Host Leah Lemm explores how Indian Country in MN is responding and adapting to the current pandemic health crisis.
Today’s show looks at how traditional health adapting and helping community members through distress, especially given our current realities of increased isolation and worry.
Leah talks with Sharyl Whitehawk, who is Lac Courte de Oreilles Ojibwe, and an addiction counselor at the American Indian Family Center in Saint Paul. Sharyl shares how she keeps herself balanced and healthy, so she can be of service to others.
MN Native News reporter Melissa Townsend talks with Dennis Jones, a retired professor from the Department of Indian Studies at the University of Minnesota, who now works at the American Indian Family Center, performs traditional ceremonies and has a gift for healing. Dennis offers some cultural perspective the awakening we are going through right now.
Plus, drummer Chaz Wagner on adapting the Saagibagaa Powwow at Nett Lake, while keeping up social distancing.
And, a special message from Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe member and cultural advisor, Bobby Eagle.