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Minnesota Native News is a weekly radio segment covering ideas and events relevant to Minnesota’s Native American communities. Made possible by the Minnesota Art's and Cultural Heritage fund

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Keeping Stories Alive: Native Knowledge, Culture, and Language are Alive

January 11th, 2023

5:00

This week, Emma Needham talks with story-keeper Hope Flanagan about why stories are essential to keeping native knowledge, culture, and language …

Minnesota Launches COVID19 Telehealth Program

December 28th, 2022

5:00

This week on the Health Report, the Minnesota Department of Health has announced a new telehealth program to help people receive treatment for COVID19. And Bivalent COVID19 vaccines are now available for the youngest …

Grand Portage Band Receives Off Reservation Land From State

December 21st, 2022

5:00

The returned land, a stretch of beach along Lake Superior’s North Shore outside Grand Marais, MN, was once part of a larger native settlement known as Chippewa City. The historic occasion was celebrated with a ceremony …

After Justice Walk, Community Hopes President Biden Releases Leonard Peltier

December 14th, 2022

5:00

This is Minnesota Native News. I’m Marie Rock.


For over two months, advocates for Leonard Peltier walked in prayer from Minneapolis to D.C. to raise …

Getting the COVID Vaccine to Protect Family and Community

December 9th, 2022

5:00

The American Indian Community Housing Organization (AICHO) hosted a Covid19 Vaccine clinic where some families reevaluate their motives on whether or not it is important to get the vaccine, Isabel Lopez has more. 

Supreme Court Case Challenges Indian Child Welfare Act

December 1st, 2022

5:01

The US Supreme Court heard arguments in the case of ICWA or the Indian Child Welfare Act in early November. Reporter Emma Needham sheds light on this case and its implications as Indian country awaits a decision.

44 …

New Round of Free At Home COVID Tests Available

November 17th, 2022

5:00

A new round of free at home covid tests are available through the state of Minnesota. Governor Tim Walz and Lt Governor Peggy Flanagan say the new …

Bivalent Vaccine The Best Tool to Fight Fall COVID Surge

November 3rd, 2022

5:00

Health officials are continuing to remind Minnesotans that the best way to protect themselves and their community against covid 19 is to get the updated booster after receiving their primary doses of the vaccine. The …

On the Ballot 2022: Minnesota Natives Run for Office

October 26th, 2022

5:01

This week on Minnesota Native News, Emma Needham talks with new and returning Native Candidates from Mid Term races across the state. 

 

In the 2020 …

Bivalent COVID Booster Approved For Ages 5 to 11

October 20th, 2022

4:57

This week on the Health Report, we’ll hear from Kelly Miller, the executive director of the Division of Indian work in St. Paul about they work they …

Sculpture Unveiled in Grand Rapids for Indigenous Peoples' Day

October 12th, 2022

5:00

October 10th marked Indigenous Peoples’ Day in Minnesota and in cities and states across the United States. The day included official celebrations and community gatherings, including in Grand Rapids where a new …

New COVID Booster Updated Similarly to Seasonal Flu Vaccine

October 5th, 2022

5:00

As we enter another season of COVID 19, health care providers are bracing for another possible fall surge in COVID 19 cases. Similar to the Flu Season, COVID and its variants seem to show up each fall. IHB's Laz Carreon …

After infection, 1 in 5 American Adults Develop Long COVID

September 29th, 2022

5:00

In Minneapolis, internal medicine physician Tanya Melnik is fighting the illness with many faces: long COVID.

It’s also known as post-COVID…and long …

Bivalent Booster & Testing: Tools To Push Back on a Fall COVID Surge

September 22nd, 2022

5:00

President Biden stirred controversy recently when he declared “the pandemic is over” during a 60 Minutes interview. This amid the White House’s ongoing push to secure $22 billion to continue the fight against COVID-19.

Updated COVID Booster Available in Minnesota

September 14th, 2022

5:00

Welcome to Minnesota Native News..This Week on the Health Report. An updated COVID booster has been approved by the FDA and CDC. Reporter Cole Premo …

AIM Begins 11-Week Walk to Washington DC for Leonard Peltier

September 7th, 2022

5:00

This is Minnesota Native News. I’m Marie Rock.


A walk to justice. The American Indian Movement is leading a group from Minneapolis to Washington, D.C. …

Indigenous Futures: Decolonizing Teaching in Minnesota

August 31st, 2022

5:01

This is Minnesota Native News. I'm Marie Rock. This week…A new program at Saint Cloud State University aims to put more Indigenous teachers in front …

COVID Boosters Still Recommended By CDC

August 25th, 2022

4:59

Another vaccine booster is likely in our future as we navigate the pandemic and live our life with COVID as a part of it. Right now, the CDC …

Juliet Rudie Named Director Of Missing & Murdered Indigenous Relatives Office

August 17th, 2022

4:59

This is Minnesota Native News. I’m Marie Rock. This week on Minnesota Native News, members of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe vote on blood quantum …

Indigenous Owned, Makwa Coffee Opens in Twin Cities

August 10th, 2022

4:59

State Representative and Leech Lake Band’s Jamie Becker Finn is expanding her community building focus as a coffee shop owner and entrepreneur. She speaks with Reporter Leah Lemm

Help Finding COVID Vaccines for Young Children and Infants

August 3rd, 2022

5:00

This week on Minnesota Native News Health Report, reporter Emma Needham talks with an M.D. about recommendations for COVID vaccines for our littlest relatives, and provides additional information on vaccine availability.

AIM Co-Director Frank Paro Reflects On The Pandemic

July 28th, 2022

4:59

This week on the Health Report, hear why he got vaccinated. Feven Gerezgiher reports.

New COVID-19 Vaccine, Same Pandemic

July 21st, 2022

4:59

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This is the Minnesota Native News Health Report. I’m Marie Rock.


This week….we share from an earlier recording on the outlook of the COVID-19 pandemic as understood by one healthcare professional. Here’s …

COVID Vaccine Check-in With Leech Lake IHS

July 13th, 2022

4:59

This week on the Minnesota Native News health report, public health agencies continue to recommend the COVID-19 vaccine for youth. One PSA even has a …

A Market and Much More

July 6th, 2022

4:59

This is Minnesota Native News, I’m Marie Rock. Coming up...

 

A Food and Art Market in Duluth uplifts Indigenous and BIPOC entrepreneurs while …

Minneapolis Pow Wow Celebrates Two Spirit Indigenous Identity

June 30th, 2022

4:59

The Twin Cities Pride Festival celebrated its 50th anniversary last weekend. Just a few miles away, local organizers held a different type of pride celebration. Feven Gerezgiher reports.

Around two hundred people …

COVID Vaccines for Young Children and Infants Approved

June 23rd, 2022

4:59

The State of Minnesota is offering the Pfizer vaccine at its Mall of America community vaccination site, where appointments are now open. It plans to host more vaccination clinics across Minnesota in the upcoming weeks. …

Vaccines for Young Children and Infants Close to Being Available

June 16th, 2022

4:59

This is the Minnesota Native News Health Report. I’m Marie Rock.


Federal health officials are potentially near approving coronavirus vaccines for infants and young children. This week….learn more on what that …

Free At-Home COVID Tests Available Through State

June 9th, 2022

4:59

This is the Minnesota Native News Health Report. I’m Marie Rock.

This week reporter Feven Gerezgiher shares how to get free at-home COVID tests mailed to your home…and she talks with an artist about growing up with a …

Complicating Boarding School History

June 3rd, 2022

4:59

This week University of Minnesota professor Brenda Child shares more of those boarding schools' history and explains what it would take for a full …

Minnesota Native News: Boarding Schools

May 19th, 2022

5:00

Reporter Feven Gerezgiher takes a look at findings from the U.S. Department of the Interior with regards to the department's investigative report on …

Racial Justice Mini Grants

May 11th, 2022

4:59

This week on Minnesota Native News, the Science Museum of Minnesota is funding mini-projects for Native Community members… We’ll tell you how you can …

Powwows Present Challenges, Opportunities for COVID Precautions

May 5th, 2022

4:59

[Loon sounder]

 

This is the Minnesota Native News Health Report, I’m Marie Rock.

 

This week…COVID infection rates are on the rise. Reporter Feven Gerezgiher shares some of the latest data…..and connects with organizers …

Renowned Anishinaabe Artist George Morrison Honored By US Postal Service

April 27th, 2022

4:59

The U.S. Postal Service is commemorating George Morrison, a key figure in Native American and modern art, with Forever stamps showcasing his work. Family, art historians, and community members alike agree George …

Talking About Vaccines with Three Expectant Moms

April 21st, 2022

4:58

For Minnesota Native News, I’m Marie Rock.

 

Monday, a federal judge ruled against the federal mask requirement on public transportation, even as …

Reflecting on Pandemic Adversity and Staying on Guard Against Covid Mutations

April 14th, 2022

4:59

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. This week, we check …

MN Native News: New Paintings, Old Stories

April 6th, 2022

5:00

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Artist Carl Gawboy is showing brand new work in Duluth. The art exhibit, "New Paintings, Old Stories," features Anishinaabe and …

Minnesota Offers Free At-Home COVID Tests

March 31st, 2022

5:00

This week the Walz administration launched an online program to make access to COVID testing easier. 

Minnesotans can now order free at-home rapid tests online at mn.gov/covid19. You can also order them over phone …

Reflecting on the Pandemic as We Cross the Two Year Mark

March 17th, 2022

4:59

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 …

A Conversation on Hope

March 9th, 2022

4:59

Host:
This is Minnesota Native News, I'm Marie Rock. Coming up a conversation on suicide prevention brings culture, facts, and experience together. …

Registration for the Vaccine Incentive Scholarship Program for Kids Ages 5 to 11 is Now Open

March 3rd, 2022

4:59

Governor Tim Walz announced that “registration is open” for parents whose 5- to 11-year-olds have received the COVID-19 vaccine.  

