One Country Project co-founder Heidi Heitkamp sits down with Libby Schneider, rural political director at the Democratic National Committee, discuss the birth of a rural renaissance within the Democratic Party and the efforts leading up to 2020 to engage with and organize rural communities.
In this special back to school episode featuring OCP board members Senator Heidi Heitkamp and North Carolina State Representative Ashton Clemmons and Bipartisan Policy Center Fellow Adrienne Schweer, we discuss the realities of virtual learning during the COVID-19 pandemic, what it means for working families, and the need for a national paid leave policy.
In this episode, OCP co-founder Senator Joe Donnelly speaks to his friend, Paul Rieckhoff about the importance of supporting our nation's veterans and the role rural America plays.
Paul is the host of Angry Americans, an independent news and politics podcast, and president of Righteous Media.
This episode, Senator Heitkamp speaks to Jodi Archambault (Hunkpapa and Oglala Lakota), a strategic advisor for the Bush Foundation and former Special Assistant to the President for Native American Affairs for the White House Domestic Policy Council, Deputy Assistant Secretary to the Assistant-Secretary Indian Affairs at the Department of the Interior and separately as the White House Associate Director of Intergovernmental Affairs under the Obama Administration.
Jodi and Senator Heitkamp spoke about race in the United States, the resilience of Native Americans, Christopher Columbus, and COVID-19.
Below are the resources Jodi spoke about throughout the episode.
Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI (2017)
By David Grann
A true account of the Osage Murders, a series of crimes against the Osage people in the early 1920s, which resulted in the death of more than 20 Indians and stripped tribal rights to large oil deposits on the reservation.
God is Red: A Native View of Religion (1973)
By Vine Deloria Jr, Standing Rock Sioux
A nonfiction exploration of traditional Native American religious beliefs in relation to Western Christianity.
By Leslie Marmon Silko, Laguna Pueblo
A fictional novel based on the oral traditions and ceremonial practices of the Navajo and Pueblo peoples.
The Journey of Crazy Horse: A Lakota History (2005)
By Joseph M. Marshall, Sicangu Lakota
A study of Lakota Culture through the life of Crazy Horse, a revered leader and celebrated native icon.
ALSO BY Joseph Marshal: In the Footsteps of Crazy Horse (2015)
A fictional story following Jimmy McClean, a young Lakota boy, as he discovers his native heritage through the story of Crazy Horse.
A Native-led initiative to “challenge the negative narrative that surrounds Native communities and to ensure accurate and authentic portrayals of Native communities are present in pop culture and media.”
National Congress for American Indians: http://www.ncai.org/
The nation’s oldest, largest, and most representative American Indian and Alaska Native organization serving the broad interests of tribal governments and communities.
How to Help
Native American Rights Fund: https://www.narf.org/
National Congress for American Indians: http://www.ncai.org/donate
Indian Collective: https://ndncollective.org/donate
Dr. Iwin Redlner is a national leader in disaster preparedness and the public health ramifications of terrorism and large-scale catastrophic events. As founder and president of the Children's Health Fund, he is a renowned advocate for access to healthcare for all children. Dr. Redlener is also a clinical professor in Health Policy and Management and Pediatrics at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health.
In this episode, Senator Heitkamp speak to Dr. Julio Friedmann, a Senior Research Scholar at the Center for Global Energy Policy at Columbia University and former Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of Fossil Energy at the Department of Energy under President Obama.
Websites Dr. Friendmann Spoke About:
Global CCS Institute
Columbia University Center on Global Energy Policy
In the spirit of the holidays, our One Country Project Board Members talk about their favorite organizations that give back to their communities.
Senator Heitkamp speaks to Melanie Heitkamp of Youthworks (http://youthworksnd.org/)
Ashton Clemmons speaks to Gene Blackmon of Prestige Barber College (http://prestigebarbercollege.org/)
Anthony Daniels speaks to Dick Fountain of the Boy and Girls Club of North Alabama (https://www.bgcnal.com/)
JD Scholten speaks to Angela Kofoot of Voluntary Action Center of the Iowa Great Lakes and Meals on Wheels. (https://www.lakesvolunteers.org/home)
Senator Donnelly speaks to Steve Camilleri of the South Bend Center for the Homeless and the Robert L. Miller Sr. Veteran’s Center (https://www.cfh.net/mvc)
Heidi Heitkamp and the OCP Board meet for their first Hot Dish episode together. JD Scholten, Anthony Daniels, and Ashton Clemmons talk about their rural experiences and why they joined the One Country Project.
