Native News: A Protest and a Play

This week on Minnesota Native News, the Line Three protest comes to the capitol and – New Native Theater takes its new show to the street.


MN Native News: Leadership Program Opens Applications

Applications for the 12th cohort of the Native Nations Rebuilders Program are now open. The program is operated by the Native Governance Center.

And the Native American Community Clinic in Minneapolis is now requiring COVID-19 vaccinations for its health center staff.


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