General News

  • Join Laura Waterman Wittstock on Wednesday August 23, 2017 at 1 pm for a lively discussion about American Indian politics and news with Shoshone journalist Mark Trahant. There is almost too much news streaming over the airwaves — a climate in which American Indian news can actually get drowned out. But, we have the Federal budget, local candidates getting ready for the next election season, and regional stories coming from tribal areas.
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  • Join Laura Waterman Wittstock on Wednesday August 9, 2017  at 1 pm as she talks with Mohawk radio and podcast host John Kane about the latest Indian Country news and what he is hearing in New York State. His 8/7 program on “Let’s Talk Native” has a big topic. Watch it on Facebook. "The politics of fear. It's finally beginning to wear thin but they are still trying threaten us and back us down with fear.
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  • A Minnesota Mosque has survived an attack by someone with an "improvised explosive device" F.B.I.

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  • FIRST PERSON RADIO starts the new schedule on Wednesday, August 2, 1017 at 1:00 p.m. My guest tomorrow is Professor Robert J. Miller, author of several books, most notably Native America, Discovered and Conquered: Thomas Jefferson, Lewis & Clark, and Manifest Destiny, (2006 and paperback 2008) and (co-authored), Discovering Indigenous Lands: The Doctrine of Discovery in the English Colonies. He is a citizen of the Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma.
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  • The fight to defend civil liberties is ongoing and not every American agrees on just where those rights begin and end.

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  • Join Laura Waterman Wittstock on Wednesday July 26 at 9 am as she catches up on a previously planned program with Denise Nelson and Deanna Rae StandingCloud, with special guest Keith Secola. They will all be in the 4th Annual Owamni Falling Water Festival. this Saturday, July 29. The free family event celebration brings together indigineous culture with music, art, food, and exhibitor booths. Performers include Hoka Hey Drum Group, Bluedog, Frank Waln, and Keith Secola. 

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  • Minnesota’s 13th ward is by most measures a great neighborhood to live in.  Beautiful parks, wonderful shops and restaurants, good schools and friendly neighbors.  Bad stuff doesn’t happen here—until it does.

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  • Join Laura Waterman Wittstock on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at 9 am as she talks with award-winning Haudenosaunee (Seneca Nation, Heron Clan) choreographer based in Minneapolis, MN. Rosy Simas is a designer and director of dance, solo and collaborative performer, movement-based and multidisciplinary teacher, events curator, Indigenous and multicultural arts advocate, and mentor of diverse artists.Her work “Skin(s)” is touring to EastSide Arts (CA), Intermedia Arts (MN), LaPeña (CA), City of Chicago Cultural Center, AICHO (MN) and Northwestern Unive
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  • Join Laura Waterman Wittstock on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 as she talks with Mohawk radio and podcast host John Kane about the fight for native sovereignty and continued independence from the European settlers’  rebellion against England. The  U.S. Declaration of Independence stands against Thomas Jefferson who attempted to take a swipe at King George of England by accusing the native nations of being his minions and Jefferson sank to  name calling to make his thin point.
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    In urban and rural communities across the nation, a powerful grassroots movement called Indivisible is demanding meetings with their congressional representatives and finding other ways to push back on issues like health care, travel bans and climate change.  In Minnesota’s  suburban  Second and Third Congressional Districts, Republican Congressmen Jason Lewis and  Erik Paulsen are feeling the heat.  
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