It Happens Here: The Roots of Racial Inequity on the North Shore
WTIP is taking a deeper look at who we are as a community. Part of the effort is our commitment to learn more about the history of where we live here on the North Shore—from a time long before the first towns were established and the first European settlers arrived. We’ll be digging into land history, the background of our early school systems and talking to a number of people who can help us answer some of the many questions we have about how we fit into the “big” picture when it comes to the various forms of racism and the roots of racial inequity. And so, we’re excited to present this ongoing series called, It Happens Here: The Roots of Racial Inequity on the North Shore. Your hosts are Leah Lemm, member of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe and host of the Native Lights podcast, and Staci Drouillard a Grand Portage Band of Ojibwe tribal descendant. The series is written and produced by Staci Drouillard.
It Happens Here is the winner of the Regional 2022-23 Edward R. Murrow Award for Excellence in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and the Eric Severeid Midwest Broadcast Journalist Award for “Best Radio Series,” Small Market, 2022.
WTIP would like to thank the project Advisory Board–John Morrin, Tyler Howell, Marisa Anywaush, Beth Drost and Amira Anderson. Aapichi go miigwech for your guidance.
It Happens Here: The Roots of Racial Inequity on the North Shore is supported in part by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.