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Native Lights: Where Indigenous Voices Shine

64 EpisodesProduced by Minnesota Native NewsWebsite

In Native Lights, people in Native communities around Mni Sota Mkoce - a.k.a. Minnesota - tell their stories about finding their gifts and sharing them with the community. These are stories of joy, strength, history, and change from Native people who are shaping the future and honoring those who cam… read more


Staying Active and Keeping Our Spirits High as Winter Arrives During the Pandemic

Host Leah Lemm (Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe) explores how Indian Country in MN is responding and adapting to the current pandemic health crisis.Winter is coming! So, on today’s show Host Leah Lemm looks at how to stay physically and mentally active while continuing to keep our communities safe. Leah shares a fun conversation with Bill Premo (Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe) a retired elder who is also her dad. Bill Premo shares wisdom with a side of humor and offers his take on how to stay sharp and keep moving throughout the winter months.Reporter Melissa Townsend talks with Mary LaGarde (White Earth Nation), who is the Executive Director of the Minneapolis American Indian Center. Mary LaGarde shares some of the many ways she and her team are supporting the health and connection of Urban Native communities, through limited in-person classes and online activities for families, youth, and elders.Plus, Dani Johnson, a wellness physical therapist at The Mayo Clinic, offers some good suggestions for how people can squeeze in some exercise throughout their day without having to leave their desks.  Check out Dani’s "5 Fabulous Exercises" on the Mayo Clinic News Network here:
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