 

Minnesotans can …

Contending with the University of Minnesota's Founding Sins

February 24th, 2022

4:59

This is Minnesota Native News. I’m Marie Rock. Coming up…At the University of Minnesota, a $5 million grant is funding projects to address racial …

Two Opportunities to Get Inspired

February 9th, 2022

4:59

This is Minnesota Native News. I'm Marie Rock. Coming up, two opportunities to hear about inspiring work around Indian Country in Minnesota. The Minnesota Indian Affairs Council's Language Revitalization Working Group …

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

February 3rd, 2022

5:00

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 …

New Initiative Empowers Parent Voices

January 26th, 2022

4:59

Host:
This is Minnesota Native News, I'm Marie Rock. Coming up, 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 …

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

January 20th, 2022

4:54

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

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

January 13th, 2022

4:59

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

New Year, New COVID Clarity

January 5th, 2022

5:00

Marie Rock: 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 …

New Alliance for Native Arts

December 22nd, 2021

4:59

Host:
This is Minnesota Native News, I'm Marie Rock. Coming up a new alliance for Native arts addresses community needs in Minnesota. And, the …

Indigenous Bowl

December 15th, 2021

4:59

MARIE:
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. 
Here’s Diego Luke with the story…

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

December 9th, 2021

4:59

According to a recent survey, a majority of Minnesotans support more lessons on Native American studies for K-12 students. Tiffany Bui reports:


Science Museum Seeks Native Voices

December 1st, 2021

4:59

MARIE:
This week on Minnesota Native News, the Science Museum of Minnesota is seeking
feedback from Native Community members… we’ll tell you how you …

New Native Theatre Releases Audio Plays

November 23rd, 2021

4:59

Host:
This is Minnesota Native News. I'm Marie Rock. Coming up, audio plays are coming your way thanks to New Native Theater and the National Native American 10 minute play's festivals of years past. Here's reporter Leah …

Stamps to Feature Art by George Morrison

November 16th, 2021

4:59

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

A New Kind of Pipeline

November 10th, 2021

4:59

MR: Electric vehicles are gaining traction on Minnesota’s roadways. I’m Marie Rock: This week on Minnesota Native News, reporter Emma Needham shares how a Native-led organization is driving Minnesota into the future by …

New Free Tuition Program, and Healing Trauma Through Doll-making

November 4th, 2021

4:59

The University of Minnesota is offering free or reduced tuition for Native students. And a youth group brings together different nations and …

Sober Squad Receives Peer Recovery Award

October 27th, 2021

4:59

Marie Rock  0:08  
Drug and alcohol addiction is an epidemic that has hit native communities particularly hard. I'm Marie Rock. This week of Minnesota …

The Fight Against Line 3 has Reached the United Nations

October 21st, 2021

4:59

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 …

Owamni Falling Water Festival and Indigenous People's Day

October 13th, 2021

4:59

Hundreds gathered along the Mississippi this past weekend for the Owamni Falling Water Festival - a celebration of indigenous Minnesota cultures.


And …

Breast Cancer Awareness with Indigenous Pink

October 6th, 2021

4:59

Marie: This is Minnesota Native News, I’m Marie Rock. Coming up…

MMIW Media Coverage Disparities

September 29th, 2021

4:59

Host: This is Minnesota Native News, I'm Marie Rock. Coming up, 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 …

A Special COVID-19 Report: Decision-Making and Being a Good Relative

September 24th, 2021

28:28

“A Special COVID-19 Report from MN Native News: Decision-Making and Being a Good Relative.” With hosts Leah Lemm and Dr. Antony Stately. This program was made possible by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota and is a …

Food For Thought- Bringing Back Indigenous Foods

September 22nd, 2021

5:00

Title: Food For Thought- Bringing Back Indigenous Foods 

Marie Rock:
The movement to rebuild Indigenous Food Sovereignty is getting help from many sources. I’m Marie Rock. This week on Minnesota Native News, reporter Emma …

Reservation Dogs Review: "I Feel Represented"

September 1st, 2021

4:58

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.

Growing up, I never …

A Protest and a Play

August 26th, 2021

4:58

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. I’m Marie …

Leadership Program Opens Applications

August 17th, 2021

5:00

Host:
This is Minnesota Native News. I'm Marie Rock. Coming up, 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 …

In My Shoes

August 11th, 2021

4:59

This week on Minnesota Native News, the sound of young people growing and community healing. Laurie Stern reports on a new production that will soon be available for all to see

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Marie:
This week on Minnesota Native News, …

Up to Bench and Back to the Land

August 4th, 2021

4:58

MR: This week on Minnesota Native News, a new state judge brings a wealth of Indian Country expertise.  And a new partnership gives Native students a place to practice traditional ways. I'm Marie Rock.

