The Niiyaw Kit has been created to help language learners master words for body parts in Anishinaabemowin.

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Niiyaw Resource Guide

This resource guide provides ideas for activities, games, songs, and lessons when teaching about the human body with your learners. There are also cues and questions for instructors to use in Anishinaabemowin.

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The Niiyaw Owe! book helps learners say the basic body part words in Anishinaabemowin. You can download and print your own copy, or view it with your PDF viewer.

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You can watch and listen to Niiyaw Owe! read by Marilyn Copenace. Follow along, repeat after Marilyn, and enjoy listening to the story.

body parts vocabulary

This list of body parts in Anishinaabemowin also helps learners talk about Niin, Giin, and Wiin in terms of whose body part is being talked about.

game instructions

Play the classic Simon Says game using Anishinaabemowin words for body parts!

photograph of a child touching their head

These flashcards are great for leading stretching activities and body breaks with learners!

body parts teaching guide

This teacher guide helps instructors lead their learners through stretching activities.


Listen to Rose Marie Tuesday say the Zhiibiin! vocabulary words

Bizindan & Nagamon

This song encourages learners to practice speaking Anishinaabemowin by using body terminology to the classic Head, Shoulder, Knees, and Toes song!

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Niiyaw Nagamowin
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Check out these other great resources from instructors and learners across Anishinaabe territory.