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Last month, shock comedian Ralphie May was schedule for a performance at the Sanford Center in Bemidji. Controversy arose after some of his raciall...

  • Added: May 05, 2016
  • Length: 02:58
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Last month, shock comedian Ralphie May was schedule for a performance at the Sanford Center in Bemidji. Controversy arose after some of his raciall...

  • Added: May 04, 2016
  • Length: 05:51
Caption: Red Lake Chairman Darrell Seki Sr stands in front of the Minnesota State Capitol., Credit: Melissa Townsend
This week on Minnesota Native News, Dakota sacred sites get renewed attention and Red Lake heads to St. Paul.

Bought by Bois Forte Tribal Community Radio, KMSU, KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle, Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, WTIP and more


  • Added: May 04, 2016
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 11
Caption: White Sucker [Catosomus commersoni], Credit: NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory
On this episode of Ojibwe Stories: Gaganoonididaa we have a conversation with Leona Wakonabo and Gerri Howard. They grew up on the Leech Lake Rese...

Bought by WMUU-LP


  • Added: May 03, 2016
  • Length: 29:14
  • Purchases: 1
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Grant Frashier attends the Bemijigamaag Powwow and interviews dancers, honor guards and volunteers.

  • Added: May 02, 2016
  • Length: 10:39
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Join Larry K, from the Ho Chunk Nation as he mixes up 2 hours of Indigenous sounds with music from Julian Taylor Band, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Ana Tijo...

Bought by WGZS, KCMJ Community Radio, KKWE Niijii Radio, WLPR, and KMXT


  • Added: May 01, 2016
  • Length: 01:58:12
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: The Lake Superior Project, Credit: Logo by Lauryl Loberg
Pharmaceuticals and other human-produced chemicals are appearing in northeast Minnesota's water and fish - even in remote and pristine lakes. In th...

  • Added: Apr 29, 2016
  • Length: 07:45
Caption: Design by Northern Lights Community School student, Beth Swanson
A conversation with Beth Swanson and Gail Otteson from the Northern Lights Community School. They are involved in a fashion show that will be held ...

  • Added: Apr 28, 2016
  • Length: 10:11
Caption: Pee Wee Russell, Credit: William P. Gottlieb
Pee Wee Russell, who asserted a part-Cherokee background, stands as one of most innovative clarinet players in jazz.

Bought by KUMD


  • Added: Apr 27, 2016
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Max Roach, Credit: Albert Kok
Best known as a bebop player, Max Roach (of Tuscarora ancestry) was named a National Endowment of the Arts Jazz Master in 1984.

  • Added: Apr 27, 2016
  • Length: 05:00
Caption: Oscar Pettiford, Credit: William P. Gottlieb
Oscar Pettiford (whose mother was full-blooded Choctaw and father, half Cherokee) was one of the top bassists during the 1940's and 50's.

  • Added: Apr 27, 2016
  • Length: 05:00
Caption: Jim Pepper
The son of a Creek mother and Kaw father, saxophonist Jim Pepper grew up surrounded by the songs and dances of inter-tribal powwows. Pepper was a ...

  • Added: Apr 27, 2016
  • Length: 05:00
Caption: Charlie Parker, Credit: William P. Gottlieb
A leading figure in the development of bebop, Charlie Parker (of Choctaw ancestry), is regarded as the greatest saxophonist of all time.

  • Added: Apr 27, 2016
  • Length: 05:00
Caption: Thelonius Monk, Credit: William P. Gottlieb
Of Tuscarora ancestry, Thelonious Monk was one of the most inventive pianists of any musical genre. Dubbed the “High Priest of Bebop”, Monk introd...

  • Added: Apr 27, 2016
  • Length: 05:00
Caption: Charles Lloyd, Credit: Dorothy Darr
Program notes for the 2015 National Endowment of the Arts Jazz Master Awards Ceremony describe Charles Lloyd as “one of the key figures in the expa...

  • Added: Apr 27, 2016
  • Length: 05:00
Caption: John Lewis, Credit: Bert Verhoeff
John Lewis was of Cherokee and Comanche lineage and is best known as the musical director and leader of the Modern Jazz Quartet.

  • Added: Apr 27, 2016
  • Length: 05:00
Caption: Illinois Jacquet, Credit: William Paul Gottlieb
Jean Baptiste Jacquet is better known by his nickname, Illinois, which was given to him by his Sioux mother and comes from the Indian word “Illiniw...

  • Added: Apr 27, 2016
  • Length: 05:00
Caption: Dizzy Gillespie, Credit: Roland Godefroy
Dizzy Gillespie (of Cheraw descent), was one of the most influential players in the history of jazz. He was named a National Endowment of the Arts ...

  • Added: Apr 27, 2016
  • Length: 05:00
Caption: Duke Ellington
Duke Ellington (whose maternal grandmother was Cherokee) is regarded by many as the most influential composer in the history of jazz. And, as head ...

  • Added: Apr 27, 2016
  • Length: 05:00
Caption: A fancy shawl dancer makes her way around the arena floor., Credit: Heidi Holtan
Today on Minnesota Native News: highlights from the April 23rd Bemijigimaag pow wow at the Sanford Center in Bemidji.

Bought by Bois Forte Tribal Community Radio, KMSU, Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, KSRQ, WTIP and more


  • Added: Apr 27, 2016
  • Length: 04:59
  • Purchases: 11
Caption: Miles Davis, Credit: All About Jazz
Widely considered one of the most influential and consistently innovative musicians of the 20th century, Miles Davis (of Cherokee ancestry) pointed...

  • Added: Apr 26, 2016
  • Length: 05:00
Caption: Don Cherry, Credit: All About Jazz
Don Cherry, of Choctaw ancestry, was one of the most lyrical and unique voices in jazz. Emphasizing expression and musical communication over speed...

  • Added: Apr 26, 2016
  • Length: 05:00
Caption: Ornette Coleman
Ornette Coleman, whose family ties reach back to the Occaneechee Tribe of North Carolina, was largely self-taught. His music has weathered the test...

  • Added: Apr 26, 2016
  • Length: 05:00
Caption: Dave Brubeck, Credit: Associated Press
Dave Brubeck, whose father was of Medoc descent, was one of the most active and popular jazz musicians in the world. His experiments with odd time ...

  • Added: Apr 26, 2016
  • Length: 05:00
Caption: Mildred Bailey
As the first full-time female big band singer in America, Mildred Bailey helped popularize jazz singing and opened the door for later jazz greats, ...

  • Added: Apr 26, 2016
  • Length: 04:44