UPDATE as of 4pm, 06/25/20:

Commissioner Phillips approves $250,000 grant for Fond du Lac water tower project

Iron Range Resources & Rehabilitation Commissioner Mark Phillips today approved a $250,000 grant to the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. Funds will be used toward a new water tower to serve the communities of Mahnomen and Brookston. The first phase of the project is $1.3 million and includes the construction of the water tower. The total project cost for all phases of the water treatment system is $11.93 million.

Boozhoo Nana Boozhoo: Memorial Day

May 26, 2020

Today Nana Boozhoo teaches us to say "to remember the day" or Memorial Day in Ojibwe.  He also teaches us about the traditions of feasts in the Ojibwe culture.

Today we learned from Michael Lyons creator of  Boozhoo Nana Boozhoo how to count to 10 in Ojibwe!

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

Today on Boozhoo Nana Boozhoo we learn the Ojibwe word for outside and find out about the significance of offering tobacco. 

Michael Lyons is the creative mastermind behind the Ojibwe puppet series for YouTube and now for KAXE/KBXE's airwaves Boozhoo Nana Boozhoo.  Our thanks to his contributions.  Find out more about it and see the live stream from earlier this month. 

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.

Nana Boozhoo and Natasha the stars of the show!

Today on Boozhoo Nana Boozhoo we learned how to say Happy Birthday in Ojibwe.  Mino Dibishkaa.

Michael Lyons

Today on the Wednesday Morning Show we heard about the ecology of wild rice during our local food segment....Maggie and Katie talked with Annette Dray Drewes - she is a Clean Water Watershed Specialist for the MN DNR.

We also learned some Ojibwe language today with our puppet friends Nana Boozhoo and Natasha.  These new contributors come from the creativity of Bemidji writer, musician and comic book writer Michael Lyons.  Mahnoominike Giizis is the wild rice moon - or the moon in August. 


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. 

Check out more of Boozhoo Nana Boozhoo on YouTube!

Let's Visit is Northern Community Radio way of sharing various communities and places in our broadcast region with our listeners.  This past month, Let's Visit focused on Remer, MN.  Remer is more than a palindrome.  It's a quaint, small town with a penchant for Bigfoot that serves as many students in the school district as there is population in the community itself.  Northland Community Schools serves children from Outing, Boy River, Longville, and Federal Dam.