Ojibwe Stories

Third Monday of each month at 6pm
  • Hosted by Dr. Erik Redix

Ojibwe Stories is a program of Ojibwe culture, language and ideas, airing every third Monday of the month at 6:00 p.m.   The show is hosted by Dr. Erik Redix, an Assistant Professor of American Indian Studies at the University of Minnesota Duluth.

Ojibwe Stories is produced by Chris Harwood at KUMD and the UMD Department of American Indian Studies.

Ojibwe Stories on KUMD is made possible by Ampers and the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Ojibwe Stories: Gaganoonididaa this month features Larry Amik Smallwood, a language instructor at the University of Minnesota Duluth, who (in both Ojibwe and English) talks about the harvesting of wild rice, and the importance of wild rice in Ojibwe culture. Also, Gordon Jourdain gives a commentary about Ojibwe language and education.

 

8/19 Ojibwe Stories: Gaganoonididaa - Wild Rice

Ojibwe Stories: Gaganoonididaa this month features Larry Amik Smallwood, a language instructor at the University of Minnesota Duluth, who (in both Ojibwe and English) talks about ongoing changes in Ojibwe culture in areas such as music, dance and traditional regalia.

 

7/15 Ojibwe Stories: Gaganoonididaa - Cultural Changes

Ojibwe Stories: Gaganoonididaa this month features Larry Amik Smallwood, a language instructor at the University of Minnesota Duluth, who (in both Ojibwe and English) talks about "gifts" -- special skills that people have and offer to the community, such as healing, medicines, naming, craftsmanship, hunting, and singing.

 

6/17 Ojibwe Stories: Gaganoonididaa - Gifts

Ojibwe Stories: Gaganoonididaa this month features Larry Amik Smallwood, a language instructor at the University of Minnesota Duluth, who discusses (in both Ojibwe and English) about the awakening natural world around us, and the messages that nature gives us. Topics include net-fishing, deer hunting, blue jays, owls, maple-sugaring, and wild rice.

 

5/20 Ojibwe Stories: Gaganoonididaa - Listening to Nature

Host Erik Redix talks with Michael McNamara, Orla Kearns, and Louise Gibbons about the challenges of Gaelic language preservation in Ireland. Both internal cultural factors, and the strong prevalence of the English language in their midst parallel the challenges faced with a similar goal in the Ojibwe community.

 

4/15 Ojibwe Stories: Gaganoonididaa - The Irish Language

Ojibwe Stories: Gaganoonididaa this month features a story (in both Ojibwe and English) by Larry Amik Smallwood, a language instructor at the University of Minnesota Duluth, about Ojibwe jingle dresses. Also, an interview with Ron Boshey, a great-great grandson of John Beargrease, who talks about the significance of the opening ceremony of the annual John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon.

 

3/18 Ojibwe Stories: Gaganoonididaa - Jingle Dresses

Our guest for this program are Ron Boshey and Larry Amik Smallwood.

A new program on KUMD, Ojibwe Stories: Gaganoonididaa brings you discussions of Ojibwe stories and culture. Our first episode features an Ojibwe story by and a conversation with Gordon Jourdain, a lead teacher at Enweyang: The Language Immersion Nest on the campus of the University of Minnesota Duluth.

 

2/18 Ojibwe Stories: Gaganoonididaa - Gordon Jordain

Host Erik Redix, an assistant professor of American Indian Studies at UMD, talks with Gordon Jourdain, who grew up in the Ojibwe community of Lac La Croix in Ontario, and is also a lead teacher at Enweyang: The Language Immersion Nest on the campus of the University of Minnesota Duluth. Gordon tells a story in Ojibwe about learning from his mother how to hunt rabbits. He also talks (in English) about his family, life in Lac La Croix, the importance of sharing, and respect for all things.


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