May 2012 First Person Radio Archives

Join co-hosts Laura Waterman Wittstock and Miguel Vargas as they talk with Andy Hestness and Daniel Yang, two entrepreneurial leaders working in the nonprofit arena. Daniel is well known in Indian Country for his innovative work in organizing and getting community involvement to blossom. The now annual opening parade for American Indian Month happened yesterday for 2012, but there will be a great deal else Andy Hestness and Daniel Yang will be able to say about the work of NACDI and the All My Relations art gallery.

Laura Waterman Wittstock talks with Dr. Anton Treuer about his new book: "Everything You Wanted to Know About Indians But Were Afraid to Ask a highly amusing and rollicking account of reservation life few outsiders ever get to find out about. Not to be missed!


Join Laura Waterman Wittstock as she talks with award-winning Anishinaabe author Jim Northrup. On May 18th, Jim received the 2012 George Morrison Artist Award from the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council in Duluth, Minnesota. His monthly column, Fond du Lac Follies, is syndicated in several American Indian newspapers, including The CircleThe Native American Press, and News From Indian Country. The column has won countless awards and is known for its warm humor and sharp, political commentary.


Join Laura Waterman Wittstock as she talks with Red Lake Tribal Chairman Floyd "Buck" Jourdain, Anishinabe, about recent funding and new developments on Minnesota's largest reservation, including $750,000 for youth community projects.

Chairman Jourdain is an advocate of chemical- free lifestyles, Native American culture, and he has spent 23 years as a counselor, community organizer, educator, and student of tribal government.