Pat, who is going on 107 years old, says she was surprised that her difficulty breathing was caused by a heart problem, not her lungs.
Brothers John and Patrick Pierre have served as Grand Portage Royalty for the last three and four years. WTIP North Shore Community Radio producer Staci Drouillard recently met with them on the Grand Portage Reservation at the annual Rendezvous and Pow Wow. The day before the interview John and Patrick had passed along their banners to the new, incoming Royalty. In this edition of Anishinaabe Way, Staci speaks with them about their responsibilities as Tiny Tot Brave and Jr. Brave, their travels and any advice they might have for the next young tribal representatives.