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  • Join Laura Waterman Wittstock and Roy Taylor on Wednesday May 10, 2017 at 9 am as they talk with Rhiana Yazzie, Navajo playwright, producer, director, artistic director, and actor based in Minnesota. She is a 2016/2017 Playwrights’ Center McKnight Fellow, a two-time Playwrights’ Center Jerome Fellow (2010/2011 and 2006/2007) and was a Playwrights’ Center Core Member for three years. This continues this month's celebration of American Indian Month in Minnesota.
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  • Join Laura Waterman Wittstock and Roy Taylor on Wednesday, April 26th as they talk with Pauline Danforth and Raul Aguilar from the University of Minnesota about this year’s higher education graduation.  The event has been held annually since 1986. This year notes the passing of two founding members of the committee: Gordon Regguinti and W. Roger Buffalohead.
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  • Sisters’ Camelot is a 20 year old 501c3 nonprofit that has been gifting free food to communities throughout the Twin Cities.

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  • Join Laura Waterman Wittstock and Roy Taylor as they talk with Ron Leith, Anishinabe/Ojibwe-Mdewakanton Dakota First Nation. His new book of poetry, Poems from the Deep is out and available on Amazon.
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  • Friday, May 5th KFAI, The Sabo Center for Democracy, SPNN, MTN and WEQY welcome Amy Goodman for the Democracy Now! Covering the Movements Changing America.  

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    Join Laura Waterman Wittstock and Roy Taylor on Wednesday April 12 as they talk with Dana Farley and Nate Wright from the MN Department of Health to discuss opioid and other drug use among Indian people in Minnesota
     
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  • Join Laura Waterman Wittstock and Roy Taylor as they talk with Sydney Beane and Kate Beane about the legacy of Cloud Man and what is now known as Lake Calhoun in Minneapolis. According to the Southwest Journal in Minneapolis  "Beane and other descendants of Cloud Man are working with the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board on a public art project to honor the Dakota. The memorial will stand on a 60-foot strip of shoreland on the southeast corner of Lake Calhoun.
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  • Join Laura Waterman Wittstock as she talks with Keri Pickett about her new film:  “First Daughter and the Black Snake,” featuring Native American activist WinonaLaDuke. Keri says, Winona’s "inspirational pursuit of environmental justice, has challenged my story-telling skills. I am weaving together her personal story with the Ojibwe tribal history and its economic dependence on wild rice, now threatened by an oil pipeline.” We will hear two short clips from the film, that opens in Minneapolis on Saturday, April 15th at the Uptown Theatre., 
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  • Join Laura Waterman Wittstock and Roy Taylor as they talk with Dr. Lydia Caros, who recently retired from the Native American Community Clinic in Minneapolis. She served as a pediatrician and CEO of the organization. Prior to that, she was a pediatrician and medical director at the Indian Health Board of Minneapolis. She was a founder of the Native American Community Clinic, where she has practiced since 2002. Her outstanding career included a focus on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.
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  • Join Laura Waterman Wittstock and Roy Taylor as they talk with Todd Otis and Barb Fabre about early childhood development and education, statewide and on the White Earth Ojibwe Nation. Todd Otis is Senior Vice President for External Affairs at Think Small, a Minnesota nonprofit. Barb Fabre is Administrator for the White Earth Nation’s  Child Care & Early Childhood Program. Both share a long history in early childhood education and policy development.
     
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