Radio station fills airwaves from White Earth Nation in Minnesota

Niijii Radio is bringing Ojibwe music, culture, history and news to the airwaves in and around the White Earth Nation in northern Minnesota.

Activist Winona LaDuke helped create the station. Its name comes from the Ojibwe word for "friend."

"We know how beautiful our music is, how amazing our stories are, how rich and deep our history of 7,000 years right here is," LaDuke tells The Atlantic.

The station got up and running with a tribal priority license from the Federal Communications Commission.

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