Today’s conversation is with Deanna StandingCloud (Red Lake Anishinaabe) who is a mom, playwright, organizer, artist, community leader, pow-wow emcee, and advocate for Indigenous people. Deanna shares how she pushed through her nerves to take her proper place as a leader, on a stage, holding a mic, or in front of a camera. All so that she can use her voice, share stories, and keep traditional culture alive and thriving now and into the future.
Native Lights: Where Indigenous Voices Shine is produced by Minnesota Native News and Ampers, Diverse Radio for Minnesota’s Communities with support from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage fund. Online at https://minnesotanativenews.org/