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The National Congress of American Indians wanted to air this ad during the Super Bowl but was denied.

02/03/2014

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Hundreds March In Protest Of Redskins ‘Racist’ Name

American Indian activists and others plan to demonstrate against the Washington Redskins’ nickname ahead of the team’s game against the Minnesota Vikings Thursday night. The groups plan to march to the Metrodome for a rally.

11/07/2013

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Lacrosse Unites Fond Du Lac Band’s Youth, MN Swarm & The Nat’l Guard

The Fond Du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa joined forces with the Minnesota National Guard and the Minnesota Swarm this week to bring the game of lacrosse to young people. Lacrosse, a sport of Native American origin, is growing in popularity in high schools around the country.

07/27/2013

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Quirk In Health Law May Affect Some Native Americans In Minn.

A wrinkle in the federal Affordable Care Act that could affect tens of thousands of people who consider themselves Native Americans nationwide isn’t expected to hit many in Minnesota.

05/15/2013

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Hundreds Attend Native American Protest At MOA

The group Idle No More held a major gathering early Saturday evening at the Mall of America. Idle is a protest movement focusing on the rights and interests of the First Nations peoples of Canada and Native Americans.

12/29/2012

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Dakota Men Hanged In 1862 To Be Honored In Mankato

About 150 Native Americans are expected in Mankato to honor the 38 Dakota men who were hanged in 1862.

12/26/2012

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Minn. Tribes To Ban Wolf Hunting On Reservations

The Tribal Councils of the Bois Forte Band of Chippewa and the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa have decided not to open their land to wolf hunting during the State season which begins November 3.

10/27/2012

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Dayton Commemorates US-Dakota War Of 1862

Gov. Mark Dayton is proclaiming Friday a Day of Remembrance and Reconciliation in Minnesota to mark the 150th anniversary of the U.S. Dakota-War of 1862.

08/16/2012

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Minn. Art Exhibit Explores U.S.-Dakota War

A Minneapolis art gallery is opening an exhibit by Native American artists reflecting on the 150th anniversary of the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862.

07/28/2012

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Tribes Want Federal Regulation Of Internet Gaming

With some states readying to start online gambling, Native American tribal leaders are calling on the federal government to step in as it did with brick-and-mortar gambling and establish regulations that ensure tribes get a piece of the action without having their revenue taxed and their sovereignty compromised.

07/26/2012

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Crunch Time For Minnesota Pow-Wows

Summertime is pow-wow season bringing traditions to life. American Indian dancers, drummers and vendors usually travel from pow-wow to pow-wow across the country. Right now it’s crunch time for Minnesota pow-wows.

06/15/2012

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6 Plead Not Guilty In ‘Native Mob’ Indictment

Six individuals indicted for alleged connections with organized crime have pleaded not guilty to charges filed against them.

01/27/2012

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DOJ Indicts 24 Alleged Members Of ‘Native Mob’

An indictment was unsealed by the U.S. Department of Justice, alleging an extensive crime ring connected with a number of Minnesotans.

01/25/2012

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Mdewakanton Sioux Make $755K In Education Donations

An American Indian community is reaching out to help support education.

11/29/2011

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Uncovering MN’s History Through Ancient Petroglyphs

In Cottonwood County, tribes of Native Americans left simple carvings over thousands of years that recorded their lives. They’re called petroglyphs and a recent discovery at the historic site in western Minnesota has anthropologists looking for more.

09/29/2011

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