Leah K Lemm is a radio & podcast host/producer, singer/songwriter, and a member 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.

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.

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

Links to Leah’s most recent work:


Native Lights: Where Indigenous Voices Shine (host & producer, AMPERS) – In Native Lights, people in Native communities around Mni Sota Mkoce – a.k.a. Minnesota – tell stories about finding their gifts and sharing them with the community.
Native Lights: Biidaapi (host, AMPERS) – Conversations with Native community members in MN during COVID-19 pandemic.
Minnesota Native News Special Edition: COVID-19 Community Conversations (host, AMPERS) – Explores how Indian Country is responding to the COVID-19 health crisis.
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.
Minnesota Native News (reporter, AMPERS) – Radio newscast.

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