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.