Category: Ojibwe Language

April Camp

By , April 12, 2014

IMG_2995Our last camp for the school year was a one day camp. The morning Krista got us ready to study by playing “Spill the Basket”. The game requires us listening to each other as well as working together! Then we studied climate vs. weather changes with Rachel, Leslie, Wayne and AJ. After defining the differences and similarities they better understood the concept. We even went outside and talked about the different biomes.

The afternoon began with a round of Ojeopardy with Gabby and Ge-Wadum. We are learning our Ojibwe!! The balance of the day was spent designing and creating the best engineered container to hold a raw egg with Cameron and TJ – the egg drop experiment! Congratulations to Evan and Rico!!

Egg Drop Video

Ojeopardy!

By , April 8, 2014

Ge-Waden will be at camp to play another round of Ojeopardy!! Check out links below and get ready to play! See you at camp!

Vocabulary words

Numbers

 

Ojibwe Language

By , January 19, 2014

Ojibwe Language

Marcus Ammesmaki taught students how to introduce themselves in Ojibwe. He included a greeting

“aaniin” or  “boozhoo” (Hello)

or “manidoo mahiingan in-dizh-in-ikaan-digoo.”+  (Marcus’s name is spirit wolf)

boozhoo- reference to nanaboosh (traditional character in all ojibwe stories)

 

“makwa nin doondem” (I am bear clan)*

“mikinakak nin doondem” (I am turtle clan)*

“migizi nin doondem”  (I am eagle clan)*

“ma’ iingan nin doondem”* (I am wolf clan)*

“waa-bizh-eshi nin doondem”* (I am martin clan)*

If a person does not know their clan they must say

“gaawiin mashi ingi-keni-maasiin indoodem.”+ ( I don’t yet know my clan.)

“niin (your name) (n)indizhinikaaz”* (My name is (your name before or after the whole phrase)).

“indigoo”# (your name or nick name)

(I am called this (your name) – this is what I go by)

He also introduced himself by his clan, which happened to be wolf.

“manidoo mahiingan in-dizh-in-ikaan-digoo.”+  (My name is spirit wolf)

 

If a person does not know their clan they must say

“gaawiin mashi ingikenimaasiin indoodem.”+ ( I don’t yet know my clan.)

 

In the Ojibwe Waasa-Inaabidaa dictionary it also says

“boozhoo” or “aaniin” (Hello)

When you introduce yourself you would say

“niin (your name) (n)indizhinikaaz”* (My name is (your name before or after the whole phrase)).

 

“indigoo”# (your name or nick name)

(I am called this (your name) – this is what I go by)

 

*Fond du Lac

+Grand Portage/Michigan

#Mille Lacs

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