MR: How can a …

New Initiative Hires Director and Artists Selected for Residency

July 28th, 2021

4:59

A new initiative focused on enhancing reporting on violence against Native women and girls in the United States has chosen a new director.
And the …

Fond Du Lac Band Of Lake Superior Chippewa’s Proposal To Expand Elk Population

July 21st, 2021

4:59

This is Minnesota Native News, I’m Marie Rock. This week on Minnesota Native News, we hear about the Fond Du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa’s proposal to reintroduce elk to its reservation and surrounding area in an …

Podcasts and Big Conversations

July 14th, 2021

4:59

Host: This is Minnesota Native News. I'm Marie Rock, coming up... the podcast Indigenized Connections On Air examines tribal issues and leadership through the lens of economic development and the Counter Stories podcast …

Taking a Stand: Water and Sculpture

July 7th, 2021

4:56

Marie: This week on Minnesota Native News, Ojibwe Tribes take a stand for wild rice and a sculpture takes shape at the Walker Art Center. I’m Marie …

Karen Diver Appointed To Senior-Level Tribal Affairs Role At U Of M & Line 3 Pipeline Update

June 23rd, 2021

4:59

This is Minnesota Native News, I’m Marie Rock. This week on Minnesota Native News, we hear from Karen Diver, who is the inaugural appointment of a …

The Impact of Illegally Killing a Red Lake Bear and Water Protectors Continue their Work

June 16th, 2021

4:59

This week on Minnesota Native News, we hear from water protectors continuing their work to stop Line 3 and a Red Lake elder speaks out on the impact of the illegal killing of a bear on the reservation.

After 2 years of …

Braiding Our Stories Together at Northern Spark

June 9th, 2021

4:59

Host: This is Minnesota Native News. I'm Marie Rock. Coming up… Northern Spark, the annual art festival, opens June 12th. The theme this year is Alchemy, which has different meanings, one of which being the process of …

New Productions for Spring

May 27th, 2021

4:56

MARIE: This week on Minnesota Native News, it’s spring and the end of the Covid lockdown. I’m Marie Rock. Producer  Laurie Stern has the story of two very different new productions.
Laurie: The first production is a …

Language Teaches Culture

May 19th, 2021

4:58

This week on Minnesota Native News, efforts are underway across the Americas to bring back native languages. Emma Needham has two stories of Ojibwe Language revitalization in Minnesota. 

Emma Needham  0:11  
Leslie Harper …

Opportunities for Sharing and Learning

May 12th, 2021

4:59

 This is Minnesota Native News, I’m Marie Rock. Coming up...

The Mitchell Hamline School of Law seeks to address systemic racism in Minnesota’s …

More Protection for Water and Burial Grounds

May 5th, 2021

5:00

This week on Minnesota Native News, two important decisions that affect Native lands - and a Twin Cities park acknowledges the sacred.

7 Generation Games Expands Platform

April 28th, 2021

4:59

7 Generation Games has been creating educational games for students and schools across the country. The games blend math, language, and Indigenous …

Flanagan Addresses Grief, White Earth Deals with Homelessness and a New Exhibit About Canoes Opens at the U

April 21st, 2021

4:59

HEADLINES: 
This week on Minnesota Native News, White Earth works to deal with homelessness, Flanagan addressed a grieving state and a new exhibit celebrates indigenous engineering. 

Story #1 - 
Lieutenant Governor Peggy …

Virtual Indigenous Film Series

April 13th, 2021

4:59

Marie: This is Minnesota Native News, I’m Marie Rock. Coming up...

Duluth Superior Film Festival Is Partnering Again With The American Indian …

Community Through Conversation

March 31st, 2021

4:59

Marie: This is Minnesota Native News, I’m Marie Rock. Coming up...

MN Native News produces a weekly Special Edition called COVID 19 Community Conversations. Throughout the pandemic, many have shared how their personal …

The Time to Rebuild is Now

March 24th, 2021

4:59

Story 1: Opponents of both Enbridge Line Three and the proposed Polymet copper mine have new reason to be hopeful. Laurie Stern has the developments.

 

Indian Country in MN Reacts to Deb Haaland’s Confirmation as U.S. Secretary of the Interior

March 17th, 2021

4:59

Marie: This is Minnesota Native News, I’m Marie Rock. Coming up...

The confirmation of Deb Haaland as U.S. Secretary of Interior is a historic moment. Deb Haaland… Now Secretary Haaland… is the first Native person to …

Books Books Books

March 10th, 2021

4:59

Marie: This is Minnesota Native News, I’m Marie Rock. Coming up...

Diane Wilson’s new book The Seedkeeper has now been released…

Toward an Inclusive K12 Education

March 3rd, 2021

5:00

Intro: 

Marie intro: This week on Minnesota Native News, a plan for indigenous students to get the education they deserve. I'm Marie Rock.  The plan comes from Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan. …

Lower Sioux Indian Community Reclaims Land and More

February 24th, 2021

4:59

HEADLINES: This week on Minnesota Native News:  Lower Sioux Indian Community reclaims 114 acres, a Sumer opportunity for Native college students and …

The Color Red for MMIWR

February 9th, 2021

4:59

Marie: This is Minnesota Native News. I'm Marie Rock. Coming up, from a 2020 report by the Minnesota Task Force on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, "While Indigenous people make up just 1% of the state's …

Line 3 Protests Continue

February 3rd, 2021

4:59

Marie: This week on Minnesota Native News, a look at why many people in Indian Country oppose Line Three. I’m Marie Rock.  
Enbridge Energy says the new pipeline is needed to transport oil safely.

