Native American

By (US DOI) Office of Indian Affairs staff - US DOI now-defunct sub-agency: Office of Indian Affairs, Public Domain

As our series on privilege continues this week, we've talked to guests who both sides of the issue: they're people of color, on the one hand; but men, on the other.

Lisa Herthel-Hendrickson is an enrolled Anishiannabeg from Wisconsin, who has lived in Duluth for many years and graduated from UWS with her bachelors in sociology and native studies this last year.

I asked her which is harder: to be a woman or to be Native?  Her answer?  Neither is as hard as poverty.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

On this episode of Ojibwe Stories: Gaganoonididaa we have a conversation with Justin Boshey, who shares with us knowledge about the creation of the ginoozhe (the northern pike), and the beginning of the clans.

Justin Boshey is a member of the Lac La Croix First Nation, and is a traditional knowledge carrier, former chief, and first speaker of the Ojibwe language. Justin is a talented musician, speaker, and workshop facilitator. He presently resides at the Northwest Bay (Naicatchewenin) First Nation with his family.

Mazinaate Press

  On this episode of Ojibwe Stories: Gaganoonididaa we visit with Patricia Ningewance from the Ojibwe community of Lac Seul in Ontario.  She is an Ojibwe Language Instructor at the University of Manitoba, and is the author of Speaking Gookom's Language and other books on Ojibwe language education.  

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.

©Ivy Vainio. Used with permission.

Peter David was just another nice German-Polish kid from Green Bay until he finished college and took a job as a biologist for the Great Lakes Indian Fish & Wildlife Commission based in Odanah, WI.

There, tribal elders and ricers showed him a lifeway that didn't give humans dominion: in fact, just the opposite.  Because people depend on plants and animals for sustenance, they should in fact be humble before other forms of creation.

Singer/songwriter, artist, member of the Leech Lake Ojibwe, former marine, and mom; Annie Humphrey is all of these things. She joined us in the studio January 8, 2016. She had a CD release show the same night at the American Indian Community Housing Organization in Duluth, with a display of her art work. Annie performed for our Ojibwe Then and Now concert last year; find the audio under "Related Content" below.

Photo by Rennett Stowe

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.

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.

NOAA, Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory

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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Delina White

On Friday October 30, The UMD Tweed Museum of Art welcomes a lively presentation, fashion show and reception called "Great Lakes Woodland Skirts Project."

  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.

Ivy Vainio, Grand Portage Ojibwe

We wrap up our week of Minnesota Powwows with Ampers producer Britt Amundt sharing stories from the 2015 Nett Lake Spring Powwow.  Thank you to everyone who contributed to this series - our Ampers Partners, KAXE, KBFT, KKWE and KOJB for sharing their stories, and acclaimed powwow photographer Ivy Vainio for sharing her work that so beautifully illustrates this series. Funding for these stories received from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. 

Ivy Vainio, Grand Portage Ojibwe

 We are sharing stories all week about Powwows in Minnesota from our Ampers Partners and this morning we bring you another story from Irish American David McDonald with an outsiders look. What holds non-native people back from crossing the bridge, attending a powwow and learning more about Ojibwe culture in Minnesota?

Ivy Vainio

  This morning we continue our series on Minnesota Powwows with a story about the evolution and history of a traditional dances.  We hear from Carlee Kuhn of KKWE on the White Earth Reservation, a partner through Ampers, Diverse Radio for Minnesota Communities.  Funding for the content in the is series is provided in part by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.  KUMD also extends a special thanks to local photographer Ivy Vainio for sharing her work in conjunction with this series.

  

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.

Ivy Vainio, Grand Portage Ojibwe

This morning we continue our celebration of the Minnesota Powwow with the basics.  What is a powwow, what happens, who will be there and more. Here host of "The Ojibwe Way of Life" Darryl Northbird of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe reports from our Ampers partner KOJB.  Listen tomorrow for a story about traditional dances, their history and how they have evolved.

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