Anishinaabe Way: Lives, Words and Stories of Ojibwe People

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"Anishinaabe Way: Lives, Words and Stories of Ojibwe People" is a radio series by WTIP North Shore Community Radio, exploring 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.

"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.


53 Pieces

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Caption: Jill Doerfler, Credit: Jill Doerfler
The book "Those Who Belong: Identity, Family, Blood, and Citizenship among the White Earth Anishinaabeg" by UMD Professor Jill Doerfler, recently w...

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  • Added: Jul 05, 2016
  • Length: 08:08
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Tribal governance, like tribal sovereignty is a dynamic process. In this segment, Grand Portage community leader April McCormick, former Fond du La...

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  • Added: Jun 08, 2016
  • Length: 07:57
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Caption: Jonathan Thunder, Credit: Jonathan Thunder
Jonathan Thunder is a painter and digital media artist who was born on the Red Lake Reservation, raised in the Twin Cities, and currently resides i...

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  • Added: May 11, 2016
  • Length: 08:30
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Caption: Linda LeGarde Grover, Credit: University of Minnesota Press
The Road Back to Sweetgrass" (U of MN Press 2016) is the second novel by Duluth author Linda LeGarde Grover. Set in northern Minnesota, this story ...

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  • Added: Apr 15, 2016
  • Length: 07:14
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April McCormick works in the Land Trust office on the Grand Portage reservation. She defines the various types of land ownership at Grand Portage, ...

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  • Added: Mar 16, 2016
  • Length: 07:11
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Caption: Bryan Bainbridge, Credit: Red Cliff Reservation
The Inherent Right of Sovereignty Part IV examines the sometimes complicated relationship that area tribes have with regard to environmental regula...

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  • Added: Mar 16, 2016
  • Length: 08:38
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Caption: Nevada Littlewolf
Nevada Littlewolf is the Executive Director and a founding member of RAIL: Rural & American Indigenous Leadership. RAIL is a non-profit organizatio...

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  • Added: Jan 27, 2016
  • Length: 06:43
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Caption: Chairwoman Karen Diver
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 Nati...

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  • Added: Nov 10, 2015
  • Length: 06:58
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Caption: Sonny Meyers
Article 11 of the Treaty of 1854 provides for the retained rights to hunting, fishing and gathering of resources in lands ceded by Anishinaabe trib...

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  • Added: Nov 10, 2015
  • Length: 07:43
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Caption: April McCormick
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 Pro...

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  • Added: Oct 22, 2015
  • Length: 06:59
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Caption: Dorothy Dora Whipple, Credit: Wendy Makoons Geniusz
"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 Doroth...

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  • Added: Sep 03, 2015
  • Length: 07:49
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Caption: Mrs. Josephine Zimmerman and Alice LaPlante, at Chippewa City
Josephine Zimmerman was the first person confirmed in the Chippewa Church, more formally known as St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. In a letter s...

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  • Added: Jul 29, 2015
  • Length: 04:46
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Caption: Portrait of Butch and his son, Joe D., in their fishing boat. Mural by David Gilsvik. , Credit: Beth Drost, National Park Service
Grand Portage Band member Butch Deschampe comes from a long line of fishermen, including his Grandfather Joe and his father Sam Deschampe. In this ...

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  • Added: Jul 16, 2015
  • Length: 07:12
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Caption: Hand-made rug by Lucy Caribou of Grand Marais, MN
Grand Portage band member Gloria Martineau was born and raised in the town of Grand Marais, MN. In this segment of Anishinaabe Way, she talks about...

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  • Added: Jun 22, 2015
  • Length: 04:57
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Caption: My Family by Raina Christenson
"Indians in Public Art: Changing the Image" is a traveling exhibition of student art work. Seven students from the Oshki Ogimaag Charter School in ...

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  • Added: May 29, 2015
  • Length: 06:13
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Caption: Dr. Anton Treuer
Dr. Anton Treuer is the Executive Director of the American Indian Resource Center at Bemidji State University. He is the author of 13 books and is ...

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  • Added: May 06, 2015
  • Length: 05:45
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Caption: Dr. Anton Treuer
Dr. Anton Treuer is the Executive Director of the American Indian Resource Center at Bemidji State University. He is the author of 13 books and is ...

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  • Added: Apr 07, 2015
  • Length: 06:55
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Caption: Milt Powell
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 ab...

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  • Added: Mar 05, 2015
  • Length: 06:49
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Caption: Louise Thomas with work by Roy Thomas, Credit: Louise Thomas
Louise Thomas is the owner of the Anisnabae Art Gallery in Thunder Bay, Ontario. In this segment Louise talks about the recent expansion of the g...

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  • Added: Jan 06, 2015
  • Length: 06:24
  • Purchases: 4