February 2016 First Person Radio Archives

Join Laura Waterman Wittstock on Wednesday, February 3, 2016 for a discussion with Ojibwe artist Annie Humphrey. Humphrey is a mother, singer, songwriter and visual artist who was born and raised on the Leech Lake Reservation in Northern Minnesota. Annie discovered at the age of eight that playing the piano and guitar came easy to her, and she began writing songs as a young adult. Her first recording, The Heron Smiled, won her national recognition as Female Artist of the Year and Best Folk Recording at the 2000 Native American Music Awards.
Join Laura Waterman Wittstock on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 for a discussion of the work of Sarah Deer and the issues of rape and violence against women with guest co-host John Karhiio Kane, Mohawk. We will also cover other current news from Indian Country. John is a national commentator on Native issues.
Join Laura Waterman Wittstock on February 17, 2016 for a conversation with Bill Eigen and the film “The Jingle Dress,” a film about members of a family from the White Earth Nation who move to Minneapolis to solve the mysterious death of an uncle. Most of the story is told through the eyes of 8-year-old Rose when her family moves to Minneapolis to find answers about what happened to their Uncle Norton.

Join Laura Waterman Wittstock on FIRST PERSON RADIO Wednesday, February 24, 2016 for a discussion of native languages with Deanna Rae StandingCloud (Getebiikwe), James Vukelich (Kaagegaabaw), and Neil McKay (Centemaza). Deanna is from Red Lake in Minnesota,, James is from Turtle Mountain in North Dakota, and Neil is from Spirit Lake in North Dakota.