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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.

What's On:
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.

Turtle, Walking With Our Sisters Installation

Anishinaabe Way: Kara Louttit

Walking With Our Sisters is a traveling, commemorative art installation
created to honor the missing and murdered indigenous women of Canada

Briand Morrison

Anishinaabe Way: Briand Morrison

Briand Morrison is an accomplished jazz, rock and blues guitar player who lives on the Grand Portage Reservation in far Northern Minnesota.

Gloria Martineau

Anishinaabe Way: Gloria Martineau

Gloria Martineau is a member of the Grand Portage Band of Chippewa. In this segment she shares stories about summertime in Grand Marais, Mabel's Cafe and the local bear population.

Ira Jourdain II

Anishinaabe Way: Ira Jourdain

Red Lake tribal member Ira Jourdain is the father of four children. He works with Native fathers and their families on issues such as

"The Wintermaker Altar Piece" by Carl Gawboy

Anishinaabe Way: Artist and "Geo-Mythologist" Carl Gawboy

Carl Gawboy is a self described "geo-mythologist" who is the co-author of two books with Ron Morton, "Talking Rocks," which was published in 2000 and a new book titled "Talkin


Anishinaabe Way: Winona LaDuke

Winona LaDuke is an enrolled member of the Mississippi Band
Anishinaabeg. She lives and works on the White Earth Reservation, and is

Paul and Larry

Anishinaabe Way: Harvest Educational Learning Project

The Harvest Educational Learning Project (HELP) is located in the
Penokee Range in Northern Wisconsin, at the site of the proposed Gogebic

Bandolier Bag and Beads

Anishinaabe Way: Ojibwe Shoulder Bags - Ms. Livingston's Third Grade, ISD 166

The students in Ms. Livingston's 3rd Grade at Sawtooth Elementary School in Grand Marais are designing their own shoulder bags, which are in the Ojibwe tradition of beaded bandolier bags.