*The schedule shown here only features our Indigenous-led shows for Monday, October 14th.
6 am – Rocking the Boat – Predominantly white towns that border large American Indian reservations can be racially charged places. It is difficult for residents to face the historical atrocities and heal as a community. In a small city in Minnesota’s north woods, Natives and their non-Native allies have been working for 50 years to do just that. Join us as we hear their stories in the documentary Rocking the Boat: the Story of Changing Race Relations in Bemidji, Minnesota.
7 am – Definition Of Resilience (Episodes 1 & 2) – Definition of Resilience highlights the dynamic voices of Native American hip-hop MCs. From Minnesota to Alaska, eight rappers bring insight and emotional rawness in exploring disconnection and reconnection to Native culture. Their personal stories cover addiction, identity, boarding schools, and generational trauma. Their powerful lyrical and artistic expression works to uplift their communities and inspire youth. Each half hour follows two artists who share their story and Indigenous history.
8 am – Definition Of Resilience (Episodes 3 & 4) – See description directly above.
9 am – Testimonies – Testimonies zeros in on the problem of missing and murdered indigenous women and girls. It’s a problem that burst into public awareness across the Upper Midwest in the summer of 2017. That’s when a young indigenous woman who was eight months pregnant was found murdered near Fargo, North Dakota. But the issue isn’t new news within tribal communities. Rather it’s an ongoing problem that has deep roots.
10 am – Reconnecting with a Healthy Lifestyle – Reconnecting with a Healthy Lifestyle focuses on traditional foods to improve the health and wellness of Native people. We hear from tribal leaders, health advocates and grassroots coalition members who are taking on wellness initiatives, promoting food sovereignty programs to increase access to fresh produce, and are seeking new ways to improve the overall health of their communities. From urban gardens and tribal seed banks, to Indigenous smartphone apps to sharing traditional recipes, Native people are reconnecting to their traditions and culture to address disease and encourage others to live a holistic way of life.
11 am – The Eagle – Learn more about Ojibwe language, culture, and history from our partners at KOJB in Leech Lake.
12 pm – Native America Calling – 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
1 pm – Native Roots Radio – 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.
2 pm – Native Roots Radio (Continued)
3 pm – Stolen Childhoods – America’s attempt to separate Native children from their families didn’t end with boarding schools. In the decades after World War II, the U.S. government created the Indian Adoption Project, an effort designed to place Native kids with white parents. In this one-hour documentary, producer Melissa Olson explores the personal and historical impact of this policy. Her Ojibwe mother, Judy Olson, was raised by a white family. So were the mothers of several friends. The emotional impact of the Indian Adoption Project — and similar state projects — continues today.
4 pm – The MN Opioid Special – Addiction to opioid pain killers and heroin is a daunting challenge to many Natives. In 2015, Minnesota had more American Indians dying from overdoses than any other state. That same year, nearly 70% of pregnant Native women gave birth to babies with opioids in their systems. There’s a call for a culturally specific response base on traditional teachings and ceremonies, and a different urgent call for medically assisted treatment. In the end, healing from historical trauma is the path forward. Join us as we explore these issues in Minnesota’s Indian country in this special report from Minnesota Native News brought to you by Native Voice One.
5 pm – Definition Of Resilience (Episodes 1 & 2) – See description above.
6 pm – Definition Of Resilience (Episodes 3 & 4) – See description above.
7 pm – Rocking the Boat – See description above.
8 pm – Our Voices Will Be Heard – A radio theater adaptation of a play about a powerful mother- daughter journey that reveals how generations face the choice of continuing to perpetuate—or disrupt—family violence. Through the lens of fiction, and the palette of Alaska Native Storytelling, the playwright tells the true story of her mother’s strength against impossible pressure. Our Voices Will Be Heard weaves together legend and truth in a fierce call for healing and forgiveness. Our Voices Will Be Heard was written by Vera Starbard who is Tlingit and Dena’ina, originally from Southeast Alaska, and now resides in Anchorage, Alaska. The play was directed by Larissa FastHorse who is a Lakota playwright, choreographer, and director, based in Santa Monica, California. She has written and produced numerous award-winning plays, and is a member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe.