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|We thank you very much for looking all that is written here in Anishinaabemowin.|
This site represents many things, most of all, it is evidence that Anishinaabemowin is alive and well. One component of a living language is one that is not only spoken fluently, but also used creatively. Unfortunately, Anishinaabemowin is also defined as endangered because we are losing speakers faster than we are gaining them. This is why saving the language has become of utmost importance in many communities – on the rez, in the cities, in schools, in homes, in the lodge; where there are elders who speak the language and where there are none. We have created this cyber space so that the ancient sounds are not lost and can be connected to anyone willing to listen, learn, and labor with us in the effort to maintain Anishinaabemowin. We are humbled by our teachers and those who have preceded us in this work.
We would like to thank the many fluent speakers, community members, and helpers who have contributed to this website. Special thanks goes to Michael Zimmerman Jr., Howard Kimewon, Leonard Kimewon-ba, Frank Bartley, Angela Marie Mesic, Sheila Feay-Shaw, Maurina Paradise, Shannon Noori, Francis Fox-ba, Helen Fuhst, Autumn Ellie Mitchell, John Paul Chalykoff, Randy Yarger (for the knottiest of tech trouble) and many more! Chi-miigwech! We have loved working with yous.
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