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Today’s love goes to a hip-hop group that represents something rare of its genre: Native folks. Point of Contact is based in Southside Minneapolis and you can see the group in action in their video, “Modern Day Warriors.”

What grabbed my attention though was member Tall Paul (Paul Wenell Jr.)’s solo rap in “Prayers in a Song.” He talks about Native pride and history, and ends the video rapping in Ojibwe, an indigenous language that scholars and educators are trying to save.

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