Melissa Olson

Melissa Olson

Melissa Olson is a writer and producer of independent public media, including the KFAI program "Sanctuary," Mondays at 1 p.m. The daughter of an Ojibwe adoptee, her award-winning audio documentary "Stolen Childhoods" can be found on SoundCloud.

Indigenous Minnesotans — key voice on racial profiling — split on future of Minneapolis Police Department

By: - June 30, 2020

The uprising following the Memorial Day police killing of George Floyd has exposed a split among American Indian leaders over issues of police accountability and public safety. Some want to reform the Police Department, while others want to abolish it altogether and replace it with something new. The debate in the large and diverse Indigenous […]