General News

  • The fight to defend civil liberties is ongoing and not every American agrees on just where those rights begin and end.

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  • Join Laura Waterman Wittstock on Wednesday July 26 at 9 am as she catches up on a previously planned program with Denise Nelson and Deanna Rae StandingCloud, with special guest Keith Secola. They will all be in the 4th Annual Owamni Falling Water Festival. this Saturday, July 29. The free family event celebration brings together indigineous culture with music, art, food, and exhibitor booths. Performers include Hoka Hey Drum Group, Bluedog, Frank Waln, and Keith Secola. 

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  • Minnesota’s 13th ward is by most measures a great neighborhood to live in.  Beautiful parks, wonderful shops and restaurants, good schools and friendly neighbors.  Bad stuff doesn’t happen here—until it does.

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  • Join Laura Waterman Wittstock on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at 9 am as she talks with award-winning Haudenosaunee (Seneca Nation, Heron Clan) choreographer based in Minneapolis, MN. Rosy Simas is a designer and director of dance, solo and collaborative performer, movement-based and multidisciplinary teacher, events curator, Indigenous and multicultural arts advocate, and mentor of diverse artists.Her work “Skin(s)” is touring to EastSide Arts (CA), Intermedia Arts (MN), LaPeña (CA), City of Chicago Cultural Center, AICHO (MN) and Northwestern Unive
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  • Join Laura Waterman Wittstock on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 as she talks with Mohawk radio and podcast host John Kane about the fight for native sovereignty and continued independence from the European settlers’  rebellion against England. The  U.S. Declaration of Independence stands against Thomas Jefferson who attempted to take a swipe at King George of England by accusing the native nations of being his minions and Jefferson sank to  name calling to make his thin point.
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    In urban and rural communities across the nation, a powerful grassroots movement called Indivisible is demanding meetings with their congressional representatives and finding other ways to push back on issues like health care, travel bans and climate change.  In Minnesota’s  suburban  Second and Third Congressional Districts, Republican Congressmen Jason Lewis and  Erik Paulsen are feeling the heat.  
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  • Join Roy Taylor on FIRST PERSON RADIO on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 9 am as he talks with Nora Murphy about her work in the Native communities of Minnesota.

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  • Join Laura Waterman Wittstock on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 as she talks with Nicole MartinRogers, Kristi Dawes, and Sarah Gehrig about a study produced by Wilder Research in Minnesota, that projects population changes for six member Bands of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe. Populations of Tribes and Nations all over the United States are changing in ways at times not clear to tribal leadership or tribal members. Assumptions can be wrong and tribal planning is difficult as demographic projections are little more than guesswork.
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