Journey to Wellness in Indian Country

Series produced by KUMD

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"Journey to Wellness in Indian Country" is a 10-minute program featuring interviews with medical and health researchers, professors and doctors and other people active in Native American Health today. KUMD partners with the University of Minnesota Duluth Medical School with their focus on Native American Community Health.

KUMD partners with the University of Minnesota Duluth Medical School with their focus on Native American Community Health welcoming guests to talk about their research, their community health experiences and the community collaborations that are improving and changing approaches to Native American Health care today.


58 Pieces

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Award winning writer Linda Hogan is a Chickasaw poet, novelist, and essayist. She has written extensively on the natural world, and indigenous pers...

  • Added: May 04, 2021
  • Length: 11:45
Caption: US Capitol, January 6, 2021, Credit: CREDIT BLINK O'FANAYE/FLICKR
What is democracy? Are its underpinnings being eroded? Is it being threatened? What, if anything can we do about it?

  • Added: Apr 28, 2021
  • Length: 17:03
Caption: William D. Green/Waziyatawin, Credit: CREDIT AUGSBURG/GUSTAVUS ADOLPHUS
As discussions unfolded in the Department of Education's Structural Racism Working Group, it became apparent that, despite the murder of George ...

  • Added: Apr 28, 2021
  • Length: 16:52
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Even though Native people have the highest COVID-19 mortality rates nationwide and have seen their mortality rate accelerate the fastest in the pas...

  • Added: Apr 28, 2021
  • Length: 10:17
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It turns out that the hardest part of talking about sexual violence is not broaching an uncomfortable topic: its realizing it's so universal ...

  • Added: Feb 09, 2021
  • Length: 21:29
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Two years ago, the Minnesota Student Survey added a question for 9th and 11th graders. Answering the questions is optional, but even so, when asked...

  • Added: Feb 10, 2021
  • Length: 10:00
Caption: Traditional dancer, United Tribes Technical College International Powwow, 2015 , Credit: ©Lisa Johnson
Jodi Archambault admits the numbers could be wrong, because they're changing so quickly in North and South Dakota. But the CDC still estima...

  • Added: Feb 09, 2021
  • Length: 23:42
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Earlier this month, twelve of the 17-members of the MPCA's Environmental Justice Advisory Group resigned after the agency approved a key water q...

  • Added: Feb 09, 2021
  • Length: 10:56
Caption: Mary Kunesh-Podein, after the unanimous vote to create the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Task Force, Credit: HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES MEDIA
Minnesota Representative Mary Kunesh-Podein is about to step into her new job as the first Native woman to be elected to the state Senate. ...

  • Added: Feb 10, 2021
  • Length: 15:58
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Louisa Posada knows voter suppression efforts are going on right here in Minnesota. Moving ballot boxes and polling places. She knows of an insta...

  • Added: Feb 10, 2021
  • Length: 14:56
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Three months after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the about half the land in Oklahoma is within reservation boundaries, a decision that ...

  • Added: Oct 08, 2020
  • Length: 15:20
Caption: Medicine man Sid Perrault stands with his fellow marcher, Sage, at last Monday's event., Credit: Deb Holman. Used with permission
Last week, the Twin Ports/Fond du Lac chapter of the American Indian Movement (AIM)marched to bring visibility to homelessness in Duluth. With ba...

  • Added: Sep 30, 2020
  • Length: 04:02
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In years past Honor the Earth was able to host an annual gala event at Bayfront Festival Park to raise grant funding for native organizations. In ...

  • Added: Sep 04, 2020
  • Length: 06:31
Caption: Treaty of New Echota, 1835, Credit:  NATIONAL ARCHIVES
Thursday's Supreme Court ruling does not means the Muscogee (Creek) Nation is getting most of Oklahoma back. But even though Tadd Johnson, the...

  • Added: Jul 28, 2020
  • Length: 17:05
Caption: Antony Stately's sons, Credit: Antony Stately
Last time, Dr Antony Stately joined us from Minneapolis to talk about the challenges of a COVID-19 pandemic in the midst of an under...

  • Added: Jul 01, 2020
  • Length: 11:56
Caption: NACC's chief medical officer, Dr. Kari Rabie at a testing event for residents and staff at the Anishinabe Wakiagun and Anishinabe Bii-Gii-Wiin on the Franklin Avenue American Indian Cultural Corridor last month., Credit: Credit Native American Community Clinic
Around the middle of May, an article came out in Indian Country Today warning that, even though Native Americans in Minnesota have largely...

  • Added: Jun 22, 2020
  • Length: 04:24
Caption: Phoebe Davis, jingle-dress dancer (left) with her husband, Jeremy Davis (center) with a member of the drum group Cedar Creek, from Fond du Lac., Credit: ©Lisa Johnson
Dr. Mary Owen sees many of the people around her just going about business as usual. She admits she doesn't know if underneath, they're as upset a...

  • Added: Jun 23, 2020
  • Length: 15:52
Caption: Jingle dress dancer, 2017 United Tribes Powwow, Bismarck, ND, Credit: ©Lisa Johnson
Looking around, it's hard to know where to start. Worries and fears about physical safety, economic safety - your kids, your parents, y...

  • Added: Jun 23, 2020
  • Length: 07:35
Caption: Sidewalk chalk messages this spring at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College, Credit: Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College/Facebook
Most students, parents, and teachers aren't huge fans of distance learning, but for Indigenous students and tribal colleges, it's alot more than ...

  • Added: Jun 23, 2020
  • Length: 07:15
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At 4pm on Friday, March 27th, just at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic and national shut-downs, the chairman of the of the Mashpee Wampano...

  • Added: Jun 23, 2020
  • Length: 08:37