December 15, 1993 - MPR’s Mary Losure reports trunk transport incident and creation of Civilian Police Review Authority (CRA). Segment includes numerous interviews.
September 7, 1994 - MPR’s Leif Enger reports on The Tamarac Refuge area, and White Earth Reservation’s attempts to reclaim land for the Native American tribe. Segment includes numerous interviews and views from tribal members, wildlife management, politicians, and nearby Detroit Lake residents.
September 8, 1994 - MPR’s Dan Gunderson reports on restoring the Anishinabe land of White Earth. Both tribal government and a land recovery project are working to regain control of reservation lands.
December 26, 1996 - MPR’s Mary Losure report details the efforts to save Native American language by teaching it to next generation. Losure interviews both language teachers and students at Nay Ah Shing school in Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe.
May 20, 1997 - Public and private landholders are challenging Chippewa Indian's plans to take fish and other game in eastern Minnesota, under terms of an 1837 treaty. But miles north of the region under contention, Chippewa Indians have been harvesting fish and wild rice and hunting moose and deer on public lands with little fanfare, and no public protests.
February 27, 1998 - MPR’s Cara Hetland reports on 25th anniversary of Wounded Knee, a 72 day stand-off between members of the American Indian Movement (AIM) and the tribal and federal governments. Some regard the incident at Wounded Knee in western South Dakota as the beginning of an era of increased Indian activism and by others as the end to progress on the reservation.
April 17, 1998 - Mainstreet Radio team presents a series of reports about members of various Native American bands exercising their treaty rights by spearfishing in Minnesota. This report focuses on the concept called tribal sovereignty. Tribal sovereignty gives Native American bands the right to govern themselves -- to a degree. They can set their own rules about natural resources, such as fish -- in some places. Some bands can also print license plates and run casinos. But Native American tribes can't coin money or make treaties with other countries. Scholars call their status semi-sovereign or quasi sovereign. Mainstreet Radio's Catherine Winter looked at where this complex set of rules comes from, and how it affects Indian people today.
July 22, 1999 - MPR’s Dan Gunderson reports on the history of tribal government in Minnesota, and its potential changes.
March 24, 2000 - MPR’s Leif Enger presents varous commentary from tribal members during treaty holiday celebration. A year ago today, the US Supreme Court handed a victory to eight Ojibwe bands in the long, hard-fought 1837 Treaty rights battle. The decision returned traditional hunting and fishing rights to the tribes over a large section of east-central Minnesota. March 24th is now a tribal holiday at Mille Lacs: government offices were closed today, and hundreds of band members celebrated with a communal dinner and pow wow.
October 18, 2000 - Clyde Bellecourt, co-founder of the American Indian Movement, discusses his views on voting in U.S. government elections.