Minowakiing Chibizhiwag Dewe’igan

(The Milwaukee Panthers Drum)

The current care taker of the drum is UWM student, Nathon Breu. For his Honor’s Senior Thesis, he wrote about the history of the Anishinaabek Big Drum. How this one specific, Gete Dewe’igan, and how this dewe’igan came to be part of the community, and how she functions to promote well-being in this community. You can read this essay via a PDF here: Minowakiing Chibizhiwag Dewe’igan

Preserving the Anishinaabe Language at UWM

Preserving the Anishinaabe Language at UWM. (UWM Today)

Lake Michigan, Milwaukee, Waukesha. These are words we use every day and are so much a part of our identity in southeastern Wisconsin. But where do these words come from?

On this edition of UWM Today, learn about the Anishinaabe Language, used by Native Americans from the Ojibwe, Potawatomi and Odawa tribes. Guest Meg Noodin, assistant professor of English and interim director of the Electa Quinney Institute at UWM, teaches Native American languages to students at UWM. She is passionate about preserving a major part of the culture of native Americans in our region .