Wayne Somes: Growing Family and Cultural Bonds Through Ojibwemowin
Today Leah and Cole speak with Wayne Somes, a citizen of the Sault Ste Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians. Wayne shares how his passions for family, early childhood development, and Ojibwemowin have led him along a path to Northern Minnesota
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Thomasina TopBear: Empowering Community Through Art
She specializes in large-scale murals; her work can be seen on the sides of buildings throughout the Twin Cities and the country.
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MN House Proposes Budget Boost For Some Tribal Colleges
Minnesota state Representative Heather Keeler from Moorhead, authored a bill that would direct $3-million each fiscal year for 2024 & 2025. The state Office of Higher Education would then distribute grants to pay for general operations and maintenance.
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Tabitha Chilton’s Gift for Building Access & Trust in Healthcare Systems
Leah and Cole chat with Tabitha Chilton, a White Earth Nation member who serves as Sanford Health’s Native American patient advocate in Bemidji, Minnesota. Tabitha’s focus on outpatient care at the Joe Lueken Cancer Center helps Native communities access healthcare throughout Northern Minnesota
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Family, Community Rally to Protect Little Earth and East Phillips
At the heart of it is a neighborhood’s fight to protect their children’s health. Nicole Perez and Joe Vital As Perez and Vital volunteer their time to grow support for the EPNI indoor urban farm project, they’re also fostering a united community group that feels like family.
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