Brought to you by the Anishinaabe Initiatives Team at Algoma University

Anishinaabemowin Word of the Week is a feature started by Moose FM’s Graeme Thomson, to give a voice and a platform to the Ojibwe peoples.

Graeme has teamed up with Language Facilitator Mackenzie Jacobs from Serpent River First Nations, to celebrate Indigenous People’s Month by highlighting a language. This language was once forbidden to speak, and Mackenzie and Graeme want to bring back a voice to these peoples and their language. 

Join Mackenzie and Graeme each Monday Morning at 9:10 for the Anishinaabemowin Word of the Week!

If you have missed any of our Word of the Week, don’t worry!
We have uploaded each word as we air them!

Anishinaabemowin Word of the Week

Every Child Matters
Gichi-apiitendaagoziwag akina abinoojiiyag

 

Hello, greetings
Aanii boozhoo

 

Thank you
Miigwetch

Seasons:

Fall / Autumn

Dagwaagin

Body Parts:

(My) head

(ni)shtigwaan

(My) shoulder(s)

(in)dinamaagan(ag)

(My) knee(s)

(in)gidig(oog)

[My] toe(s)

[ni]zidens(an)

[My] eye(s)

[ni]shkiinzhig(oon)

[My] ear(s)

[ni]tiwag(an)

Animals:

Bird(s)

Bineshiinh(yag)

Duck(s)

Zhiishib(ag)

Beaver(s)

Amik(wag)

Bear(s)

Makwa(wag)

Fish

Giigoonh(yag)

7 Sacred Teachings:

Love
Zaagi’idiwin

 

Honesty
Gwekwaadiziwin

 

Humility
Dabasendiziwin

 

Wisdom
Nibwaakaawin

 

Truth
Debwewin

 

Courage
Aakide’ewin

 

Respect
Mnaadendimoowin

4 Sacred Medicines:

Tobacco
Sema

 

Sage
Mshkodewaashk

 

Sweet Grass
Wiingashk

 

Cedar
Giizhikaandak