Jim Northrup: With Reservations

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In this wild ride of a documentary, viewers accompany Northrup as he travels across Indian Country.

 

 

OK, everyone, pop quiz: What’s the Ojibwe word for “moose”? Answer: “Moos.” Jim Northrup is Bear Clan Ojibwe, a father and grampa, award-winning poet and author, veteran and activist, wild ricer and hunter, and residential school surviver. Anyone who reads “Fond du Lac Follies” knows he can be very, very funny, and we’re told he plays a mean game of Ojibwe Scrabble.

In this wild ride of a documentary, viewers accompany Northrup from his home on the Fond du Lac Reservation in northern Minnesota as he travels across Indian Country. There is spear fishing and sugar-bushing in the spring, powwows and birchbark basket making in the summer, wild ricing and moose hunting in the fall, and storytelling in the winter. There is also a visit to the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C. Students will appreciate Northrup’s mastery of barbed humor.


 


Directors: Mike Hazard and Mike Rivard

Format: DVD, color, 28 minutes.

Published: 1996

Tribes/Ethnic Groups: Ojibwe