First Nations Radio is joined in studio by Clyde H. Bellecourt, Founder and National Director of the American Indian Movement, Grand Governing Council; he is also Executive Director of Heart of the Earth Inc in Minneapolis; and Bob Roscoe, Principle, Design for Preservation
We are joined this evening by renowned Dr. Arnie Vainio, an Ojibwe MD with a Family Practice on the Fond du Lac Reservation, to discuss recent trends in Native health locally and nationally, and his Emmy nominated film; we are joined also by Lee Jeanotte from the University of North Dakota with a state of the art update on the overturning of the Fighting Sioux mascot!
A little over a week ago the Fighting Sioux mascot was officially retired by the University of North Dakota. We talk in-studio with Frank Paro and Clyde Bellecourt-and are joined on the phone with Charlene Teters and Marcus Briggs Cloud on the subject of American Indian mascots in sports and media
On the eve of Indian Month in the Twin Cities, we focus our broadcast on some of that long history, and learn more about the Metropolitan Urban Indian Directors (MUID), with guests Elder Jim Clairmont and recent past co-chair of MUID Norma Renville.