July 17, 2019

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NISHNAABENDAA NOONGO: SUMMER TIME NISHNESS

NISHNAABENDAA NOONGO: SUMMER TIME NISHNESS

Flexing his Nishness, this week Musky covers a whole pile of summer words such as: bagizo bimaadage bakobiigwaashkwani bwezo gaaskanaabaagwe bimishkaa gotaamgot You’ll have to watch the video to learn the definitions. Hehe Miskwaanakwad Rice is Anishinaabe from Wasauksing First Nation, an island a...
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NISHNAABENDAA NOONGO: MUSKY GOES TO TOWN

NISHNAABENDAA NOONGO: MUSKY GOES TO TOWN

Musky teaches us about how to say I’m going to town or NOT going to town. Also how to say “I don’t live at my mom’s anymore.” Miskwaanakwad Rice is Anishinaabe from Wasauksing First Nation, an island along the shores of Mnido Gamii in Anishinaabe Akiing. Like many Anishinaa...
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NISHNAABEMDAA NOONGO: WHAT TIME OF THE DAY IS IT?

NISHNAABEMDAA NOONGO: WHAT TIME OF THE DAY IS IT?

Elements from the Heart Silk Scarf | Image source: Jamie Okuma “Giwiiwaabamin – I am going to see you” ~ Miskwaanakwad Rice is Anishinaabe from Wasauksing First Nation, an island along the shores of Mnido Gamii in Anishinaabe Akiing. Like many Anishinaabek his age, Miskwaanakwad learne...
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NISHNAABEMDAA NOONGO: COUNTING AND OJIBWAY MOONS

NISHNAABEMDAA NOONGO: COUNTING AND OJIBWAY MOONS

“Gwiigindaasomin – We are going to count” ~ Miskwaanakwad Rice is Anishinaabe from Wasauksing First Nation, an island along the shores of Mnido Gamii in Anishinaabe Akiing. Like many Anishinaabek his age, Miskwaanakwad learned a small bit of Anishinaabemowin growing up and in recent ye...
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NISHNAABEMDAA NOONGO - WHERE ARE YOU FROM?

NISHNAABEMDAA NOONGO – WHERE ARE YOU FROM?

In a conversation with himself Miskwaanakwad teaches us how to ask and respond to the question of where we are from – a big thing in Indian Country. Miskwaanakwad Rice is Anishinaabe from Wasauksing First Nation, an island along the shores of Mnido Gamii in Anishinaabe Akiing. Like many Anishinaab...
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NISHNAABEMDAA NOONGO & JIIZAS

NISHNAABEMDAA NOONGO & JIIZAS

With the help of his friend Jiizas and some spectacular sound effects, Musky teaches us (giinwan) must know phrases in Anishinaabemowin. Miskwaanakwad Rice is Anishinaabe from Wasauksing First Nation, an island along the shores of Mnido Gamii in Anishinaabe Akiing. Like many Anishinaabek his age, Miskwa...
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SEVEN MINUTES WITH MUSKY: NISHNAABEMDAA NOONGO

SEVEN MINUTES WITH MUSKY: NISHNAABEMDAA NOONGO

Miskwaanakwad Rice is Anishinaabe from Wasauksing First Nation, an island along the shores of Mnido Gamii in Anishinaabe Akiing. Like many Anishinaabek his age, Miskwaanakwad learned a small bit of Anishinaabemowin growing up and in recent years he has sought to learn more of the language in order to he...
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Looting of Métis Possessions Poses Barrier to Reconciliation

Looting of Métis Possessions Poses Barrier to Reconciliation

Photo: Library and Archives Canada As gunfire erupted in Duck Lake, Saskatchewan, Métis leader Louis Riel held up his crucifix and fervently prayed for victory. Although the Métis were victorious at the Battle of Duck Lake, Canada ultimately crushed the Northwest Resistance. Looting of Métis possessions...
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