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Host: Elaine Fleming

The History of Leech Lake is a 10 minute program designed to educate listeners about the History of Leech Lake Reservation. This program provides a historical prospective to American Indian life and how it relates today. This history also gives more knowledge and awareness of the way history affects people's lives. History of Leech Lake gives insight into the culture and history of a people that is not often told. This program will help listeners discover things about Leech Lake that they did not know and may discover a history not described in any textbook.


Chippewa National Forest and Gifford Pincho

Teddie Redwing and ICWA, I

Teddie Redwing and ICWA, II

Teddie Redwing and ICWA, Part II.

Teddie Redwing and ICWA, III

Teddie Redwing was a foster child who was placed in foster care during the Termination Era. Host: Elaine Fleming

Chippewa National Forest

The Chippewa National Forest occupies 75% of the Leech Lake Nation base. Host: Elaine Fleming.

Driving the Leech Lake Nation I

A nation has 4 elements: language, government, land base and history. Host: Elaine Fleming

Driving the Leech Lake Nation II

The history of French and English colonization with the Leech Lake Nation began in the 1700’s. Our land bas and resources were their interests.

Driving the Leech Lake Nation III

Cass Lake was originally called Red Cedar Lake. The French has a post here in 1760.

Driving the Leech Lake Nation III: Oak Point

Riding the Leech Lake Nation, I came to Walker. The town of Walker was established in 1896.

Cass Lake Bena School District - Racism and Walkout in the 1970’s

The 1970’s was the beginning of the Self Determination Era. It was a time of activism and protest.

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Supported by funds from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.