Animikii Mazina’iganan: Thunderbird Press is a teaching press for those living in the present and dreaming of the future. We publish innovative, culturally significant, high-quality works in English or Anishinaabemowin.

 

Our mission is to:  

  • Develop and promote the work of Anishinaabeg and other regional writers
  • Provide a home for manuscripts that have unique cultural, historical, and local significance
  • Create and publish innovative curriculum, educational materials, and student research
  • Educate our students to prepare them to become writers, editors, or publishers

We publish work which exemplifies Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College’s core values:  

  • Respect: Manaaji’idiwin
  • Integrity: Gwayakwaadiziwin
  • Stewardship: Ganawenjigewin
  • Innovation: Maamamiikaajinendamowin
  • Compassion: Zhawenjigewin

Our Publishing Process: 

Currently, Thunderbird Press releases one publication per academic year. We do not accept unsolicited manuscripts or proposals.

Publications:

Photo of Carl Gawboy painting. Photo by Ivy Vainio.

Photo by Ivy Vainio.

Fur Trade Nation: An Ojibwe’s Graphic History, by Carl Gawboy (Bois Forte) explores the history of the Fur Trade and its impact on Minnesota.

If you are a school, library, or independent bookseller, please email Bonnie Bernhardson about wholesale orders. Her email is bonnie*AT*fdltcc.edu

Purchase your copy of Fur Trade Nation

Contact:

To learn more about Animikii Mazina’iganan: Thunderbird Press, and Fur Trade Nation: An Ojibwe’s Graphic History, please contact Rain Newcomb at rnewcomb*AT*fdltcc.edu.

 

Testimonials

It is awesome here at the FDLTCC Education Program because it is like a family here, if you need help or are struggling with anything, you have quite a few people who will help you out.

I chose FDLTCC because of its size and the curriculum. When I first came here in 2019, I was just looking for what I needed to volunteer, perhaps in a crisis shelter. I met with Don Jarvinen, and the rest is history.

My favorite thing about FDLTCC is the people. I’ve met fantastic students, faculty and staff who go above and beyond what I expected.