"In these twenty-six charming and original stories, animal characters act foolishly and bravely, show wisdom and weakness, and have funny and surprising adventures. Nishiimeyinaanig (Our Little Siblings) is written for teachers, students, and Ojibwe language and culture enthusiasts ages ten and above"



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Title is translated as Our Little Siblings. By Aanjibimaadizing, which means "changing lives," is a program of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe. Eighty nonfiction cultural stories and reminiscences, told in Ojibwemowin by elders of the Mille Lacs Band. Suitable for high school and general readers. 100 b&w illustrations. Editors include Anton Treuer and Michael Sullivan. Treuer is professor of Ojibwe at Bemidji State University, and is the author of The Language Warrior's Manifesto and fourteen other books on Indigenous history and language. Sullivan is the resident linguist for the Waadookodaading Ojibwe Language Immersion School on the Lac Court Orielle Reservation. Contributor List: 1. Kimberly Anderson (Biidaabanikwe) 2. Aanakwadoons Aubid (Bizhiwens) 3. David Aubid (Niibaagaabaw) 4. Wesley Ballinger (Niiyo-giizhig) 5. John Benjamin (Waabishkigaabaw) 6. Melissa Boyd (Baabiitawi-giizhigookwe) 7. Shirley Boyd (Amikogaabawiikwe) 8. Dustin Burnette (Gimiwan) 9. John Daniel (Niigaanimad) 10. Frances Davis (Ozhaawashkogaabawiikwe) 11. Persia Erdrich (Netaa-niimid Aamoo-ikwe) 12. Lorena Garbow (Zhaagowaamigookwe) 13. Chato Gonzales (Ombishki-bines) 14. Miigis Gonzales (Niizhwaasanagookwe) 15. Rosie Gonzales (Waase-giizhigookwe) 16. Michelle Goose (Zhooniyaakwe) 17. Nicholas Hanson (Gegaayootayaash) 18. Bradley Harrington (Nazhike-awaasang) 19. Adrian Liberty (Naabekwa) 20. Jim Mitchell (Mashkodewinini) 21. Brenda Moose (Biidwewe-giizhigookwe) 22. Jada Montano (Ningaabi'anookwe) 23. Joseph Nayquonabe (Waabishki-bines) 24. John Nichols (Biidaanakwad) 25. Carol Nickaboine (Asiniiyokamigookwe) 26. Keller Paap (Waawaakeyaash) 27. Monique Paulson (Waase-giniwikwe) 28. Ralph Pewaush (Zaagajiw) 29. Steven Premo (Zhaawan) 30. William Premo (Gidagigwaneb) 31. Bette Sam (Indiikwe) 32. Elfreda Sam (Biidwewidamookwe) 33. Susan Shingobe (Bebaamaashiikwe) 34. Charles Smith (Nenaawi-giizhig) 35. Lee Staples (Obizaan) 36. Michael Sullivan (Migizi) 37. Jonathan Thunder (Manidoo-gwiiwizens) 38. Anton Treuer (Waagosh) 39. Madeline Treuer (Giizhigookwe)



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Through the Aanjibimaadizing Project, an initiative of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe, sixteen first speakers have teamed with linguists, teachers, and Ojibwe language experts to create this new literature for Ojibwe language learners. Conceived and presented only in Ojibwe, the stories reflect a rare authenticity as they transmit cultural values, increase vocabulary, and reinforce identity. Nishiimeyinaanig ( Our Little Siblings) was written for teachers, students, and Ojibwe language and culture enthusiasts ages ten and above. 
In these twenty-six charming and original stories, animal characters act foolishly and bravely, show wisdom and weakness, and have funny and surprising adventures. Join cunning Waagosh (Fox) as he finds ever more creative ways to trick rabbits; the famous Gaazhagens (Cat), who manipulates children and entertains their grandmother; and a menagerie of animals engaged in sport, game, and life lessons of all kinds. This is Ojibwe entertainment at its finest. Agindaasodaa (let's read)!


 

Contributor Bio:  Aanjibimaadizing
Aanjibimaadizing, which means "Changing Lives," is a program of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe.

Contributor Bio:  Treuer, Anton
Anton Treuer, professor of Ojibwe at Bemidji State University, is the author of The Language Warrior's Manifesto and fourteen other books on Indigenous history and language.

Contributor Bio:  Sulllivan, Michael
Michael Sullivan Sr. is the resident linguist for the Waadookodaading Ojibwe Language Immersion School on the Lac Courte Oreilles Reservation.

Contributor Bio:  Ballinger, Wesley
Wesley Ballinger, a Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe artist, is a community engagement coordinator for the American Indian Studies Department at the University of Minnesota.

"Nishiimeyinaaning"

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