Native Americans

From Michigan’s outdoor and historic attractions to tasting the foods of farmers, today’s show is dedicated to exploring summer adventures here in the Great Lakes State. 

Pow Wow
Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi / Facebook

Funding is available for K-12 schools, colleges and municipalities to defray the cost of projects that promote the history and role of Native Americans in Michigan.

Rick Snyder
WKAR-MSU

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has signed legislation designed to ensure that Native American tribes in Michigan have access to state child protection records.

DAN KRAKER, MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO

For generations, Native Americans in the northern Great Lakes have harvested wild rice. It's an important food source. For some it's a way to make a little extra cash. And it's a cultural touchstone that tribal members are trying to pass on to younger generations. 


Replicas of Columbus Ships Stir Protests

Jul 28, 2017
Great Lakes Today

Two replica Christopher Columbus ships are sailing across the Great Lakes this summer, offering visitors a chance to learn about the famous explorer's voyages. But some say the ships only tell half of a story.