Episode 165: Raising Up Indigenous Voices and Building Community Through Creativity and Art

Fawn Sampson is Minnesota born and raised, a citizen of the Leech Lake Nation, and a resident of Grand Rapids, MN. Fawn currently works for the University of Minnesota Extension in the Center for Community Vitality as an Extension Educator. Fawn joins The 1 Girl Revolution Podcast to share what it was like growing up on a Reservation, her experiences as an Indigenous woman in America today, and how she’s building community and empowering Indigenous peoples through education and art. 

Fawn is a graduate of Itasca Community College where she received her Associate of Arts, attended Bemidji State University where she received her Bachelor of Arts double majoring in American Indian Studies and Visual Arts, and received her Master of Education from the University of Minnesota Duluth. Fawn also has a Certificate in Organizational Development from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. Her passions include the arts, networking, developing new relationships, and supporting communities throughout Minnesota but most importantly Indigenous communities and people across Turtle Island. At home, she is a cat mom (Ducky and Mooz), a mother to 2 boys (Hvrvnwvce and Opanv), and a wife to a talented artist and performer, Samsoche Sampson.

In this episode, you’ll hear:

  • Fawn’s fascinating life story; 
  • About Fawn’s experience growing up and living on a Reservation;
  • How Fawn became a dancer and an artist, and how she and her family are continuing the culture and art of Indigenous peoples in America;
  • About Fawn’s work to empower the Indigenous community through education, art, and creativity;
  • And so much more. 

Listen to episode #165 of The 1 Girl Revolution Podcast featuring Fawn Sampson today!

The 1 Girl Revolution Podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, iHeartRadio, YouTube, and everywhere you listen to podcasts. 

We plan to do much more on 1 Girl Revolution to empower other Native voices. This is only the beginning. If you know of other Indigenous women that we should highlight, please contact us at: info@1GirlRevolution.org

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