Prior Lake, Minn. – The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC)’s Understand Native Minnesota campaign launched a new podcast series today, entitled Native Minnesota with Rebecca Crooks-Stratton. Hosted by SMSC Secretary/Treasurer Rebecca Crooks-Stratton, the series features conversations with thought leaders and changemakers in Minnesota and across Indian Country.
“Native American tribes and communities make important contributions to our state every day, yet their stories often go untold,” said Crooks-Stratton. “In this new podcast series, I sit down with inspiring leaders to talk about Native culture, history and accomplishments – and help dispel some of the misconceptions folks have about Indigenous peoples.”
The podcast is a project of the Understand Native Minnesota campaign. This strategic initiative and philanthropic campaign aims to improve public attitudes toward Native Americans by incorporating greater awareness for Native Americans, along with accurate information about their history, culture and modern tribal governments, into Minnesota’s K-12 education system and across the state at large.