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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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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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Dr. Anton Treuer

Anishinaabe Way: Dr. Anton Treuer

Dr. Anton Treuer is the Executive Director of the American Indian Resource Center at Bemidji State University.


Milt Powell

Anishinaabe Way: Milt Powell, Part 3

Milt Powell grew up on the Canadian side of Saganaga Lake on what was once known as "Powell's Bay." In this segment he tells a family moose tale about his dad, Mike Powell, and his uncle


 
Mike Keyport

Anishinaabe Way: Mike Keyport

Mike Keyport is a member of the Grand Portage Band of Chippewa and is the great-grandson of John Beargrease, the legendary North Shore mail carrier.


Louise Thomas in front of Roy Thomas' work

Anishinaabe Way: Louise Thomas and the Anisnabae Art Gallery

Louise Thomas is the owner of the Anisnabae Art Gallery in Thunder Bay, Ontario.


 
Francis Drouillard

Anishinaabe Way: Francis Drouillard

Francis Drouillard is a Grand Portage tribal member and a life-long hunter and fisherman. He is also my dad. I rode the back roads with him in his truck this fall, during the 2014 deer season.


Ray "Skip" Sandman

Anishinaabe Way: Ray Skip Sandman

Fond du Lac tribal elder Ray "Skip" Sandman ran as the 2014 Green Party candidate for U.S. Congress in Minnesota's 8th District.