Author Archive for Barbara Nolan

Barbara Nolan is a first-speaker of Nishnaabemwin who has spent several decades working with a variety of organizations to revitalize the Nishnaabe language. Most recently, her dream of passing her language on has come true: Barbara has successfully passed her language on to John Paul Montano. This website, barbaranolan.com, is one part of their continuing efforts to help other Nishnaabe people acquire the language.

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Miigwech Kido Biidaankwad

November 19, 20120 Comments

Miigwech Kido Biidaankwad
“Biidaankwad Says Thank You”
35 min.

Determined to earn some cash so that he will one day be able to attend medical school, the entrepreneurial Biidaankwad – a mere ten-years-old – is hard at work as a door-to-door salesperson.

On one especially bad day at work, one of Biidaankwad’s potential customers…

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Mgizi Miinaa Wshkiinzhgoon

November 12, 20120 Comments

Nishnaabe-language immersion by Barbara Nolan: Eagle is Given Her Eyes. (11 min.)

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Mskwaankwad Npaaji-nsitawaan Oosan

November 5, 20120 Comments

Nishnaabe-language immersion by Barbara Nolan: Mskwaankwad Misunderstands His Father. (20 min.)

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E-gkinoohmaaged

October 29, 20120 Comments

Nishnaabe-language immersion by Barbara Nolan: The Teacher. (46 min.)

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