Potawatomi biologist wins MacArthur Fellowship


December 28, 2022

In the late 1700's, the Tunica-Biloxi people first settled in what became the Mississippi Valley. Despite being in the area for centuries, they didn't get federal recognition until 1981. Today there are about 1,500 citizens. Chairman Marshall Pierite tells us about a recent land acquisition for his tribal nation.

Robin Wall Kimmerer is among this prestigious class of MacArthur Fellows this year. She is Citizen Potawatomi and the author of "Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants." Sandra Schulman spoke to her about her award and her work.

SaNoah Larocque was crowned Miss North Dakota USA earlier this year. She is a Harvard University graduate. She tells us what it was like to compete in the Miss USA Pageant.



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