Native American culture

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On this episode of Ojibwe Stories: Gaganoonididaa we have a conversation with Dennis Jones about the 

Ojibwe language, naming ceremonies, offering tobacco and more. Jones recently retired from years as an Ojibwe language instructor at the University of Minnesota. He is a band member of Nigigoonsiminikaaning First Nation, located in the Treaty Three territory in northwestern Ontario.  He is the author of Daga Anishinaabemodaa: Let's Speak Ojibwe, an Ojibwe Word List and Phrase Book, illustrated by Aza Erdrich.

Originally aired 11/21/16

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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.

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

Courtesy of the Northeast Minnesota Historical Center, University of Minnesota Duluth Library

Unless it has something to do with the Fond-du-Luth Casino ... or being targets of racism, many Native people in Duluth feel they're invisible.

It was that desire to educate modern-day Duluthians and visitors about their history, their culture and their contributions that prompted the Duluth American Indian Commission (now the Duluth Indigenous Commission) to undertake an extensive study of just those topics.

Winona LaDuke is Minnesota’s most famous and Environmental activist. She is also an American Indian activist and writer and public leader who has been nationally recognized for her contributions and work for over 20 years.  An activist who leads with heart, evident in her current work through her organization “Honor the Earth” Winona LaDuke is a as a role model to us all.

Two deaths, days apart, of Midewiwin  people have brought the conflict between secular practices and religious beliefs to the forefront.

Most people outside of tribal communities have never heard of Midewiwin, a religion that requires a body to be preserved intact for burial four days after death.

May

Ivy Vainio's digital photographs of Anishinaabe and Lakota dancers are included in the 12 month calendar Naamijig: Honoring Our Traditions. She joins Radio Gallery to discuss the process and honor involved in capturing beauty in action.

11/27/13 Radio Gallery: Ivy Vainio

Radio Gallery speaks with artist and Tweed Museum of Art curator about Blood Memoirs: Exploring Individuality, Memory, and Culture through Portraiture. The event was curated by guest curator Amber-Dawn Bear Robe and will be on display until March 16, 2014.

Radio Gallery 10-15-2013: Joan Slack

This week Radio Gallery spotlights the work of Pat Kruse from the "Mni-Sota - Reflections of Time and Place" exhibit showing at the Tweed Museum of Art.

Radio Gallery 07-17-2012 Pat Kruse