The Ikidowin Indigenous People's Task Force(IPTF) Youth Theater Ensemble brings their production,"We will do it for the Water!"to the Reif Center Grand Rapids Friday morning at 10a.m. and again Friday afternoon at 1p.m. The multi-modal experience illuminates the culture and history of Ojibwe and Dakota people in terms of their commitment to protecting water.
Bill Blackwell, Jr. received the State of Minnesota Martin Luther King, Jr. Commitment to Service Award this past Monday. He's the Director of the American Indian Resource Center on the Bemidji State University campus. Under his leadership, the American Indian retention rate at BSU has reached 84%.
Professor, author and cultural trainer Anton Treuerstopped by the KBXE studio recently. In this segment of Area Voices: Anishinaabenaajimon, Treuer reflects on the Dakota Access Pipeline and current Minnesota pipeline activity.
Pow Wow season is here! Across northern Minnesota, opportunities to attend pow wows are many. Dr. Anton Treuer stopped by the KBXE Studio recently and shared some of the history of pow wows as well as what a person might expect who has never been. Thank goodness we live in a region rich with this cultural experience.
Area Voices tells the arts, culture and history stories of northern Minnesota. In this segment of Area Voices, we learn about a native northern Minnesotan who is making history. Anne McKeig is a descendent of the White Earth Nation.
Author Kent Nerburn wrote the novel Neither Wolf Nor Dog in the early 1990s. Director Steven Lewis Simpson made it into a movie of the same name currently in theaters. In this segment of Area Voices, we learn why Kent began his Native American writing journey and how he views the film. We also hear from Steven Simpson about the making of the movie and the reaction it has received from the public.
Northern Minnesota writer Michael Meuers has published his first novel The Road to Ponemah: The Teachings of Larry Stillday. He stopped by the KBXE studio recently and spoke to producer Katie Carter about Larry Stillday, why he wrote the book, and the impact he hopes it has on readers.
Area Voices tells the arts, culture and history stories of northern Minnesota. Northern Community Radio on-air volunteer Dan Gannon had the privilege of talking with three area youth who have traveled to North Dakota and taken part in the Standing Rock protests of the Dakota Access Pipeline. Listen as they share why they went, what it was like, and the impact this movement is having on their generation.