Ojibwe Stories: Gaganoonididaa – Listening to the Waters (Part 2 of 2)

Jun 19, 2018

Credit ©Mother Earth Water Walk

On this episode of Ojibwe Stories: Gaganoonididaa we have the second of a two-part conversation with Josephine Mandamin, an Anishinaabe grandmother, elder and water activist involved with the Mother Earth Water Walkers.

Beginning in 2003, she walked the shorelines of the great lakes, encouraging mindfulness of protecting our precious fresh waters.  In her journey over fifteen years she walked around 17,000 miles.  Josephine is originally from the Wikwemikong First Nation She lives in Thunder Bay, Ontario.

In this second episode of a two-part program, Josephine Mandamin shares what lessons the Water Walk movement can teach, and what more can still be done.  In the (previous) first episode, Josephine shares the history of her upbringing and her community, and how those experiences informed her undertaking the Water Walk. 

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