Michael Lyons is an artist, author and puppeteer using his talents to spread knowledge and understanding of Ojibwe language and culture. His puppets Nana Boozhoo and Natasha
share skits and music and conversations
in their podcast and on their YouTube channel
that educate their fans on Anishinaabe words, stories and history. They’ve been featured on the morning show since August and we’ve loved the magic they add to our mix of national news and local features. In this segment, Michael shares excerpts from his family’s history that inspired his passion for spreading awareness of Anishinaabe culture and shaped his multi-faceted view of Indian boarding schools.