Thursday, January 15, 2009

Week 3: Keller Paap's Story

Please read Keller Paap's (<---- click on that) story.

Here's a piece of it:

"Zanagad, zanagad da-aabajitooyaan I’iw anishinaabemowin endaso-giizhik idash endasogiizhik nimbiindaakoonaag ingiw manidoog da-wiidookawiwaad ji nitaa-anishinaabemoyaan.

It’s hard, it’s hard to use it every day and every day I make a tobacco offering to the spirits to help me to learn how to speak Anishinaabemowin."

Don't worry about learning all that Ojibwe he says yet. That's an advanced level. Just read the English and learn from what he says. If you can pick up a couple of Ojibwe words from his story, that's even better.