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On this episode of Ojibwe Stories: Gaganoonididaa we have a conversation with Gordon Jourdain, who grew up in the Ojibwe community of Lac La Croix in northwest Ontario.

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On this episode of Ojibwe Stories: Gaganoonididaa we have a conversation with Gordon Jourdain, who grew up in the Ojibwe community of Lac La Croix in northwest Ontario. 

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Even after an entire semester in Jacki Buffington-Vollum's class on mental illness and crime, many students refuse to believe that anyone could commit violence without being mentally ill.​  The numbers say society is more afraid of mental illness now than we were in the '50s - but here in the Northland, are we afraid because we're actually in danger or because we're just ... uncomfortable?  UMD Professor and forensic clinical psychologist Jacki Buffington-Vollum and Duluth patrol officer Jake Willis are our guests as we talk crime, mental illness and what we're really afraid of.

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Brittany Maynard gained the sympathies of a nation when the 29 year old woman with terminal brain cancer ended her life last fall with drugs prescribed by her doctor.

Here in Minnesota, Senator Chris Eaton is proposing  the Minnesota Compassionate Care Act, legislation designed along the lines of the law in Oregon.

Despite plaudits for Maynard's courage, though, the conversation is far from over.

  On this episode of Ojibwe Stories: Gaganoonididaa we have a conversation with Gordon Jourdain about ethics in Ojibwe life, how they are taught, and how they are seen in comparison to European/western ethical models.  Gordon Jourdain grew up in the Ojibwe community of Lac La Croix in Ontario.

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

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A recent article in The Atlantic titled “The Coddling of the American Mind” says “in the name of emotional well-being, college students are increasingly demanding protection from words and ideas they don’t like.”  Authors Greg Lukianoff (a constitutional lawyer who defends free speech and academic freedom on campus), and Jonathan Haidt (a social psychologist) maintain this practice is “disastrous for education—and mental health.”

On this episode of Ojibwe Stories: Gaganoonididaa we have a conversation with Gordon Jourdain about his recollections of his family's activities in the late summer and fall seasons.  Gordon Jourdain grew up in the Ojibwe community of Lac La Croix in Ontario.

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

 This episode of Bioneers shares emerging ideas of gender reconciliation a new movement for transformational healing. Visionaries Pat McCabe, Cynthia Brix, Will Keepin and Pele Rouge share evocative stories of personal growth and learning.  

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The speaker on Bioneers this episode is John Densmore, the legendary drummer of the Doors turned activist, sharing his vision and ideas about change through the arts and creative exploration.  Also you'll find interviews with the artists and a special performance of Jim Morrison's poem, "American Prayer."  Bioneers: Revolution from the Heart of Nature is airing all summer on KUMD.

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  From our Ampers partners, we share a 2-part special report from MN Native News called "Rocking the Boat" Part 1 & 2.  Reporter Melissa Townsend brings us the story of racial disparities for Native communities like in one Northern Minnesota town, Bemidji.  

  We're in high summer months, so we thought we'd reflect today on the winter months that are coming all too soon.  On this episode of Ojibwe Stories: Gaganoonididaa we have a conversation about winter living and language with Gordon Jourdain, who grew up in the Ojibwe community of Lac La Croix in Ontario. 

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

  This episode of Bioneers: Revolution from the Heart of Nature is about Biomimicry. From Sharkskin to Hippo Sweat - what can be learned and utilized from natures ability to adapt.  Biomimicry innovator Janine Benyus and Jay Harman share perspectives of nature-inspired design.

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This week on Bioneers: Revolution from the Heart of Nature, we hear from Indigenous leaders Dakota-Dine Tom Goldtooth, Anishnabe Winona LaDuke, Aleut Ilarion Merculief and The White Buffalo Souldiers talking about a new paradigm and how mending the earth can change  us as a people.  

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This week on Bioneers, Associate Professor of Ecology and Conservation Justin Brashares shares stories from Africa painting a picture of nature out of balance.  And author Mary Ellen Hannibal speaks about how inspiring citizen scientists are restoring health to “the spine of the continent” from Alaska to Mexico.

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Bioneers: Revolution from the Heart of Nature is a summer series on KUMD bringing you voices of leadership in the fight for a sustainable planet. This episode illustrates Cosmomimicry with words from David McConville of the Buckminster Fuller Institute reminding us that is is all a matter of perspective. “If success or failure of this planet and of human beings depended on how I am and what I do, then how would I be and what would I do?” asked visionary designer Buckminster Fuller.  

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