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.


16 Pieces

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We speak with Shannon Larson, the Director of the Dabinoo 'Igan Domestic Violence Shelter (run by AICHO, the American Indian Community Housing Orga...

  • Added: Dec 10, 2018
  • Length: 06:23
Caption: Possible elevation for the renovated 4th Street Market., Credit: ©AICHO
AICHO's purchase of the former 4th Street Market won't just restore food to a "food desert" in one of Duluth's poorest neighborhoods. When it open...

  • Added: Oct 30, 2018
  • Length: 13:52
Caption: The existing Thunderbird-Wren Halfway House and Treatment Center, Credit: Minnesota Indian Primary Residential Treatment Center
For years, the existing Thunderbird-Wren Halfway House and Treatment Center has been providing individualized treatment to those suffering from che...

  • Added: Sep 11, 2018
  • Length: 10:15
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Four Native American doctors graduated from UMD's Medical School at the beginning of May. When you realize that only forty Native doctors graduate...

  • Added: Jun 29, 2018
  • Length: 04:47
Caption: Pat and Jim Northrup and Janis Fairbanks, Credit: ©IVY VAINIO
Giishpin bi-izhaayan kiwenz ojibwemowin gabeshiwining gidaa-gashkitoon ji-agindaman o’o ikidowinan. Language is more than just the word you use fo...

  • Added: Jun 29, 2018
  • Length: 09:51
Caption: Several members of the KwePack running group, Credit: Dr. Melissa Walls
With over 150 members, the KwePack Running Group includes native women from across the region who run together, but also talk together, share, enco...

  • Added: May 12, 2018
  • Length: 10:23
Caption: Melissa Boyd and two of her mentors for her Fellowship, Dr. Brenda Child and Lee “Obizaan” Staples, Credit: Melissa Boyd
When Melissa Boyd started her Ojibwe language studies with elders, she discovered she was learning more than words. For one thing, her studies wer...

  • Added: May 05, 2018
  • Length: 14:35
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Sixth grade in Minnesota traditionally means a lot of learning about lakes and iron ore and Scandinavian immigrants, and usually, there's a field t...

  • Added: May 05, 2018
  • Length: 09:32
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Duluth's ongoing conversation about Earned Safe and Sick Time is a critical one for people who risk their jobs if they take time off to care for a ...

  • Added: May 05, 2018
  • Length: 08:35
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A ceremonial fire. The sound of drumming. The scent of sage. A feast and prayer and offerings of tobacco. Firelight teachings and a sweat lodge....

  • Added: Jun 28, 2018
  • Length: 08:12
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The folks at the National Indigenous Women's Resource Center in Lame Deer, MT knew representatives from the movie Wind River would be coming to...

  • Added: Feb 12, 2018
  • Length: 10:58
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Here in America, a Freedom of Information Act request for boarding school records has been filed with the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Their response...

  • Added: Dec 07, 2017
  • Length: 11:10
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Terry Medina knows a thing or two about fatherhood. The father of seven has been working in counseling and corrections more than 45 years, includ...

  • Added: Nov 20, 2017
  • Length: 11:27
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Jeremy NeVilles-Sorell says, when it comes to the #metoo hashtag, for Native women it could be #metooX4. Or X6. He knows through his work at Mend...

  • Added: Nov 17, 2017
  • Length: 13:36
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Up until two years ago, Grace Smith thought she had hidden or buried all traces of growing up in Native boarding school.

  • Added: Nov 17, 2017
  • Length: 05:12
Caption: Leech Lake Ambulance paramedics teach students about emergency medical services during this summer's Native Americans into Medicine program, Credit: Center of American Indian & Minority Health
Christian Coffman can't stop beaming, just thinking about the student who came into his class this summer admitting that many of the sciences were ...

  • Added: Nov 23, 2017
  • Length: 08:54