Biindigen. Welcome. is an independently run non-profit website. We welcome inquiries about collaborative projects.

Chimiigwetch maanda gaa gnawaamdamyeg maanda gaa zhibiimaan Anishinaabemowin.
Big thanks this (past) you all looked at it this (past) it is written Anishinaabemowin.
We thank you very much for looking all that is written here in Anishinaabemowin. Logo

Our Purpose

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.

Our Team

Margaret Noodin
Margaret NoodinCo-Founder, Content Manager & Contributor
Margaret Noodin received a PhD in Literature and Linguistics, an MFA in Creative Writing and bachelor’s degrees in English and Education at the University of Minnesota. She is currently a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee where she also serves as the Associate Dean of the Humanities. She is the author of Bawaajimo: A Dialect of Dreams in Anishinaabe Language and Literature, and two bi-lingual books of poetry in Anishinaabemowin and English: Weweni and What the Chickadee Knows. Her poems have been appeared in Poetry Magazine, The Michigan Quarterly Review and Yellow Medicine Review.
Stacie Sheldon
Stacie SheldonCo-Founder, Technical Director
Stacie is a user experience researcher and designer, published author, mentor, and American Indian language advocate. She is the author of Bebikaan-ezhiwebiziwinan Nimkii: The Adventures of Nimkii. In her spare time she manages Learn more about her work at
Alphonse Pitawanakwat
Alphonse PitawanakwatContributor
Anishinaabemowin is Alphonse’s first language and he teaches in Michigan at several locations including universities, urban native centers and tribal language gatherings.

Special Thanks

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. logo design by Neebin Southall