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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

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Community Conversations takes a disturbing look at a problem more widespread in the Northland than anyone thought, with guests from PAVSA, the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa and the Institute for Trafficked, Exploited and Missing Persons. Sex trafficking - what it is, what it's NOT, and the conversations you should be having with your kids.

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

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St. Louis County Attorney Mark Rubin; Duluth Superintendent of Schools Bill Gronseth; Craig Grau, retired political science professor at UMD; and Gunsmith Brent Gurtek of French River Muzzleloaders are our guests.

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

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Clinical neuropsychologist Dr. Michael Sharland, senior research scientist Dr. Steve Waring and Dr. Angela Hauger, a clinical gero-psychologist at the College of St. Scholastica are our guests.

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.

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Duluth Mayor Don Ness, Jim Benning of Public Works, and Marianne Bohren of WLSSD join us for a conversation about Duluth's aging infrastructure, past, present and future.

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.


Reflections of 9/11

Sep 8, 2011

Listen to KUMD's radio panel discussion from September 9th, 2011 "Reflections of 9/11" with host Lisa Johnson.

Reflections on 9/11

Guest panelists include Paula Pedersen from the UMD Psychology department, Dan Martin from the UMD Sociology Department and Nik Hassan, from the Twin Ports Muslim Center. These wonderful experts shared their perspectives on how the tragedy of September 11th changed our world forever.

Duluth, MN – Lisa Johnson spoke with Makeer, who was in Duluth to speak about the challenges faced in Sudan.

Lola | Animal Allies
Lola is a grey tabby domestic short hair who is 4 years old. She came to us from a previous home and is now looking for her new loving home! Lola is a very energetic and playful cat who loves feather wands and laser pointers. This sweet girl is also a big fan of scratching posts. 

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