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This totally scrambled my brain. How could "giizhig" mean both sky, day and cedar tree?  And so I began to inquire. There was something here that I wasn't understanding.  And that was in 1988. And it wasn't until 10 years later in 1998 that I met an elder from from Winnipeg and I asked him... And he said Well, Michael...this name goes back to an old creation story that we don't tell anymore.  And it talks about how our ancient ancestors came down from the star world and they came through a bugonaygeshig - a hole in the sky and then they climbed down a giant cedar tree and then they populated the earth. 

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Tuesdays are special at Northern Community Radio and when school is in session, we are even more jazzed than normal because in addition to hearing from our listeners, young phenologists across Minnesota call in their classroom phenology reports.  Kids reported on chickadees eating out of their hands, feeding squirrels, sightings of bobcats, mink and fishers, and one kid even asked his mom to take out a six point buck with her car.  She wasn't interested.  Listen to to the links for the full experience!

I enjoy it so much, I feel like it's almost another chapter in my life as I'm getting older... I remember being a younger person thinking... 'gee. I'm just kind of bored.'... I can't be bored when I'm always thinking, 'well, gee, maybe I should pick up my brushes and start working on a new painting'...it's just a really good hobby that's become very good for me. - Rosie Gray on her hobby of painting

Let's Visit is Northern Community Radio's opportunity to take a closer look at one of the areas in northern Minnesota.  We recently visited Walker, MN.  Rosie Gray has been a member of the Leech Lake Art League for the past 15 years.  She spoke with Katie Carter about the art league and how it's affected her life.  

Dig Deep is a conversation between our liberal commentator Aaron Brown and conservative Chuck Marohn.  They come at topics from different angles, but model for us how to talk to people with different beliefs.  In this  episode, we hear about the origins of the impeachment clause of the U.S. Constitution, Article 1.

Today on Boozhoo Nana Boozhoo MIIGWECHCHIWI GIIZHIGAD - "THANKSGIVING DAY".  Miigwech to Michael Lyons for sharing Natasha and Nana Boozhoo with us!