Minnesota Native News

Bill Blackwell, Jr.  received the State of Minnesota Martin Luther King, Jr. Commitment to Service Award this past Monday.  He's the Director of the American Indian Resource Center on the Bemidji State University campus.  Under his leadership, the American Indian retention rate at BSU has reached 84%.

Suicide is the second leading killer of American youth,  taking more lives than cancer, heart disease, AIDS, birth defects, stroke, pneumonia influenza and chronic lung disease, combined.

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Professor, author and cultural trainer Anton Treuer stopped by the KBXE studio recently.   In this segment of Area Voices: Anishinaabenaajimon,  Treuer reflects on the Dakota Access Pipeline and current Minnesota pipeline activity.

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 Pow Wow season is here! Across northern Minnesota, opportunities to attend pow wows are many.  Dr. Anton Treuer stopped by the KBXE Studio recently and shared some of the history of pow wows as well as what a person might expect who has never been.   Thank goodness we live in a region rich with this cultural experience.

Anne McKeig

Area Voices tells the arts, culture and history stories of northern Minnesota.  In this segment of Area Voices, we learn about a native northern Minnesotan who is making history.  Anne McKeig is a descendent of the White Earth Nation.

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