The Language of The Three Fires Confederacy
This site shows that Anishinaabemowin is alive and well. It will allow teachers and learners to use references and different contexts in their teaching. It will also allow people to use this internet tool to learn the Ojibwe language.
University of Toronto/ Ontario Institute for Studies in Education
Deepening knowledge: Resources For And About Aboriginal Education
This site allows educators to find resources to infuse Aboriginal content and perspectives into teaching. It has a list of all of the Indigenous languages that are present in Canada, which will allow teachers to find resources for that particular language.
Gikinoo’amaagowin Anishinaabeg (Teaching the Anishinaabe People)
Colleen Sheryl McIvor
A thesis submitted to the Faculty of Indigenous Studies in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Master of Arts Degree
Department of Indigenous Studies
The University of Winnipeg
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada November 2013
This thesis analyzes the roles and responsibilities of Anishinaabe Ogichidaakwe (woman warrior) using Anishinaabe and Western methodologies. As an Anishinaabekwe I use Anishinaabe language to engage in my responsibility to learn and share the language. In this thesis I move in and out of two different ways of knowing adapting to two epistemologies. While moving between Anishinaabe and Western epistemologies I located an ethical space where my spiritually connected and culturally grounded perspective is recognized. I examine and reconstruct the political/leadership, social, and spiritual roles and responsibilities of Ogichidaakwe over a critical period of change, 1632 to 1871. Anishinaabe leadership knowledge and practice experienced a shift as the Anishinaabeg community adapted to the experience of European contact. This shift is recognized after braiding together literature that is outlined in my thesis as the shift, colonial impact and absence. Of particular interest are women-based Aadizookaanag (Anishinaabe narrative with a scared being or spirit in it) and women-based Aadizookaanan (Anishinaabe narratives and ancient stories), and how these narratives are connected to Ogichidaakweg roles and responsibilities. I interconnect the Jiisikaan (shake tent), ethnohistorical, and historical as methodological approaches in my research in search of Debwewin (truth). Therefore, both the content and methodology of this thesis adds to the body of knowledge to the field of Indigenous Studies.
Anishinaabe, methodology, Anishinaabe-izhichigewin, Ethical Space, Women’s Roles, Ogichidaakwe, Jiisikaan, Shake Tent, Ojibway, Anishinaabemowin, Anishinaabe language, Indigenous