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Mind-Body Connection Retreat
September 16, 2020

Indigenous Lotus builds community and encourages strength and healing through yoga and mind-body connection, and will be hosting a retreat in October. Plus... a reminder to fill out and be counted in the 2020 US census.

Dr. Birx Visits Fond Du Lac Tribe & Vision Maker Media’s Online Native Film Fest
September 01, 2020

This week on Minnesota Native News, a top COVID-19 federal health official, Dr. Deborah Birx, recently visited Minnesota, and talked about her experience with the Fond du Lac tribe in Duluth. We also hear about an online native film festival that features

Prestigious McKnight Arts Award Goes to Anishinaabe Writer Marcie Rendon
August 26, 2020

Marcie Rendon has just been awarded the McKnight Distinguished Artist Award for 2020. She is the first Native woman ever to receive the award. Rendon is a citizen of the White Earth Nation who lives in south Minneapolis. She is a mother, grandmother, gre

Talking Sexual Health
August 11, 2020

Last month, the Indian Health Board of Minneapolis had a virtual watch party on social media, bringing together viewers to see what community members are saying about sexual health and and related topics, including why it’s difficult to talk about sex.

New Beginnings in Minneapolis
August 05, 2020

This week on Minnesota Native News, new leadership at the Minnesota Indian Women's Resource Center and plans for a new shelter in the Phillips neighborhood.

Response to Cold Case Office
July 29, 2020

In the U.S. there are more than 1400 unresolved American Indian and Alaska Native missing person cases… 136 of those cases are in Minnesota. That’s according to the FBI’s National Crime Information Center. Several top federal officials were in Bloomington

Native Educator Shares Lessons from Native Families Distance Learning
July 22, 2020

Families and school districts across Minnesota are thinking about what the next school year may look like for teachers, children and families. The Covid-19 pandemic is forcing districts to consider distance learning with kids doing lessons at home on comp

Landmark Court Decision for Indian Country
July 15, 2020

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 Court.

Ball Club Park - A Park With Heart
July 07, 2020

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 the community to enjoy. They’ve worked alongside the Ball Club Local Indian Council… an

MIGIZI a Month Later
June 30, 2020

Migizi Communications, a longstanding Native organization that supports and empowers Youth, lost its new building to fires that destroyed it and many others during the unrest following the murder of George Floyd. Here’s reporter Leah Lemm speaking to K