Ojibwe Stories: Gaganoonididaa - Dan Jones (Part 1 of 2)

Jan 5, 2017

Spirit Lake, part of the St. Louis River ["Chi-gamii-ziibi"], showing Spirit Island that was purchased by the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa in 2011.
Credit James St. John [via Flickr]

On this episode of Ojibwe Stories: Gaganoonididaa we have a conversation with Dan Jones about many topics, including clans, elders, and geographical place names. Dan is from the Nigigoonsiminikaaning First Nation in Ontario and is an Anishinaabemowin ("Ojibwe language") teacher at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College in Cloquet, Minnesota. He also taught Ojibwe at UMD in the fall of 2016. He is also the twin brother of Dennis Jones, and the son of Nancy Jones, both of whom also have been guests on Ojibwe Stories: Gaganoonididaa.

(Note: A list of geographical place names – similar to those mentioned by Dan in this episode, can be found in the November 2014 Fond du Lac monthly newspaper, Nahgahchiwanong Dibahjimowinnan [Translation: Far End of the Great Lake; Narrating of Story]. To see the list, click here and go to page 2 of the newspaper.)

Ojibwe Stories: Gaganoonididaa is produced by KUMD and the Department of American Indian Studies at UMD, with funding provided in part by the Minnesota Indian Affairs Council, and by The Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.