Native Leaders

2020 is an extraordinary year, especially for local high school seniors.  They are experiencing something no one has gone through before:  celebrating and honoring their education in a world of social distancing.  Do you know a graduating senior?  We'd love to talk with them!  Email us. 

Anna Gibbs stood less than 5 feet tall during her time here on earth.  Despite her small stature, she left an immense wave of joy, spiritual connectedness, cultural understanding and service to others in her wake.  Over the course of  her lifetime, she became one of the most influential leaders of the Red Lake Nation and an inspiration across Indian Country and beyond.

While talking about pow wows with professor and author Anton Treuer, we got off on the topic of Native Americans and the US Military.  Did you know that more natives serve in the armed services per capita than any other ethnic group?  Click on the link for our conversation.   

Anne McKeig

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.

Bush Foundation

Nevada Littlewolf is the first Anishinaabe woman to serve on the Virginia, MN city council and an influential leader in in many respects.  We spoke with Nevada about her Bush Fellowship, role models, the discrepancy of men vs.