Minnesota Historical Society

Anooj Inaajimod

$ 17.95


Editor Anton Treuer, Editor Michael Sullivan Sr., Illustrator Jonathan Thunder

In this anthology of twenty-three charming and original stories, people get into and out of trouble, make and solve problems, and have funny and surprising adventures. The tellings range from hilarious personal reminiscences to legendary exploits. From the true story of a family that raised a fawn until nursing it became too painful for its adoptive human mother to the squirrel that accidentally took the ride of its life across Mille Lacs Lake on the back of an owl, here is Ojibwe storytelling at its finest. Anooj Inaajimod (They Tell All Kinds of Things) is written for teachers, students, and Ojibwe language and culture enthusiasts ages ten and above. 

Aanjibimaadizing, which means “Changing Lives,” is a program of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe. Through the Aanjibimaadizing Project, 15 first speakers have teamed with linguists, teachers, and Ojibwe language experts to create this new literature for Ojibwe language learners. Conceived and presented only in Ojibwe, the stories reflect a rare authenticity as they transmit cultural values, increase vocabulary, and reinforce identity.

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

Aanjibimaadizing, which means "Changing Lives," is a program of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe.

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.

Michael Sullivan Sr. is the resident linguist for the Waadookodaading Ojibwe Language Immersion School on the Lac Courte Oreilles Reservation.

Jonathan Thunder, a member of the Red Lake Nation, is a multidisciplinary artist who works in canvas painting, animation, filmmaking, and 3D projection mapping. He is the illustrator of Bowwow Powwow by Brenda Child. 



  • Minnesota Historical Society Press (September 29, 2020)
  • Paperback, 128 pages, 100 color illustrations, index. 6 x 9 inches
  • ISBN: 9781681341781

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