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


143 Pieces

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Leah and Cole are joined by the multi-talented Rhiana Yazzie (Diné Nation), a remarkable theatre artist, filmmaker, playwright, and the visionary f...

  • Added: Aug 04, 2023
  • Length: 28:30
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Cole and Leah meet and chat with high school basketball coach John Villebrun (Bois Forte Band). John coaches girls’ basketball at Mountain Iron-Buh...

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  • Added: Jul 20, 2023
  • Length: 28:30
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Leah and Cole take a trip to Four Sisters Farmers Market in Minneapolis! It’s the first market day of the year, and our hosts chat with poet, playw...

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  • Added: Jun 22, 2023
  • Length: 28:30
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Leah and Cole take a trip to Four Sisters Farmers Market in Minneapolis! It’s the first market day of the year, and our hosts chat with nature-insp...

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  • Added: Jun 15, 2023
  • Length: 28:30
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Today Leah and Cole chat with An Garagiola, a descendent of the Bois Forte Band of Chippewa, and the University Coordinator and a Lead Researcher o...

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  • Added: May 04, 2023
  • Length: 28:30
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Today Misty Blue, White Earth Nation citizen and Tribal coordinator of the TRUTH Project, chats with Leah and Cole about some of the report’s findi...

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  • Added: Apr 21, 2023
  • Length: 28:39
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She connects low incomes families to energy-efficient practices and materials in Northern Minnesota. In addition, she is an advocate for women and ...

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  • Added: Apr 14, 2023
  • Length: 28:30
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After working as an American Indian advisor for the state, she now oversees the states’ anti poverty support programs that include food stamps, foo...

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  • Added: Mar 30, 2023
  • Length: 28:30
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Today Leah and Cole speak with Wayne Somes, a citizen of the Sault Ste Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians. Wayne shares how his passions for family, e...

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  • Added: Mar 24, 2023
  • Length: 28:30
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She specializes in large-scale murals; her work can be seen on the sides of buildings throughout the Twin Cities and the country. Cole talks with h...

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  • Added: Mar 16, 2023
  • Length: 28:30
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Leah and Cole chat with Tabitha Chilton, a White Earth Nation member who serves as Sanford Health’s Native American patient advocate in Bemidji, Mi...

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  • Added: Mar 09, 2023
  • Length: 28:30
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Today Leah and Cole chat with Jewell Arcoren (Sisseton Wahpeton Nation). Jewell is a community activist and the Executive Director for Wicoie Nanda...

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  • Added: Mar 03, 2023
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 1
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Today is a special episode of Native Lights. We have two guests! Sasheen Goslin and Deanna Reder from the American Indian Community Housing Organiz...

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  • Added: Feb 23, 2023
  • Length: 28:30
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Today we chat with Annie Humphrey (Leech Lake Ojibwe). She’s an Anishinaabekwe mother, grandmother, and an award-winning musician who’s been a pres...

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  • Added: Feb 17, 2023
  • Length: 28:30
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Today we chat with LeAnn Littlewolf, a Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe citizen and co-Executive Director for the American Indian Community Housing Organi...

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  • Added: Feb 09, 2023
  • Length: 28:30
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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
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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 ...

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  • Added: Jan 12, 2023
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 1
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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