It Happens Here: The Roots of Racial Inequity on the North Shore

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WTIP is taking a deeper look at who we are as a community. Part of the effort is our commitment to learn more about the history of where we live here on the North Shore—from a time long before the first towns were established and the first European settlers arrived.

WTIP is taking a deeper look at who we are as a community. Part of the effort is our commitment to learn more about the history of where we live here on the North Shore—from a time long before the first towns were established and the first European settlers arrived. We’ll be digging into land history, the background of our early school systems and talking to a number of people who can help us answer some of the many questions we have about how we fit into the “big” picture when it comes to the various forms of racism and the roots of racial inequity. And so, we’re excited to introduce a new, ongoing series called, It Happens Here: The Roots of Racial Inequity on the North Shore. Your hosts are Leah Lemm, member of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe and host of the Native Lights podcast, and Staci Drouillard a Grand Portage Band of Ojibwe tribal descendant and WTIP producer.

WTIP would like to thank the project Advisory Board--John Morrin, Tyler Howell, Ramona Marozas, Marisa Anywaush, and Amira Anderson. Miigwech to all of you for your help with the series.

It Happens Here is supported in part by the MN Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

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WTIP is taking a deeper look at who we are as a community. Part of the effort is our commitment to learn more about the history of where we live here on the North Shore—from a time long before the first towns were established and the first European settlers arrived. We’ll be digging into land history, the background of our early school systems and talking to a number of people who can help us answer some of the many questions we have about how we fit into the “big” picture when it comes to the various forms of racism and the roots of racial inequity. And so, we’re excited to introduce a new, ongoing series called, It Happens Here: The Roots of Racial Inequity on the North Shore. Your hosts are Leah Lemm, member of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe and host of the Native Lights podcast,... Show full description


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Episode 2: Forever is about historical connection that the Grand Portage Ojibwe have to Minong--Isle Royale. We learn about the ancient history of ...

  • Added: Oct 06, 2021
  • Length: 07:49
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WTIP asks, "who are WE, anyway?" In the first episode of this ongoing series, hosts Leah Lemm and Staci Drouillard explore how Cook County fits int...

  • Added: Oct 06, 2021
  • Length: 07:31