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Anishinaabemdaa - Anishinaabe language website

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

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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
kpheasant@lrboi.com
More info...
   anishinaabemowin CD-ROM

Anishinaabe Language & Culture Camp

The Little River Band of Ottawa Indians invites you to the 21st Annual Anishinaabe Family Language/Culture Camp - July 25, 26 & 27, 2014

Click here for the 2014 Language Camp Flyer.

Click here to watch a slide show of the 2007 Language & Culture Camp (Flash video with audio).

Click here to read the testimonials from the 2009
Language Camp.

Everywhere we go upon our homeland, we are now forced to speak in a language that is not our own. Everywhere we go, we read a language that is not our own. And hear a language that is not our own. I started Language Camp about 19 years ago, because I wanted to bring people together to enjoy Anishinaabemowin. To have an event where everyone could study Anishinaabemowin and to learn the language. People that attend this event come year after year, some come from as far away as California, Florida, Oklahoma and Ontario. Our Language Camp features presenters, entertainers, musicians, language teachers, spiritual teachers, dancers and singers. At this event our language – Anishinaabemowin - is first. You hear it, read it and you speak it. Many wonderful things have taken place at past Language Camps.

Click for another Language and Culture Camp video...
(Windows media format)

Bindaakendan. Giishpin kegoo wiikwedweyin. Bignoonshin maage gdabiijibiimo.
kpheasant@lrboi.com - (231) 398-6892

Anishinaabe Language and Culture CampThe Little River Band of Ottawa Indians invites you to the 21st Annual Anishinaabe Family Language/Culture Camp

Celebrating the unity of our language and culture. Bring your nation flag and a gift for the giveaway.

Aanii piish                                  Wenesh pii
Manistee Mi.                             July 25, 26 & 27, 2014

Some presentations are: Cultural teachings, language learning, pipe teachings, natural medicines, drum making, cradle board making, residential school experience, basket making, hide tanning crafts and games. These presentations and workshops are for all ages. We politely ask that English be the second language used at this camp. These presentations will be in both English and Anishinaabemowin. First come, first serve for the camping area. This great event will take place at the corner of M22 and US 31 across from the Casino, same place as previous years. There are showers on site. Bring your Nation flag and we will display it to show the unity of our language and culture. We encourage every family to bring a gift for the giveaway.

Sponsored by the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians of the
Anishinaabe Nation and the Little River Casino Resort

For more information please contact
Kenny Neganigwane Pheasant
kpheasant@lrboi.com
231-933-4406 or 231-590-1187
or Terri Raczkowski at 231-398-6891

Trivia on the 20 Years of the Anishinaabe Family Language
and Culture Camp

Questions:

1. The Camp has had many people from all over the United States and other countries. The participant that traveled the furthest for Camp came from which country?
2. True or False-The Camp has never had over 500 registered participants.
3. What two types of entertainment has the Camp scheduled for the last 5+ years?
4. The Camp has been cancelled due to weather how many times?
5. The Little River Band of Ottawa Indians has sponsored , organized, and hosted the Camp since what year?
6. What presentation topic has been a favorite of participants over the last 20 years?
7. Which presenter has been attending and sharing their knowledge the longest?
8. In what town did the very first Camp take place?
9. Has the Camp ever been held in Canada?
10. A large number of the presenters through the years have been members/citizens of what Tribe/Nation?
11. In the last five years, besides Little River Band of Ottawa Indians members/citizens, which other Michigan Tribe has had the greatest representation in Camp attendees?
12. True or False-The Camp has always been a three-day event.
13. True or False-People have found long-lost relatives at the Camp , Naming Ceremonies have occurred, Migizi miigwan have been presented, and birthdays celebrated.
14. What group of people have had the tradition of serving lunch on Friday at the Camp?
15. True or False-The majority of Camp attendees do camp on-site throughout the weekend.
16. True or False-The Camp has been featured in local newspapers, radio, and television.
17. What workshop has the been the kids' all-time favorite?
18. True or False-Camp has always been schedule to take place on the last full weekend of July.
19. Which Native singer did a performance at the Little River Casino Resort the same weekend of the Camp (just a few years ago)?
20. If you added up all 20 years of the Camp attendees, approximately how many participants have there been?

Answers:

1. Japan
2. False
3. Jiingtamok & Talent Show
4. Zero!
5. 2000
6. Natural medicines
7. Helen Roy Fuhst
8. Alden, MI
9. No
10. Wikwemikong First Nation
11. Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians
12. False (it was a two-day event previously)
13. True
14. Tribal Council
15. False
16. True
17. Anishinaabe Baseball
18. False (It used to be in June)
19. Crystal Shawanda
20. Approximately 7,000!!!

Testimonials from participants of the 2009 Language Camp

Sponsored by the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians
of the Anishinaabe Nation

For more information please contact
Kenny Neganigwane Pheasant
kpheasant@lrboi.com
231-933-4406 or 231-590-1187
or Terri Raczkowski at 231-398-6891