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Gookosh Wiiyaas (Bacon)

Zingerman's Roadhouse features "aapchigwa minopogwad Chimookimanakiing miijim / really good American food" and by American, they definitely sometimes mean Anishinaabeg. Noongwa e-Anishinaabemjig nkweshkodaadwaad iwedi nanagoodinong ji boochiwewaad miinwaa dibaajimowaad. Sometimes the Ann Arbor Anishinaabeg meet there to chat and tell stories. Nanagoodinong miijinaawaa gookosh wiiyaas! Sometimes they eat bacon!

Careful listeners will notice on this page that Margaret Noodin reads the exact text while Howard Kimewon occasionally provides interesting alternatives. This kind of variation is common among teachers. Students should have fun with the variety of our living language.


1. Ari kido: "Aapchigwa nd'bishigendaan dibaadaamaa Gabeshigamigonsing Gookosh Wiiyaas."
Ari says: "I am really happy to talk about Camp Bacon."


2. Gekpii gwa ezhiwebad.
Finally it is happening.


3. Bimaadzijig manjidiwag wiisiniwaad miinwaa e bgwaanamzigaadeg gookosh wiiyaas wii dibaajimowaad.
People are meeting and eating and smoking bacon and talking all about it.


4. Ingoding goweta maanda bimaadziying wii ezhiwebad.
Only once in a lifetime will this happen.


5. Miinwa nkweshkodaadying wii minojtowiying maanda gookosh wiiyaas ebgwanaamdeg.
We are meeting and celebrating the way bacon is made.


6. Gookosh wiiyaas bgwaanamzigaadeg miinwaatagwa ziigwaagamide aabjikaazam.
Bacon is smoked and during the process syrup can be used.


7. Zinagajiinigaade ziigwagamide gookosh wiiyaasing.
You rub the syrup on the bacon.


8. Gabe giizhig gda'baaboodwe wii bgwaanamzamaan gookosh wiiyaas.
All day you burn wood to smoke the bacon.


9. Miidaash ishkwa bgwaanamzamaan gookosh wiiyaas miidash goodoowin.
Then after you smoke the bacon then you hang it.


10. Gabengwaasan gookosh wiiyaas.
You cure it.


11. Wii debanamaan waa pogwag giishtowin gookosh bgwaanamzod.
To have the real taste you have to finish the pig by smoking it.


12. Aanii
Hello


13. Monopogwazi
It tastes good


14. Gookosh wiiyaas emskojiizwaad.
The bacon is crispy.


15. Gookosh wiiyaas minopiitide.
The bacon is limp.


16. Wenesh ina maanda gookosh wiiyaas gaa mskojiizaan?
Who fried the bacon?


17. N'bishigendaan gookosh wiiyaas wiishkasegaadeg.
I like smoked bacon.


18. Gookosh wiiyaas dagoozigaadeg bgoji manoomin maage pskwaadooskine-miijim.
Bacon can be mixed with wild rice or elbow macaroni.
Camp Bacon

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