KRSM exists to amplify the voices and stories of communities that are underserved by traditional media. As part of that mission, we’re proud to regularly broadcast 9 hours each week of Indigenous-led programming—more than triple what you can find on the entire rest of the dial combined! And for this year’s Indigenous Peoples’ day on Monday, October 8th, we’re excited to feature several special recordings as part of the day’s broadcast. Check it out…
First, we’ll be broadcasting two different exclusive recordings by Winona LaDuke addressing the pipeline controversy up north.
“The Meaning of Consent” is about the “Sophie’s Choice moment” forced on the Fond du Lac reservation by the Public Utilities Commission last month. “Black Snake Chronicles” is about the arming of Beltrami County, the legal rulings in Canada recently that favor First Nation peoples, and other related actions.(Recorded on the White Earth Reservation in northern Minnesota.) On Monday, tune in at 10 am or 2 pm to catch these.
Second, we’re kicking off the documentary series “The Definition of Resilience” which highlights the dynamic stories of Native American hip-hop MC’s.
The first 2 episodes, both focused specifically on MN hip-hop artists, will play from 9-10 am, 5-6 pm, and 10-11 pm on Monday. Check out the trailer.
Last, we’re hyping up our schedule surrounding these special features to broadcast even more of our regular programming by Indigenous-identifying hosts—a total of 9 hours on Monday.
See the schedule below and tune in to hear everything from modern and traditional music to organizing and political issues, health and wellness, lessons in Ojibwe language, history and culture to conversations about current events in Indigenous communities.
Native Voice One
Fridays at 11 am
A compilation of weekly content from Native Voices One including National Native News, Talking Drum, Trahant Reports, and Words With a Champ.
Mondays at 11 am
Learn more about Ojibwe language, culture, and history from our partners at KOJB in Leech Lake.
Native America Calling
Mondays, Thursdays & Fridays at 12 pm | Hosted by Tara Gatewood (content shared by Native Voice One)
A live one-hour call-in talk show that engages noted guests and listeners in a thought-provoking national conversation from a Native perspective. To participate in the conversation, call 800-996-2848
American Indian Living
Thursdays at 1 pm | Hosted by Dr. David DeRose
A one-hour weekly talk show focusing on health issues in Indian country, viewed in a holistic way in keeping with traditional Native perspectives.
Native Roots Radio
Mondays at 1 pm | Hosted by Robert Pilot
Native Roots Radio is a weekly Native American talk radio show that discusses national and local Native American news and events. Local and national guest will help us keep current with Mother Earth, Tribal and Twin Cities issues. Native American Issues are human Issues. We invite all people to walk hand in hand with our struggles, victories and achievements. We need to all become AWAKE.
Thursdays at 11 am | Hosted by Ashley Fairbanks & Matt Barthelemy
A lunch party where everyone brings something to the table.