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ANAPROJECTSTadgersontoassistwithK-5languagebookletsLeviTadgersonBayMillsSaultSte.MarieandWikwemikongOntariocameaboardGLIFWCaspartofthenewAdministrationforNativeAmericansANAlanguagegrant.TadgersonhiredasalanguagespecialistassistantforthreeyearswillbehelpingdevelopaseriesoffourlanguagebookletsgearedtoK-5learners.Themonolingualbook-letswillbeaccompaniedbyabilingualteachersedition.TadgersonaMichiganresidentgraduatedfromNorthernMichiganUniversityNMUwithabachelorsdegreeinNativeAmericanstudiesandOjibwelanguage.HeiscurrentlypursuingamastersdegreeinNativeAmericaneducationadministrationalsoatNMU.LeviisnotentirelynewtotheGLIFWCstaff.Heworkedpart-timeassistingwiththecompilationofDibaajimowinanAnishinaabeStoriesofCultureandRespectfrom2010-2013abilingualpublicationthatrecordsstoriesfromOjibweelders.WhilecollegestudieshaveconsumedmuchofhistimefollowinggraduationfromNegauneeHighSchoolin2005heisalsoinvolvedinotherdiversepursuits.OneistheGitigaanProjectbeguninJune2014agardeningventurewithhisfatherproducingandmarketingnon-GMOnaturallygrownfoods.Hesalsoworkingwiththestart-upofBoloProductionsavideoproductioncompanycurrentlyinthefledglingstagewiththehopesofpromotingandproducingNativeAmericanfilms.WithtimeofffromworkandstudyTadgersonspendsasmuchtimeaspos-siblewithfianceAmberShouldersandtheirdaughterLexiwhocurrentlyresideinMarquetteMichiganwhileAmbercompletesherdegreeinphysicaltherapyatNMU.OdanahWis.GLIFWCsMinoWiisinidaaLetsEatGoodTradi-tionalFoodsforHealthyLivingthree-yeargrantendedinSeptemberwiththedistributionofcookbooksandDVDstoGLIFWCmembertribesandprojectpartners.ThecookbookfeatureshealthyrecipeswithtraditionalAnishinaabefoods.ThisprojectwasfundedundertheAdministrationforNativeAmericans.The210-pagecookbookexploresmanydifferenttechniquesandmethodsforincorporatingtraditionalAnishinaabefoodsintoaneverydaylifestyle.ThecookbookfeaturessixculinaryareasBasicsStaplesSaladsSoupsStewsMainDishesSideDishesDessertsBeveragesandBreadBreakfast.Firstandforemostthecookbookbreaksdownkitchensafetyfromavoidingcross-contaminationinthekitchentotheproperwaytodefrostfoods.Alsotheprojectstaffincludetipswhileharvestingforexampletellingmorethanonepersonyourharvestingplanincaseofanemergency.OnehighlightoftheMinoWiisini-daacookbookistheindex.Thisindexistailoredtoharvesterswhoarelookingforrecipesforaspecificfood.HarvesterscanlookupacertaintraditionalfoodsuchasCootMudHenandseewhatrecipeswithinthecookbookfeaturethatfood.ForCootMudHenthereisarecipeforMudHenandVegetableSouponpage88.EachGLIFWCmembertribereceived300cookbookswithDVDstohelptheirtribalmembersincorporatetraditionalAnishinaabefoodsintoaneverydaydiet.ForexampletheLacduFlambeauAbinoojiiyagYouthCenterreceivedcookbookstodistributetotheiryouth.TheprojectstaffpreviouslyhostedacookingdemonstrationwiththeAbinoojiiyagCenterwhereLacduFlambeauyouthpreparedprojectreci-pessuchasMoleLakelobstermixedgreensaladwildriceflourbannockwildriceberrysaladandsumacade.CommunityDietitianOwenHollyMaroneyenjoyedinteractingwithtribalmembersduringthedistributionoftheMinoWiisinidaacookbooksItwasreallyupliftingtoseetheexcitementtribalmembershadwhenwebroughtthecookbookstothecommunity.Wearehappytoprovidethemmaterialswithhealthyrecipesthatremindthemofmealstheirgrandmothersmadeforthemwhentheywerekids.Tribalmem-berswereeagerandenthusiastictogetintotheirownkitchenstotryoutsomeoftherecipes.WhenaskedwhatrecipewouldbegoodforanamateurinthekitchenMaroneysaidMoleLakelobsterisagreatbeginnerrecipe.Ahomecookcansautbakeorevenmicrowavethewhitefish.Soifyouhaveonlytwomin-utestocookdinnerMoleLakelobsterisyourwinnerFinditonpage102intheMinoWiisinidaacookbook.Cookbooksareavailableforpur-chasethroughGLIFWCswebsitewww.glifwc.organdmailorderfor14.00plusshipping2.75foronetwobooks4.75forthreefourbooks6.75forfivesixbooksetc..AdditionalkitchensafetyvideoscanbeviewedonGLIFWCsYouTubechannelwww.youtube.comuserglifwc.BringinghealthyeatingtotribesByLaTishaCoffinANAProjectCoordinatorMinoWiisinidaacookbooksdistributedfarandwideOdanahWis.GLIFWCispleasedtoannounceourlanguagerevitaliza-tionprojecthasbeenfundedbytheAdministrationforNativeAmericansANA.TheprojectNenda-GikendamangBiboonagakWeseektolearnthroughouttheyearofficiallystartedinAugust2014.Thisprojectwillrunforthreeyearsandhascreatedtwoadditionalfulltimepositionsalanguagespecialistassistantandawebsitedesigner.ThroughthecourseofthegrantfourseasonalmonolingualOjibweactivitybookletsthatcanbeusedinK-5immersionclassroomswillbedeveloped.Forevery30languagemonolingualbookletsproducedinthisprojecttherewillbeanaccompanyingbilingualteachersedition.AthirdcomponentofthisprojectwillbetocreateacompanionwebsitethatutilizessimilaractivitiesasthebookletsandwillincorporatesimpleanimationsaudioandgamestoencouragelanguagelearnerstoutilizeAnishnaabemowin.IntalkingwithmultiplelanguageteachersandGAAGIGEGLIFWCsAdvisoryAndGuidanceInputGroupofEldersacommonthreadofconcernisthatthereisalackofculturallyrelevantlanguagematerialscurrentlyavailablefocusedonyoungschool-agedchildren.Asaresultthesefourbookletswillbecenteredaroundtheseasonsstartingwithbiboonwinterthenmovingtoziigwanspringthenniibinsummerandfinallydagwaaginautumn.Concentrationontheseasonsallowsustopromotethelanguagewhileencouragingtraditionalculturalactivities.Akwawaawinspearingthroughtheicenandokawechigewinanimaltrackidentificationiskigamizigewinsugarbushgiigoonyikewinharvestingfishmanoominikewinharvestingwildriceandgiiyosewinhuntingaresomeofthetopicsthatwillbeexploredinthisproject.AlthoughGLIFWCsterritorycoversmultiplecommunitiesanddialectswewillbefocusingonsouthernOjibwemowinasthemajorityoflanguageprogramsutilizesthisdialectwithinMinnesotaandWisconsin.AlsothisdialecthasbeenchosenbecausefluentspeakersofotherAnishnaabemowincommunitiescaneas-ilyunderstandit.Duringthisprojectwefinditimportanttoincludetheoversightofafirstspeakertoensureauthenticityinregardstothelanguageandculturallyorientedmaterialsproduced.Theintendedpurposeofthisprojectistoaddanothertoolforteachersandspeakerstoconductlanguagerevitalizationworkandallowlanguagelearningopportunitiestobeexploredwithinandoutsideofaclassroom.Notonlywillwebedevelopinglanguagematerialsthroughthisprojectbutwillalsoextensivelytestthesematerialsinaclassroomsettingwiththehelpofourprojectpartners.Miigwechgakinaawiiya.ANAlanguagegranttoproduceteachingtoolsByWesleyBallingerANALanguageSpecialistLeviTadgersonANALanguageSpecialistAssistantBySueEricksonStaffWriterCheckingthingsoutintheeldvisitorsfromtheAdministrationforNativeAmericansANAarrivedinGLIFWCshallsthisfallforanon-sitevisittotheMinoWiisinidaLetsEatGoodprojectfundedbyANA.Theprojectwascompletedthisfall.Thevisitprovidesthegrantorsarsthandlookattheproject.PicturedfromtheleftareOwenMaroneycommunitydieticianLaTishaCofnprojectcoordinatorJillKaneANAprogramspecialistandJoshuahMarshallprogramanalystII.photobyDylanJenningsMAZINAIGANPAGE22WINTER2014-2015