Reporter Emma Needham …

COVID News from Indian Health Services and Honors for a Past Mentor

January 27th, 2021

4:59

HEADLINES: This week on Minnesota Native News, we hear how the vaccine roll out is going at regional Indian Health Services clinics and we honor the …

A Special Report from MN Native News: Decision-Making and the COVID-19 Vaccine

January 26th, 2021

28:27

HOSTS: 

Leah Lemm (Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe), Host and Reporter for Minnesota Native News

Cole Premo (Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe), Host and Reporter …

Dr. Mary Owen On Importance Of Native Community Accepting COVID Vaccine

January 20th, 2021

4:59

This is Minnesota Native News, I’m Marie Rock. This week on Minnesota Native News, we hear from a native medical expert and leader, Dr. Mary Owen, who discusses the importance of the COVID-19 vaccination for the native …

Vaccination Rollout and Indian Country Reacts to the Attack on the US Capitol

January 13th, 2021

4:59

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Marie: This is Minnesota Native News, I’m Marie Rock. Coming up…

Line 3 Construction Stops in Aitkin County

December 23rd, 2020

4:59

In early December - after years of resistance from many tribes and Native communities - Enbridge Energy company began construction on the new Line 3 oil pipeline in northwestern Minnesota. But work on one section …

Good News for Leech Lake and Wonder Woman Fans

December 16th, 2020

4:59

This is Minnesota Native News, I’m Marie Rock.

On December 11th a bill passed by the U-S House and Senate was presented to Donald Trump. The bill …

New Catalog Encourages Shoppers to Buy Native

December 9th, 2020

4:59

Marie: This is Minnesota Native News, I’m Marie Rock. Coming up...

A new catalog from the Minnesota Indigenous Business Alliance highlights Native artist products and shops in time for the busy shopping season.

Reporter …

Play Festival Shares Good Medicine

December 2nd, 2020

4:59

Reporter: Theatres have been hit hard by the pandemic, so adjustments are being made.

Now in its fourth year, the New Native Theatre Play Festival has gone online and expanded internationally. The festival is up and …

The Honorable Judge Yellowhammer

November 25th, 2020

5:00

This week on Minnesota Native News, a profile of a remarkable leader. Laurie Stern has the story of Terri Yellowhammer, who was just sworn in as a new Minnesota state judge. She will serve in Minnesota’s 4th judicial …

St Louis County Takes Financial Hit for not Following ICWA Guidelines

November 18th, 2020

5:00

A state report released this summer found one third of all Minnesota counties are not complying with the federal and state laws aimed at keeping Native children with their families when there’s a serious problem in the …

BIA Team from MN Fights Wildfires

November 11th, 2020

4:59

Marie: This is Minnesota Native News, I’m Marie Rock. Coming up...

Come January, there will be new leadership in the White House with a plan for Tribal Nation relationship...  

and Minnesota tribes band together to assist …

Peace at Polling Places and Bugonaygeshig School Gets Students Connected

November 4th, 2020

4:59

HOST INTRO:
This week on Minnesota Native News, we get a picture from the polls on election day in Indian country. Reporter Melissa Townsend has that …

Native GOTV and State Bonding Dollars for Native Agencies

October 28th, 2020

4:59

This week on Minnesota Native News, Native communities get out the vote and a handful of Native organizations get 10-million dollars in the state …

Manidoominens: Still Beading After 10,000 Years

October 21st, 2020

4:59

Marie: This is Minnesota Native News, I’m Marie Rock. Coming up…

Growing the Phillips Community

October 14th, 2020

4:57

Marie: This week on Minnesota Native News, we check in with two promising developments.
I’m Marie Rock
First, there’s  a new urban farm with a focus on indigenous food and medicine. 
And second, and update on  housing in …

Virtual College Fair and Native Voting

October 7th, 2020

4:59

Marie: This is Minnesota Native News, I’m Marie Rock. Coming up...

The 2020 Native American College Fair goes virtual…

MN Counties are penalized for not complying with ICWA

October 1st, 2020

4:58


A recent report from the state of Minnesota shows nearly half of Minnesota Counties that border reservations are not protecting federal rights of …

A Covid Patient's Story

September 23rd, 2020

4:59

This week on Minnesota Native News, concern about falling off the Covid cliff and the story of how one patient is slowly climbing back to health

Mind-Body Connection Retreat

September 16th, 2020

4:59

Marie: This is Minnesota Native News, I’m Marie Rock. Coming up...

Indigenous Lotus builds community and encourages strength and healing through yoga and mind-body connection, and will be hosting a retreat in October.

Dr. Birx Visits Fond Du Lac Tribe & Vision Maker Media’s Online Native Film Fest

September 1st, 2020

4:59

This week on Minnesota Native News, a top COVID-19 federal health official, Dr. Deborah Birx, recently visited Minnesota, and talked about her …

Prestigious McKnight Arts Award Goes to Anishinaabe Writer Marcie Rendon

August 26th, 2020

4:59

[theme music]

This is Minnesota Native News I’m Marie Rock.

Anishinaabe writer Marcie Rendon has just been awarded the prestigious McKnight Distinguished Artist Award for 2020.

