Host Leah Lemm explores how Indian Country in MN is responding and adapting to the current pandemic health crisis.
Today on the show, Leah looks at how our artistic gifts can be motivation to prioritize health, to get healthy, to stay healthy. Last week we discussed how a cancer diagnosis and treatment can be complicated during the pandemic. And this week, our guest shares how to live life even more fully after facing the illness, and we begin a continued conversation about health and artistry.
Robert DesJarlait is a Red Lake citizen, a celebrated artist, and a cancer survivor. Leah is joined by MN Native News reporter Melissa Townsend, who spoke to Robert DesJarlait. Robert is also a Tiwahe Foundation grant recipient who is making art inspired by resilience in response to COVID-19, and Tiwahe will share the work of grant recipients on their website and through social media.
We also include a message from Herb Fineday, artist and owner of Round Lake Traditions, who created a video with the American Indian Community Housing Organization (AICHO) in Duluth and their project to engage Native communities with COVID 19 info that’s culturally relevant, weaving teachings and values throughout. https://www.aicho.org/