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Boozhoo Nanaboozhoo Ojibwe Word of the Day is April: Iskigamizige-giizis - "Boils things down moon"

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Boozhoo Nanaboozhoo with Michael Lyons

Today on Boozhoo Nanaboozhoo we learn the story of how maple syrup was discovered and harvested. As Nanaboozhoo tells the story we learn lots of Ojibwe words to do with April and maple syrup. Here is what we learned.

  • Iskigamizige-giizis - "Boils things down moon" (April)
  • Aninaatig - "maple tree"
  • zhiiwaagamizigan - "syrup"
  • gwekiwebinigan - "pancake"
  • ziinzibaakwad - "maple sugar"
  • ziinzibaakwad waaboo - "maple sap"
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Heidi Holtan has worked at KAXE/KBXE for over 20 years. She currently helms the Morning Show as News and Public Affairs Director. Heidi is a regional correspondent for WDSE/WRPT's Duluth Public Television’s Almanac North. In 2018 Heidi received the “Building Bridges in Media” award from the Islamic Resource Group for her work on KAXE/KBXE hosting conversations about anti-Muslim movements in rural Minnesota.
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