Native Lights: Where Indigenous Voices Shine

Series produced by Ampers

Series image

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

You can find Native Lights wherever you get your podcasts or you can listen here: https://www.blubrry.com/nativelights/ Hide full description

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


29 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
Piece image
Today we’re talking with Samsoche Sampson (Mvskoke Creek/Seneca) who is an interdisciplinary artist, powwow and hoop dancer, performer, musician, a...

Bought by KVSC


  • Added: Feb 25, 2021
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 1
Piece image
Today we speak with Hope Flanagan (Seneca) a Native elder, a storyteller, teacher of plants and wild plant gathering. All through her life, Hope F...

Bought by KVSC


  • Added: Feb 17, 2021
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 1
Piece image
February 14th marks a day of honoring relatives lost in the ongoing epidemic of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Relatives (MMIWR). A re...

Bought by KVSC


  • Added: Feb 10, 2021
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 1
Piece image
This week, we continue our focus on how Indian Country in Minnesota is responding to the pandemic, now that COVID-19 vaccines are rolling out, with...

Bought by KVSC


  • Added: Feb 03, 2021
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 1
Piece image
Today we talk with Ramona Marozas (Bad River Band of Lake Superior) a multiplatform producer with over a decade of journalism experience, currently...

Bought by KVSC


  • Added: Jan 27, 2021
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 1
Piece image
This week, another Special Edition of Native Lights: Visiting Vaccines, where we get a pulse on Indian Country’s response to COVID-19 vaccines, her...

Bought by KVSC


  • Added: Jan 20, 2021
  • Length: 28:31
  • Purchases: 1
Piece image
This week we revisit an earlier Native Lights episode which highlights Kwe Pack, a spectacular group of Native women supporting each other to run l...

Bought by KVSC


  • Added: Jan 13, 2021
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 1
Piece image
This week we kick off a special series of vaccine conversations, starting with Antony Stately (Ojibwe and Oneida). Dr. Antony Stately has a Ph.D. i...

Bought by KVSC and WTIP


  • Added: Jan 06, 2021
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 2
Piece image
This week we are happy to revisit our conversation with Lakota doula Takayla Lightfield (Mnicoujou Lakota, Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe of South Dako...

Bought by KVSC


  • Added: Dec 30, 2020
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 1
Piece image
It’s the “Best of Native Lights” as we revisit a wonderful conversation with Respected Anishinaabe elder and well-known physician, Dr. Arne Vainio ...

Bought by KVSC and WGZS


  • Added: Dec 23, 2020
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 2
Piece image
Today, a conversation with Ramona Kitto Stately (Santee Sioux Dakota Nation,) a beadwork artist, teacher, and leader in K-12 Indian Education in Mi...

Bought by KVSC


  • Added: Dec 16, 2020
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 1
Piece image
Today, a fun conversation with Robert Pilot (Ho-Chunk Nation), who is a teacher, water protector, and Host of Native Roots Radio, which amplifies m...

Bought by KVSC


  • Added: Dec 09, 2020
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 1
Piece image
Today’s conversation is with Dr. Anton Treuer (White Earth/Leech Lake Ojibwe), a prolific author, international speaker, historian, and professor o...

Bought by KVSC


  • Added: Dec 02, 2020
  • Length: 28:29
  • Purchases: 1
Piece image
Today’s conversation is with Ashley Fairbanks, an Anishinaabe artist, organizer, designer, and digital strategist, and the Creative Director for th...

Bought by KVSC


  • Added: Nov 25, 2020
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 1
Piece image
Today’s conversation is with Deanna StandingCloud (Red Lake Anishinaabe) who is a mom, playwright, organizer, artist, community leader, pow-wow emc...

Bought by KVSC


  • Added: Nov 18, 2020
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 1
Piece image
Today’s conversation features Dalton Walker (Red Lake Anishinaabe) who is a National Correspondent, for Indian Country Today. Dalton Walker shares ...

Bought by KVSC and WTIP


  • Added: Nov 11, 2020
  • Length: 28:32
  • Purchases: 2
Piece image
Today’s conversation features Daniel Lemm (Lower Sioux Indian Community) who is the Chief Financial Officer at the Charles K. Blandin Foundation, i...

Bought by KVSC, KSRQ, KMSU, and WTIP


  • Added: Nov 04, 2020
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 4
Piece image
We round out Season 2 of our Native Lights podcast by exploring the cultural influences that have shaped the work of two celebrated and accomplishe...

  • Added: May 01, 2020
  • Length: 40:43
Piece image
In this episode, two stories highlight significant work to build supportive environments for Native people to heal and thrive. Kwe Pack is a spect...

  • Added: May 01, 2020
  • Length: 59:27
Piece image
The program explores the unstoppable power when two visionaries come together to bring a special project to life. We meet Deb Foster (Ojibwe), the...

  • Added: May 01, 2020
  • Length: 36:16