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Dibaajimowinan Ji-Gikinoo'amaageng

Edited by Anton Treuer

Illustrated by Wesley Ballinger

Minnesota Historical Society Press (August 2021)


Written in the Ojibwe language, these delightful short stories bring to life the tales and traditions of the Ojibwe people while providing essential tools for language learning.

Awesiinyensag presents original stories, told by Anishinaabe elders and written in Ojibwe, that delight readers and language learners with the antics of animals who playfully deal with situations familiar to children in all cultures. Suitable for all ages, this book can be read aloud, assigned to classes, shared at language tables, gifted to elders, and enjoyed by those curious about the language and Ojibwe culture.

Authored by a team of twelve Ojibwe language speakers and richly illustrated by Ojibwe artist Wesley Ballinger, Awesiinyensag was created to encourage learning Anishinaabemowin, the language of Ojibwe people. It is a monolingual text presented only in Anishinaabemowin.

Also of interest
Anooj Inaajimod
Akawe Niwii-tibaajim​
Ge-ni-aabadak Giniigaaniiminaang

Author information

Anton Treuer, professor of Ojibwe at Bemidji State University, is the author of The Language Warrior's Manifesto and fourteen other books on Indigenous history and language.

Wesley Ballinger, a Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe artist, is a community engagement coordinator for the American Indian Studies Department at the University of Minnesota.

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  • 96 pages
  • Paperback
  • 6x9 inches
  • ISBN: 9781681342207

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