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Journey to Wellness // Monday 8:00amA 10-minute bi-weekly program on Native American Community Health in MN and around the country in partnership with the University of Minnesota Medical School- Duluth Campus, Center of American Indian and Minority Health. The program will feature interviews with medical and health researchers, professors, and doctors plus native people active in Native American health today. Journey to Wellness on The North 103.3 is made possible by Ampers and the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Journey to Wellness: connecting those who are leaving us and those coming into the world (encore)

Steve Premo/MNHS Press

This program was originally aired March 9, 2020.

The books are out now, and you can find out more about them at the Minnesota Historical Society Press's website at these links:

Akawe Niwii-tibaajim: Aanjibimaadizing

Anooj Inaajimod: Aanjibimaadizing

Nishiimeyinaanig : Aanjibimaadizing

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 language and cultural practices.

And she knows from her work with fluent speakers of Ojibwe and at Waadookodaading Ojibwe Language Immersion School how important it is for kids to have access to culturally affirming content, something there hasn't been much of in public schools.

So providing that lens of the Ojibwe language for kids, helping them "experience the world around them through the language intended for them" -- also preserving stories and teachings of local elders -- has Boyd, the commissioner of administration for the Mille Lacs Band of Chippewa, pretty excited about what the future holds.

Akawe Niwii-tibaajim, Anooj Inaajimod and Nishiimeyinaanig will be published this fall by the Minnesota Historical Society Press.

Lisa Johnson started her broadcast career anchoring the television news at her high school and spinning country music at KWWK/KOLM Radio in Rochester, Minnesota. She was a reporter and news anchor at KTHI in Fargo, ND (not to mention the host of a children's program called "Lisa's Lane") and a radio reporter and anchor in Moorhead, Bismarck, Wahpeton and Fergus Falls.Since 1991, she has hosted Northland Morning on KUMD. One of the best parts of her job includes "paying it forward" by mentoring upcoming journalists and broadcasters on the student news team that helps produce Northland Morning. She also loves introducing the different people she meets in her job to one another, helping to forge new "community connections" and partnerships.Lisa has amassed a book collection weighing over two tons, and she enjoys reading, photography, volunteering with Animal Allies Humane Society and fantasizing about farmland. She goes to bed at 8pm, long before her daughter, two cats, or three dogs.
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