Native Americans in the City: Development and Culture

May is American Indian Month. This may or may not be a meaningless exercise (why just one month to recognize the contributions and issues facing many of our communities of color?), but the Native community here is making the most of it with plans for the Franklin/Cedar Cultural Corridor, an Indian Health Fair (even as we're broadcasting) April 28, and a Parade of Nations Walk April 30.

But those events are just part of life in the city for our Native Americans brothers and sisters - some good, some far too challenging for many to survive the poverty and racism that still mitigates against tribal cultures' attempts to remain sovereign and self-sufficient.

TTT's Andy Driscoll and Lynnell Mickelsen talk with a few local Native activists and city officials about Indian life in the urban core and prospects for a prosperous future, including
CEO, American Indian Community Development Corporation (AICDC) Michael Goze (Ho-Chunk), Native American Community Development Institute (NACDI) President/CEO Justin Kii Huenemann (Navajo), and Writer/ConsultantLaura Waterman Wittstock (Seneca) - Retired Executive Director, Migizi Communications; Co-Producer/Host of First Nations Radio (Sundays on KFAI).

Invited as well are two Minneapolis Councilmembers: Gary Schiff - of (Ward 9) and Robert Lilligren of Ward 6), along with another possible guest in Native American leadership work.

AND YOU! Call us at 612-341-0980.