Osprey Hunt

The following short story was written to give advanced students practice describing the world around us. To that end, we have provided an Ojibwe only version of this story for more advanced learners as well as an English translation below to check your work or understand the story.

Note: The audio for each section is the same.

We thank photographer, Simeon Britz, for sharing this amazing picture. Story and audio by Margaret Noodin.

 

Ojibwe Only version

Osprey Hunt

O’o anishaawaach dibaajimowinens ningii-ozhibii’aamin ji-wiidookaagoyeg Anishinaabe-inendameg.

Wa’aw eshkamegwenh ogii-debibinaan namebiniban.

Namadabi wanakong.

Maamakadendaagwad ezhiwebag bagwaji akiing.

Eshkamegwenhyag giiyosewag.

Onooji’aan anoonji dinowaa giigooyag.

Nizhtana-ashi-naanan daswewig dibaachigo iw apii odebibinaawaan giigooyan apii googiiwaad.

Agiji ayaa Minowaaki-ziibing debaabid.

Ogii-miijin odoshtigwaaniman mii dash anwebid.

Ginisidawaabamaanaan bepeshigwaned wanashkidong.

Nimiigwechiwi’aanaan Simeon Johannes Britz gii-mezinaa’aad eshkamegwenhyan epiichi ditibiwebishkiganiwed gaye onaagoshi-wiisininid.

 

Ojibwe with English translations

Osprey Hunt

O’o anishaawaach dibaajimowinens ningii-ozhibii’aamin ji-wiidookaagoyeg Anishinaabe-inendameg.
This sudden little story we wrote to help yous think in Anishinaabemowin.

Wa’aw eshkamegwenh ogii-debibinaan namebiniban.
This osprey has grabbed a sucker fish.

Namadabi wanakong.
He sits in the tree top.

Maamakadendaagwad ezhiwebag bagwaji akiing.
It is amazing what happens in the untamed world.

Eshkamegwenhyag giiyosewag.
Ospreys hunt.

Onooji’aan anoonji dinowaa giigooyag.
They hunt many types of fish.

Nizhtana-ashi-naanan daswewig dibaachigo iw apii odebibinaawaan giigooyan apii googiiwaad.
25 percent of the time they grab a fish when they dive.

Agiji ayaa Minowaaki-ziibing debaabid.
He is above the Milwaukee river he is taking in the full view.

Ogii-miijin odoshtigwaaniman mii dash anwebid.
He ate his/her head and now is resting.

Ginisidawaabamaanaan bepeshigwaned wanashkidong.
We recognize him/her who has a striped feathers on the tail.

Nimiigwechiwi’aanaan Simeon Johannes Britz gii-mezinaa’aad eshkamegwenhyan epiichi ditibiwebishkiganiwed gaye onaagoshi-wiisininid.

We thank Simeon Johannes Britz for taking a picture of the Osprey while he was riding his bike and the osprey was eating dinner.