Host Leah Lemm (Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe) is back exploring how Indian Country in MN is responding and adapting to the current pandemic health crisis.
On today’s show, Leah reflects on the many choices people are making to help keep each other safe. Leah enjoys a lively and fun conversation with college student Skylar Kuczaboski (Leech Lake) who is a senior at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire, although she is completing her spring semester virtually from Minnesota. Skylar reflects on her experience as a first-generation college student at an Ivy League school amid all the disrupted circumstances over the last year of the pandemic, and the choices she is making to keep her relatives safe.
We also hear from Dr. Anton Treuer (White Earth/Leech Lake Ojibwe), a prolific author, international speaker, historian, and professor of Ojibwe at Bemidji State University, who shares “A Traditional Native American Perspective on Covid Vaccines,” in a recently released video.
Plus, we hear from Red Lake Nation’s Chairman Darrel G. Seki Sr., who expresses gratitude for the community’s vigilance in helping one another stay healthy. He cautions people not to let their guard down and encourages everyone to consider getting vaccinated.
Listen to past COVID-19 Community Conversations