Rendon is a citizen of the White Earth Nation …

Talking Sexual Health

August 11th, 2020

4:59

Marie: This is Minnesota Native News, I’m Marie Rock.  

Last month, the Indian Health Board of Minneapolis had a virtual watch party on social media, …

New Beginnings in Minneapolis

August 5th, 2020

4:58

Headlines
Marie: This week on Minnesota Native News, new leadership at the M-I-W-R-C and plans for  a new shelter in the Phillips neighborhood. 
Story #1 Shelter
Marie: The Coronavirus pandemic has made a lot of problems …

Response to Cold Case Office

July 29th, 2020

4:59

Marie: This is Minnesota Native News, I’m Marie Rock.

In the U.S. there are more than 1400 unresolved American Indian and Alaska Native missing person …

Native Educator Shares Lessons from Native Families Distance Learning

July 22nd, 2020

4:59

Families and school districts across Minnesota are thinking about what the next school year may look like for teachers, children and families. The …

Landmark Court Decision for Indian Country

July 15th, 2020

4:58

This week on Minnesota Native News, why we should care about the recent victory of the Creek Nation over the state of Oklahoma in the U.S. Supreme …

Ball Club Park - A Park With Heart

July 7th, 2020

4:59

Marie: This is Minnesota Native News, I’m Marie Rock.  

It’s been over three years since a group of Ball Club youth came together with the support of their community, to build a new park for area kids to play in and for …

MIGIZI a Month Later

June 30th, 2020

4:59

Marie: This is Minnesota Native News, I’m Marie Rock.  

Migizi Communications, a longstanding Native organization that supports and empowers Youth, lost its new building to fires that destroyed it and many others during …

After protecting property during the Minneapolis uprisings, Native leader reflects on policing

June 24th, 2020

4:59

HOST INTRO: Conversations about changing policing and public safety continue around the state. Today reporter Melissa Townsend talks with one of the …

Who's Tending the Garden?

June 17th, 2020

5:01

This week on Minnesota Native News, questions of history and justice over a piece of Dakota land on the University of Minnesota campus.

Next Steps

June 10th, 2020

4:58

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MARIE: Headlines. This week on Minnesota Native News, primary results are in for members of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe - and expressions …

Sharing Culture for Healing in Minneapolis

June 3rd, 2020

4:59

Marie: This is Minnesota Native News, I’m Marie Rock.

Today we look at Native stories, art, and healing ceremony in honor of George Floyd.

Here’s reporter Leah Lemm.

STORY #1: ON GEORGE FLOYD

Sounds from ceremony.

Reporter: …

Minnesota Native News: Primary Elections Approach, Casinos Reopen and a Superfund Site Stays Put

May 27th, 2020

4:59

Headlines: This week on Minnesota Native News, Minnesota Chippewa Tribe elections and more. This is Minnesota Native News, I’m Marie Rock.

STORY 1: MCT Postponed Primary Happening on June 9 

HOST: The 6 Bands who are part …

MN Native News: Dream of Wild Health Expands Farmland

May 13th, 2020

4:59

Marie: This is Minnesota Native News, I’m Marie Rock.  

Headlines: Twin cities based non-profit, Dream of Wild health, is expanding its farm operation to help meet community needs.

but first…

American Indian Month Kicks Off In The State, Shifts Events Due To Pandemic

May 6th, 2020

4:59

MINNESOTA NATIVE NEWS: AMERICAN INDIAN MONTH KICKS OFF IN THE STATE, SHIFTS EVENTS DUE TO PANDEMIC

This week on Minnesota Native News, it’s May, and the 51st American Indian Month has kicked off in Minnesota! But this …

Minnesota Native News: Sheltering in Place and Going Online

April 29th, 2020

4:58

STORY #1 - Native Organizations Move From In Person to Online

HOST: As shelter in place orders continue across the state of Minnesota, many tribes and urban Native organizations are moving their work online. Reporter …

Native Businesses Adjust During Pandemic

April 9th, 2020

4:59

Marie: This is Minnesota Native News, I’m Marie Rock.

Headlines: Businesses, artists, and freelance workers, among many others… are being hit hard by the economic reach of the COVID-19 pandemic and the precautions …

Tribes' Response To COVID-19, Online Native Film Series & A New Podcast!

April 2nd, 2020

4:59

This week on Minnesota Native News, we get an update on how tribes across the state are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. We also hear about a native film series you can binge while quarantined in your homes .. plus …

Cultural Lessons for Kids at Home

March 26th, 2020

4:59

Lives are changing drastically due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many people are out of work, more and more people are holding work meetings virtually, …

Tribal Responses to the Covid-19 Outbreak

March 19th, 2020

4:59

This week on Minnesota Native News - tribes make decisions about how to handle the Covid-19 virus outbreak and a reminder that humor helps heal. Here’s Reporter Melissa Townsend with those stories and more.

STORY #1 - …

Red Lake Welcomes 1,212 New Citizens After Blood Quantum Rule Change

March 5th, 2020

4:59

The Red Lake Nation has 12-hundred new citizens!

