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 ...
Quest to save tribal languages
("Hello, boys and girls.") "It's probably my funnest class," said Amanda Merwin, whose family is Ojibwe. Her mother speaks a few words, and "my Dad is kind of learning. But I'm way better." The school would love to have an immersion program, said Kathy ...
"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 ...
What to do when Taste of Buffalo, Canal Fest and the Italian Festival collide
Woman’s voice: “Hello ... an astute fan advised on Canal Fest’s Facebook page. Get those deep-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.
With hotel purchases, the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe welcomes you to St. Paul (again)
“Hello, St. Paul,” tribal business leader Joseph Nayquonabe ... If you want to say thanks, the word In Ojibwe is miigwech.