Miigwech (Thank You) Prayer

Helen-Roy

Miigwech

Read by Helen Roy Fuhst

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Gizhe Manidoo
(Creator)

I’iw nama’ewinan, maaba asemaa, miinwaa n’ode’winaanin gda-bagidinimaagom.
(We offer our prayers, tobacco and our hearts.)

Miigwech gda-igom n’mishomissinaanig miinwa n’ookomisinaanig jiinaago gaa-iyaajig, noongom e-iyaajig miinwaa waabang ge-iyaajig.
(Thank you for the Grandfathers and Grandmothers of yesterday, today and tomorrow.)

Miigwech manidoog iyaajig noodinong, iyaajig nibiing, iyaajig shkodeng miinwa iyaajig akiing.
(Thank you spirits of the winds, water, fire and earth.)

Miigwech manidoog iyaajig giiwedinong, waabanong, zhaawanong miinwa epangishimok.
Thank you spirits of the north, east, south and west.

Daga bi-wiidokawishinaang wii mino bimaadiziyaang.
Please help us to live a good life.

Ahow!