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


143 Pieces

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Today, the first of two special editions of our show, honoring the life and legacy of NeeGawNwayWeeDun, The Thunder Before the Storm, who was known...

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  • Added: Jan 14, 2022
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 1
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On today’s show, we enjoy a wide-ranging conversation with Dominique White (Prairie Island), who is an esthetician, laser technician, and owns a sp...

  • Added: Dec 23, 2021
  • Length: 28:31
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On today’s show, we talk with Graci Horne (Sisseton Wahpeton Dakota and Hunkpapa Lakota/Dakota) who is a multi-disciplinary artist specializing in ...

  • Added: Dec 16, 2021
  • Length: 28:31
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On today’s show, we talk with Sage Yeager (Prairie Island Indian Community) who is a videographer for intimate weddings and elopements. Sage combin...

  • Added: Dec 09, 2021
  • Length: 28:29
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On today’s show, we talk with Adrienne Benjamin (Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe) who is a community activist and multi-faceted artist, including being a...

  • Added: Nov 18, 2021
  • Length: 28:31
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On today’s show, we talk with Reuben Kitto Stately (Red Lake Nation and Santee Sioux Nation) who is a fourth-year student at Augsburg University an...

  • Added: Nov 11, 2021
  • Length: 28:30
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On today’s show, we talk with Jaida Grey Eagle (Oglala Lakota) a photojournalist, film producer, beadwork artist, and writer. Jaida earned her Bach...

  • Added: Nov 04, 2021
  • Length: 28:38
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On today’s show, we talk with Toya Stewart Downey (Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe) who is the Executive Director of Strategic Communication, Equity and ...

  • Added: Oct 28, 2021
  • Length: 28:29
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On today’s show, we talk with Robert Rice (White Earth Nation) the owner and operator of the Pow Wow Grounds coffee shop on Franklin Avenue in Sout...

  • Added: Oct 21, 2021
  • Length: 28:30
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Today we talk about different ways Indigenous People’s Day is being recognized and celebrated throughout Mni Sota Mkoce.

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  • Added: Oct 14, 2021
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 5
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Today we’re talking with Brian Joyce (White Earth Nation), who has been acting and directing in the Twin Cities Theater scene for more than 40 year...

  • Added: Oct 07, 2021
  • Length: 28:30
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On today’s show, we’re speaking with entrepreneur Rob Pero (Bad River Tribe), CEO and creative director of the Indigenous-led marketing firm Perodi...

  • Added: Sep 30, 2021
  • Length: 28:30
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On today’s show, we turn the microphone on each other! No guest today… instead, we ask each other some questions about our own purpose and passion...

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  • Added: Sep 16, 2021
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 1
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On today’s show, we talk with Christina Woods (Bois Forte Tribal Nation) who is the first Anishinaabikwe to be the Executive Director of the Duluth...

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  • Added: Sep 02, 2021
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 1
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On today’s show, we talk with Cece Benimon (Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa) who is the family liaison for Anishinaabe Academy, a Minneapolis scho...

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  • Added: Aug 26, 2021
  • Length: 28:31
  • Purchases: 1
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On today’s show, we have a fun conversation with Amber Buckanaga (Leech Lake Band) who is an artist, fashion designer, and mother. Amber left her ...

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  • Added: Aug 12, 2021
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 1
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On today’s show, we speak with fellow podcaster and Mille Lacs band member Donald Eubanks who recently retired from teaching social work at Metropo...

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  • Added: Jul 29, 2021
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 1
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On Native Lights, we speak to Vern Northrup (Fond du Lac Band of Ojibwe) who is a visual storyteller and a retired wildland firefighter. He shares ...

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  • Added: Jul 22, 2021
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 2
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On today’s show, we revisit our conversation with Briand Morrison (Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa) a renowned jazz guitar player, com...

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  • Added: Jun 24, 2021
  • Length: 28:31
  • Purchases: 1
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On today’s show, we talk with Madonna Yawakie (Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians) who is the President of Turtle Island Communications, Inc....

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  • Added: Jun 17, 2021
  • Length: 28:34
  • Purchases: 1