Journey to Wellness in Indian Country

Series produced by KUMD

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"Journey to Wellness in Indian Country" is a 10-minute program featuring interviews with medical and health researchers, professors and doctors and other people active in Native American Health today. KUMD partners with the University of Minnesota Duluth Medical School with their focus on Native American Community Health.

KUMD partners with the University of Minnesota Duluth Medical School with their focus on Native American Community Health welcoming guests to talk about their research, their community health experiences and the community collaborations that are improving and changing approaches to Native American Health care today.


48 Pieces

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Three months after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the about half the land in Oklahoma is within reservation boundaries, a decision that ...

  • Added: Oct 08, 2020
  • Length: 15:20
Caption: Medicine man Sid Perrault stands with his fellow marcher, Sage, at last Monday's event., Credit: Deb Holman. Used with permission
Last week, the Twin Ports/Fond du Lac chapter of the American Indian Movement (AIM)marched to bring visibility to homelessness in Duluth. With ba...

  • Added: Sep 30, 2020
  • Length: 04:02
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In years past Honor the Earth was able to host an annual gala event at Bayfront Festival Park to raise grant funding for native organizations. In ...

  • Added: Sep 04, 2020
  • Length: 06:31
Caption: Treaty of New Echota, 1835, Credit:  NATIONAL ARCHIVES
Thursday's Supreme Court ruling does not means the Muscogee (Creek) Nation is getting most of Oklahoma back. But even though Tadd Johnson, the...

  • Added: Jul 28, 2020
  • Length: 17:05
Caption: Antony Stately's sons, Credit: Antony Stately
Last time, Dr Antony Stately joined us from Minneapolis to talk about the challenges of a COVID-19 pandemic in the midst of an under...

  • Added: Jul 01, 2020
  • Length: 11:56
Caption: NACC's chief medical officer, Dr. Kari Rabie at a testing event for residents and staff at the Anishinabe Wakiagun and Anishinabe Bii-Gii-Wiin on the Franklin Avenue American Indian Cultural Corridor last month., Credit: Credit Native American Community Clinic
Around the middle of May, an article came out in Indian Country Today warning that, even though Native Americans in Minnesota have largely...

  • Added: Jun 22, 2020
  • Length: 04:24
Caption: Phoebe Davis, jingle-dress dancer (left) with her husband, Jeremy Davis (center) with a member of the drum group Cedar Creek, from Fond du Lac., Credit: ©Lisa Johnson
Dr. Mary Owen sees many of the people around her just going about business as usual. She admits she doesn't know if underneath, they're as upset a...

  • Added: Jun 23, 2020
  • Length: 15:52
Caption: Jingle dress dancer, 2017 United Tribes Powwow, Bismarck, ND, Credit: ©Lisa Johnson
Looking around, it's hard to know where to start. Worries and fears about physical safety, economic safety - your kids, your parents, y...

  • Added: Jun 23, 2020
  • Length: 07:35
Caption: Sidewalk chalk messages this spring at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College, Credit: Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College/Facebook
Most students, parents, and teachers aren't huge fans of distance learning, but for Indigenous students and tribal colleges, it's alot more than ...

  • Added: Jun 23, 2020
  • Length: 07:15
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At 4pm on Friday, March 27th, just at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic and national shut-downs, the chairman of the of the Mashpee Wampano...

  • Added: Jun 23, 2020
  • Length: 08:37
Caption: From last fall's Gichi-gami Gathering to Stop Line 3, Credit: Fibonacci Blue/Flickr
Despite the pandemic, despite the stay-at-home orders, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency wants to go ahead with a series of "telephone town h...

  • Added: Jun 23, 2020
  • Length: 17:22
Caption: Members of the Lummi Nation's Tribal Health Center conducting COVID-19 testing earlier this month, Credit: Credit Lummi Communications/Facebook
Native people in America are facing the same situation the rest of the country finds itself in - but with a few significant differences. Testing...

  • Added: Jun 22, 2020
  • Length: 15:23
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Things were always pretty busy at AICHO. The American Indian Community Housing Organization's Dabinoo'Igan Emergency Domestic Violence Shelter pro...

  • Added: Jun 22, 2020
  • Length: 12:54
Caption: Cover illustration for "Akawe Niwii-tibaajim", Credit: Credit Steve Premo/MNHS Press
Baabiitaw Boyd believes the elders who told her that a lot of the problems Native people experience are the result of not having access to their la...

  • Added: Jun 22, 2020
  • Length: 16:35
Caption: Hern Fineday, Credit: Round Lake Traditions
Not only is Herb Fineday a former Fond du Lac police officer and chief of police, he's a guy who can sew 3500 stitches a minute, build a studio ...

  • Added: Jun 22, 2020
  • Length: 15:56
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Tadd Johnson laughs and says he's at an age where he doesn't mind speaking truth to power.

  • Added: Dec 09, 2019
  • Length: 14:16
Caption: Fort Snelling, painted circa 1875, Credit: Alfred Sederberg
Fort Snelling needs a name change, says the Minnesota Historical Society. That is, the historic site, not the fort itself.

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  • Added: Nov 21, 2019
  • Length: 08:58
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When you think of world-class medicine in Minnesota, you probably think of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester. But Johns Hopkins has just opened up a cen...

  • Added: Nov 07, 2019
  • Length: 10:07
Caption: An Anishinaabe elder leads a water ceremony with women veterans, Credit: ROXANNE GOULD
What happens at the intersection of Native American "ways of knowing" and the kind of academic rigor demanded of colleges and universities? The And...

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  • Added: Oct 31, 2019
  • Length: 05:20
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Caption: Elders Howard Kimewon and Alphonse Pitawanakwat provided these insights on preventing suicide, Credit: Indigenous Peoples Task Force/ojibwe.net
Native kids aged 10 to 24 have the highest rate of suicide of any age group in Minnesota -- more than three times that of white kids.

  • Added: Oct 17, 2019
  • Length: 12:56