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MTNLive starts blogging for the first time…

    Treaty 2 Territory – Ahaam sa dash,…aazha ningii dagoshin Russell izhi, omaa ningaabii’anong,…last post for tonight,….ni-noondeshin,…ahaam sa dash,…forgive me for writing in English Gizhe Manitou,…First Law is’ chi Anishinaabemowan daabida aaniish,…geget gosha,…nindebwe,…well,…nga zhaaganaashiim shigo,…okay then,…here goes,…schedules are set for tomorrow,..going to try out the blog thing tonight,..writing about travelling and meeting face to face,…using our

    At sunrise,…I sit and wait for the day to begin,..MTNLive Studio is fully functional with lights, external cameras, microphone headset, and a huge back drop outlining 11-24 Nations in Treaty 2 Territory.

    This one is from March 1, 2021. There is a window behind the back drop,..it gives me a lot of natural light in the day time.

    One month ago on January 27, 2021,..I was staying in Dauphin, setting up the Studio and setting up equipment, trying to learn to make a Studio.

    Treaty 2 Territory – Ahaam sa dash,…aazha ningii dagoshin Russell izhi, omaa ningaabii’anong,…last post for tonight,….ni-noondeshin,…ahaam sa dash,…forgive me for writing in English Gizhe Manitou,…First Law is’ chi Anishinaabemowan daabida aaniish,…geget gosha,…nindebwe,…well,…nga zhaaganaashiim shigo,…okay then,…here goes,…schedules are set for tomorrow,..going to try out the blog thing tonight,..writing about travelling and meeting face to face,…using our language regularly, and positive stuff,…even keel not too mushy, not too serious,…let them see something that everyone finds easy to read,…this reminds me of that era of when and how I used to go through my process at Grassroots News – whenever it was time for US to make the newspaper,..we came together as a team,…it was myself, Len, Graham, Jackie, Janice, Philip Paul-Martin, Frankie Beaulieu, Alex Reid, Mitchell Asham, and Arnold Asham,….and that one sales guy, forget his name but boiii he was sharp-prepared-well rehearsed,…man,..he would pick up the phone and five minutes later he would be handing an insertion order sometimes worth a full page price,..in minutes,..and then he would leave early after he made all his phone calls,…he was a killer sales man,…but back to our previous story – in order to make that page Coyote’s Corner,..there were so many considerations and calculated thoughts that went into each one of those cutlines,…Our Editor Len Kruzenga used to say,…”we need good cutlines coyote, the people first coyote, the people, then you can share pictures of the places you been”,…(2006/2007/2008)

    Submitted by MTNLIVE Host Corey Ralph ‘Coyote’ Whitford

    Corey Ralph Whitford is a self-made home-grown specialist in Anishinaabemowin,…he often credits Sandy Bay & Long Plain in the Treaty 1 Territory,…and he acknowledges that both are very well respected in Anishinaabemowin and Economic Development as “Powerhouse Nations!”

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