• 2017 POSTER/OJIBWEMOWIN • Omashkooz Bi-azhegiiwemagak mashkikiin Elk—Return of the Medicines GLIFWC’s 2017 poster featuring omashkooz(elk)isworkofrenownedFond du Lac artist Sarah Agaton Howes. In her rendition of omashkooz, Howes not only envisioned omashkooz, but many of the plants and medicines that have returned and helped to sustain their healthy survival. Much like omashkoozoog* returning totheirfavoriteplantfoods,humansshould also be following the food sovereignty movement backwards to a time of healthy and unprocessed foods. Howes delicately parallels omashkooz to the resurgence of Anshinaabe lifeway through language and cultural revitalization efforts. Wiigwaas (birch bark) is seen in the background, gently reminding viewers of thepreservationoforaltradition.Wiigwaas embodies the concept of old teachings and theinterconnectivitythatexistsbetweenthe natural world andAnishinaabe way of life. 18 x 24″ posters are available from GLIFWCatPOBox9,Odanah,WI54861, by phone (715) 685-2108 or email lynn@ glifwc.org. One copy is available free-of- charge, additional posters are $2.50 plus $2.00 postage for orders up to $4.99. You may also place your order online at www. glifwc.org/publications. *Omashkoozoog is the plural for elk. W. Ballinger graphic PAGE 23 MAZINA’IGAN WINTER 2017/2018