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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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  • Join Roy Taylor on FIRST PERSON RADIO on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 9 am as he talks with Nora Murphy about her work in the Native communities of Minnesota.

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  • Join Laura Waterman Wittstock on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 as she talks with Nicole MartinRogers, Kristi Dawes, and Sarah Gehrig about a study produced by Wilder Research in Minnesota, that projects population changes for six member Bands of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe. Populations of Tribes and Nations all over the United States are changing in ways at times not clear to tribal leadership or tribal members. Assumptions can be wrong and tribal planning is difficult as demographic projections are little more than guesswork.
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  • Join Laura Waterman Wittstock and Roy Taylor on Wednesday May 24, as they talk with Audrey Thayer, Ph.D. and Professor Colette Hyman about new research they are doing on the history of women’s roles in the establishment of Native communities in Minneapolis and St. Paul from the 1950s through the mid-1980s.
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  • Join Laura Waterman Wittstock and Roy Taylor at Noon today as they talk with MIGIZI President and CEO Elaine Salinas about the 40-year history of the organization and its contributions to the American Indian community. The program is part of FIRST PERSON RADIO’S special focus on Minnesota’s American Indian Month 2017. MIGIZI Communications was founded in 1977.
     
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  • Join Laura Waterman Wittstock and Roy Taylor on Friday May 12 at Noon for a special Indian Month edition of FIRST PERSON RADIO and their guest Lea Foushee.  Ms. Foushee was appointed in 2016 to serve a three-year term to the Commissioner of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency’s Environmental Justice Advisory Group. She co-founded the North American Water Office in 1982 and serves as its Environmental Justice Director.
     
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