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Minnesota Native News Special Report: U.S. Senator Tina Smith talks about federal assistance for tribes during the Coronavirus pandemic

Tribes across the U.S. have been expecting their share of 8-billion dollars from the federal CARES Act that was passed at the end of March to support those affected by the Coronavirus pandemic. Some of those funds just started to flow to tribes the week of May 4th. Reporter Melissa Townsend talked with Minnesota’s U-S Senator Tina Smith, who sits on the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs. They talk about the delay in the disbursement of the $8-billion promised to tribal governments, problems in the way the money is being allocated for each tribe, new financial assistance for tribal casinos and a possible investigation into Indian Affairs Assistant Secretary Tara Sweeney over her conflict of interest in allocating federal assistance to Alaska Native Corporations that was intended for tribal governments.  


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.

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.

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