Lee Obizaan Staples is a drum keeper at Aazhoomog, a first-language speaker, and a principal authority on the ceremonial life of the Southwestern Ojibwe-Anishinaabe. Edited by Chato Ombishkebines Gonzalez, Obizaan's surrogate son.
"The book that you hold in your hands is the first of its kind; a first-hand account of the Big Drum ceremony presently conducted in Aazhoomag community, the easternmost village on the Mille Lacs Ojibwe reservation in central Minnesota. Despite the existence of the many documented resources, both published and unpublished, the current Anishinaabe perspectives provided in this text, delivered via the medium of the Anishinaabe language is a priceless contribution for language learners, drum members, and language activists working tirelessly to learn and maintain the sound and mindset, as well as the spiritual lifestyle of the Anishinaabe people".
Anishinaabe text with English translation and full glossary of Anishinaabe words. This book contains Ikidowinan / Ojibwe-English Glossary.