Ojibwe Stories: Gaganoonididaa - "Everything We See, Sees Us."

Jul 17, 2017

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On this episode of Ojibwe Stories: Gaganoonididaa we welcome back Nancy Jones, a respected elder from Nigigoonsiminikaaning First Nation near Fort Frances, Ontario. 

Originally aired 9/15/2016

She has worked for many years as a teacher and cultural advisor for schools and language revitalization programs in Ontario, Wisconsin and Minnesota.

She shares the story of the conversation between the Creator and the dog and the cat prior to the arrival of the Anishinaabe people. Also, she discusses the importance of feasting – giving thanks and honor – to things in nature and material goods used in daily life.