In this episode, one of One Country Project's newest board members, JD Scholten, speaks to Senators Heidi Heitkamp and Joe Donnelly about his experience running in Iowa's 4th district and what he learned about running for office in rural America.
In this episode, Senator Heidi Heitkamp speaks with One Country Project co-founder Senator Joe Donnelly about why they joined forces to launch the One Country Project. Democratic pollster, Doug Usher, weighed in later to speak about how data informs the messaging of the organization.
U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp speaks with Mary Delaquis, who for 16 years was on the front lines of securing North Dakota’s busiest port of entry as Pembina’s Area Port Director. Then, Heitkamp talks to author Porter Fox, who traveled the Northern Border by canoe, car, freighter, and foot. Fox illustrates the vastness of the border and challenges we face to secure it in his book, Northland: A 4,000-Mile Journey Along America's Forgotten Border.
U.S Senator Heidi Heitkamp interviews Tom Vilsack, former Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Governor of Iowa, and Ryan Pederson, a North Dakota farmer and Vice President of the North Dakota Soybean Growers Association to discuss the 2018 Farm Bill’s wide-ranging impact on rural America, from crop insurance and safety net programs to rural development and nutrition assistance. Vilsack and Pederson also shared their concerns about the administration’s trade war and the economic uncertainty it is causing farmers and ranchers.
As Americans celebrate the 4th of July, Senator Heitkamp discusses honoring the sacrifice and service of Vietnam veterans—and the importance of telling their stories – with documentary filmmaker Ken Burns and Vietnam Veteran Dan Stenvold, Mayor of Park River, ND, and president of the North Dakota Vietnam Veterans of America.
U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp interviews two interns—one past intern and one current intern—about their experiences interning in her office. They discuss how internships can help students learn about the impact of public service and the importance of supporting your home state and the families who live there, as well as finding out about different career paths.
U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp interviews Ambassador Darci Vetter, former Chief Agricultural Negotiator for the U.S. Trade Representative, and Doyle Lentz, a North Dakota farmer whose ability to sell his products in markets like Canada and Mexico are essential to his economic success.
U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp interviews Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) and Yiota Souras of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children to talk about progress on efforts to crack down on websites that facilitate sex trafficking.
U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp interviews two experts and advocates who have dedicated their lives to helping indigenous women overcome obstacles and hardship. They focused on tackling the problem of missing and murdered Native American women, which has plagued indigenous communities in North Dakota and across the country.
U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp interviews two experts on foreign policy and national security to better understand how the present day threat from North Korea evolved, and the various diplomatic and military options the United States has available to deal with it.
U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp interviews Fowzia Adde, a leader in the Fargo-Moorhead community for refugees and New Americans, to talk about her work to help folks resettle to the region. Heitkamp also spoke with Fargo Police Chief David Todd who, since leading the department has been actively working to promote inclusiveness, to discuss his department's work to actively reach out to refugee and immigrant communities.
U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp hosts Senators Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI)and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) to highlight a bill they reintroduced this month to extend and expand a tax credit to encourage innovation that would reduce carbon emissions, recognizing the need to maintain a diverse energy mix for years to come. Heitkamp also spoke with Julio Friedmann, who recently served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of Fossil Energy at the Energy Department.
This bonus episode of U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp's podcast, “The Hotdish,” features clips from two U.S. Senate floor speeches in which she fought to defend North Dakotans’ health coverage and to pass reforms to stabilize markets and lower premiums.
U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp discusses U.S.-Russia relations and the ongoing investigation into Russia's election interference with U.S. Senator Angus King (I-ME), a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, and Matthew Rojanksy, an expert in U.S.-Russia relations.
U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp sits down to talk about the Farm Bill, agricultural trade, and the president's proposed budget cuts to USDA with fellow North Dakota Senator John Hoeven, farm radio journalist Mick Kjar, and former North Dakota state director for USDA Rural Development Ryan Taylor.
U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp interviews Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) and former Senator Byron Dorgan (D-ND) to talk about the role of moderates in Congress and where they can work together on critical issues for North Dakota and the country—from improving the lives of Native children and negotiating a strong Farm Bill, to tax and health care reform.
U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp interviews anti-human trafficking leader Cindy McCain and award-winning WDAY-TV reporter Kevin Wallevand—who has covered human trafficking in North Dakota—to talk about the issue at the local, national, and international level.