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:
Grand Portage band member Susan Zimmerman

Anishinaabe Way: Susan Zimmerman on Wild Rice

According to the Anishinaabe Migration Story, the People would know their home where they found the place where food grows on water.

 
Cook County Anishinaabe language and culture teacher Tom Jack

Anishinaabe Way: Tom Jack

Cook County Anishinaabe language and culture teacher Tom Jack is from Lake of the Woods in Ontario.


Milt Powell

Anishinaabe Way: Milt Powell II

Milt Powell grew up on the Canadian side of Saganaga Lake where he lived with his family on what was once known as "Powell's Bay".


 
Czarina Crow

Anishinaabe Way: Czarina Crow

A conversation with the poet Czarina Crow.


Travis Novitsky's "Aurora Storm"

Anishinaabe Way: Johnson Loud Jr.

Johnson Loud Jr. is a potter, a painter, and an Episcopal Priest who has served his parish at Prairie Island, Minnesota for 15 years. He is from the Red Lake Ojibwe Reservation in Northern Minnesota.


 
Angela Swedberg Vamps-Walking With Our Sisters Project

Anishinaabe Way: Me'tis artist Christi Belcourt

Me'tis artist Christi Belcourt lives near Manitoulin Island, Ontario. She creates intricate paintings inspired by the traditional beading process and woodland style of beadwork design.


Thunder Bay Art Gallery Curatorial Resident Suzanne Morrissette with Carl Beam's "Exorcism."

Contemporary Anishinaabe Artist Carl Beam, Thunder Bay Art Gallery

The Thunder Bay Art Gallery is currently hosting a retrospective of the work of Anishinaabe artist Carl Beam.


 
Travis Payer (left) and Station 7 crew filling the boot for Jerry's kids fundraiser

Anishinaabe Way: Travis Payer

Travis Payer is Nebraska Ho Chunk and Bad River Ojibwe. He has lived in the Minneapolis St. Paul area his whole life and has been a Minneapolis Fire Fighter for 17 years.


A photo of Susan

Anishinaabe Way: Susan Zimmerman

Susan Zimmerman is a Grand Portage band member who spent her early childhood on Hungry Jack Lake.  She is an avid hunter, fisherwoman, and wild ricer who also makes baskets and decorative gourds that are rooted in traditional crafts. Anishinaabe Way series producer Staci Drouillard met with her last fall in Grand Portage, where she was in the final days of her annual moose hunt.