Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24• KID’S PAGE • Waawaashkeshiwayaan Let’s use the whole deer! By Dylan Jennings, Staff Writer Boozhoo niijiwag (hello friends)! It is dag- waagin(fall)!Fallisabeautifultimeoftheyear. Fall is also a time when the Anishinaabe hunt and trap awesiinyag (animals). Hunting and trapping is a big part of the Anishinaabe life- way. A long time ago successful hunters could feed his or her family for many weeks with one waawaashkeshi (deer). Today,Anishinaabestillrelyuponwaawaas- hkeshi and the other awesiinyag for survival. Many of our relatives use the whole animal. Meat can be either stored or dried into jerky and it will last for a long time. Anishinaabe have always been able to use everything on the animal. For example, bones can be used as tools and jiishaakwa’iganag (hide scrapers). Dried tendons can be used for sewing. We call this sinew. Oneofthemostusedpieces,besidesthemeat on a waawaashkeshi, is the bashkwegin (hide). As winter begins, deer hides become thicker as the animal prepares for the cold weather. Onceadeerisharvested,thehunterwillskin the animal. The hide peels away much like tak- ing off a jacket. The hide is fleshed and scraped to get all of the meat off. After soaking for a few days the hair will loosen up and it can be scraped off as well. The waawaashkeshiwayan (deer hide) is usually put onto a naazhiiga’igan (hidestretcher).Thisprocesswillcreaterawhide, which can be used to make drums, moccasin soles and even snowshoe lacing. Color the picture of aseke (s/he tans hides). (drawing by biskakone) What did you learn? Waawaashkeshi bones can be used as __________________ and ____________________. Dried tendons can be used for ________________. Besides the meat, what is the most used part of the deer? _______________________________. Name three things rawhide can be used for 1.__________________________ 2.___________________________ 3. ___________________________ What part of the deer is usually put onto a hide stretcher? ___________________________________. Once the deer is harvested, what does the hunter do next? _______________________________________. Draw a line to match the Ojibwe word to the English word waawaashkeshi hidestretcher jiishaakwa’iganag hello niijiwag animals naazhiiga’igan deer bashkwegin friends awesiinyag hide dagwaagin fall boozhoo hide scraper PAGE 21 MAZINA’IGAN FALL 2016