Gongwsens Gaa-zhi-debnang Beshaakbii-bkwan
“How Chipmunk Got a Striped Back”
29 min.

Miigwech to Margaret Hele and Roseanna McCoy for their camerawork and kind assistance in helping us to record this video.

By 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.