First Person Radio

Originally aired on Wednesday,May, 11. 2016

Join Laura Waterman Wittstock and Roy Taylor on FIRST PERSON RADIO on Wednesday, May 11 as they talk with Lenny Hayes, Sisseton Dakota Oyate, Mary LaGarde,White Earth Nation, Executive Director of the Minneapolis American Indian Center; Patina Park, Cheyenne River Sioux, Executive Director of the Minnesota Indian Women’s Resource Center, and Chris Stark, Two-Spirit Project Coordinator at the Minnesota Indian Women’s Center. The group is working together to present the Two-Spirit and Native LGBT Community Art Show at the Two Rivers Gallery in the Minneapolis American Indian Center with a community celebration on May 14th

Podcast 05.11.16

Originally aired on Wednesday,May, 04. 2016

2 Spirits show.

Podcast 05.04.16

Originally aired on Wednesday,April, 27. 2016

Join Laura Waterman Wittstock and Roy Taylor on FIRST PERSON RADIO on Wednesday, April 27th as they talk John Kane, Mohawk, host of "Let's Talk Native... the only Native radio talk show in Western New York. The show is a forum for Native issues. LTN airs Sunday nights on WWKB 1520AM and on Tunein.com John will introduce an interview with Jane Sanders that took place on April 14 on WBAI in New York City.

Podcast 04.27.16

Originally aired on Wednesday,April, 20. 2016

Join Laura Waterman Wittstock on FIRST PERSON RADIO on Wednesday, April 20th as she talks with William S. Yellow Robe, Jr, Assiniboine. He is a nationally recognized playwright, who began his theater career as an actor. When noting the small number of roles for Native Americans, he wrote his own plays, to give Native actors more to bring to the stage. He confronts major issues like tribal autonomy, identity politics, and the historical legacy of Indian/white relations.

Podcast 04.20.16

Originally aired on Wednesday,April, 13. 2016

Join Laura Waterman Wittstock and Roy Taylor on FIRST PERSON RADIO on Wednesday, April 13th as they talk with Betty Jane Schaaf and Jewell Arcoren from the Wicoie Nandagikendan program, sponsor of the event: 4th Annual Great Native American Cook-Off on April 1st at the Minneapolis American Indian Center. They are joined by special guest Catherine Taylor, last year’s cook off winner in the salad category.

Podcast 04.13.16

Originally aired on Wednesday,April, 04. 2016

Join Laura Waterman Wittstock on FIRST PERSON RADIO on Wednesday, April 6th. Her guests are Kate Beane and Carly Bad Heart Bull. They will discuss the Bde Maka Ska name restoration and plans to get to the next phase of the process. They are both on the Community Advisory Committee (CAC) for the Master plan of Calhoun and Harriet Lakes. Kate and Carly are both working on the reclamation of the place name and recognition of Dakota history in the area.

Podcast 04.06.16

Originally aired on Wednesday,March, 30. 2016

Join Laura Waterman Wittstock on FIRST PERSON RADIO on Wednesday, March 30th. Her guests are Dan Spock, Director of the History Center Museum in St. Paul, Minnesota and Matt Cassady, Program Specialist at Historic Fort Snelling . We will talk about the Minnesota Historical Society’s vision to revitalize historic Fort Snelling through new ways of presenting the fort and its historical record.

Podcast 03.30.16

Originally aired on Wednesday,March, 23. 2016

Join Laura Waterman Wittstock on FIRST PERSON RADIO on Wednesday, March 23rd. Her guest is Janice LaFloe (Turtle Mountain, ND), founder and Primary Guide of the Montessori American Indian Childcare Center in St. Paul. She has previously worked in the public education systems as well as the nonprofit sector. She began her career as a Tutor in the Elk River Indian Education Program. She spent time working as the Program Coordinator for the Anoka-Hennepin Indian Education Program prior to joining the St Paul Indian Education program as the Lead Teacher.

Podcast 03.23.16

Originally aired on Wednesday,March, 16. 2016

Join Laura Waterman Wittstock on FIRST PERSON RADIO Wednesday, March 16, 2016 as she talks with renowned Hawaiian strings virtuoso Makana, who opens at the Dakota in Minneapolis on March 23rd. Then she talks with the inimitable R. Vincent Moniz (Three Affiliated Tribes located on the Ft. Berthold Indian Reservation in North Dakota). He appears at Scared Synergy March 31 and April 1st at Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish College. It is the second annual writers’ conference.

