January 1, 1972 - MPR’s Marvin Granger and author/journalist Gerald Vizenor discuss the case of Thomas Whitehawk, and the civil right issues of Native Americans in the U.S. court system.
January 11, 1973 - MPR’s Hugh Morgan interviews author and historian on his book “Indian Wars.” Morgan also talks about Bureau of Indian Affairs and American Indian Movement.
February 7, 1973 - MPR’s Marvin Granger interviews Native American advocate Ada Deer about Native American struggles, rights, and the confrontational actions taken to draw attention to broken treaties.
May 6, 1973 - Part one of the MER documentary series, A Sense of Place. Program is titled “Anishinaabe Means Original People,” and focuses on conversations with Indian people about their feelings about the place where they live.
May 16, 1973 - Inside Wounded Knee. Kevin McKiernan, who was inside the occupied village of Wounded Knee, described his experience and plays taped actualities of fire-fights between federal marshals and those inside the village. One hears conversations between Red Arrow, the government radio, and the central command radio of Wounded Knee-Clearwater.
September 18, 1973 - Vine Deloria Jr., a treaties expert and author of "In Utmost Good Faith" and "We Talk, You Listen," talks with Kevin McKiernan. Topics include religion, treaties, and Wounded Knee.
December 16, 1973 - Ron Libertus speaks about American Indian art, Native American culture, and family et al.
February 20, 1974 - MPR’s Bob Potter reports on Clyde Bellecourt speech on Indian reform policy. Clyde Bellecourt wants a treaty-making commission to re-examine existing treaties with the U.S. and make new ones if necessary. He wants Congress to create a commission to re-examine the Indian Reorganization Act of 1934; to give government back to the Indian people and allow them to govern themselves. He says the Bureau of Indian Affairs should be restructured and moved from the Interior Department’s Land Management division. With the current energy crisis, he’s concerned about land and mineral rights. Bellecourt ends by stating he wants legislation to provide a “leave us alone” type policy.
February 27, 1974 - Native American activist Russell Means, speaks about the desires and needs of Native Americans at rally on the Univeristy of Minnesota campus.
March 1, 1974 - Mother of Dennis Banks says a prayer on behalf of the women of Wounded Knee.