Aanii! Boozhoo! Hello! 

On Sunday, October 9, 2022 from 2-3 pm, explore the indigenous languages of our neighborhood with local author and co-founder of Ojibwe.net, Stacie Sheldon. 

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 family event is for kids of all ages. 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.


  • 2 pm – storytime with Stacie Sheldon and her doggie companion Nimkii
  • 2:15 pm – creativity time! Design your own relationship garden with Stacie
  • 2:30 pm – relationship garden show and share
  • 2:40 pm – friend time! We’ll enjoy some traditional Anishinaabe snacks together, including blueberries and maple treats.

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

  • Your RSVP is so helpful to our planning – thank you!
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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 Wayandot 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 at the U-M Museum of Art. She will also be participating in The Ways of Water: Art, Activism, and Ecologies Symposium at Stamps Gallery October 7-8, 2022.