Anishinaabe Way: Dorothy Dora Whipple
image credit: Wendy Makoons Geniusz

Anishinaabe Way: Dorothy Dora Whipple

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“Chi-mewinzha” means “A Long Time Ago” in the Ojibwe language. It’s also the title of a book of bilingual Ojibwe stories by Leech Lake elder Dorothy Dora Whipple. The stories in the book were carefully transcribed by co-editors Wendy Makoons Geniusz and Brendan Fairbanks. The book is illustrated by Annmarie Geniusz.

In this segment, Ms. Whipple tells the Ojibwe version of the story “When you Make a Tobacco Offering” and Wendy Makoons Geniusz shares the English translation.

“Chi-mewinzha” Ojibwe Stories from Leech Lake” is published by the University of Minnesota Press, 2015.