In Anishinaabe (Ojibwe) worldview, Nookomis Giizhik holds our world in balance. She is present at all of our ceremonies and surrounds us our entire lives. One of her names is Nookomis, my grandmother. Register below to come learn about this amazing being from speaker Wendy Geniusz, and, perhaps, start to see the world through a new lens.
Speaker Bio: Dr. Wendy Makoons Geniusz is Professor of Ojibwe Language at the University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire. She is Métis and Cree, with relatives at the Pas in Manitoba, and she was raised with Ojibwe language and culture in an urban Native community in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Makoons is the authoress and editor of several works on Ojibwe culture and language, including Our Knowledge Is Not Primitive: Decolonizing Botanical Anishinaabe Teachings and Plants Have So Much to Give Us: All We Have To Do Is Ask.