Podcast 03.16.16

Originally aired on Wednesday,March, 09. 2016

Join Laura Waterman Wittstock on FIRST PERSON RADIO Wednesday, March 9, 2016 as she talks with Lee Ann Tall Bear, Mdewankton/Sisseton Dakota and Arapaho.We’ll talk about her exceptional career, her children and some long battles as a descendant of His Red Nation (Little Crow) to gain greater recognition and respect for this great Dakota leader. She is pictured here with Mike Greeley and Della Eastman, direct decendents of His Red Nation.

Podcast 03.09.16

Originally aired on Wednesday,March, 02. 2016

Join Laura Waterman Wittstock on FIRST PERSON RADIO Wednesday, March 2, 2016 as she talks with the candidates for Minnesota’s HouseDistrict 60B: incumbent Phyllis Kahn and candidates Mohamud Noor and Ilhan Omar. We will talk about the Indian community in district 60b and the Legacy Amendment funds going to culture and language in the Indian community.

Podcast 03.02.16

Originally aired on Wednesday, February, 24. 2016

Join Laura Waterman Wittstock on FIRST PERSON RADIO Wednesday, February 24, 2016 for a discussion of native languages with Deanna Rae StandingCloud (Getebiikwe), James Vukelich (Kaagegaabaw), and Neil McKay (Centemaza). Deanna is from Red Lake in Minnesota,, James is from Turtle Mountain in North Dakota, and Neil is from Spirit Lake in North Dakota. Among other topics, we will discuss Native language immersion, acquisition, literacy and re-vitalization; the link between Native languages and culture, Native language roundtables in the community, and the Dakota-Ojibwe Language Alliance.

Podcast 02.24.16

Originally aired on Wednesday, February, 17. 2016

Join Laura Waterman Wittstock on February 17, 2016 for a conversation with Bill Eigen and the film “The Jingle Dress,” a film about members of a family from the White Earth Nation who move to Minneapolis to solve the mysterious death of an uncle. Most of the story is told through the eyes of 8-year-old Rose when her family moves to Minneapolis to find answers about what happened to their Uncle Norton. They stay with an aunt in the Phillips neighborhood, and experience the good and the bad aspects of urban native life.

Podcast 02.17.16

Originally aired on Wednesday, February, 10. 2016

Join Laura Waterman Wittstock on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 for a discussion of the work of Sarah Deer and the issues of rape and violence against women with guest co-host John Karhiio Kane, Mohawk. We will also cover other current news from Indian Country. John is a national commentator on Native issues. He hosts two weekly radio shows, "Let's Talk Native...with John Kane," and “First Voices Indigenous Radio” on WBAI-FM 99.5 in New York City.

Podcast 02.10.16

Originally aired on Wednesday, February, 03. 2016

Join Laura Waterman Wittstock on Wednesday, February 3, 2016 for a discussion with Ojibwe artist Annie Humphrey. Humphrey is a mother, singer, songwriter and visual artist who was born and raised on the Leech Lake Reservation in Northern Minnesota. Annie discovered at the age of eight that playing the piano and guitar came easy to her, and she began writing songs as a young adult. Her first recording, The Heron Smiled, won her national recognition as Female Artist of the Year and Best Folk Recording at the 2000 Native American Music Awards. In 2004, her second recording, Edge of America was released. The title track from this recording was later featured on Chris Eyre's film Edge of America.

 Podcast 02.03.16

Originally aired on Wednesday, January 27. 2016

Join Laura Waterman Wittstock and Roy Taylor on Wednesday, January 27th for a lively discussion with prominent Indian Country attorney Larry Leventhal. We will talk at the Indian Child Welfare Act — new developments in AZ. And we will cover a range of tribal topics.

Podcast 1.27.16

Originally aired on Wednesday, January 20. 2016

Join Laura Waterman Wittstock and Roy Taylor as we look at the music and life of Floyd Red Crow Westerman. He died on December 13, 2007 in Los Angeles but lived a lifetime carrying the Indian world with him wherever he went. We will here a few comments from Floyd and we will play his music, familiar to most but ever new to those coming from new generations

Podcast 1.20.16

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