On this edition of Native Report... We meet Norman Deschampe, Chairman of the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. We then meet Joyce LaPorte, a maker of traditional Ojibwe faceless dolls. And meet Richard Smith and his sister Bertha Christensen, both of whom served in the military during World War II. We also learn what we can do to lead healthier lives and hear from our Elders on this edition of Native Report.
Native Report is an entertaining, informative magazine style series that celebrates Native American culture and heritage, listens to tribal elders, and talks to some of the most powerful and influential leaders of Indian Country today. The series is attractive to both a general and tribal audience, promoting understanding between cultures, tribes and reservations...offering a venue for the stories of challenge and success coming from Minnesota's tribal communities... and educating public television viewers about the culture and traditions of native citizens. Native Report is hosted by Stacey Thunder, an enrolled member of the Red Lake Nation, and co-hosted by Tadd Johnson who is an enrolled member of the Bois Forte Band of Chippewa. The Native Report season consists of fifteen episodes. Another fifteen episodes are planned next year which will include stories from Minnesota and Wisconsin native communities.