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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.


MN Native News: Stamps to Feature Art by George Morrison

The United States Postal Service has announced the new stamps for 2022. The stamps are described as miniature works of art and celebrate American culture and history.

And one of the panes will feature the work of the late modernist artist George Morrison, who was from the Grand Portage Band.

Here’s Reporter Leah Lemm speaking to Briand Morrison, son of George Morrison.


MN Native News: A New Kind of Pipeline

Electric vehicles are gaining traction on Minnesota’s roadways. This week on Minnesota Native News, reporter Emma Needham shares how a Native-led organization is driving Minnesota into the future by creating a network to power electric vehicles.


Minnesota Native News: New Free Tuition Program, and Healing Trauma Through Doll-making

The University of Minnesota is offering free or reduced tuition for Native students. And a youth group brings together different nations and generations to heal from the legacy of boarding schools.


MN Native News: Sober Squad Receives Peer Recovery Award

Drug and alcohol addiction is an epidemic that has hit Native Communities particularly hard. This week on Minnesota Native News, a Native-Led Sobriety Group receives recognition for its peer recovery work. Here’s Reporter Emma Needham.


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.


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