Anishinaabe

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. 

Lavender Hunt

We continue our Strong Women series with a family of women who are making their mark in business, in culture and in fashion.  Laura Connelly and I got to spend an hour talking with Delina, Lavender and Snowy about their connection to the past, their business and what it means to be strong.  Check out I Am Anishinaabe to find out more. 

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This Friday November 1st is the I Am Anishinaabe Fashion Show at the Black Bear Casino in Carlton, MN.  Doors open at 4pm, show is at 5:30 and this alcohol-free event is free and open to the public.  It also includes music by Mel Hunt and the Red Fever Band as well as comedian and Rez Reporter Rob Fairbanks.

Through much of his life, Migizi Pensoneau was keenly aware of the mis-representation or lack of representation of Native Americans in the media.  He's now a screenwriter and producer who works toward righting the wrongs of mainstream media.  His comedy group, The 1491s, creates and distributes content that shines a light on Native American stereotypes and inspires cultural awareness, cultivating social change and deeper understanding through comedy and

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Professor, author and cultural trainer Anton Treuer stopped by the KBXE studio recently.   In this segment of Area Voices: Anishinaabenaajimon,  Treuer reflects on the Dakota Access Pipeline and current Minnesota pipeline activity.

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