Ojibwe Word of the Day

Ojibwe Word of the Day

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James Vukelich Kaagegaabaw is the creator of Ojibwe Word of the Day. He has been recognized as a leading voice in Native Language revitalization efforts and spiritual teachings for two decades. His keen insights on the interconnectedness of language and culture were developed in the field speaking with and recording elders and native speakers of the language (many of whom have since passed on) in Canada, Michigan and Minnesota as part of the Ojibwe Language Dictionary Project. How to start the day in a good way….This is a traditional perspective n the use of Asemaa ‘tobacco’ in Ojibwe culture.

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