Updated: Jul 31, 2020
The Bear leaving its tracks
By: Waasabiikwe/ Anna C. Gibbs
Gaa aanikebii’ang : Zac Earley
Ina’adoo makwa omiikanaang, mamaangishka’am
The bear leaving its tracks on its trail has big tracks
Nichiwendaagwadoon o-gichi oshkanzhiin.
They look scary and tough has big nails.
Waada noonde-wiisini gii-banaajichigaadeni endaad gaashka’aakwewan.
The bear is hungry because they destroy his home by cutting the trees.
Aaniish naa! Zhooniyaakewag !
Well they are making money !
Ayaapi izhi ayaad makwa
This is how the bear is once in a while
Ayaapi endoodaweng makwa baashkizwaa
Once in awhile how he's treated is hes shot
Iwe chi noonde wiisinid !
Why the bear is hungry!
He destroys the doors
Miinawaa waasechiganan waaka’iganan
And windows of the houses
Biindige babaa andawaabandang owe gii-inanjiged
He enters looking around for something he could eat
Chi noonde wiisinid.
He's really hungry.
Aaniish naa banaajichigaadenig mitigoowakii !
Well now see the woods are destroyed !
Mii zhegwa ondanjigewag Makwag webiniganing imaa chi-makakoon. Inigaaziwag
Now the bears eat from the garbage bins. They are really poor.
Agiweg Anishinaabeg Mii aniwen odoodemiwaan.
Those Indians that's their clan.
Odaa naadamawaawaan odoodemiwaan
They should help their clan.