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Minnesota Native News Special Edition: A Call for Truth & Reconciliation in the U.S.

The Canadian Truth and Reconciliation Commission recently released a report officially recording the inhumane practices of the Canadian Indian Boarding School system and the resulting historical trauma on indigenous people. The report calls for 92 different policy changes to address that historical trauma. In the U.S., truth and reconciliation movements are emerging. Erma Vizenor, Chairwoman of the White Earth Band of Ojibwe, is working with the National Congress of American Indians calling for a National Commission on American Indian Boarding School Policy. This presentation features Erma Vizenor and Michael McNally, Professor of Religion at Carlton College. The two talk about the Episcopal church’s previous support of the Doctrine of Discovery and U.S. Indian Boarding School policy. Vizenor discusses the movement to bring truth and reconciliation to the U.S. The event was held at St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral in Minneapolis on May 30th, 2015.
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Powwows Present Challenges, Opportunities for COVID Precautions

This week COVID infection rates are on the rise. Reporter Feven Gerezgiher shares some of the latest data and connects with organizers about what they are doing to prevent COVID-19 at powwows and other large gatherings.

Renowned Anishinaabe Artist George Morrison Honored By US Postal Service

The U.S. Postal Service is commemorating George Morrison, a key figure in Native American and modern art, with Forever stamps showcasing his work. Feven Gerezgiher reports

MN Native News: Talking About Vaccines with Three Expectant Moms

This week reporter Feven Gerezgiher speaks with three women about their experiences with the COVID vaccine and shares some of the recommendations for new mothers and pregnant people.

MN Native News: Reflecting on Pandemic Adversity and Staying on Guard Against Covid Mutations

At the forefront of the fight against COVID these last two years have been health care workers trying to deliver primary care while also keeping boots to the ground with vaccine and testing clinics.

MN Native News: New Paintings, Old Stories

Artist Carl Gawboy is showing brand new work in Duluth. The art exhibit, “New Paintings, Old Stories,” features Anishinaabe and Finnish culture, landscapes, and teachings. The exhibit is located at the Dr. Robert Powless Cultural Center and was curated by Wendy Savage.

Minnesota Offers Free At-Home COVID Tests

This week, an online program to order at-home rapid COVID-19 tests is now open in Minnesota and we connect with a young entrepreneur about challenges and opportunities during the pandemic.

Reflecting on the Pandemic as We Cross the Two Year Mark

Bridget Saice-Childs of the White Earth Nation is a resident of the Elder’s Lodge in St. Paul. This week, she shared with us how things have been going and what she’s been thinking about.

MN Native News: A Conversation on Hope

A conversation on suicide prevention brings culture, facts, and experience together. And we hear words from the late artist, Jim Denomie, with reflections on his work.

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McKnight FoundationPohlad family foundationThe Minneapolis FoundationSaint Paul & Minnesota Foundation