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Anishinaabe Way: Lives, Words and Stories of Ojibwe People

Spirit Tree -photo by Travis Novitsky

"Anishinaabe Way: Lives, Words and Stories of Ojibwe People" is a radio series that explores the many facets of Ojibwe life.  As part of the series you will hear the words and stories of Anishinaabe people, including artists, poets, doctors, scientists, elders and children.

"Anishinaabe Way: Lives, Words and Stories of Ojibwe People" is an original series produced by Staci Lola Drouillard. Staci is a descendent of the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa who lives in her hometown of Grand Marais, Minnesota.  Music for the series is by Minnesota Ojibwe artist, Keith Secola.

Funding for the series is provided by the Minnesota Legacy Fund and WTIP, Community Radio.


 
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Anishinaabe Way: Nevada Littlewolf on RAIL

Nevada Littlewolf is the Executive Director and a founding member of RAIL: Rural & American Indigenous Leadership.


 
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Chairwoman Diver

Anishinaabe Way: The Inherent Right of Sovereignty, Part 3

Karen Diver has been the Tribal Chair of the Fond du Lac Reservation since 2007. She was recently named Special Assistant to the President for Native American Affairs.


 
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Sonny Meyers

Anishinaabe Way: The Inherent Right of Sovereignty, Part 2

Article 11 of the Treaty of 1854 provides for the retained rights to hunting, fishing and gathering of resources in lands ceded by Anishinaabe tribes in 1854.


 
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April McCormick

Anishinaabe Way: The Inherent Right of Sovereignty, Part 1

In Part I of the six part series, "The Inherent Right of Sovereignty, in the Words and Experiences of Anishinaabe People," we are introduced to Professor Jill Doerfler, the Head of the Ameri


 
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Dorothy Dora Whipple, courtesy of Wendy Makoons Geniusz

Anishinaabe Way: Dorothy Dora Whipple

"Chi-mewinzha" means "A Long Time Ago" in the Ojibwe language. It's also the title of a book of bilingual Ojibwe stories by Leech Lake elder Dorothy Dora Whipple.


 
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Mrs. Josephine Zimmerman and Alice LaPlante, at Chippewa City

Anishinaabe Way: Josephine Zimmerman

Josephine Zimmerman was the first person confirmed in the Chippewa Church, more formally known as St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church.


 
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Mural by David Gilsvik

Anishinaabe Way: Butch Deschampe

Grand Portage Band member Butch Deschampe comes from a long line of fishermen, including his Grandfather Joe and his father Sam Deschampe.


 
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Hand-made rug by Lucy Caribou of Grand Marais, MN

Anishinaabe Way: Gloria Martineau, Part 2

Grand Portage band member Gloria Martineau was born and raised in the town of Grand Marais, MN.


 
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"Ukulele" by Jack Wilson, 6th Grade

Anishinaabe Way: Indians in Public Art

"Indians in Public Art: Changing the Image" is a traveling exhibition of student art work. Seven students from the Oshki Ogimaag Charter School in Grand Portage created work for the show.


 
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Dr. Anton Treuer

Anishinaabe Way: Dr. Anton Treuer, Part 2

In this segment, Dr. Treuer discusses the marginalization of Native American history and Native American students within the Minnesota and U.S. educational systems.


 
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