When the Ancestors Moved Around and Left a Presence on the Land






Roger-Roulette

Roulette

Mii maaba Roger Roulette, onjibad Winnepeg, Manitoba.
This is Roger Roulette from Winnepeg, Manitoba.

 

Maampii g’windamaawigonan aanii gaa ezhwebag chizhaazhigwa pii gete-Anishinaabeg gii nametwaawag.
Here he tells us all what happened long ago when the ancestors “moved around and left a presence on the land.”

Mewenzha Anishnaabeg megwa babamiiaayaawaad
Long ago the Anishinaabeg while they were moving around

gii babanametwaawag e-wii enji daapinamaagozig
they were leaving a presence while transporting things

gii babamiiayaawag niswaak ge kwa naanwaak ge minik miinwaa
they were travelling for up to three to five year period of time and

neyap ji ge gii azhegiiwewaad gaa ge pii aayaawaad ji nagadanendamowaad da giimiiwaad.
returned (that) was where they went home when they were keeping in mind where they deserted.