Michael Lyons is the creator of Boozhoo Nana Boozhoo with our puppet friends Natasha and Nana Boozhoo teaching us each and every week Ojibwe language and culture. It's made possible by the MN Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund and the Citizens of MN.
This week Nana Boozhoo teaches us Shaynowishkung "The Man Who Rattles" - otherwise known as Chief Bemidji.
Yes, it's puppets on the radio! Ojibwe puppets created and from the mind of Michael Lyons. In our first episode we learn the Ojibwe word for coffee and we get to hear the super puppet couple of Nana Boozhoo and Natasha.
Bemidji Mayor Rita Albrecht joined us this morning to tell us more about the acknowledgment of Indigenous Peoples' Treaty Day in Bemidji. We also featured Boozhoo Nana Boozhoo, Close to Home from the first Indigenous Peoples' Day in Grand Rapids as well a conversation with Kayla Aubid - Gallery Director at MacRostie Art Center in downtown Gr