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PAGE11MAZINAIGANFALL2013TheMinoWiisinidaaLetsEatGoodTraditionalFoodsforHealthyLivingprojectstaffcompletedcookingsessionswithsixGLIFWCmembertribes.AboveLaTishaCofnANASEDSprojectcoordinatorispicturedwithAyriannaGokeeRedCliffduringademonstrationheldattheRedCliffEarlyChildhoodCenter.ANAstaffworkedwithyoungtribalmemberstomakeprojectrecipesincludingthewildriceandberrysaladwherekidswereabletoaddtheirfavoritefruit.AyriannaattendedtheeventwithhergrandmotherCarolGokee.PhotobyOwenMaroneyANAEldersshareAnishinaabestoriesinnewbookCDsetNewlanguageresourcenowavailableatGLIFWCByJimSt.ArnoldGLIFWCProgramSpecialistGLIFWCAnishinaabemowinlanguagestaffdeliveredaprogressreporttoMeganKauffmanncenterAdministrationforNativeAmericansduringaJune18meetinginOdanah.KauffmannanANAimpactevaluatorreviewedthegrowthofGLIFWCsANAlanguageprojectwhichpreservesstoriesinOjibwemowinabouttraditionalOjibwepractices.PicturedfromleftLanguageinternsMichelleDeFoeandLeoraLancasterKauffmannalongwithGLIFWCprojectleadersJimSt.ArnoldandWesleyBallinger.PhotoByCharlieOttoRasmussenOdanahWis.HotofftheGLIFWCpressthebilingualDibaajimowinanAnishinaabeStoriesofCultureandRespectprovidesanothervaluablelanguageresourceforOjibwemowinlearnersaswellasinterestingstoriesfromOjibweelderstranslatedintoEnglish.AppropriatelythefirstcopieswerepresentedtoelderadvisorygroupwhoseinvolvementwasattheheartofthispublicationaswellastotheGLIFWCBoardofCommissionersattheirconcurrentJulymeetings.FundedthroughagrantfromtheAdministrationforNativeAmericansACFUSDept.ofHealthandHumanServicesthebookandCDsetDibaajimowi-nanAnishinaabeStoriesofCultureandRespectisacollectionof14recordedspeakersandincludesteach-ingsandstoriesfromeasternwesternnorthernandsouthernAnishinaabeterritory.Projectstaffspenttwoandahalfyearsrecord-ingspeakersandworkingwiththemtotranscribeandtranslatethestories.Thefinalproductisacollectionof34storiesinabookandanaccompanyingMP3for-mattedCDwithoversixhoursofthestoriesrecordedinAnishinaabe.TheDibaajimowinanbookisbilingual.ThestoriesareinAnishinaabeandhaveanEnglishtranslation.Howeverforthelanguagestudenteachparagraphinthestoryisnumberedtomatchthecorrespondingpara-graphinthetranslation.ThebookalsoincludesawordglossaryandcontentquestionsinAnishnaabemowinAnishinaabelanguageforeachstorythatcanbeusedintheclassroom.ItisagoodcomparisonofdifferentteachingstheeldershavesaidAmikLarrySmallwoodfromMilleLacs.Withthestoriesfromtheparentsandgrandparentsofsomeofthespeakerstheremustbeabout150yearsofteachingsinthebook.CopiesoftheDibaajimowinanAnishinaabeStoriesofCultureandRespectbookandCDarebeinggiventoeachofthe11memberGLIFWCtribesfortheirlanguageprogramsschoolsandtribalcolleges.ThebookandCDsetwillalsobeavailablethroughtheGLIFWCPublicInformationOfficeinearlySep-tember.ThecostofthebookandCDset12.00plus2.25postagewillhelppayforfutureprintings.ForonlinepurchaseofGLIFWCsresourcesgotowww.glifwc.orgpublicationsindex.html.MinoWiisinidaabeginscookingdemonstrationswithtribesTeachingtribalmembersaboutthehealthbenefitsoftraditionalfoodsOdanahWis.TheMinoWiisinidaaLetsEatGoodTraditionalFoodsforHealthyLivingprojectstaffharvestedfoodandcookedwithsixmembertribesallspringlong.ThetribesincludedBadRiverRedCliffFondduLacMilleLacsSt.CroixandLacCourteOreilles.Theprojectstaffhosted12cookingdemon-strationswiththesetribesandalsohostedfiveadditionalcookingdemonstrationswithprojectpartners.Thecookingdemonstrationswerepresentedtoawidevarietyoftribalpro-grams.ForexampleonecookingdemonstrationwashostedattheRedCliffEarlyChildhoodCenterwheretheProjectCoordinatorLaTishaCoffinandCommunityDietitianOwenHollyMaroneywereabletoworkwithyoungtribalmemberstomakesomeprojectrecipes.Onerecipethewildriceandberrysaladallowedthekidstoaddtheirchoiceoffreshfruittotheirsaladmakingittheirownspecialvariety.Thefavoritecombinationwasbananasgreenapplesandraisins.Inad-ditiontocookingdemonstrationstheprojectstaffhasbeenoutharvestingwildgreenssuchaswildonionsrampsbrackenfiddleheadfernsostrichfiddleheadfernswintergreenleavescowslipsmilkweedandwatercress.Afterharvestingtheprojectstaffpreservedthespringgreensforfuturecookingdemonstrationsandarelookingforwardtotherestofthesummerharvestofsumacberriesjuneberriesandwintergreenberriesaswellastothefallharvest.WonderingaboutthecookbookTheMinoWiisinidaacookbookwillbereleasedinthefallof2014whichwillinclude86collectedrecipeswithaninstructionalDVD.3000copieswillbedistributedtomembertribesandprojectpartnersandthenwillbeavailableforpurchasethroughGLIFWCsPublicInfor-mationOffice.StartinginOctober2013theprojectstaffwillbegincookingdemonstrationswithSokaogonMoleLakeLacduFlambeauLacVieuxDesertKeweenawBayandBayMills.Eachcommunitywillhostatleastthreecookingdemonstrationsthroughoutthewinter.LookforupcomingMinoWiisinidaacookingdemon-strationsinyourcommunityForinformationaboutcookingdemonstrationsinyourareacontactLaTishaCoffinANASEDSProjectCoordinatoratlmcroyglifwc.orgorat715682-6619ext.2127.TodonateatraditionalfoodrecipeorforquestionsaboutnutritionalinformationcontactOwenMaroneyCommunityDietitianatohmaroneyglifwc.orgorat715682-6619ext.2147.TheMinoWiisinidaaLetsEatGoodTraditionalFoodsforHealthyLivingprojectisfundedbytheAdministrationforNativeAmericansANAACFandHHS.ByLaTishaCofnANASEDSProjectCoordinator