The following introduction was written by Margaret Noodin to introduce Winona LaDuke at the University of Michigan in December of 2007. It was translated by Howard Kimewon and was read by Brooke Simon at the event (mp3 reading by Margaret Noodin).
Waabagankamig ishkonigan maaba kwe ezhinikaade gaa bi onjibad.
"Place where the clay is white" is the name of this woman’s reservation.
Winona LaDuke gii o giigido niibina egimaaw-jig enji-tkweshkidaadwaad.
She has spoken before many leaders.
Maanda wii zhaabwiitowaad aki wiikeying maampii getkamig epiichi bimaadziying.
She has talked about how to save this Mother Earth while we are here during our lives.
Waabiiaajig daa miigwetchwiiyaan nindaan kwe’an.
Those who follow us will thank her.
Miigwetchwigo, Winona bi dagoshin maampii Ann Arbor.
We thank you for being in Ann Arbor.