Here in Ann Arbor, Michigan we are thinking of relatives, borders and history. Wenesh enendamaan Anishinaabemong? What are your thoughts in Anishinaabemowin?
Kaa Maamdaa Geyabi Baabiinchigeying!
No longer are we waiting (Idle no more)!
Wii bi naawchtoonaa'aa maanda Anishinaabemwin.
They are messing with aboriginal culture.
Gojitonaa'aa Zhaaganaashigaabwiwaad eta.
They are trying to make them Canadian only.
Gaawiin gikendasiinaa'aa minik Anishinaabem gaa bi wiijigaabwitagwaad.
They don't know how much the Anishinaabe have stood by them.
Gaawiin gego piitenmaasiiaan Anishinaabem.
They are not respecting tradition.
Nendaanaa'aa gaa bi ezhiwebag chizhaazhagwa.
They forget what happened long ago.
Zhaganaashag g'miwidoon kewin nitam gii miigaading miinwaa ekwa niizhing gii miigaading
Canadians, they carried your flag in WWI and WWII
miinwaa niibina Anishinaabe Zhimaaganishag gii aapidendwag
and many Anishinaabe soldiers were lost.
Giintamwaa noongwa Zhaganashag wiijigaabwitooshinaang.
It's your turn today Canadians to stand with all aboriginal people.