Arts & Culture
Red Lake Anishinaabe Robert DesJarlait is a writer, journalist, artist, a co-founder of the group "Protect our Manoomin" and a member of the University of Minnesota Council of Elders. He recently told the story of the spiritual connection between the Anishinaabeg and the wolf (ma'aingan). It is a cautionary tale of man and animal's intertwined fate. Robert signs his works of art with the symbol of a wolf's paw to honor this historic and ancient connection.
Beryl Singleton Bissell left the monastery to marry a former priest.
Bob and Buck welcomed Bill Camplin (guitar & vocals) and Randy Sabien (fiddle AND violin) to Studio A Sept. 7 on the eve of their Radio Waves Music Festival Performance.
Brothers John and Patrick Pierre have served as Grand Portage Royalty for the last three and four years. WTIP producer Staci Drouillard met with them on the Grand Portage Reservation at the annual Rendezvous and Pow Wow. The day before the interview John and Patrick had passed along their banners to the new, incoming Royalty.
In this edition of Anishinaabe Way, Staci speaks with them about their responsibilities as Tiny Tot Brave and Jr. Brave, their travels and any advice they might have for the next young tribal representatives.
Grand Marais has always been a small town, but for many who grew up in the community, it feels much bigger and busier than it did in the past.
Bob chatted Aug. 24 with Michael Perry, Wisconsin author and humorist, about his latest book, "Visiting Tom." In it, Perry shares stories and lessons from his friendship with Tom Hartwig, a quirky 82-year-old with, among other things, a love for old artillery.
Buck and Bob welcomed River Falls musicians Thea Ennen and Dave Peterson to The Roadhouse Aug. 17. Thea was a finalist in the Big Top Chatauqua National Songwriter's Contest, and received a MN Music award for Best Folk Album. Dave is an accomplished bluegrass and jazz guitarist, winner of several first place awards in MN State flatpicking contests, and has appeared on A Prairie Home Companion.
On August 17, 1862 a group of four young Dakota men on a hunting expedition killed five settlers who lived along the Minnesota river in what is now southwest Minnesota...and a war began.