Project examines University of Minnesota’s mistreatment of Indigenous people

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A person tossing tobacco into a lake
Elaine Fleming, a Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe elder and professor at the Leech Lake Tribal College, prays and gently tosses a handful of tobacco into the lake water to ask for safe passage on the water and give thanks before harvesting wild rice on Leech Lake in Minnesota, Monday, Sept. 12, 2022. A recent report by Tribal researchers, titled “The spirit that renews through fire heals the people,” documented the ways that University of Minnesota committed genocide and exploited Native Americans. Jessie Wardarski/ AP Photo

A Native-organized, Native-led research project finds the University of Minnesota committed genocide and expropriated millions from Indigenous people. The project recommends reparations in perpetuity. We explore the findings and what Wisconsin could learn about making amends for its own legacy of colonialism.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Joe Tarr Producer
  • Maria Lopez Technical Director
  • Audrianna Goodwin Guest

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