May 2013 First Person Radio Archives

Please join Laura Waterman Wittstock on Wednesday, May 1, 2013 for a conversation with LeeAnn Tallbear, Dakota, who has worked with the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate for many years in developing its education school system. The elementary school was dedicated in her name. She currently works for the Lower Sioux Community in Minnesota. She has had a distinguished career in Democratic politics, development in raising many millions of dollars for causes and programs, and helping bring American Indian positions into public understanding.

Please join Laura Waterman Wittstock on Wednesday, May 8, 2013 for an exciting conversation with Bill Means of the American Indian Movement, photographer Dick Bancroft, author of the just released We Are Still Here: A History of the American Indian Movement in Photographs, a powerful, insider’s history of the first decade of the American Indian Movement.

Please join Laura Waterman Wittstock on Wednesday, May 15, 2013, for a conversation with contemporary dance choreographer Rosy Simas, Seneca who lives and teaches in Minneapolis. Her family is from the Cornplanter tract and Cattaraugus reservation. Simas’ choreography has been presented in Minnesota, New York, Wisconsin, California, Montréal and Vancouver. Most recently Simas’ work was presented in the New Dance Alliance Performance Mix in NY. She is a 2013 recipient of the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation Dance Fellowship, and an American Composers Forum Music for Dance grant.

 

Please join Laura Waterman Wittstock on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 as she talks with Dr. Tiffany R. Beckman, Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe.