Mondageesokwe ndizhnikaaz Makwa ndodem, nsimidana shi niiwin biboonagiziyaan, Odawa Anishinaabekwe ndaw.  Iwidi Flat ziibiwing ndoonjibaa,  Ben  ninabem izhinikaazo.

Mondageesokwe is my name, I am bear clan, 34 winters old, an Odawa Indian woman is who I am.  Over there by the Flat River is where I am from,  Ben is my husband’s name.

I have been married to Ben for about a year, although we have been friends for 10 or so years.We do not have any children.

I am a hand drummer – Native drum and Irish Bodhran, I also sing and can play other percussionary things: rattles, bells, sticks, bongos…etc, piano, harmonica, flutes of various kinds, ocarina ….

I also am one of the original members of the Wabanaisee (Snowbird) Singers from Mt. Pleasant Michigan.

I am into Politics, Sociology, History, Reading, Music: listening – Singing – Drumming, All things Anishinabeg, Beadwork, Black Ash Baskets, Art – Woodland style / and artful Tattoos, gardening, gathering and family.

To see what my other interests are you can check out my Facebook page.

Mi iw/ That is all

7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Yana Bauer
    Oct 16, 2016 @ 15:06:26

    May we have your permission to use some of your Anishnaabemowin phrases in our school newspaper to promote the language? We will of course credit your site. Manitoulin Secondary School, M’chigeeng, Ontario


    • mondageesokwe
      Oct 16, 2016 @ 17:27:41

      When! It is fine if you want to use for school paper! Send a copy to me and I will post! Love when we share our Aanishinabemowin! Miigwetch!


  2. spacebase
    Sep 09, 2013 @ 19:34:28

    love your blog but it is so hard to read!


    • mondageesokwe
      Sep 09, 2013 @ 20:35:38

      There, I hope you like the new site… I think it is easier to read…. Stay calm and Speak Anishinabemowin!


  3. steady Ndn
    Nov 15, 2011 @ 23:48:40


    am happy you now married, as for me. I have graduated from Lake State U. with my compute science degree,
    its good to see, your are happy. I chicken out to say hello at you at the mount pleasant powwow 2011, I see you have taken good video of the powwow. take care. walk in peace.


  4. Casey
    Apr 25, 2011 @ 18:36:54

    Awesome site!


    • mondageesokwe
      Apr 25, 2011 @ 18:56:32

      Miigwetch My Sistah!!! I hope it helps! Ben said I need to smile more… The camera made me nervous… like the stagefright I would get everytime Mae would have me talk at one of our Wabanaisee gigs… I think with practice I will get over the scariness..


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