New Podcast Highlights Native American Experiences


CLOQUET, MN. (KBJR 6) — A new Indigenous-owned and operated podcast is helping Northland’s Indigenous community find new job opportunities while spreading knowledge about Ojibway arts and culture.

“Middle of the REZ Road” shares the stories of Northland’s Native American community.

“A lot of our work is talking in the community with people, especially Native Americans, trying to make them aware of the opportunities that are out there,” Morgan Fritzinger said.

She, along with Alyssa Abramowski and Ricky Reilly, started the podcast to help people learn about job opportunities in the trades.

“It shows everyone’s been there, but it doesn’t mean you have to stay there,” Reilly said. “You can still succeed and live a great life without having to go to college.”

The podcast features people sharing stories of how finding a job in the trades has impacted their lives.

The founders of the podcast said that a podcast offers an interesting way to spread information.

“We’ve never done a podcast before so it’s a good way to branch out and fill in places where we don’t know and we can learn and I think podcasting is a new way to spread information” , Abramowski said.

Although the podcast started out as about jobs, it also evolved into a way to share anything and everything about native culture.

The groups said they wanted “Middle of the REZ Road” to be the one-stop-shop for learning about things like art, culture and work.

New episodes of the podcast drop every Thursday.

You can listen on Spotify, Apple Podcasts and SoundCloud.

To learn more, click here.

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