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Artwork by Sam Zimmerman.
Along the Shore Arts

Raven, Goes About Crying Out

niiji (friend) recently shared that when she was driving along Hwy 61, a migizi (bald eagle) was fighting with gaagaagiwag (ravens) over a fresh waawaashkeshi (deer) kill. It reminded me of dibaajimowin (a story) my cousin shared about how gaagaagiwag will cause a ruckus when they come across a freshly dead animal—they will mawindan (cry for it) in order to attract the help of ma’iinganag (wolves). Ma’iinganag will then inandan (to bite in a certain way) to tear the tough hides, which allow the gaagaagiwag to eat too.

Don’t forget to call out to others when help is needed.

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