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Sunday June 23rd 2024

Posts Tagged ‘Ojibwe’

Native American Teens Honor Traditional Tobacco & Fight Commercial Tobacco Use

Native American Teens Honor Traditional Tobacco & Fight Commercial Tobacco Use

Sophia Sarenpa and 7 other Native American Mashkiki Ogichidaag (Ojibwe for “Medicine Warriors”) teens, worked all summer on anti-commercial tobacco smoking public service announcements (PSAs).  The teens brainstormed concepts, developed scripts, conducted interviews, handled the lighting and cameras ”“ and premiered their new works August 25th at the Division of Indian Work”'s Dakota Lodge, 1001 E. Lake St., Minneapolis. “I”'ve learned so much about the difference between traditional and commercial tobacco use,” said Sophia.  “Like how something so sacred has caused so many of our people to die.  I”'ve come to care about the issue a lot.” Tiana LaPointe, a Native film artist project mentor says,  “They really took on the leadership for the project. They worked in front and behind the camera, and were in charge of their own shoots.” Armando Rivera loved learning about filmmaking, and discovered a [...]

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