This episode is all about COVID-19. Tribal members around the world tell us how their lives have been affected and changed. We’ll also talk to CPN’s lead doctor heading the Tribe’s efforts against COVID-19 and learn a few phrases in Potawatomi that apply to social distancing.
Gégo zam nibwekén beshoch! Don’t stand too close!; Ngo’en I gdon. Cover your mouth.; Ngo’en I gdon epich jachamyen. Cover your mouth when you sneeze.; Zam manek bmadzejek ibe. There are too many people over there.; Gzibinenjen! Wash your hands!; Gshatgen! Stay home! (Telling one person); Gshatgek! You all stay home! (Telling more than one person); Gégo dagneshikén. Don’t touch me.; Gégo dagnakén o kekyat. Don’t touch that elder.; Nasena ezhechkeyen. Be careful what you are doing.; Nasena gishpen Gde-zhya odanek. Be careful if you are going to town.; Ni pi je ezhyayen? Where are you going?; Cho nde-zhyasi ngoji. I am not going anywhere.; Wisnedawewgemgok nde-zhyamen. We are going to the grocery store.; Gme gishek gda-bgedna o séma mine madmoyen. Every day you should put down some tobacco and pray.