kiwiinsooneminaana ‘Our Names’

Giving a relative a Myaamia name is one important way in which individuals are woven into the web of family that binds us together as a community. Today, names are often given to adults as well as older children, but in earlier times names were often given shortly after birth. In the winter of 1824-25,…

5 paapsaahka niipinwiki (2020)

noonki kaahkiihkwe ceeliteeki (79℉) peetilaanki ahsenisiipionki. noonki peehkonteeki naawi napale waawiyiisita (keešaakosita). taaniši kiišikahki niiyaaha apiyani? neemani-nko kati paapsaahka niipinwiki? tookinanto oowaaha -> paapsaahka niipinwiki neemani-nko kati aakalaahšimaataweenki? toohkinanto mihtahkiši. (For English, click below)

28 wiihkoowia kiilhswa (2020)

noonki kaahkiihkwe tikawi ceeliteeki (63℉) peetilaanki ahsenisiipionki. noonki peehkonteeki mayaawi myaalisiwa wiihkoowia kiilhswa (peemineeta). kapootwe kati neepiki wiihkoowia kiilhswa. taaniši kiišikahki niiyaaha apiyani? neemani-nko kati wiihkoowia kiilhswa? tookinanto oowaaha -> wiihkoowia kiilhswa neemani-nko kati aakalaahšimaataweenki? toohkinanto mihtahkiši. (For English, click below)

weehki-kaloosioni: neehseehpineenki ‘New Word: Breathing Illness (COVID)’

COVID-19 has affected all aspects of our lives as Myaamia people and our language learners wanted to be able to talk about the disease in Myaamiaataweenki. Our colleagues David Costa and Daryl Baldwin worked together to coin a new term: neehseehpineenki ‘breathing illness.’ If a speaker wants to be specific they can say “COVID neehseehpineenki.”…

15 wiihkoowia kiilhswa (2020)

noonki kaahkiihkwe tikawi neepanki (49℉) šeepilaanki ahsenisiipionki. noonki peehkonteeki waawiyiisita wiihkoowia kiilhswa (peemineeta). ansiwaatooko miincipi! taaniši kiišikahki niiyaaha apiyani? neemani-nko kati wiihkoowia kiilhswa? tookinanto oowaaha -> wiihkoowia kiilhswa neemani-nko kati aakalaahšimaataweenki? toohkinanto mihtahkiši. (For English, click below)