About the Author
Patricia M. Ningewance is Ojibwe from Lac Seul First Nation in northwestern Ontario. She has traveled throughout Anishinaabe country where Ojibwe is spoken and tries to include all dialects in her books. She has previously written two language books: "Survival Ojibwe" (new edition with answers included, 2017) and "Anishinaabemodaa: Becoming a Successful Ojibwe Eavesdropper"(out of print). She has 40 years of experience in language teaching, translation and media work.
My Own Background
P. Ningewance is Ojibwe, born and raised at Obizhigokaang (Lac Seul) in northwestern Ontario. Her Ojibwe name is Waabi-bizhikiikwe (White Buffalo Woman). Her parents’ names were Endaso-giizhig but he was known as Endasoo. His family called him Enchashoo. He was Bear clan, and therefore his children were all Bear clan as well. His parents were Henry and Margaret Ningewance. Pat’s mother’s name was Christie, Ikwezens in Ojibwe, and she was of the Moose clan. Her parents were Samuel and Maggie Lac Seul of Frenchman’s Head. Pat’s family lived in Hudson, Ontario where they went to public school near the reserve.