Audio Stories

Wičáŋȟpi Iyótaŋ Wiŋ (Autumn Cavender-Wilson)

Wičáŋȟpi Iyótaŋ Wiŋ (Autumn Cavender-Wilson) shares her story from the confluence of the Yellow Medicine and Minnesota Rivers.  Listen here to her reflections on the way this landscape has changed since colonization and the responsibility we have to the people and the ecology of this place today.

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Gabriel Elias

This week, Gabriel Elias shares memories from his first winter in Minnesota, from exploring the first snowfall to trying ice fishing for the first time.

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Blaine Hill

Check out this story by Blaine Hill as he reflects on this region’s ecological importance as a waterfowl breeding area and how it intersects with his role as Morris City Manager.

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Walter "Super" LaBatte

This week, Walter “Super” LaBatte shares a story about the Waåyeça Wakpadaå (Firefly Creek), a tributary to the Minnesota River, that flows by his house. He reflects on the change or loss of place names that occurred as the Dakota were removed from the area.

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Grace Vacek

Grace enjoys spending hot, summer days swimming with friends or, occasionally, heading out fishing with her dad.

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Abbey Dickhudt

Abbey shares how she interacts with water everyday through her work at Prairie Drifter Farm in Litchfield, MN.

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