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Leah is a radio & podcast host/producer, singer/songwriter, and a citizen of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe. Her work revolves around sound/music/voice and community story-sharing, with the mission to Amplify Native Voices. She currently lives in Grand Rapids, MN with her husband, young son, and country dog.

She has spent fourteen years working in radio (and longer in audio & music) – engineering, producing, reporting, hosting, and learning from the best.

In the media:

Links to Leah’s recent work:

Northern Voices: Celebrating Ties to Minnesota’s Northland (host & producer, Northern Community Radio) – Conversations around Northern Minnesota about tradition, sustainability, indigenous and ancestral ways of life.
Native Lights: Where Indigenous Voices Shine (host & producer, AMPERS) – In Native Lights, people in Native communities around Mni Sota Makoce – a.k.a. Minnesota – tell stories about finding their gifts and sharing them with the community.
Minnesota Native News Special Edition: COVID-19 Community Conversations (host, AMPERS) – Explores how Indian Country is responding to the COVID-19 health crisis.

Minnesota Native News
(reporter, AMPERS)

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Page One award – first place radio newscast. Cool!


Leah received a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing/Poetry from the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, NM. Leah is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, MA where she holds a Bachelors of Science in Economics and a Minor in Writing. She has a Professional Diploma in Music Production and Engineering from Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA, where her principle instrument was Voice. She also studied documentary-making at Duke Center for Documentary Studies. Leah was recently in the Spring 2021 cohort of the Entrepreneurial Journalism Creators Program at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism (highly recommend!).

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