Ayapen – Same

Nasab also means “same”

Ode se nasab shna zhi – This is the same as over there

Gi minawat nasab ni – They were given the same things

I shna ayapen égi zhechkéwat – So it was they did the same thing.

 

Author: neaseno

I was born on Powers Bluff in Wood County, Wisconsin, into a traditional community of Neshnabek. I was raised speaking only native languages, and learned to speak English upon entering school at the age of 6. As of this writing, I am one of 5 remaining Heritage Fluent Speakers of Potawatomi.