Glossary of Terms
Aakde’ewin: one of the seven grandmothers’ teachings (Kokum Dibaajimowinan), in Anishinaabemowin, means courage, the art of being brave, or being “strong-hearted,” not in the physical sense but in the sense of self-knowledge.
Dbadendiziwin: one of the seven grandmothers’ teachings (Kokum Dibaajimowinan), in Anishinaabemowin, means the art of humility, never looking upon yourself as better than anyone else, and looking after yourself.
Indigenization: a relational and collaborative process that involves various levels of transformation, from inclusion and integration to infusion of Indigenous perspectives and approaches in education.
Kokum Dibaajimowinan: in Anishinaabemowin, means the grandmothers’ teachings around courage, truth, respect, love, honesty, wisdom, and humility, common values typically reflected in Indigenous teachings.
Turtle Island: the name the Lenape, Iroquois, Anishnaabe, and other Woodland Nations gave to North America. The name comes from a story about Sky Woman. Many Indigenous people, Indigenous rights activists, and environmental activists now use the term for North America.