Native Lights: Where Indigenous Voices Shine

By Minnesota Native News

In Native Lights, people in Native communities around Mni Sota Mkoce - a.k.a. Minnesota - tell their stories about finding their gifts and sharing them with the community. These are stories of joy, strength, history, and change from Native people who are shaping the future and honoring those who came before them. Native Lights is also a weekly, half-hour radio program hosted by Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe members and siblings, Leah Lemm and Cole Premo. Native Lights is a space for people in Native communities. Native Lights: Where Indigenous Voices Shine is produced by Minnesota Native News and Ampers, Diverse Radio for Minnesota’s Communities with support from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage fund. Online at https://minnesotanativenews.org/

  1. 1.
    Bob Blake’s Gift for Advocating for Renewable Energy in Indian Country
    28:30
  2. 2.
    Highlighting Stories of Strength During Difficult Times
    29:05
  3. 3.
    Serving Others and Helping People Thrive During the Pandemic
    29:09
  4. 4.
    Artist Steve Premo’s Gifts for Painting, Drawing, and Graphic Design
    28:29
  5. 5.
    Filmmaker Khayman Goodsky’s Gift for Visual Storytelling and Collaboration
    28:31
  6. 6.
    Fun and Culturally Based Video Games Boost Math Skills During the Pandemic
    29:05
  7. 7.
    Making Choices to Protect One Another During the Pandemic
    29:05
  8. 8.
    Daniel Jourdain’s Gift for Supporting Diverse Community through Politics and Policy Making
    28:31
  1. 9.
    Cultural Medicines and Viewing the Pandemic through a Traditional Lens
    29:05
  2. 10.
    Jessica Engelking’s Gift for Creativity and Indigenizing Institutions
    28:30
  3. 11.
    Rhiana Yazzie and Marisa Cummings Envision Post-Pandemic Life in Their Respective Fields
    29:05
  4. 12.
    Jonathan Thunder’s Gift for Honest Expression Through Art and Animation
    28:30
  5. 13.
    Kade Ferris’ Gift for Inspiring through Children’s Literature
    28:30
  6. 14.
    Language Education Thrives During the Pandemic and White Earth’s Powwow Returns
    29:05
  7. 15.
    How Indian Education Rises and Serves Minnesota Students Throughout Pandemic Challenges
    29:05
  8. 16.
    Diane Wilson’s Gift for Storytelling and Food Sovereignty
    28:30
  9. 17.
    Fawn Sampson’s Gift for Connection Through Creativity
    28:30
  10. 18.
    Successful Vaccine Rollouts for Tribes and Community Clinics Serving Native People
    29:06
  11. 19.
    Samsoche Sampson’s Gift for Hoop Dancing and Cultural Artistry
    28:30
  12. 20.
    Tribal Communities Share Knowledge About Keeping Communities Safe and Healthy
    29:06
  13. 21.
    A Gift for Storytelling with Hope Flanagan (Extended version)
    54:50
  14. 22.
    A Gift for Storytelling with Hope Flanagan
    28:30
  15. 23.
    Finding Your Inner Warrior’s Voice with Jessica Smith
    28:30
  16. 24.
    Special Edition: Visiting Vaccines with Daniel Frye, Jenn Hall, and Kelly Miller
    28:30
  17. 25.
    A Gift for Uplifting Native Voices and Stories with Ramona Marozas
    28:30
  18. 26.
    Native Lights – Special Edition: Visiting Vaccines with Dr. Mary Owen and Briana Michels
    28:31
  19. 27.
    The Gift for Building Supportive Environments with Kwe Pack
    28:30
  20. 28.
    Special Edition: Visiting Vaccines with Antony Stately (Podcast version)
    35:51
  21. 29.
    The Gift for Bringing in New Life with Takayla Lightfield
    28:30
  22. 30.
    Dr. Arne Vainio Cultivates a Gift for Healing
    30:46
  23. 31.
    Ramona Kitto Stately’s Gift for Changing Native Narratives
    28:30
  24. 32.
    The Gift of Amplifying Many Voices with Radio Host Robert Pilot
    28:30
  25. 33.
    (Extended version) A Gift for Revitalization with Language Warrior Anton Treuer
    53:55
  26. 34.
    A Gift for Revitalization with Language Warrior Anton Treuer
    28:29
  27. 35.
    Ashley Fairbanks’ Gift of Bold Vulnerability
    28:30
  28. 36.
    Gifts of Culture & Storytelling with Deanna StandingCloud
    28:29
  29. 37.
    Dalton Walker’s Gift for Sharing Stories
    28:45
  30. 38.
    Native Lights – A Gift for Numbers with Daniel Lemm
    28:30
  31. 39.
    Appreciating What We’ve Learned in the Pandemic and Embracing New Opportunities
    28:30
  32. 40.
    Staying Active and Keeping Our Spirits High as Winter Arrives During the Pandemic
    28:37
  33. 41.
    How Leech Lake Schools Support Students Through Pandemic’s Constant Change
    28:30
  34. 42.
    Youth Share Their Experiences During the Pandemic
    28:30
  35. 43.
    Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan & Patina Park: Two MN Leaders Speak About Leading During the Pandemic
    28:28
  36. 44.
    Harvest Time: Connecting to Health Through What the Earth Provides
    28:30
  37. 45.
    Looking to Silver Linings During Times of Struggle
    27:23
  38. 46.
    Bringing the Medicine of Music During the Pandemic with Annie Humphrey & Hip-Hop Artist Tufawon
    28:30
  39. 47.
    Parents Share Back-to-School Plans for their Families as Pandemic Continues
    28:30
  40. 48.
    A Special Extended Interview with McKnight Awardee Marcie Rendon
    23:13
  41. 49.
    Rising to the Challenge of Keeping Tribal Communities Safe and Informed
    28:34
  42. 50.
    Supporting New Moms Through Pregnancy and Breastfeeding During the Pandemic
    29:12

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