Melissa Townsend

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  • Username: melissa-ampers
  • PRX Member
  • Role: Producer/Reporter: Independent

Recent Pieces from Melissa Townsend

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Minnesota Native News: Indigenous Superheroes & Villains (04:59)
From: Ampers

The Minnesota Indian Womens’ Resource Center recently teamed up with Hennepin County Library to host an Indigenous Comic Book Workshop in Minneapolis. Youth ages 12 and over ...
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Minnesota Native News: Plans for Leech Lake Superfund Site (04:59)
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Leech Lake Community members recently meet with E-P-A officials to discuss the path forward for cleaning up tribal land, contaminated decades ago by hazardous waste from ...
Caption: The Minnesota based organizers of Mni ki wakan are planning their 3rd conference in August., Credit: mni ki wakan

Minnesota Native News: Indigenous Leadership (04:59)
From: Ampers

This week on Minnesota Native News we hear the latest in an effort to connect global indigenous work on water, Minnesota Chippewa Tribe election results and the anniversary ...
Caption: Native students from South High in Minneapolis have published a book of poetry, prose and artwork., Credit: Mid-Continent Oceanographic Institute

Minnesota Native News: Books & Hoops (05:00)
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This week on Minnesota Native News: young Native writers in Minneapolis publish a book and Leech Lake Tribal college gears up for another winning basketball season.
Caption: The crowd listens as the American Indian Month kick off event begins., Credit: Melissa Townsend

Minnesota Native News: We Are Still Here (05:00)
From: Ampers

It’s American Indian Month in Minnesota! This week on Minnesota Native News we take you to the kick off event in Minneapolis and we hear about the Leech Lake Band’s efforts ...
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Minnesota Native News: Healing from Addiction and a Pow Wow "How-to" (05:00)
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This week on Minnesota Native News, a new team is in place to help tribal members heal from addictions and the Indigenous Students Association at Augsburg University host a ...
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Minnesota Native News: Moving Forward in a Good Way (05:00)
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This week on Minnesota Native News, the passing of two powerful tribal leaders leads to new elections, and urban Native leaders in Minneapolis seek to find solutions for ...
Caption: Josephine Mandamin began a movement of praying for the water., Credit: motherearthwaterwalk.com

Minnesota Native News: What Will You Do for the Water? (10:00)
From: Ampers

This week on Minnesota Native News we get the latest on legal maneuvers to stop the Line 3 oil pipeline replacement and Sharon Day remembers the beloved Grandma Josephine ...
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MN Native News Feature: Nibi Pop Up in Duluth (01:06)
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American Indian Community Housing Organization hopes to gather community to celebrate spiritual and physical role of nibi - water.
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MN Native News Feature: Neighbors Hear Dakota History of Lake Hiawatha (01:19)
From: Ampers

A cross-cultural group of neighbors talk about the Dakota history of Lake Hiawatha in Minneapolis. How will the conversation impact the redesign of the park?