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


59 Pieces

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On today’s show, part one of Leah and Cole’s rich conversation with the visionary leader Robert Lilligren (White Earth Ojibwe Nation) who is the Pr...

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  • Added: May 13, 2021
  • Length: 28:37
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On today’s show, Leah and Cole talk with Bob Blake (Red Lake Nation) who is the founder and owner of Solar Bear, a solar installation company, and ...

  • Added: May 06, 2021
  • Length: 28:30
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Steve Premo shares how he first discovered his passion for drawing, as a child while bed-bound and recovering from an injury, he first found his fl...

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  • Added: Apr 29, 2021
  • Length: 28:30
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Today, a lively conversation with Khayman Goodsky (Bois Forte Band of Chippewa) a Duluth filmmaker who creates films exploring Ojibwe teachings sid...

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  • Added: Apr 22, 2021
  • Length: 28:31
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As a Bemidji resident for over 6 years and a Beltrami County resident for over 30 years, Daniel Jourdain shares how he did not originally plan to g...

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  • Added: Apr 08, 2021
  • Length: 28:31
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Today on the show we meet Jessica Engelking, a descendent of the White Earth Band of Ojibwe, who is a researcher with the Great Plains Action Socie...

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  • Added: Apr 01, 2021
  • Length: 28:30
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Today we have the pleasure of talking with Jonathan Thunder (Red Lake Nation) a multi-disciplinary artist whose artistry is recognizable with its v...

  • Added: Mar 25, 2021
  • Length: 28:30
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Today we talk with Kade Ferris (Metis Nation citizen of the Manitoba Metis Federation) who is an author, Indigenous historian, and researcher. Kade...

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  • Added: Mar 18, 2021
  • Length: 28:30
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Today, a nourishing discussion with Diane Wilson (Dakota), the award-winning writer who is also a speaker, editor, and is the executive director fo...

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  • Added: Mar 11, 2021
  • Length: 28:30
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Today we’re talking with Fawn Sampson (Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe) who is a mom and partner, and an artist. Fawn shares her love of art: everything ...

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  • Added: Mar 04, 2021
  • Length: 28:30
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Today we’re talking with Samsoche Sampson (Mvskoke Creek/Seneca) who is an interdisciplinary artist, powwow and hoop dancer, performer, musician, a...

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  • Added: Feb 25, 2021
  • Length: 28:30
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Today we speak with Hope Flanagan (Seneca) a Native elder, a storyteller, teacher of plants and wild plant gathering. All through her life, Hope F...

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  • Added: Feb 17, 2021
  • Length: 28:30
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February 14th marks a day of honoring relatives lost in the ongoing epidemic of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Relatives (MMIWR). A re...

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  • Added: Feb 10, 2021
  • Length: 28:30
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This week, we continue our focus on how Indian Country in Minnesota is responding to the pandemic, now that COVID-19 vaccines are rolling out, with...

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  • Added: Feb 03, 2021
  • Length: 28:30
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Today we talk with Ramona Marozas (Bad River Band of Lake Superior) a multiplatform producer with over a decade of journalism experience, currently...

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  • Added: Jan 27, 2021
  • Length: 28:30
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This week, another Special Edition of Native Lights: Visiting Vaccines, where we get a pulse on Indian Country’s response to COVID-19 vaccines, her...

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  • Added: Jan 20, 2021
  • Length: 28:31
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This week we revisit an earlier Native Lights episode which highlights Kwe Pack, a spectacular group of Native women supporting each other to run l...

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  • Added: Jan 13, 2021
  • Length: 28:30
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This week we kick off a special series of vaccine conversations, starting with Antony Stately (Ojibwe and Oneida). Dr. Antony Stately has a Ph.D. i...

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  • Added: Jan 06, 2021
  • Length: 28:30
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This week we are happy to revisit our conversation with Lakota doula Takayla Lightfield (Mnicoujou Lakota, Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe of South Dako...

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  • Added: Dec 30, 2020
  • Length: 28:30
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It’s the “Best of Native Lights” as we revisit a wonderful conversation with Respected Anishinaabe elder and well-known physician, Dr. Arne Vainio ...

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  • Added: Dec 23, 2020
  • Length: 28:30
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