Host Leah Lemm (Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe) explores how Indian Country in MN is responding and adapting to the current pandemic health crisis.
On this show, Host Leah Lemm celebrates what the earth provides in the way of food and medicines grown and harvested throughout the year, and how this connects to our health and well-being.
Leah’s guests work closely with the land to help provide for our communities’ food and health needs. Megan Schnitker (Lakota) speaks about the year-long harvest cycle, the rise in interest in first medicines, and the care that goes into harvesting them. Matt Smaus is the agriculture supervisor of the Wozupi Tribal Gardens, which is owned and operated by the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community.
Reporter Melissa Townsend shares her conversation with story-teller Hope Flanagan (Seneca) who is the Community outreach and Cultural Teacher at the Dream of Wild Health Farm in Hugo, MN.
And, Chaz Wagner (Bois Forte Band of Chippewa) reflects on the joys of harvesting wild rice, as the season winds down.
Mahkato Revitalization Project website: www.mahkatorevitalizationproject.org.
Wozupi Tribals Gardens website: www.wozupi.com.
Dream of Wild Health website: www.dreamofwildhealth.org.