Veteran's Day

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Gashkadino-Giizis/Baashkaakodin-Giizis Midaaswi-ashi-bezhig
November 11th

Zhimaganishiigiizhigad Gichimookomaanakiing
Veteran’s Day in the United States

Gimikwenimaanaanig Zhaaganaashiiwakiing
Remembrance Day in Canada

In honor of Veteran’s Day and Remembrance Day we urge you to read the Anishinaabemowin and English book Sounding Thunder: The Stories of Francis Pegahmagabow by Brian D. McInnes. Dibaajimowinan omaada’oozhinang mii igo aanikoobijige. The stories he shares with us make inter-generational connections.

 

Oshki-ikidowinan – New Words

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Verb 1 Verb 2 Verb 3 Verb 4
mikwendaagozi
to remember
mikwendan
remember it
mikwenim
remember someone
ganawenjigaade
it is protected
ganawenjige
to protect
ganawenjigaazo
to be protected
ganawendan
protect it
ganawenim
protect someone
ezhiwebad
it happens
aawi
to be
miigaadi
go to battle
zhoomingwe
smile
biidaasamose
walk here
 

Nouns

  • ishkoniganan – reservations
  • mookomaanan – knives
  • zhimaaganan – spears

Note: You can see that all of these nouns are inanimate because they become plural with “an”.

 

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Questions

Translate the following sentences:

1. Dagwaagig mikwendaagoziyang gaa ezhiwebag.

2. Baatayiinowag Anishinaabeg zhimaganishiwag aawiwag/aawog.

3. Gichimookomaanakiing, Zhaaganaashiikiing miinawaa ishkoniganang onjibaawag.

4. Aangodinong miigaadiiwag chiwaasa chigaaming.

5. Aangodinong omaa ganawenjigewag.

6. Ganawenjigaade Anishinaabekiing.

7. Giganawenjigaazomin endaaso giizhigad omaa Anishinaabewakiing.

8. Zhoomiingwen apii zhimaganishag biidaasamosewaad.

Note: A few of these words have slight west/east variations. Use the word or perhaps yet another variation that is familiar in your community.

Answers

1. Dagwaagig mikwendaagoziyang gaa ezhiwebag.
1. It is fall we are remembering, things happened.

2. Baatayiinowag Anishinaabeg zhimaganishiwag aawiwag/aawog.
2. Many Anishinaabe soldiers there are.

3. Gichimookomaanakiing, Zhaaganaashiikiing miinawaa ishkoniganang onjibaawag.
3. In America, Canada and reservations they come from.

4. Aangodinong miigaadiiwag chiwaasa chigaaming.
4. Sometimes they fight very far overseas

5. Aangodinong omaa ganawenjigewag.
5. Sometimes here they protect.

6. Ganawenjigaade Anishinaabekiing.
6. It is protected Anishinaabe country.

7. Giganawenjigaazomin endaaso giizhigad omaa Anishinaabewakiing.
7. We all are protected every day here in Indian Country.

8. Zhoomiingwen apii zhimaganishag biidaasamosewaad.
8. Smile when soldiers walk by here.

West East
aangodinong naangodinong
aawiwag aawog
baatayiinowag baatiinwog
endaaso ensa