Storyteller: Mishiikenh

Languages: English and Anishnaabemowin

About the story: Mishiikenh finds his way back to the sacred number 13.

Learn more: In Mishiikenh’s story, he shares his path towards an Indigenous way of being in the world. He uses his deepening understanding of the number 13 as a way to mark the growth of his critical consciousness. In this lesson, we learn how to say decolonization/ critical consciousness in Anishnaabemowin, and then hear language nest members explain the connections to language learning.

Culture and Language Activities

“Critical consciousness/

Learn a Phrase: Learn how to say “critical consciousness/decolonization” in Anishnaabemowin.

What critical consciousness/
decolonization means to me…

Language Nest member Ronda shares what decolonization means for her as a language learner.

What does critical consciousness/
decolonization mean to you?