NL: Biidaapi – Xander Ripley-Jaakola

NL: Biidaapi – Xander Ripley-Jaakola


Biidaapi: s/he comes laughing. (Ojibwemowin)

Hello! Today we talk with 13-year-old Xander Ripley-Jaakoa, an Anishinaabe youth from Cloquet, MN. Xander chats with us about how his school year ended up (and the joys and perils of distance learning), how he stays connected with friends (Discord app), and the very cool and hilarious music videos he and family have been making with their Isolation Band, including their song: Couch Potato!