Native Lights: Where Indigenous Voices Shine

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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


109 Pieces

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Today, we’re speaking with Rebekah Fineday, a Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe citizen and Air Force veteran who serves as Sanford Health’s Native America...

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  • Added: Feb 02, 2023
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 1
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Today we’re speaking with Levi Brown, Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe citizen and Director of Tribal Affairs at the Minnesota Department of Transportatio...

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  • Added: Jan 26, 2023
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 1
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Today Leah and Cole chat with Elaine Fleming. She teaches and preserves Leech Lake Ojibwe culture, history, and language. Elaine proudly lives in C...

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  • Added: Jan 20, 2023
  • Length: 28:31
  • Purchases: 1
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Today Leah and Cole chat with Amber Annis, a Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe citizen who is currently the director of Native American Initiative at the ...

  • Added: Jan 12, 2023
  • Length: 28:30
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Today Leah and Cole have a conversation with Jada Brown. Jada is a Minneapolis-based singer, songwriter and spoken word poet who is affiliated with...

  • Added: Dec 23, 2022
  • Length: 28:30
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Today Leah shares her conversations with Karen Jones and Stephanie Longfield from White Earth Nation’s cohort of Indigenous Parent Leadership Initi...

  • Added: Dec 15, 2022
  • Length: 28:30
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Today Leah and Cole chat with Jessica Glidden (Bois Forte). Jessica is the Program Manager at the Native Governance Center (NGC). She shares her th...

  • Added: Dec 08, 2022
  • Length: 28:30
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Derek shares his experiences as the Nutrition Program Coordinator at the Division of Indian Work in Minneapolis; his views on culturally, seasonall...

  • Added: Dec 01, 2022
  • Length: 28:30
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Today Leah and Cole chat with Heather Friedli, a contemporary impressionist oil painter. Heather creates vivid landscapes inspired by her family’s ...

  • Added: Nov 23, 2022
  • Length: 28:30
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Today Leah and Cole chat with Rita Walaszek Arndt (White Earth Nation). Rita is the program and outreach manager of the Native American Initiatives...

  • Added: Nov 17, 2022
  • Length: 28:30
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Today Leah shares her conversations with Susie Ballot and Lera Hephner from White Earth Nation’s cohort of Indigenous Parent Leadership Initiative ...

  • Added: Nov 10, 2022
  • Length: 29:30
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Today Leah shares her conversation with artist Duane “Dewey” Goodwin (White Earth Nation). Duane is known for his sculptures, including large-scale...

  • Added: Nov 04, 2022
  • Length: 28:30
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As election day nears, several things weigh heavy on the minds of voters. There is real fear about the safety of getting their ballots counted, vot...

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  • Added: Oct 27, 2022
  • Length: 28:43
  • Purchases: 1
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Today we hear from Elizabeth Day (Leech Lake Ojibwe) with the Native American Community Development Institute (NACDI). She’s the Community Engageme...

  • Added: Oct 27, 2022
  • Length: 28:30
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Tamee brings her knowledge of Indigenous values and tribal policy to her work and studies. She wants to Indigenize the medical education system and...

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  • Added: Oct 21, 2022
  • Length: 28:29
  • Purchases: 1
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May 1937: College student John Hersey needed a summer job. He wasn’t thrilled about doing correspondence, basically busy work, but the employer was...

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  • Added: Oct 18, 2022
  • Length: 01:30
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Today Leah and Cole chat with Maggie Lorenz, an enrolled member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Ojibwe and descendant of the Spirit Lake Dakota Nati...

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  • Added: Oct 06, 2022
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 1
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Dani, and a community of people interested in food sovereignty, are planning to bring fresh food to the Bois Forte community year around using aero...

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  • Added: Sep 22, 2022
  • Length: 28:29
  • Purchases: 1
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Today we chat with Corey Medina, a blues-rock artist from Shiprock, NM, and member of the Áshįįhí clan of the Diné Nation. His band, Corey Medina &...

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  • Added: Sep 15, 2022
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 1
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In this week’s show Leah and Cole are live from the Minnesota State Fair with two great guests. We discuss Native representation at the fair and be...

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  • Added: Sep 08, 2022
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 2