Native American Drama: Woodpecker’s Love Song

Meme Zaagi”iwe-Nagamowin
Woodpecker’s Love Song

Play written by Kimberley Blaeser, White Earth Nation (MN), WI State Poet Laureate 2017-18

Woodpeckers Love Song (Ojibwe and Translation). Feel free to contact us with questions about the ways you can use the play with students in your classroom.

The translation was done by a group of Anishinaabemowin teachers from Lac Du Flambeau Ojibwe Nation, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and the Milwaukee Indian Community School. The play is entirely in the Anishinaabe language and the audience is invited to take part in the telling of the story.

This play is supported in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts.