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
Owamni Falling Water Festival and Indigenous People's Day
Hundreds gathered along the Mississippi this past weekend for the Owamni Falling Water Festival - a celebration of indigenous Minnesota cultures. And President Biden proclaimed October 11 Indigenous Peoples Day.
Breast Cancer Awareness with Indigenous Pink
The American Indian Cancer Foundation honors Breast Cancer Awareness Month with Indigenous Pink.
And, legislation has been re-introduced that seeks healing for stolen Native children and their communities by establishing a commission to investigate the federal government's Indian Boarding School Policies.
MMIW Media Coverage Disparities
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 with the story...
A Special COVID-19 Report: Decision-Making and Being a Good Relative
“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 co-production of TPT NOW and Ampers, Diverse Radio for Minnesota’s Communities.
Food For Thought- Bringing Back Indigenous Foods
The movement to rebuild Indigenous Food Sovereignty is getting help from many sources. This week on Minnesota Native News, reporter Emma Needham shares a story on writers and community partnerships working to bring back Native food practices in Minnesota.
New MN Poet Laureate, Publishing Celebration, and Wise Words for Changing Times
Dr. Gwen Nell Westerman has been appointed the new MN Poet Laureate. And a celebration is being held soon for the publication of five Ojibwe language books. And also, Dr Antony Stately, CEO of the Native American Community Clinic, shares wise words on the radio.