Arts & Culture
Buck Benson & Dave Seaton welcomed local musician Barbara Jean to Studio A Sept. 28, fresh from her Mountain Stage performance and release of her new album, "The Great Escape." She was joined by David Huckfelt, guitarist for The Pines.
Local singer-songwriter Eric Frost dropped by Studio A Sept. 21. He chatted with Buck and Bob and played several original tunes, accompanied by local musician Bill Hansen.
Bob chatted Sept. 21 with Laura Erickson, producer of "For the Birds," and Betsy Bowen, woodcut printmaker and painter, about their newest collaboration, "Hawk Ridge: Minnesota's Birds of Prey." The book includes every hawk that's ever been reported at Hawk Ridge in Duluth.
The past is never that far away. Everything that has happened in this tiny corner of the world is present today.
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.