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 • Akwa’waa (Spearing through the ice) Color the picture of spearing through the ice. (drawing by biskakone) Anishinaabegarebusyduringeveryseason.Eachchange of season brings new harvest opportunities. Even when it gets cold outside and the lakes freeze over, our people still harvest giigooyag (fish). Much like anything we do, it always starts with the offer- ing of our asemaa (tobacco). We then find a good spot on the lake to chisel a hole in the ice. We have metal chisels, ice saws, and augers nowadays. I wonder how long it would take our ancestors to chisel a hole in the ice without some of the new equipment we have today? We then clean the ice from the hole and set up a small teepee-like structure over the hole. We cover the structure with balsam and tarps. This gets rid of any light, so that we can see the lake bottom. Next we take out a carved wooden fish that we use to attract the bigger fish. We call this a okeyaw (decoy). We send the little wooden fish down into the freezing water and jig it up and down. The way my grandfather taught me to jig the decoy also makes it swim like a wounded fish. After a while we see something at the bottom of the lake moving in slowly. It’s a maashkinoozhe (musky). We wait patiently until he swims right in the middle of the hole, and with one motion we drop the heavy metal anit (spear) right on him. I am bringing home a good meal for my family. By Dylan Jennings, Staff Writer There were five Ojibwe words used in the story above, can you remember what they were? Write the correct Ojibwe word on each line. 1) _____________________________ (musky) 2) _____________________________ (decoy) 3) _____________________________ (tobacco) 4) _____________________________ (spear) 5) _____________________________ (fish) Milania Labarge jigs a decoy up and down, side to side in hopes of bringing in some giigoonyag. To the left: A completed okeyaw ready to be used. (Dylan Jennings photos) If you enjoyed coloring the picture on the left, check out GLIFWC’s AnishinaabeColoring&ActivityBook.Thebookfeatureslinedraw- ings of Ojibwe seasonal hunting and gathering activities, animals, fish and four pages of kid’s activities. Email or call 715.685.2108 to get a copy free of charge. PAGE 17 MAZINA’IGAN WINTER 2016-17