Ojibwe Language

On this episode of Ojibwe Stories: Gaganoonididaa, Larry Amik Smallwood talks with host Erik Redix about approaching elders, and the role of traditional ceremonies in the Ojibwe community.

 

6/16 Ojibwe Stories - Gaganoonididaa: Ceremonies

This episode of Ojibwe Stories: Gaganoonididaa features four matches from the 8th Annual Ojibwe Language Quiz Bowl held at the University of Minnesota Duluth in late April. The competition featured student teams from many regional and state colleges and universities. Test your knowledge of Ojibwe as you play along with students from Augsburg College, Leech Lake Tribal College, the University of Minnesota Duluth, and the defending champions from the University of Minnesota (Twin Cities). Dan Jones, from Fond Du Lac Tribal and Community College, is the host/emcee.

Image from ojibwe.lib.umn.edu , an online Ojibwe People's Dictionary.

This episode of Ojibwe Stories: Gaganoonididaa features a talk on spiritual growth given by Obizaan [Lee Staples] of the Mille Lacs band last fall at the 2013 Minnesota Indigenous Languages Symposium. Speaking in Ojibwe (with English translations by Chato Gonzalez), Obizaan discusses the importance of embracing the Manidoog in daily life.

 

4/21 Ojibwe Stories - Gaganoonididaa: Spiritual Growth

This episode of Ojibwe Stories: Gaganoonididaa features Leslie Harper's keynote address from the 2013 Minnesota Indigenous Languages Symposium last September at the Mystic Lake Casino Hotel in Prior Lake. She reflects on her experiences creating the Niigaane Ojibwemowin Immersion School on the Leech Lake Reservation, now in its eleventh year.

 

3/17 Ojibwe Stories - Gaganoonididaa: Language Immersion Schools

What's in a name? On this episode of Ojibwe Stories: Gaganoonididaa, Larry Amik Smallwood talks about the importance of naming in Ojibwe culture, and also explores the significance of dreaming. Joining the conversation is Brian McInnes of Eni-gikendaasoyang - the Center for Indigenous Knowledge and Language Revitalization at the University of Minnesota Duluth.

 

9/16 Ojibwe Stories: Gaganoonididaa - Naming

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.