Allison Herrera

Allison Herrera joined KOSU in November 2015, after serving as the editor of the award-winning online publication the Twin Cities Daily Planet.

Since earning a B.A. in journalism from the University of Minnesota, she has worked as a radio and video producer for various public radio and television stations throughout Minnesota, including Northern Wilds Media, AmpersKFAIWTIPand several others.

She recently worked with KBFT radio on the Bois Forte Band of Chippewa reservation in northern Minnesota to produce a series of shows about art, culture, history and the environment.

Allison is currently completing a documentary about Native American painter Jim Denomie and lives in Minneapolis with her daughter, Anna.

The Osage Nation in northeastern Oklahoma is one of about a dozen tribal nations in the U.S. that has significant oil and gas reserves. The reserves are key to the tribe's economy, and its citizens are optimistic that newly-confirmed Interior Secretary Deb Haaland will help them continue to prosper.

The seat of Osage Nation is the community of Pawhuska, home to millions of acres of tallgrass prairie. That's where 72-year-old Julie Malone lives.