Larry Aitken on Cosmology at White Earth

The video below was recorded on the White Earth reservation on a day when Larry Aitken, Andy Favorite, and Dan Jones gathered to reflect on the meaning of Anishinaabe culture, history, and language. They were speaking to the young Ojibwe people who participate in the Quiz Bowl, an extramural game to teach high school and tribal college students about their culture. The river, the wind, and the sunshine are all animate beings that participated in the storytelling. Here, Larry Aitken translates as mishoomis ('grandfather') speaks to his children about Anishinaabe cosmology.