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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

After protecting property during the Minneapolis uprisings, Native leader reflects on policing
June 24, 2020

Conversations about changing policing and public safety continue around the state. Today reporter Melissa Townsend talks with one of the people who took public safety into their own hands during the protests and violence in Minneapolis after George Floyd

Who's Tending the Garden?
June 17, 2020

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 10, 2020

This week on Minnesota Native News, primary results from the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe and artistic expressions of hope and thanks.

Sharing Culture for Healing in Minneapolis
June 03, 2020

Today, a healing ceremony in honor of George Floyd, plus Native art and stories. Here’s reporter Leah Lemm.

Minnesota Native News: Primary Elections Approach, Casinos Reopen and a Superfund Site Stays Put
May 27, 2020

This week on Minnesota Native News, Minnesota Chippewa Tribe elections are coming up on June 9th, some tribes begin to reopen their casinos after closing in mid-March to slow the spread of Covid-19 and the EPA reaches a decision on the Superfund site on t