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Anishinaabe Bizindamoo Makak with Erik Redix

WTIP is excited to introduce you to a new monthly program! It’s called Anishinaabe Bizindamoo Makak which translated into English means, Anishinaabe Radio. The host is Erik Redix, Ojibwe Language Teacher at Oshki Ogimaag Charter School in Grand Portage. A bilingual approach to storytelling, the show features Ojibwe first speakers telling stories in English and Ojibwemowin—the Ojibwe Language. Stay tuned for new, monthly episodes at 5 p.m. the third Thursday of every month, plus short stories from each interview on North Shore Morning. The first episode is with Maajiigwaneyaash--Dr. Gordon Jourdain, Anishinaabe of Lac La Croix First Nation. He shares a story about the important of radio when he was growing up at Lac La Croix as well as the full meaning of bizindaw—the act of listening.

Listen to the first segment here.

In Episode 2, Erik continues his conversation with Dr. Jourdain, who shares his family connection to Grand Portage, relates the history of the Anishinaabe village that was once at the center of Quetico Park and discusses the spiritual significance of Ojibwemowin--the Ojibwe language.

Listen to the second segment here.

Anishinaabe Bizindamoo Makak is a partership between the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Ojibwe and WTIP Community Radio. The series is supported in part by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.