Aaniin Niijinkwenyag!

Here are some more words used at Niimi’iding:

Biindigeshimoong – Grand Entry

Bwaazhennagamon – Straight Song

Ikwe Nagamon – Ladies Song (Side – Step)

Gikiwe’on – Flag

Gikiwe’on Nagamon – Flag Song

Zhaabowe’ikweg – Songbirds (Women Back up Singers)

Niimii’ odaa! – Let’s Dance!

Giwii ezhaa niimi’iding ina? – Do you want to go to the pow wow?

Ehn, Niwii ezhaa niimi’ding. – Yes, I want to go to the pow wow.

Ezhaadaa niimi’iding. – Let’s go to the Pow Wow.

In case you are at the pow wow and see a Manidoominens Adawewigaamigoong – Bead Trading Store, Here are some beading words…

Giishkoda – S/he cuts with sizzors

Gshkigwaaso – S/he sews

Mazinigwaade – S/he beads

Mazinaabidoo’ige – S/he beads on a loom

Miishiiginoon – Velvet

Asabaabiins – Thread

Gashkigwaasoneyaabiin – Sewing thread

Mazinaabidoo’iganaatig – Bead loom

Naabidoo’iganan – Beading needles

Zhaaboonigaansag – Sewing needles

Manidoominensag – Beads

Biito manidoominensag – Lined beads

Besha manidoominensag – Striped beads

Zhiibwaaze manidoominensag – Transparent beads

Bagwaaniigin – Cloth

Aanish minik? – How many/ How much?

Aaniin minik enangideg owe? – How much is it?

$1.00 Bezhigwaabik

$5.00 Naanwabik

$10.00 Midaaswaabik

$15.00 Midaaswi shi naanwabik

$20.00 Niizhtana daswaabik

$100.00 Ngodwaak daswaabik

A Penny – Bezhigo biiwaabikoons

5 cents – Naano biiwaabikoons

10 centsMidaaso biiwaabikoons

50 cents Naanmidna daso biiwaabikoons

$10.55 – Midaaswaabik  naanmidna shi naanwaabikoons.

Nimbiigoshkaa! – I’m broke!

Mi sa iw!

 

 

 

 

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