The tribal council voted to approve their enrollment at their February 11th meeting.

This is the first …

Mille Lacs Reservation Boundaries Update & American Indian Magnet School Renovation Approval

February 27th, 2020

4:59

MARIE: This is Minnesota Native News. I’m Marie Rock.
This week on Minnesota Native News… The Minnesota Attorney General sides with tribal leaders in affirming that the Mille Lacs Band Indian Reservation still exists and …

Minn. Native News: Summer is for Water

June 28th, 2019

5:01

Laurie Stern reports on three events that highlight indigenous people's relationship with water.

Minnesota Native News: Lessons from the Native American Medicine Garden in St Paul - While It Lasts

June 28th, 2019

5:00

Every week in the summer groups of people gather at the Native American Medicine Garden the University of Minnesota in the Twin Cities. They come to talk about indigenous knowledge of plants and the ecosystem here. …

Minnesota Native News: New Ways to Honor Old Traditions

June 28th, 2019

4:59

This week on Minnesota Native News we get a round up of tribal election news, we hear about the latest Nibi walk along the Wisconsin River and learn about the Native artists receiving statewide honors.

Minnesota Native News: Forum discusses Treaty Rights, and Native Artists and Organizations come out for Open Streets

June 28th, 2019

5:00

Treaty Rights, Climate Justice, and Decolonization were discussed in packed house in Duluth… and Franklin Avenue bustled with energy for Open Streets …

Minnesota Native News: A Good Week for Harvesting Resources

June 28th, 2019

5:01

This week on Minnesota Native News, hard work is underway to address the housing crisis – and the wild rice harvest begins.

Minnesota Native News: Per Cap Patrol Inspires, and Guitarist Combines Jazz and Visual Art

June 28th, 2019

5:00

Concerned community members come together to show support to those battling addiction in Mille Lacs, and jazz guitarist Briand Morrison talks about his and his father’s art.

Minnesota Native News: Decisions Pending on Minneapolis Homeless Encampment

June 28th, 2019

5:00

This week reporter Melissa Townsend has the latest on a homeless tent camp in Minneapolis. There are roughly 300 people - mostly Native - in the …

MN Native News: Homeless Encampment Update & Mille Lacs Band’s New Policing Agreement

June 28th, 2019

4:59

This week on Minnesota Native News, we get an update on the Minneapolis homeless encampment, also known as “the wall of forgotten natives.” We also …

Minnesota Native News: It's Never Just Housing

June 28th, 2019

4:59

A tent encampment of homeless folks continues to grow in Minneapolis. There are about 300 people there, many of whom are Native. The camp shines a …

Minnesota Native News: Unique Conference Combines Traditional and Academic Knowledge of Native Nutrition

June 28th, 2019

5:00

Six hundred people gathered at Mystic Lake Conference Center in Prior Lake for the Third Annual Conference on Native American Nutrition. Tribal leaders, nutrition practitioners, researchers, students, and many more …

Minn. Native News: Prairie Island Joins Other MN Dakota Tribes In Opioid Lawsuit

June 28th, 2019

5:00

This week on Minnesota Native News, we hear from the Prairie Island Indian Community, which has joined other Minnesota Dakota tribes in a lawsuit against the opioid industry. It’s a historic fight that extends far …

Minnesota Native News: A Minneapolis Organization Promotes Breast Cancer Awareness and the Rez Reporter Talks Comedy

June 28th, 2019

5:00

An organization based in Minneapolis is raising breast cancer awareness with “Indigenous Pink Day” … And, comedian Rob Fairbanks talks about the …

Minnesota Native News: 'Warrior Up' for the Community

June 28th, 2019

5:01

his week on Minnesota Native News, the latest on the tent camp in Minneapolis, an all-out effort to recruit more Native foster homes, and getting out …

Minnesota Native News: Healing & Homelessness in Minneapolis

June 28th, 2019

4:59

4 people have now died at the homeless encampment in Minneapolis. The site - also called the Wall of Forgotten Natives for the many Native residents …

Minnesota Native News: Midterm Elections Make History And A New Play Makes Its Premiere

June 28th, 2019

5:00

We’ll hear from Minnesotans and their reactions to Lieutenant Governor-elect Peggy Flanagan’s historic election… And, a new play by a Navajo playwright makes its world premiere in the Twin Cities.

MN Native News: MN Historical Society Works With Tribes On Historic Sacred Site

June 28th, 2019

5:00

This week on Minnesota Native News: We hear about the Minnesota Historical Society’s decision to keep a historic native burial site in northern Minnesota closed to the general public, and how tribes are working together …

Minnesota Native News: Native Youth Display Photography And A Language Teacher Reaches Learners Through Social Media

June 28th, 2019

5:00

Youth display their photography at the Dr. Robert Powless Cultural Center in Duluth, And a language teacher finds his own way to reach language …

Minnesota Native News: After short term shelter, then what?

June 28th, 2019

4:58

For nearly 10 months a tent city has been growing along a 6 lane stretch of road on the south side of Minneapolis. The encampment of homeless people …

Minnesota Native News: Native Feminist Artists Dialogue Features Many Voices

June 28th, 2019

5:00

An engaging conversation featuring prominent Native artists… inspires audience members to reflect on their own artistry.

