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The Honorable Judge Yellowhammer
November 25, 2020

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 district or Hennepin County.

St Louis County Takes Financial Hit for not Following ICWA Guidelines
November 18, 2020

Today on Minnesota Native News – We ask why St Louis County isn’t complying with federal and state laws to protect Native families in the child welfare system and whether the county will improve after a serious cut in resources? Reporter Melissa Townsend

BIA Team from MN Fights Wildfires
November 11, 2020

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 in fighting wildfires out West. Reporter Leah Lemm has these stories….

Peace at Polling Places and Bugonaygeshig School Gets Students Connected
November 04, 2020

Ahead of election day, there were widespread concerns about voter intimidation at the polls - so we checked in with a few Native folks on tribal lands to see how it went when they cast their ballots and twice as many Bugonaygeshig families have access to

Native GOTV and State Bonding Dollars for Native Agencies
October 28, 2020

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 bonding bill.

Manidoominens: Still Beading After 10,000 Years
October 21, 2020

MANIDOOMINENS: STILL BEADING AFTER 10,000 YEARS is an exhibit in Duluth that has been a year in the making. And as with most events, it had to be re-thought out and adjusted for life in the pandemic.

Growing the Phillips Community
October 14, 2020

This week on Minnesota Native News, we check in with two promising developments. First, there’s a new urban farm with a focus on indigenous food and medicine. And second, an update on housing in the American Indian Cultural Corridor.

Virtual College Fair and Native Voting
October 07, 2020

The 2020 Native American College Fair goes virtual… And Lt Governor Peggy Flanagan talks about the significance of the Native vote….

MN Counties are penalized for not complying with ICWA
September 30, 2020

A recent report from the state of Minnesota shows nearly half of Minnesota Counties that border reservations are not protecting federal rights of vulnerable Native children and their families.

A Covid Patient's Story
September 23, 2020

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