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Wiigwaas Press
Pub Date: 2013
ISBN: 9780983002512
Wiigwaas Press
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by Wiigwaas Press

Naadamaading: Dibaajimowinan Ji-Nisdotaading

Meet Makoons and her friend Nigigoons. Together with their other friends and family, they go berrying and fishing, and listen to the stories of the elders.

These original stories, written in Anishinaabemowin by a storytelling team of skillful first language speakers and scholars, delight readers and language learners with the antics of animals who playfully deal with situations familiar to children in all cultures: learning to work with others, listening to elders, venturing out alone, playing and working hard, and dodging dangers in the big world that surrounds their smaller lives. Interwoven in the stories are threads of Ojibwe culture and tradition.

Delightfully illustrated by Jonathan Thunder. Written by Nancy Jones, Eugene Stillday, Rose Tainter, Anna Gibbs, Marlene Stately, Anton Treuer, Keller Paap, Lisa LaRonge, Michael Sullivan, John D. Nichols, and Lucia Bonacci. Production team: R. Vincent Moniz, Jr. and Steve Foley, designer.

This book is published in partnership with the Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College in conjunction with Ojibwemotaadidaa Omaa Gidakiiminaaang, Ojibwe Immersion Academy and funded in part by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Fund as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the Legacy Amendment vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4th, 2008.

We are grateful to be able to present this work for Ojibwe language learners and those who support our rich linguistic heritage. Miigwech!