Aanii! Boozhoo! Hello!

On Sunday, October 9, 2022 from 4-5 pm, local author and co-founder of Ojibwe.net Stacie Sheldon will share her Anishinaabemowin language journey, teach us some words, and guide us in creating our own Relationship Gardens. Plants, like humans, have gifts and responsibilities and we will be thinking about learning about and visualizing these relationships for ourselves.

Sheldon is the author of the dual-language (Anishinaabemowin and English) children’s book Bebikaan-Ezhiwebiziwinan Nimkii (The Adventures of Nimkii), starring her real-life dog companion Nimkii.

This FREE event is for teens and adults. Donations to support the Cheboiganing Burt Lake Band of Ottawa & Chippewa Indians to update their headquarters office building Brutus, MI, and the surrounding landscape are very appreciated.


  • 4 pm – Ojibwe.net 101 – an overview and history
  • 4:15 pm – language learning
  • 4:30 pm – relationship garden overview + design sketching
  • 4:50 pm – design show and share

If the weather is nice, we’ll meet outside of Booksweet in the courtyard for this gathering. If not, we’ll move indoors to the children’s section.

Your RSVP is so helpful to our planning – thank you! Learn more about health and safety at Booksweet.

Good-to-know info //

This event kicks off Booksweet’s Indigenous Peoples’ Day (10/10/22) celebrations, where 10% of your purchase from our Indigenous Voices reading list supports the Native Justice Coalition.

Booksweet and the City of Ann Arbor occupy the Anishinaabe land of the traditional and contemporary Ojibwe, Odawa, Potawatomi, and Wyandot peoples.

Anishinaabemowin is the language shared by the Ojibwe, Odawa, and Potawatomi nations. Explore Anishinaabemowin at ojibwe.net, co-founded by Stacie Sheldon and poet Margaret Noodin.

More ways to connect with Anishinaabemowin in Ann Arbor //

Stacie and the Ojibwe.net team played a critical role in providing the Anishinaabemowin featured at the Watershed exhibition on view through October 23, 2022 and Andrea Carlson: Future Cache on view through June 2024 at the U-M Museum of Art (UMMA).

Stacie will also be participating in The Ways of Water: Art, Activism, and Ecologies Symposium at Stamps Gallery October 7-8, 2022.