Many Native people are dissatisfied with the media portrayal of Indigenous communities across Turtle Island. In this episode, we hear from a Native reporter who is changing the very framework for how stories are told. A Native spokesperson talks about how she found her voice and her ability to speak for her community. And a group of Native women talk about the barriers to reaching out to reporters and being heard.
Simone Senogles: Development Coordinator for The Indigenous Environmental Network, the Red Lake Nation.
Dr. Kate Beane, Scholar, historian, teacher and documentary filmmaker, Flandreau Santee Dakota and Muskogee Creek
Wab Kinew: Author, Journalist, TV and Radio host for CBC, Legislator, Manitoba Assembly, New Democratic Party) Pipe-carrier, activist, and hip-hop rapper (winner of Aboriginal Peoples’ Choice Music Award for Best Rap/Hip-Hop CD), Ojibway of Onigaming First Nation
Hosts Leah Lemm and Cole Premo also speak with MN Native News producer/reporter Melissa Townsend.
Theme Music: Cole Premo
Special Music: Leah Lemm “Rebeginning”
Native Lights Podcast is a production of Minnesota Native News and Ampers, Diverse Radio for Minnesota’s Communities, and made possible by funding from the Minnesota Arts and Culture Heritage Fund, and the citizens of Minnesota. Ampers is an association of 18 independent community radio stations in Minnesota, which are all licensed to a college, school, university, Native American tribe, or directly to the community. http://ampers.org/
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