On this episode of Ojibwe Stories: Gaganoonididaa we have the first of a two-part conversation with Josephine Mandamin, an Anishinaabe grandmother, elder and water activist involved with the Mother Earth Water Walkers.
Beginning in 2003, she walked the shorelines of the great lakes, encouraging mindfulness of protecting our precious fresh waters. In her journey over fifteen years she walked around 17,000 miles. Josephine is originally from the Wikwemikong First Nation She lives in Thunder Bay, Ontario.
In this first episode, Josephine Mandamin shares the history of her upbringing and her community, and how those experiences informed her undertaking the Water Walk. In the second episode, we will continue our conversation with as she shares what lessons the Water Walk movement can teach, and what more can still be done.
Ojibwe Stories: Gaganoonididaa is produced by KUMD, with funding provided in part by the Minnesota Indian Affairs Council, and by The Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
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