Gii-bi-gaachiiyaanh: When I Was a Child written by Ojibwe language teacher Shirley Williams is a dual language picture book about Shirley's childhood memories. Told in English and Ojibwe languages the memories of her father's gentle teachings about listening during a fishing trip will appeal to all readers. Both of Shirley's parents wanted their daughter to observe and listen to the world around her in order to understand her culture.
E-nawe-sing Kidwenan, The Way the Words Sound: An Exploration of the Vowel Sounds Within Anishinaabemowin is the 55-page book developed by Dr. Shirley Ida Williams-Pheasant. Dr. Williams found the needs of today's Ojibwe language students require teachers to have techniques when dealing with learners who have become accustomed to writing the language being studied. Because Ojibwe is an oral language the teachers needed tools to aid their learners in pronunciation. The result is this guide for the consonant, vowel and other sounds heard when speaking Ojibwe.
Dakota Dibaataanan Gchi-Kwiinwinan is the Ojibwe language translation of Dakota Talks about Treaties published by the Union of Ontario Indians especially for Ojibwe language learners. This 8-page illustrated resource about the importance of treaties is designed for Indigenous students as well as non-Indigenous readers. Told from Dakota's perspective the book begins as Dakota gives a speech to her classmates. She recounts her family's trip to a celebration of the Treaty of Niagara in Niagara Falls. This is where Dakota saw wampum belts and heard speeches about the history of this treaty.
Naksaan Wiindimaagen Doo-waampum Gichipizoowin is the Ojibwe language edition of Alex Shares His Wampum Belt produced by the Union of Ontario Indians. Translation is provided by Isadore Toulouse and Shirley Williams. This Ojibwe language book is an eight page illustrated book about the importance of wampum belts and treaties for primary level students. Kelly Crawford wrote this information book about a First Nation student named Alex and his inspiration to create a wampum belt from his Lego blocks.
Gchi-kwiiwin gdawmi is the Ojibwe language edition of We Are All Treaty People. It is the 34-page illustrated history produced by the Union of Ontario Indians to promote their understanding of treaties for all people in Ontario. Written in English by Maurice Switzer, with coloured drawings by Charley Herbert, the book offers students and educators a brief look at the history of treaties from the Anishinabek perspective in the Ojibwe language. Translator is esteemed linguist Shirley Williams.
Let's Go Fishing Paa Giigoonh Ke Daa is a 45-page, spiral bound paperback published by Ojibwe linguist Shirley Williams' publishing house, Neganigwane Company. Storyteller Jim Shearer and illustrator Elizabeth Gauthier offer a bilingual Ojibwe/English story about fishing. An explanation of Ojibwe language writing system is provided. After the story, the author includes 3 pages of vocabulary and a reading exercise. The book is designed to support Ojibwe language learning in the classroom.
Rip Roaring Hockey is an Ojibwe language CD-ROM with a hockey theme. Includes vocabulary, phrases, dialogues, 2 songs (including O Canada) and vowel sounds. Narrators are Isadore Toulouse and Shirley Williams. CD includes video clips of hockey games, and techniques. Great teaching tool for those with little or no knowledge of Ojibwe. Conversations are ideal for those Ojibwe speakers who want practice situations. CD requires Quicktime 5 or later.
Aandeg # Two (The Crow) is the second printing of Shirley William's bilingual Ojibwe and English reader. Shirley Williams was told this story about the crow and its importance on earth by her father when she was a child. Shirley is a noted Ojibwe linguist and professor at Trent University and this resource is identified for beginners who are learning Ojibwe as well as adult learners and teachers. The book is divided into sections that feature the story told in Ojibwe and in English along with word puzzles for comprehension.
Structures and Tools: Anagrams, Crossword Puzzles and Word Searches is a 43-page student workbook for Ojibwe language learners. This set of word puzzles and words searches provide opportunities for students to challenge their word knowledge for building vocabulary including public buildings, parts of buildings, house furniture, personal belongings, and kitchen utensils. The answers for each crossword puzzle and word search is provided. This is a helpful student learning tool by Ojibwe language professor Shirley Williams.
Food: Anagrams, Crossword Puzzles and Word Searches is a 43-page student workbook for Ojibwe language learners. This set of word puzzles and words searches provide opportunities for students to challenge their word knowledge for food vocabulary including meat, vegetables, fruits and berries. The answers for each crossword puzzle and word search is provided. This is a helpful student learning tool by Ojibwe language professor Shirley Williams.