Native Lights: Where Indigenous Voices Shine

Series produced by Ampers

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We amplify stories of people within Minnesota’s Native communities. We explore the history, work, strength, and resiliency of Native people who are shaping the future, while appreciating those who came before.

We amplify stories of people within Minnesota’s Native communities. We explore the history, work, strength, and resiliency of Native people who are shaping the future while appreciating those who came before.

The podcast is hosted by Leah Lemm and Cole Premo, siblings, who are both members of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe, in addition to being part of the Minnesota Native News producing team.

Season one of Native Lights Podcast covers of topics including music, art, parenthood, adoption, foster care, addiction, and violence. We examine media portrayals of Native people and the absent or invisible narratives that allow stereotypes and misconceptions to persist.

Native Lights Podcast is a production of Minnesota Native News and Ampers, Diverse Radio for Minnesota’s Communities, and made possible by funding from the Minnesota Arts and Culture Heritage Fund, and the Citizens of Minnesota.You

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We amplify stories of people within Minnesota’s Native communities. We explore the history, work, strength, and resiliency of Native people who are shaping the future while appreciating those who came before.The podcast is hosted by Leah Lemm and Cole Premo, siblings, who are both members of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe, in addition to being part of the Minnesota Native News producing team.Season one of Native Lights Podcast covers of topics including music, art, parenthood, adoption, foster care, addiction, and violence. We examine media portrayals of Native people and the absent or invisible narratives that allow stereotypes and misconceptions to persist.Native Lights Podcast is a production of Minnesota Native News and Ampers, Diverse Radio for Minnesota’s Communities, and made... Show full description


12 Pieces

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We round out Season 2 of our Native Lights podcast by exploring the cultural influences that have shaped the work of two celebrated and accomplishe...

  • Added: May 01, 2020
  • Length: 40:43
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In this episode, two stories highlight significant work to build supportive environments for Native people to heal and thrive. Kwe Pack is a spect...

  • Added: May 01, 2020
  • Length: 59:27
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The program explores the unstoppable power when two visionaries come together to bring a special project to life. We meet Deb Foster (Ojibwe), the...

  • Added: May 01, 2020
  • Length: 36:16
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This episode explores work being done towards authentically and accurately representing Native people, communities, and our stories. Rebecca Crook...

  • Added: May 01, 2020
  • Length: 57:48
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Respected Anishinaabe elder and well-known physician, Dr. Arne Vainio (Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe) tells the story of how he became one of only 3,40...

  • Added: May 01, 2020
  • Length: 32:49
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We kick off our new season with a story from Mnicoujou [mini-co-jew] Lakota doula, Takayla Lightfield. She stands side-by-side with Native women su...

  • Added: May 01, 2020
  • Length: 28:48
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Many Native people are dissatisfied with the media portrayal of Indigenous communities across Turtle Island. In this episode, we hear from a Nativ...

Bought by KKWE Niijii Radio


  • Added: Aug 29, 2019
  • Length: 53:44
  • Purchases: 1
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In the era of #metoo and #timesup many Native women are making culturally specific, safe spaces for each other to heal from sexual violence. In thi...

Bought by KKWE Niijii Radio


  • Added: Aug 29, 2019
  • Length: 44:07
  • Purchases: 1
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This show is about family — in all its different forms. A lot of Native families have been disrupted one way or another by government sponsored ge...

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  • Added: Aug 29, 2019
  • Length: 42:25
  • Purchases: 1
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In this episode the conversation turns toward themes of identity and how Indigenous artists find themselves communicating their identity in their art.

Bought by KKWE Niijii Radio


  • Added: Aug 29, 2019
  • Length: 55:02
  • Purchases: 1
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All the stories in this first episode are about purpose: the idea that we’re all created to do something special. When you do it, you feel fulfille...

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  • Added: Aug 29, 2019
  • Length: 44:31
  • Purchases: 1
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Boozhoo everybody! It’s a BONUS episode of Native Lights - We’re celebrating our first season with a LIVE show from the Minnesota State Fair! The...

Bought by KQAL, WGZS, and KUMD


  • Added: Aug 28, 2019
  • Length: 01:51:51
  • Purchases: 3