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.
June 23, 1973 - Chippewa Indians discuss new tensions arising from economic gains made by the tribe. Tribal representatives discuss that long standing racial and social tensions have reignited due to the tribes' desire to enter into what would normally be the pervue of so-called 'white' businesses, i.e., marinas and outdoor sporting tourism.Long standing conflicts come to fore with new economic realities
June 23, 1973 - Mrs. Abbott Richmond, of the Leech Lake Area Citizens Committee, answers questions as to the purpose of the "Fish-In" that took place at the Maple Leaf Resort. Unable to get their case against the laws resulting from Governor Anderson's treaties heard in court, the group decided to openly break the law requiring tax stamps for fishing on Chippewa Indian land to get their take on the matter a day in court.
June 23, 1973 - The two sides at odds in the Leech Lake area over fishing rights discuss their motivations and philosophies regarding the introduction of a one dollar tax stamp for fishing permits for non-Chippewa Indian Reservation citizens.
August 27, 1973 - Unidentified interviewee with Bob Potter verifying reports of Clyde Bellecourt allegedly being shot by AIM leader Carter Camp.
August 30, 1973 - MPR’s Kevin McKiernan reports that the Custer, South Dakota grand jury returned indictments against Russell Means, Vernon Bellecourt, Dennis Banks and several others. Some 20 policemen came to hospital in Winter, SD and make arrests. Report details information on charges and bail.