Minnesota Native News: Getting Back What Was Lost

June 28th, 2019

5:00

This week on Minnesota Native news we hear about an exhibit that tells the story of how AIM grew out of Stillwater prison, and a cross-cultural group …

Minnesota Native News: Nibi and the life it supports

June 28th, 2019

4:59

This week on Minnesota Native News, tribes across the state work together to present a clear path forward to protect wild rice and AICHO in Duluth …

MN Native News: Why Stories Work

June 27th, 2019

5:02

Jill Fish is one of the only Native doctoral students in the psychology department at the University of Minnesota. But she doesn’t feel alone, …

Minnesota Native News: Honoring Missing and Murdered Indigenous People

June 27th, 2019

5:00

February fourteenth is a day dedicated to remembering Missing Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and People. Marches and gatherings happen all around the state, the US, and Canada. Data reveal the murder rate of American …

Minnesota Native News: What Will You Do for the Water?

June 27th, 2019

5:00

This week on Minnesota Native News we get the latest on legal maneuvers to stop the Line 3 oil pipeline replacement and Sharon Day remembers the beloved Grandma Josephine Mandamin [men DAH mIn] who led the first water …

Minnesota Native News: Film Series Presents "Awake: A Dream From Standing Rock"

June 27th, 2019

5:00

On March 29th, the Augsburg Native American Film Series, along with director Myron Dewey, presents Awake: A Dream from Standing Rock. The film documents the events at Standing Rock and the Dakota Access Pipeline from …

Minnesota Native News: Moving Forward in a Good Way

June 27th, 2019

5:00

This week on Minnesota Native News, the passing of two powerful tribal leaders leads to new elections, and urban Native leaders in Minneapolis seek …

MN Native News: Mni Ki Wakan Water Summit

June 27th, 2019

5:00

This week on Minnesota Native News, we visit the Mni Ki Wakan: World Indigenous Peoples’ Decade of Water Summit, held in St. Paul, and hear how it …

MN Native News: 'Ohiyesa: Soul Of An Indian' Documentary

June 27th, 2019

5:00

This week on Minnesota Native News, we talk to historian and producer Dr. Kate Beane, who recently released the documentary, Ohiyesa: Soul of an …

MN Native News: Task Force Legislation For Missing/Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls

June 27th, 2019

5:00

This week on Minnesota Native News, we talk to state legislator Mary Kunesh-Podein, who is Dakota, and hear about legislation she introduced to create a task force to address the issue of missing and murdered indigenous …

MN Native News: Native Film Series Returns To Walker Art Center

June 27th, 2019

5:00

A native film festival has returned to the Walker Art Center for its second year of showcasing film that looks to the past, present and future to tell the stories and truths of native peoples.

MN Native News: Celebrating The Sioux Chef

June 27th, 2019

4:58

On May 5 The James Beard Foundation will present one of only five 2019 leadership awards to Minneapolis-based chef Sean Sherman. In making the award, …

Minnesota Native News: Healing from Addiction and a Pow Wow "How-to"

June 27th, 2019

4:59

This week on Minnesota Native News, a new team is in place to help tribal members heal from addictions and the Indigenous Students Association at Augsburg University host a pow wow how-to.

Minnesota Native News: Recruitment for Twin Cities Native Lacrosse Underway, and Ogema Organics Focuses on Food Sovereignty

June 27th, 2019

5:00

Coming up, Twin Cities Native Lacrosse is recruiting new players and getting the word out about the sport. And, a food sovereignty initiative, grounded in community, strives to increase both food independence… and …

Minnesota Native News: We Are Still Here

June 27th, 2019

5:00

It’s American Indian Month in Minnesota! This week on Minnesota Native News we take you to the kick-off event in Minneapolis and we hear about the …

MN Native News: Interview With Isabella Callery, Nat’l Poetry Competition Winner

June 27th, 2019

5:00

This week on Minnesota Native News, we’re showcasing Isabella Callery, the Minnesota High School senior who recently won a national poetry recitation …

Minnesota Native News: Books & Hoops

June 27th, 2019

5:00

This week on Minnesota Native News: young Native writers in Minneapolis publish a book and Leech Lake Tribal college gears up for another winning …

MN Native News: The Creative Force

June 27th, 2019

4:59

A new exhibit at the Minneapolis Institute of Art honors indigenous women artists from many nations in North America.

MN Native News: Steps in a Good Direction

June 27th, 2019

5:01

The Minnesota legislature, the U.S. Supreme Court and water walkers are moving forward in ways that may impact Native Minnesotans.

Minnesota Native News: Collaboration Brings Arts Festival to The Ave

June 27th, 2019

5:00

Organizations along the American Indian Cultural Corridor have collaborated with NorthernLights.MN to bring the late night arts festival… Northern …

Minnesota Native News: Indigenous Leadership

June 27th, 2019

4:59

This week on Minnesota Native News we hear the latest in an effort to connect global indigenous work on water, Minnesota Chippewa Tribe election …

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