Election Day

Election Day
Anjisewigiizhigad / Change-Day (Election Time)

Elections are when people decide on change together.
Here are some words related to voting and making decisions:

 

biinjiwebinige-list

Verb Type 1 Verb Type 2 Verb Type 3 Verb Type 4
biinjiwebinigaade
it is voted
biinjiwebinige
to vote
biinjiwebinaan
to place a vote
biinjiwebinamaw
vote for someone
naakonigaade
it is decided
naakonige
to decide
naakonaan
to decide something
naakonaa
to decide about someone
onaabanjigaade
it is chosen
onaabanjige
to choose
onaabandan
choose something
onaabam
choose someone
debwemigad
it is true
dibaakonige
report on a decision
 

Translate and then read the conversation below with someone you know.

When the conversation indicates a choice, choose between:

biinjiwebinige-choices

nisayenh (older brother) nimisenh (older sister) or nishiime (younger sibling)
giiwedinong (north) waabanong (east) zhaawanong (south) epangishimong/ningaabii’anong (west)

biinjiwebinige-conversation

A: Gigiibiinjiwebinige ina noongom?

B: Enh, ningiibiinjiwebinige.

A: Gigiibiinjiwebinige ina omaa odenang?

B: Gaawiin, ningiibiinjiwebinigesii noongom odenang.

    Niin gaye (nisayenh / nimisenh / nishiime) ningiibiinjiwebinigemin

    (giiwedinong /waabanong/ zhaawanong/ epangishimong /ningabiianong) endaayaang.

A: Aaniin apii giibiinjiwebinigeyeg?

B: Ningiibiinjiwebinigemin gichigigizheb, naano-diba’igaansag ishkwaa niizhwaaso-diba’igaaneg.

A: Gegoo wii naakonigaade debwemigag.