Amazing ‘talking’ dictionary project helps preserve Ojibwe language
Yet I’ve wondered often how the Ojibwe words sprinkled through his books sound. Now, thanks to an amazing project in progress at the University of Minnesota and spearheaded by their Department of American Indian Studies, there’s a new online resource ...
"Aanii" [hello]: Kenny Pheasant's Quest, Odawa Language for the Masses
When Kenny Pheasant, 56, was a child on Canada’s Manitoulin ... the French thought the names of the great tribes of the region were Odawa, Ojibwa and Pottawattamie. But that actually these words mean ‘to trade’, ‘building things’ and ‘fire ...
Word for Word / High School Speeches; Farewell, Dear Fellow Graduates. Hello, Whoever I Am.
Tanya Holthusen was the valedictorian in a class of 29 at Red Lake High School on the Red Lake Indian Reservation in northern Minnesota. She lives in Ponemah (pronounced Po-NEE-mah), or Where the Wind Blows. Miss Holthusen, an Ojibwa, spoke on the ...
John Eggers: How do you say goodbye in Ojibwe?
How do you say “goodbye” in Ojibwe? Thanks to some dedicated people in town, we know how to say “hello” (Boozhoo), but how do you say goodbye? As you probably already know, there is no word for “goodbye” in Ojibwe. About the closest word would ...
A trifecta of summer festivals
Woman’s voice: “Hello.” Buffalo News: “Hello ... fried Oreos from St. Peter’s United Church of Christ on the North Tonawanda side. • Nearby, the Fellowship of God’s Word hawks homemade cannoli. How can you go wrong?