Oshkaatisak Kikinohamaakewin
(Anishinaabemowin) Teaching Youth


Oshkaatisak Kikinohamaakewin is a bilingual video in Anishinaabemowin and English. Indigenous educators, Elders, and knowledge holders share their messages to youth in Northwestern Ontario that address identity, education, language, mino-bimaadiziwin (living a good life), relationships with Elders, and personal well-being. 

For the title, the creators of the video asked language speakers to translate "messages to youth" into Anishinaabemowin.  They arrived at "Oshkaatisak Kikinohamaakewin," which literally means "youth learning."

Acknowledgement Protocol

Please read this Acknowledgement before the start of this video to respect the knowledge that is being shared and the Land of the People where the knowledge originates:

This film was developed at Lakehead University, which is located on the traditional territory of Fort William First Nation, signatory to the Robinson Superior Treaty of 1850 and the land on which we gather is the traditional territory of the Anishnaabeg. 

What is the Land Acknowledgement where you live?

This video is primarily intended for:

First Nations
Young Men
Young Women

Creative Team

Name Role/Job Title Place
Kelsey Jaggard Director/Videographer/Editor Lakehead University grad student
Tyarra Goodman Videographer Confederation College student
Tyler Armstrong Videographer Lakehead University grad student
Tina Armstrong Knowledge Keeper Thunder Bay

This video is about:

Anishnaabe from Northwestern Ontario
in: Thunder Bay, ON

Video Details

Length of Video 0:07 minutes
Is there content in this video that is inappropriate to show young children? No


Please contact Leisa Desmoulins  for more information.