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


86 Pieces

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Today we talk with retired professor, former tribal attorney and lecturer Tadd Johnson (Bois Forte Band of Chippewa). Tadd was recently appointed t...

  • Added: Aug 05, 2022
  • Length: 28:30
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On today’s show, Cole shares his conversation with Juliet Rudie (Lower Sioux Indian Community). Juliet is the Director of Minnesota’s new Office of...

Bought by KWIT


  • Added: Jul 29, 2022
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 1
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On today’s show, we talk with Barbara Fabre (White Earth Ojibwe). For decades, Barb has been an advocate for Native families and children. She’s th...

  • Added: Jul 21, 2022
  • Length: 28:30
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On today’s show, we talk with Emma Needham (Red Lake Nation). She is a mother, water protector, and reporter. We talk with Emma about the impacts o...

  • Added: Jul 07, 2022
  • Length: 28:30
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On today’s show, we talk with Darek DeLille (Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa/Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa), Artistic Produce...

  • Added: Jun 30, 2022
  • Length: 28:30
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On today’s show, we talk with Great-Grandmother Mary Lyons (Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe) a spiritual advisor, storyteller, activist, wisdom keeper, a...

  • Added: Jun 16, 2022
  • Length: 28:30
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On today’s show, we talk with Joe Rainey (Red Lake Nation), an Ojibwe Pow Wow singer, music archivist, and collaborative music maker. Joe grew up ...

  • Added: Jun 09, 2022
  • Length: 28:30
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On today’s show, we talk with Sequoia Hauck (they/them), a Native (Anishinaabe/Hupa) queer multidisciplinary artist based in the Twin Cities. Sequo...

  • Added: Jun 02, 2022
  • Length: 28:30
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On today’s show, we talk with Joseph Nayquonabe Jr. (Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe) who is the CEO of Mille Lacs Corporate Ventures, a role where he un...

  • Added: May 26, 2022
  • Length: 28:30
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On today’s show, we talk with Brenda J. Child Ph.D. (Red Lake Nation) about the U.S. Department of Interior’s recently released investigative repor...

  • Added: May 20, 2022
  • Length: 28:31
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On today’s show, we talk with Binesikwe Means who is an enrolled citizen of the Oglala Lakota Tribe in Pine Ridge South Dakota, and a descendant of...

  • Added: May 12, 2022
  • Length: 28:30
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On today’s show, we talk with Leya Hale (Sisseton Wahpeton Dakota and Diné Nations), a producer for Twin Cities PBS, who is known for her feature d...

  • Added: Apr 28, 2022
  • Length: 28:30
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On today’s show, we talk with Wayne L. Ducheneaux, II (Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe) who is the Executive Director of the Native Governance Center, a...

Bought by Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, Minnesota


  • Added: Apr 14, 2022
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 1
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On today’s show, we talk with Linsey McMurrin (Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe) who is the Director of Prevention Initiatives and Tribal Projects at Fami...

  • Added: Mar 31, 2022
  • Length: 28:30
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On today’s show, we’re speaking with Brook LaFloe (Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa) who is an educator and entrepreneur. Brook is the founder of N...

  • Added: Mar 24, 2022
  • Length: 28:30
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On today’s show, we talk with Baabiitaw Boyd (Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe) who is is the Mille Lacs Band’s Deputy Commissioner on language revitaliza...

  • Added: Mar 17, 2022
  • Length: 28:30
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On today’s show, we talk with Leslie Harper, who is a member of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe, and a passionate advocate for language preservation ...

  • Added: Mar 03, 2022
  • Length: 28:30
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On today’s show, we talk with Lance Haavisto, a direct decedent of M'Chigeeng First Nation, and the Lead Videographer/Editor for Native Report at W...

  • Added: Feb 24, 2022
  • Length: 28:33
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On today’s show, we talk with Allison Waukau (Menominee/Navajo) a community builder who works in library programs, raising Native representation on...

Bought by KKWE Niijii Radio and WGZS


  • Added: Feb 17, 2022
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 2
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On today’s show, we talk with Bradley Harrington (Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe) who is an entrepreneur, owner of Wenji-bimaadizing Media, and is curre...

  • Added: Feb 10, 2022
  • Length: 28:32