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.


33 Pieces

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Caption: More information about Wica Agli at http://www.wicaagli.org, Credit: WICA AGLI/FACEBOOK
Jeremy NeVilles-Sorell just wishes he'd gotten started ten years ago. Mending the Sacred Hoop's training and resource director is celebrating 25 y...

  • Added: Oct 31, 2019
  • Length: 19:17
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Anishinabe author Heid Erdrich was dumbstruck that even national literary lights didn't know about contemporary Native authors and poets. But what...

  • Added: May 10, 2019
  • Length: 16:46
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Who writes the history books? As we're coming to learn, most often it's the "winner." And in many instances, that perspective also informs how...

  • Added: Jul 01, 2019
  • Length: 11:58
Caption: A little dancer mugs for the camera at the 2008 Chefornak Alaska Dance Festival. Chefornak is a rural Alaska Native village with a population of around 500 people., Credit: MCAV0Y/FLICKR
Duluth's Dr. Mary Owen, an Alaska Native and the head of UMD's Center of American Indian and Minority Health, isn't encouraged by the news from her...

  • Added: Jul 29, 2019
  • Length: 10:19
Caption: Illustration for "Grasshopper Girl", Credit: Jordan Rodgers
Jordan Rodgers isn't really sure how, as a college-age person, she ended up illustrating a couple of books - or illustrating for the UMD Medical Sc...

  • Added: Jul 29, 2019
  • Length: 09:24
Caption: Sean Sherman brought his Indigenous Food Lab to the Minnesota State Fair. He will also be doing demos at the Indigenous Food Expo in Duluth later this month, Credit: THE SIOUX CHEF/FACEBOOK
It's pretty easy to bring a skill like mindfulness to eating. Paying attention to that bite you put in your mouth? Enjoying it? Simple.

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  • Added: Sep 19, 2019
  • Length: 09:13
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Caption: "The Doctrine of Rediscovery", Credit: Jonathan Thunder
Although you've probably never thought about it this way, European colonizers exploring the world were more concerned with making themselves comfor...

  • Added: Sep 26, 2019
  • Length: 15:48
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
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
  • Purchases: 1
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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: 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
  • Purchases: 1
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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