Lisa Johnson

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Recent Pieces from Lisa Johnson

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Journey to Wellness: "regular, constant, and ongoing dialogue between tribal nations and the U" (14:16)
From: KUMD

Tadd Johnson laughs and says he's at an age where he doesn't mind speaking truth to power.
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MN Reads: "Walking the Old Road" by Staci Lola Drouillard (17:57)
From: KUMD

What so many of the people I interviewed longed for - what I long for - is the ability to return to the place where our ancestors lived and be welcomed there, as part of the ...
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MN Reads: "The Thunder Before the Storm: The Autobiography of Clyde Bellecourt" as told to Jon Lurie (15:14)
From: KUMD

"Not-Indian" author and journalist Jon Lurie talks about the evolution of his relationship with activist and American Indian Movement (AIM) co-founder Clyde Bellecourt, from ...
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In the Spirit of Medicine: Happy Birthday to a silent baby (06:18)
From: KUMD

What did he do to bring this upon himself? Likely what all babies do. He cried, he needed changing and feeding. He woke up in the middle of the night. He got sick. He asked ...
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MN Reads: "Johnny's Pheasant" by Cheryl Minnema (12:43)
From: KUMD

Cheryl Minnema's children's books start with a fond memory, one of many plucked from her childhood, growing up in a traditional household and part of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe.
Caption: Fort Snelling, painted circa 1875, Credit: Alfred Sederberg

Journey to Wellness in Indian Country: "A fort is about a wall; not a bridge" (08:58)
From: KUMD

Fort Snelling needs a name change, says the Minnesota Historical Society. That is, the historic site, not the fort itself.
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MN Reads: "Mrs. Ambassador: The Life and Politics of Eugenie Anderson" by Mary Dupont (10:00)
From: KUMD

Eugenie Anderson and Coya Knutson had a lot in common. They were born three years apart (1909 and 1912), they both entered Minnesota politics in the '40s and they died only ...
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MN Reads: "Queer Voices: Poetry, Prose, and Pride" (12:37)
From: KUMD

New and established Minnesota-based writers of the LGBTQIA+ community have had their voices heard via the Queer Voices reading series since 1993.
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MN Reads: "The Trial of the Edmund Fitzgerald" edited by Michael Schumacher (12:31)
From: KUMD

A forgotten grocery-store box simply labeled "Fitz" was the genesis for Michael Schumacher's The Trial of the Edmund Fitzgerald: Eyewitness Accounts from the U.S. Coast Guard ...
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MN Reads: "The Lost Brothers" by Jack El-Hai (14:32)
From: KUMD

Jack El-Hai's non-fiction book, The Lost Brothers, tells the harrowing story of three little boys, ages 8, 6 and 4, who went to the park a few blocks from their Minneapolis ...