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Spirit of the Island:  Manitoulin’s People

Ezhi-minidoowang Minis:  Minidoo-wining Bemaadizijig

 

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements: How I am Thankful …………………………………………… 3
         Nmakwendimaag gaa-naadimaagejig:  Ezhi-miigwechiwendimaa …………………………………………… 4
Map of Manitoulin Island …………………………………………… 8
Our Island / Gdoo-minisnaa - Doreen Bailey …………………………………………… 9
Spirit Island / Minidoo-minis - Doreen Bailey …………………………………………… 11
Introduction:  Spirit of the Island  – Rhonda L. Paulsen …………………………………………… 14
Author’s Notes:
   
i)  The Medicine Circle
…………………………………………… 21
ii)  Revitalization of Language
…………………………………………… 22
                Shki-maajtaang:  Ezhi-mindoowang Minis
…………………………………………… 25
Getting T/here – Ann Elizabeth Carson …………………………………………… 53
Nmamaa, who never liked guns – Shirley I. Williams-Pheasant …………………………………………… 58
               Nmamaa, wiikaa gaa-bshigensig bashkiziganan
…………………………………………… 62
Morning Rain – Ann Elizabeth Carson …………………………………………… 70
Manitoulin Ghost Deer – Margo Little …………………………………………… 72
Author’s Notes:  Indigenous Art
…………………………………………… 92
       Minidoo-nmising Jiibay-naabiwin Waawaashkeshi
…………………………………………… 94
status quo ante bellum – Pamela McLaughlin …………………………………………… 149
Forecast – Ann Elizabeth Carson …………………………………………… 151
The Forgotten Children – Zoey Wood-Salomon …………………………………………… 153
Author’s Notes:
   
 i)  The Residential School System
…………………………………………… 166
ii)  The “60’s Scoop”
…………………………………………… 172
iii)  Language Loss
…………………………………………… 173
iv)  Missing Aboriginal Women
…………………………………………… 174
                    Gaa-nenjigaazjig Binoojiinyag
…………………………………………… 177
Ballad of the Hawberry – Linda Willson …………………………………………… 226
Learning from Past Mistakes – Pamela McLaughlin …………………………………………… 230
Author’s Notes:
   
i) Treaties
…………………………………………… 234
ii)  The Indian Act
…………………………………………… 236
iii)  The Reserve System
…………………………………………… 239
iv)  Duality of Cultures:  “Us/Them”
…………………………………………… 239
                      Ji kendaming gaa-bi niseyaang
…………………………………………… 243
Lake Mindemoya – Ann Elizabeth Carson …………………………………………… 273
(Performance) Indigenous motion:    
An ode to global savagery – Karyn Recollet
…………………………………………… 276
     Author’s Notes:  Policy Banning Culture, Spirituality, and Dance
…………………………………………… 280
          Maajiinowin-Anishinaabe mogwiiwin: Mozowe kiing e-mjizhiwebizid
…………………………………………… 282
Lost on the Ice – Doreen Bailey …………………………………………… 294
           Nishnong mkomiing …………………………………………… 296
Are Manitoulin Dandelions Dandy? – Bonnie Kogos …………………………………………… 302
           Gitaamgodoon na Manitoulin waaskoneyin ezaawandegin? …………………………………………… 305
Breathe / Nesen  – Rhonda L. Paulsen …………………………………………… 312
Biographies of Contributors …………………………………………… 314