Culture & Community News

A significant number of young Somali Americans residing in MN have traveled back to their native country (Somalia) during the past couple of years. Some are Somali-Americans who were born in the U.S. and others came to the US at a fairly young age.

Kinshasha will talk with Melvin Anderson about his goal to end childhood obesity in Minnesota one community at a time.

As the founder and CEO of Youth Determined to Succeed (YDS), Minnesota’s most comprehensive youth health, fitness and wellness service organization Anderson will talk about the strategies that his organization is employing to help our youth.

Jackie “Red Woman” Lindow will be talking with Kinshasha on Health Notes Monday, January 23rd, live about her history, the history of her people, the secret of the Medicine Wheel and being a Fire Starter.

Jackie “Red Woman” is in the Twin Cities teaching the secrets of the medicine wheel, Saturday, January 21st at Unity Church in Golden Valley.

Susan Allen is the First Native American Lesbian to be elected to the MN House of Representatives and Jamie Nabozny won a landmark federal lawsuit against his school administrators for failing to stop harassment.

Thomas Frank, author of the bestseller, What’s the Matter with Kansas?, visits Write On! Radio on January 24th to talk about his new book, Pity the Billionaire. Frank will also discuss how the “Right” has managed to frame the debate about economic policy in a way that benefits the rich at the expense of everyone else.

Chris Morris is an internationally recognized naturopathic physician, author, cleric and business leader.

Lizz Winstead comes back to the Parkway Theater for her third annual review of the year on December 31st, to close out 2011. Each year seems to present more material for her to skewer her way through, but 2011 also presented new opportunities for Winstead’s quick wit and excellent writing skills.

[img_assist|nid=40677|title=Life Givers CD jacket|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=125|height=125]Please join Laura Waterman Wittstock and Miguel Vargas as they talk with Joanne Shenandoah, Oneida, Wolf Clan. She is one of Americas most celebrated and critically acclaimed musicians; Grammy® Award winner, and 13 time Native American music award winner with 15 recordings to date.

Heading towards the Solstice discussing Drama, Politics & Cabaret with
Carla Steen, Andy Birkey & Maren Ward on Fresh Fruit Dec.

The coming 150th anniversary of the Dakota War is in 2012. There will be observances and memorials planned by Dakota people and their friends and allies.

The Minnesota Historical Society will launch an exhibit, “…

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