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Amik Smallwood shares Ojibwe stories during the second annual American Indian Storytelling Event: Share our Gifts at the University of Wisconsin-Superior on Saturday afternoon. About 100 people attended the event. (Clint Austin /

Anishinaabe stories preserve tradition

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Amik Smallwood smoked his ceremonial pipe briefly Saturday afternoon before beginning an old Anishinaabe teaching.

He smoked as an offering, to ask the Creator for forgiveness for telling stories during the day, rather than at night.


"I also smoked the pipe for forgiveness for you, for not knowing any better," he told the audience.

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