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  • Join Laura Waterman Wittstock, Roy Taylor  and John Kane (Mohawk) on Wednesday February 15, 2017 for a lively discussion of politics and updates on what is happening with the pipeline and the water protectors. John hosts two weekly radio shows. "Let's Talk Native…with John Kane" – now in its seventh year – streams online at 
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  • Illusion Theater in Minneapolis is staging a new play called Miranda.  Playwright James Still brings audiences inside the world of a CIA operative working in Yemen.  

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  • When Dawn Morningstar heard the Dalai Lama’s prediction—“The world will be saved by the Western woman”—her heart was immediately enlisted to help make his words come true. Her own painful beginning had set her on a quest to find ways for women (herself included) to lead fulfilling lives and, in turn, affect positive transformation in the world.

  • Fresh Air Community Radio celebrated Black History Month with special programming on Tuesday, February 21st.  We presented eighteen hours of music, documentaries, storytelling and spoken word – art and conversation that reveal and celebrate significant events in Black History.

  • Join Laura Waterman Wittstock and Roy Taylor on Wednesday at 9 am  as they talk with Tiokasin Ghosthorse (Cheyenne River Lakota Nation of South Dakota and the bands of Mnicoujou/Itazipco and Oglala) about his work and his new book, Butterfly Against the Wind, which was published in 2016 and made possible by an initial grant from the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation. He co-authored the book with the stunning artwork of internationally renowned contemporary artist Jadina Lilien.Tiokasin is Host and Executive Producer of “First Voices Radio, a live one-hour weekly radio program t
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  • The Concourse King of MSP from nancy rosenbaum on Vimeo.

    Hear Nancy Rosenbaum's complete KFAI story below.

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  • Robin Hickman is not a child, but she plays with dolls as an important part of her life's work.  

    A new exhibition at The Urban Research & Outreach Engagement Center uses stories and photographs to explain what Hickman sees in this sophisticated "play".  

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  • On Friday afternoons during the month of February, KFAI will test a new program proposal that's intended to foster a deeper understanding of the Somali community in Minneapolis.

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  • Join Laura Waterman Wittstock and Roy Taylor on Wednesday, February 1, 2017,  as they discuss the importance of learning tribal languages. Two specialists in teaching the very young native languages are: Pat Deinhart Bauknight and Jewell Arcoren Executive Director and Program Director of Wicoie Nandagikendan. This program, nestled in the middle of busy South Minneapolis teaches Dakota and Ojibwe to children as young as 18 months. The 4-year olds in the classes are prepared for kindergarten, where they have shown to be not only ready for school but also equipped with two languages.

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