Bagida'waa: Niizh

Lesson 1
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Lesson 3
Lesson 4
Lesson 5

 

asemaake — s/he makes a tobacco offeringasemaaozhi` — make someone/>
Asemaaken jibwaa booziyen jiimaaning.       
Always offer your tobacco before heading out on the water.    

       

agoojin — s/he is suspending
Deteba agoonjin a`aw asemaa.           
The tobacco is floating atop the water.

 

wiidookaw — help someone
Owiidookawaan ozhisheyan a`aw oshki-inini.          
This young man is helping his uncle set nets.       

    

bagidinan — set something down
Gozaabii`igan obagidinaan da-abid bezhigwanoong a`aw asab.         
He is dropping an anchor to keep his net in one place.

asemaa

 

gozaabii`igan — anchor        
Eyiidawayi`ii bagidinigede gozaabii`igan.      
The net will be anchored at both ends.

 

daye-teba-agoodeg  — buoy 
Eyiidawayi`ii achigaade daye-teba-agoondeg.
A buoy is attached to both ends of the net.

 

gikenim — know someone   
Aabajichigaade daye-teba-agoondeg da-gikenimind aniindi a`aw asab.          
The buoys are used to mark the location of the net.

 

aabajichigaade — it is useful 
Aabajichigaadewan gaye da-gwayako-goojing asab.  
Buoys are also used to help keep the net suspended underwater.

 

netting

omoode — bottle      
Omoodesan gaye aabajichigaadewan. 
Sometimes jugs are used as buoys.

 

aabaji` — use someone Bidewiiyaash odaabji`aan medwebizonigin.  
Bidewiiyaash is operating the motor.

 

azhebide — drive backwards          
Da-azhebide i`iw jiimaan da-gweyakogoonind a`aw asab.     
He will drive the boat backwards so that they can correctly set the net.

 

zhiibibizh — stretch someone        
Oga-zhiibibinaawaan asabiin anaamibiig.       
 The net should be stretched tight underwater.

 

nishwanaajibise — s/he is destroyed          
Oganawaabamaan da-nishwanaajiibisesig a’aw asab. 
He watches so that the net does not get tangled up. 

 

bagidawaa — s/he fishes with a net
Mino-giizhigad da-bagidawaang.        
It is a beautiful day to set nets.

 

onaagoshin — it is evening 
Onaagoshinig bagidawaawag Anishinaabeg.   
Anishinaabeg sets their nets in the evening.

 

bi-izhaa — s/he come towards       
Besho jiigibiig bi-izhaawag ogaag onaagoshinig.         
In the evening, the walleye will swim close to shore.
           
gigizhebaawagad — be morning time
Gigizhebaawagak, mii da-naadasabiiwaad.     
They will pull their nets the next morning.