Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe

A statewide conversation with Minnesota’s Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan.  It is a time for all of us to learn about the State of Minnesota's response to this COVID-19 pandemic.   

Nevada Littlewolf

Nevada posted this on Facebook:

I live within walking distance of Minneapolis Police Precinct.

I have been onsite peacefully protesting everyday this week. I have been shot at with rubber bullets, tear gassed, hit with percussion bombs and watched people hit with “soft” bullets (see below). I’ve seen the police advance on citizens using violence and intimidation.

I had the pleasure of a visit to Deer River High School last week to hear about the preparations and the meaning behind this Saturday's Picking Roses Round Dance and Fashion Show.  Everyone is invited and welcome.

Today on Boozhoo Nana Boozhoo we learn the Ojibwe words Aandeg and Makwa - the crow and the bear. 

Check out the video podcast below! 

Today on the Monday Morning Show we learned from our intrepid puppet friends Nana Boozhoo and Natasha The Serenity Prayer in Ojibwe.  Take a listen!  Our thanks to Michael Lyons for this production.

In this episode of Northern Voices Leah Lemm goes to Cass Lake to talk with Brandy Toft, she’s the Environmental Deputy Director for the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe. She works on several solar energy projects that the band has.

She also talks with Lisa Hemachandra about life with a solar furnace that she had installed through the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe’s solar furnace project.

Grand Rapids Herald Review

Northern Voices is produced and hosted by Leah Lemm and made possible by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund and the citizens of Minnesota. 

This week Frank Bibeau.  He is an attorney with an incredible depth of knowledge and he and his wife are water protectors. Frank has inherited a wild rice and smoked white fish operation from Tim Holm.


Louis Johannsen was back with us today to tell us about upcoming events with the MN Chippewa Tribe - comprised of the 6 bands Bois Forte, Fond du Lac, Grand Portage, Leech Lake, Mille Lacs and White Earth

Maggie Montgomery

Mike Schmid stopped by KBXE studios as teachers were moving their materials into a brand new building at Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig School in Bena. Mike, along with Rose Robinson, was one of the school's first teachers when it was founded in 1975. Mike presented a history of the school at the new building's dedication on July 30th, and shared his recollection of that history with Maggie Montgomery.

Gary Charwood

  Gary Charwood is the Cultural Coordinator for the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe.  12 years ago, The Spiritual Run was created in honor of the school shooting tragedy that occurred on the Red Lake Reservation in 2005.  Since then, the Leech Lake Band has continued this Spiritual Run for wellness every year.  Throughout the two day run, runners take time to honor and recognize communities and individuals along their 140 mile route.