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Unit
1
Who We Are:
Identity and Language
UNIT 1
WHO WE ARE: IDENTITY AND LANGUAGE
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WHERE WE COME FROM
1. THE MOOSE CREE TRADITIONAL TERRITORY 26
2. KITCHENUHMAYKOOSIB INNINUWUG FIRST NATION 28
3. THE ANISHINAABE PEOPLE 30
4. WHERE MY ANCESTORS CAME FROM 32
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. ANISHINAABE ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 34
2. GROWING UP: RITES OF PASSAGE AND SACRED ITEMS 36
3. LIVING AND LEARNING AS A FAMILY 38
4. LEARNING AND RELATIONSHIPS 40
5. TWO SPIRIT PEOPLE 42
LANGUAGE
1. THE SIGNIFICANCE OF LANGUAGE 45
2. PRESERVING LANGUAGE 47
3. THE MEANING OF RIVER NAMES 49
4. THE ONEIDA LANGUAGE 51
ONEDIA LAMGUAGE TRANSLATIONS 52
COLOUR BRAINSTORM 53
COLOUR FLASH CARDS 54
NUMBERS 21 TO 99 56
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The Moose Cree Traditional Territory
Activity1
Instructions
Watch Norma Caldwell’s video entitled Moose Cree Community Values, then answer the
following questions in complete sentences.
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Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug: Where We Live:
Instructions
Watch the Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug video entitled Relationships to Land & Water, then
answer the following questions in complete sentences.
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The Anishinaabe People
Activity4
Instructions
Watch Douglas Sinclair’s video entitled Our Relationship and Responsibilities to the Land, then
answer the following questions in complete sentences.
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Where My Ancestors Came From
Activity5
Instructions
Trace your ancestors’ journey to this land as far back as you can. If you need help, ask a family
member.
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1. Where do your ancestors come from originally?
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3. Did you ever get to visit your ancestral land? If not, would you want to?
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2. How did you come to live where you are now? Why did your ancestors first come
to this land?
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4. Why is it important to learn the history of the land on which you live?
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5. What can you learn from the land on which you live?
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Rolesand
Responsibilities
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Anishinaabe Roles and Responsibilities
Activity1
Instructions
Watch Douglas Sinclair’s video entitled Our Relationship and Responsibilities to the Land, then
answer the following questions in complete sentences.
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Growing Up: Rites of Passage and Sacred Items
Activity2
Instructions
Watch Douglas Sinclair’s video entitled Roles and Responsibilities, then answer the following
questions in complete sentences.
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Living and Learning as a Family
Activity3
Instructions
Watch the Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug video entitled Relationships Between Adults and
Children, then answer the following questions in complete sentences.
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Learning and Relationships
Activity'4
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Instructions
Watch John Saylor’s v
ideos entitled 'The Family' and 'Learning and Relationships', then
answer the following questions in complete sentences.
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Two Spirit People
Activity5
Instructions
Watch Sandra Ruffo’s video entitled Gender Identity: Two Spirit, then answer the following
questions in complete sentences.
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Learning and Relationships
Activity4
Instructions
WatchJohnSaylor’svideosentitledTheFamilyandLearningandRelationships, thenanswer
thefollowingquestionsincompletesentences.
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The Significance of Language
Activity2
Instructions
Watch Douglas Sinclair’s video entitled The Significance of Language, then answer the
following questions in complete sentences.
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Black
o’sw^:ta
Blue
olu:ya
Brown
athesa’
Green
aw^:la’:
Orange
katsi:nkwalahu’:tsi
Purple
ohalan^:ta
Yellow
otsi:nkwala
White
owiskala
Oneida
Language Translations
Activity4
Colours
Monday YautɅta’:u
Tuesday Teknihatut
Wednesday AhsɅha’tut
Thursday Kayelihatut
Friday Wiskatut
Saturday Ʌta’ktɅ
Sunday YautatokɅ’htu
Days of the Week
Spring KɅkwi:te’
Summer Kwa’akɅnhe’:ke
Fall
KanɅna’:ke
Winter
Kohsla’:ke
Seasons
One uska
Two
tekeni
Three
ahsɅ
Four
kaye:li:
Five
wisk
Six ya:yak
Seven
tsya:tak
Eight
tekehlu
Nine
watehlu
Numbers
NumbersinTens
Ten
oye:li
Twenty tewashɅ
Thirty ahsɅ niwashɅ
Forty kaye niwashɅ
Fifty wisk niwashɅ
Sixty
ya:yak niwashɅ
Seventy tsya:tak niwashɅ
Eighty teklu niwash^
Ninety watlu NiwashɅ
Onehundred uska teywulawiyote
Numbers 10s
The following is a list of common words used in the Oneida language. Use this
page as a reference for activities.
Myfamily
akhwa:tsile
Grandmother
aksotha
Younger
brother
li’kɅha
Families
yukwa’watsile’
Grandfather
laksotha Aunt yuknulha
Me
I:\
Oldersister
yuke’kɅha
Uncle
lanulha
Mother
aknulha
Olderbrother
lake’kɅha
Femalecousin
yukyalase
Father
lake’niha
Youngersister khe’kɅha Malecousin
ukyalase
Family
KɅkwi:te’
Kwa’akɅnhe’:ke
KanɅna’:ke
Kohsla’:ke
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
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