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,, is one part of their continuing efforts to help other Nishnaabe people acquire the language.

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Kwe Bezhik Shkiinzhik Gaa-yaanzig

August 27, 20120 Comments

Kwe Bezhik Shkiinzhik Gaa-yaanzig
“The Woman Who Was Missing an Eye”
26 min.

Perhaps sometimes we are simply unable to sense just how much we are loved by another. In this video about the depth of love that Waabgan-kwe has for her son Nimkiins, we witness the unselfish sacrifice that a mother makes for her young child…

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Gookookwhoo miinwaa Mik

August 21, 20120 Comments

Gookookwhoo miinwaa Mik
“Gookookwhoo and Beaver”
32 min.

“Gookookwhoo miinwaa Mik” is a story about starting over. In this touching video, Barbara Nolan introduces us to airplane pilot Gookookwhoo, who one day returns home from work to discover that his entire family has been burned to death in a house fire…

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August 14, 20120 Comments

Nishnaabe-language immersion by Barbara Nolan: Pike. (12 min.)

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August 7, 20121 Comment

Nishnaabe-language immersion by Barbara Nolan: The Baseball Player. (16 min.)

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