Ojibwe Stories

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  On this episode of Ojibwe Stories: Gaganoonididaa we have a conversation with 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.

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On this episode of Ojibwe Stories: Gaganoonididaa we have a conversation with Leona Wakonabo and Gerri Howard.  They grew up on the Leech Lake Reservation and currently work at the Niigaane Immersion School in Leech Lake.  They are also one of the elders working for the Ojibwemotaadidaa Adult Immersion Program.  Our discussion is about the seasonal activities in their community when they were growing up, including fishing, making maple syrup, and looking for signs in nature.

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  This episode of Ojibwe Stories: Gaganoonididaa is the second of a two-part conversation with Justin Boshey, who shares with us knowledge about many topics, including many of the sprits that inhabit and guide the Ojibwe, the four parts of the Ojibwe identity (soul, spirit, body, and clan), the Ojibwe rock paintings, the grandfather teachings, and the significance of water at the beginning and end of the life journey.

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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.

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  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.

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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. 

  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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  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.

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All week August 3-7 on Northland Morning KUMD shares a special series from our Ampers partner KOJB in Leech Lake called "Living the Ojibwe Way of Life" with host Darryl Northbird.  Monday he talks about honoring, what it means and what it means to him.  This is a personal and introspective series that can open your heart and your mind to learning more about Ojibwe way of life.

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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.

  Our guest on this episode of Ojibwe Stories: Gaganoonididaa is Gordon Jourdain, who grew up in the Ojibwe community of Lac La Croix in Ontario.  We have a conversation with him about teaching Ojibwemowin – the Ojibwe language.

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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Minnesota Native News Special:               

Monday June 22 at 7pm, KUMD shares a Minnesota Native News special presentation. The Canadian Truth and Reconciliation Commission report officially recorded the inhumane practices of the Canadian Indian Boarding School system and the historical trauma of indigenous people. Movements for truth and reconciliation in the US are now emerging.  Listen for more on this issue from Erma Vizenor, Chairwoman of the White Earth Band of Ojibwe, and Professor  Michael McNally.

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