Anishinaabekwewag Grandmother’s Circle

Anishinaabekwewag Grandmother’s Circle

Location: Stony Point First Nation
Language: Potawatomi
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Project Description

The Four Generations Potawatomi Language Project will establish a Potawatomi Language Working Group (comprised of Elders, Youth, Researcher-Writer, Artist, Language Experts and teachers and Grandmothers) to help guide and direct the development and implementation of the project.



  • Book(s) – A series of four theme-based booklets will be researched (with local Potawatomi Elders/Speakers) and developed based on traditional Potawatomi seasonal activities including: “On the Water” – fishing, canoeing, water teachings; “In the Bush” – camping, survival skills, trees, fire teachings; “In the Lodge” – preparing foods, feasts, storytelling; and “At the Sugarbush” – making maple syrup and sugar, legends and songs.
  • Language Level: Beginner
  • Target Audience: All ages – family oriented


  • Language Nests – based and supported by resource materials and activities developed by Working Group: Elders, Teachers, Researcher, Writer, Grandmothers Circle, Project Coordinator, Youth Assistant Coordinator.
  • Language Level: Beginner
  • Number of Participants: There will be 20 participants for 4 – Working Group planning sessions. There will be 40 participants for 4 – themed family language Nests (all ages).
  • Target Audience: Families: Children, Youth, Children, Parents and Grandparents.