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A Special Report from MN Native News: Decision-Making and the COVID-19 Vaccine
January 26, 2021

A Special Report from MN Native News: Decision-Making and the COVID-19 Vaccine. This program was made possible by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota and is a co-production of TPT | NOW and Ampers, Diverse Radio for Minnesota’s Communities.

Dr. Mary Owen On Importance Of Native Community Accepting COVID Vaccine
January 20, 2021

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 community.

Vaccination Rollout and Indian Country Reacts to the Attack on the US Capitol
January 13, 2021

COVID 19 Vaccine rollout in MN is underway. And Indian Country responds to the attack on the U.S. Capitol building in Washington DC on January 6th. Reporter Leah Lemm has these stories.

Line 3 Construction Stops in Aitkin County
December 23, 2020

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 recently stopped because of an Ojibwe cer

Good News for Leech Lake and Wonder Woman Fans
December 16, 2020

This week on Minnesota Native News, we hear the story behind the nearly 12,000 acres of land slated to be repatriated to the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe and a preview of the new Wonder Woman movie coming out over the holidays.

New Catalog Encourages Shoppers to Buy Native
December 09, 2020

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

Play Festival Shares Good Medicine
December 02, 2020

Twin Cities based, New Native Theatre presents Good Medicine - the Fourth Annual New Native Theatre Play Festival

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….