Pat, who is going on 107 years old, says she was surprised that her difficulty breathing was caused by a heart problem, not her lungs.
Ross Sutter sings and plays songs representing a variety of European cultures. But like most artists, Covid nearly ended all of his work. But Ross adjusted to the situation. A big help for him has been workshops for artists led by arts professional Jeri Goldstein.
Let’s get lost today on Stay Human – stories from Cate Belleveau about the Lost Forty, and about Count Beltrami getting lost in the woods; Cory Kolodji tells us what to do if that happens to you; Steve Downing on the cardinal points, and as always, great music to get lost in.
Minneapolis artist Deborah Foutch creates rich and complex work with fiber and mixed media that expresses her love of the natural world. Her Soil Horizon series portrays a living system using special layering techniques and honors her father who was a soil conservationist. This story was produced by Dixie Treichel.
Today’s conversation is with Ashley Fairbanks, an Anishinaabe artist, organizer, designer, and digital strategist, and the Creative Director for the 100% Campaign, which is working to build equitable clean energy to Minnesota’s economy. Ashley Fairbanks has risen in the political world, recently serving as Congresswoman Ilhan Omar’s digital director. She shares about growing up in South Minneapolis with a large and loving Ojibwe family. And Ashley Fairbanks shares how she found her voice and harnessed her power, for politics and activism through bold and vulnerable sharing on social media.
Native Lights: Where Indigenous Voices Shine is produced by Minnesota Native News and Ampers, Diverse Radio for Minnesota’s Communities with support from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage fund. Online at https://minnesotanativenews.org/