How We Say Some Aadsookaan-related Words

 

aadsookaan

has two different meanings: (1) “a sacred story”; and (2) “a character in a sacred story”

 

 

Biigtigong elder Collette Goodchild saying “aadsookaan”

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Biigtigong elder Alvina Michano saying “aadsookaan”

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aadsookaanag

(~”characters in a sacred story”)

 

 

Biigtigong elder Collette Goodchild saying “aadsookaanag”

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Biigtigong elder Alvina Michano saying “aadsookaanag”

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aadsookaanan

(~”sacred stories”)

 

 

Biigtigong elder Alvina Michano saying “aadsookaanan”

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Aadsookewag.

(~”They are telling sacred stories.”)

 

 

Biigtigong elder Thelma Nabigon saying “Aadsookewag.”

Thelma Nabigon

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Bgidnige.

(~”She/He is making an offering.”)

 

 

Biigtigong elder Thelma Nabigon saying “Bgidnige.”

Thelma Nabigon

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Biigtigong elder Collette Goodchild saying “Bgidnige.”

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Biigtigong elder Alvina Michano saying “Bgidnige.”

Alvina Michano

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dewehgan

(~”a drum”)

 

 

Biigtigong elder Collette Goodchild saying “dewehgan”

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jiibay

(~”a ghost, a spirit/soul”)

 

 

Biigtigong elder Collette Goodchild saying “jiibay”

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Biigtigong elder Alvina Michano saying “jiibay”

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jiis’kaan

(~”a shaking tent”)

 

 

Biigtigong elder Alvina Michano saying “jiis’kaan”

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Biigtigong elder Thelma Nabigon saying “jiis’kaan”

Thelma Nabigon

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Biigtigong elder Collette Goodchild saying “jiis’kaan”

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Jiis’ke.

(~”She/He is conducting a shaking tent ceremony.”)

 

 

Biigtigong elder Collette Goodchild saying “Jiis’ke.”

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Biigtigong elder Alvina Michano saying “Jiis’ke.”

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Biigtigong elder Thelma Nabigon saying “Jiis’ke.”

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jiis’kewnini

(~”a male conductor of a shaking tent ceremony”)

 

 

Biigtigong elder Thelma Nabigon saying “jiis’kewnini”

Thelma Nabigon

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Biigtigong elder Collette Goodchild saying “jiis’kewnini”

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Biigtigong elder Alvina Michano saying “jiis’kewnini”

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Jkaabes

(~”the tiny boy who snared the sun”)

 

 

Biigtigong elder Alvina Michano saying “Jkaabes”

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Biigtigong elder Thelma Nabigon saying “Jkaabes”

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Mdoodoo.

(~”She/He is participating in a sweat lodge ceremony.”)

 

 

Biigtigong elder Collette Goodchild saying “Mdoodoo.”

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Biigtigong elder Alvina Michano saying “Mdoodoo.”

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Biigtigong elder Thelma Nabigon saying “Mdoodoo.”

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mdoodswan

(~”a sweat lodge”)

 

 

Biigtigong elder Thelma Nabigon saying “mdoodswan”

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Biigtigong elder Alvina Michano saying “mdoodswan”

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mdwehgan

(~”a drum”)

 

 

Biigtigong elder Alvina Michano saying “mdwehgan”

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mhiingan

(~”a wolf”)

 

 

Biigtigong elder Collette Goodchild saying “mhiingan”

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Biigtigong elder Alvina Michano saying “mhiingan”

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Mkadeke.

(~”She/He is fasting.”)

 

 

Biigtigong elder Alvina Michano saying “Mkadeke.”

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Biigtigong elder Collette Goodchild saying “Mkadeke.”

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mnidoo

(~”a supernatural being”)

 

 

Biigtigong elder Alvina Michano saying “mnidoo”

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mshibzhii

(~”an underwater lynx”)

 

 

Biigtigong elder Thelma Nabigon saying “mshibzhii”

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Biigtigong elder Alvina Michano saying “mshibzhii”

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mshi-bzhiw

(~”an underwater lynx”)

 

 

Biigtigong elder Collette Goodchild saying “mshi-bzhiw”

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Biigtigong elder Alvina Michano saying “mshi-bzhiw”

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Biigtigong elder Thelma Nabigon saying “mshi-bzhiw”

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Nenbozhoo

(~”the trickster/creator of the world [same as Wiis’kejaak]”)

 

 

Biigtigong elder Proddy Goodchild saying “Nenbozhoo”

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Biigtigong elder Collette Goodchild saying “Nenbozhoo”

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Biigtigong elder Alvina Michano saying “Nenbozhoo”

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nimkii

(~”a thunder being”)

 

 

Biigtigong elder Alvina Michano saying “nimkii”

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Biigtigong elder Thelma Nabigon saying “nimkii”

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Biigtigong elder Collette Goodchild saying “nimkii”

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nimkii-bneshiinh

(~”a thunderbird”)

 

 

Biigtigong elder Collette Goodchild saying “nimkii-bneshiinh”

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Biigtigong elder Alvina Michano saying “nimkii-bneshiinh”

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Biigtigong elder Thelma Nabigon saying “nimkii-bneshiinh”

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semaa

(~”tobacco”)

 

 

Biigtigong elder Thelma Nabigon saying “semaa”

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Biigtigong elder Collette Goodchild saying “semaa”

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Biigtigong elder Alvina Michano saying “semaa”

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shkode

(~”a fire”)

 

 

Biigtigong elder Alvina Michano saying “shkode”

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Biigtigong elder Thelma Nabigon saying “shkode”

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Biigtigong elder Collette Goodchild saying “shkode”

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wiigwaam

(~”a birchbark house”)

 

 

Biigtigong elder Collette Goodchild saying “wiigwaam”

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Biigtigong elder Alvina Michano saying “wiigwaam”

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Wiiknge.

(~”She/He is giving a ceremonial feast.”)

 

 

Biigtigong elder Alvina Michano saying “Wiiknge.”

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Biigtigong elder Collette Goodchild saying “Wiiknge.”

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Wiis’kejaak

(~”the trickster/creator of the world [same as Nenbozhoo]”)

 

 

Biigtigong elder Alvina Michano saying “Wiis’kejaak”

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wpwaagan

(~”a pipe”)

 

 

Biigtigong elder Collette Goodchild saying “wpwaagan”

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Biigtigong elder Alvina Michano saying “wpwaagan”

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