Anishinaabemdaa - Anishinaabe language website

2015 Language Camp
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Now there are two CD-ROMs
The original "Anishinaabemowin" and "Anishinaabemdaa"

Each CD-ROM is $39 US or CA.
To order:
call Kenny Pheasant
(231) 398-6892 or email
More info...
   anishinaabemowin CD-ROM

Learn Anishinaabemowin at Little

Without the Language, the Heart of the People, a Nation Vanishes...

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Anishinaabe Language & Culture Camp 2015! Please help us grow even more this year and plan to attend!
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ANishinaabe veterans
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Download long-form MP3 audio files in Anishinaabemowin. Click Here...

Learn Anishinaabemowin

Anishinaabemowin, the language of the Anishinaabe nation, is one of the oldest and most historically important Native American languages in North America, but it is in danger of becoming extinct if not passed on to a new generation. In earlier times, the language was passed on orally from a tribe’s elders to its younger members, but in more recent times, this practice has fallen victim to outside influences.

Kenny Neganigwane Pheasant grew up on the Wikwemikong Reservation in South Bay, Ontario, Canada speaking Anishinaabemowin. As an adult, Kenny’s love of his native language has only intensified, and he has devoted his life to teaching it to others from the elementary to the college level. A few years ago, he applied for and received a grant from the Administration for Native Americans (ANA) to fund equipment and programs that would allow him to share his expertise with a greater number of people. Among other things, that grant made it possible for Kenny to assist the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians in the production of this new, interactive Anishinaabemowin website and companion CD-ROMs.


Towns & Counties in Michigan with Anishinaabe Names

Go to the mapFor thousands of years the Anishinaabe people have lived, hunted, fished and traveled in Michigan and the surrounding states and provinces. Originally, the towns and places in these areas all had names that were given to them by our Anishinaabe ancestors. Click here to view a map with the names of Michigan towns and counties in Anishinaabemowin....

Click here to read the testimonials from the Anishinaabe Language Camp. We had the largest gathering ever for this year's very successful event. Click on the images below to view the Jiingtamok Slide Show (Flash video with audio) or the Language Camp Slide Show (Flash video with audio). If you do not have Flash installed on your computer, please click here to install the Flash player. This is also the player for all of the audio clips used in the language lessons on this website.

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Anishinaabe photo panoramas - install QuickTime player

October Moon - Bnaakwii Giizis
The Teachings of Adewegan
Anishinaabe women singers
spirit moon
snow crust moon

 Full screen panoramas in QuickTime format . When you click on the links above, a new page will load and play each panorama as a full screen image with sound. The image will automatically rotate as the sound plays. You can also click and hold down the left mouse button to move around inside the image in any direction, including up and down.
If you do not have QuickTime installed on your computer you can download here.

Click here to view the schedule for upcoming Anishinaabemowin classes and events...

Indian Residential School Survey
It is my belief that to this day every native person is still affected by the Residential School era . Many lost their native language during this era.
Read more and fill out the survey...

We now have two CD-ROMs
"Anishinaabemowin" and our newest addition "Anishinaabemdaa". Each CD-ROM is $39 US or CA. To order your copy today, call Kenny Pheasant at (231) 398-6892 or email
Click here for more information...

Language Camp is a Great Success
The 2015 Anishinaabe Language & Culture Camp is approaching fast!    July 25-26, 2015
Please help us grow even more this year and plan to attend!
Click here for more information...

New website updates - new legends, stories, lessons , songs and cultural information
Check out these new pages: The Legend of the Birch Tree, Legend of the Woodpecker, Algonquin (the origin of the name), Spirituality, The 13 Moons, The Seven Original Clans, Family Members, A Prayer of Thanks for Food and a new original song - Makwa, a Song about a Bear. These pages are also available under the pull-down menus for Culture, Our Language, Legends and Fun and Games.

When the United States of American became a nation on its own, it did not recognize the first people of this land as citizens. It wasn't until 1925 that the United States government determined that the first people be recognized as citizens. Many first people went to fight in the First World War and many died, not recognized as citizens of their nation. It was not until the First World War was over that our people were recognized as citizens.
Please check out our Veterans page and read more about Anishinaabe veterans.  Read More...

Send Us Your Humorous Stories
Native humor has always been a big part of the Anishinaabe culture. In every situation whether good or bad, young or old, male or female. Some consider humor a type of medicine that heals the soul. So please send us your favorite jokes and stories, so that we can post on this site for others to enjoy... Miigwech. Send your stories and jokes to:

Language Website vs. Language CD-ROM
The lessons and information presented on this website are only a small sample of what you can find on both of our interactive language CD-ROMs. Order copies of each of these great learning tools. You can order these two CD-ROMs for just $39 each, including free shipping in the US and Canada. Click here to read the full description...

An overview of the Anishinaabe links on this site. Explore the Anishinaabe language and learn Anishinaabemowin. Anishinaabemowin is the language of the Anishinaabe Nation.

Learn Anishinaabemowin by exploring the various lessons listed on this page. Pronouns, Telling Time, The Number System, Voicemail, Greetings and Farewells, Weather Terms and more are brought to life with text, audio and video examples.

Learn more about Anishinaabe culture...
Ceremonies, The Medicine Wheel, History of the Anishinaabek, Seven Grandfathers Teachings and a Timeline of Important Events. These pages will enrich your understanding of our culture and history.

Anishinaabe legends told by Kenny Pheasant in Anishinaabemowin, with onscreen text in Anishinaabemowin and a link to the English translation.

Fun and Games
Fun for all ages with Anishinaabe on-line interactive games, coloring books, word search puzzles, concentration games and more...

You should install the latest versions of Macromedia's Flash Player and Shockwave Player to take full advantage of the audio, video and games available on the this website. Click here to go to the utilities page to install the latest Macromedia players.