Prof. Margaret Noodin

Margaret Noodin, Assistant Professor

office: Curtin Hall 576


PhD, University of Minnesota
MFA, University of Minnesota

Teaching and Research Interests:

Indigenous and American Indian Literature and Culture
Indigenous Socio-linguistics and Language Revitalization
Anishinaabe (Ojibwe) Language Pedagogy and Curriculum
Anishinaabe Poetry
Narrative Construction in Forestry and Freshwater Science
Technology in Education

Other Relevant Activities:

President, Studies in American Indian Literatures Association
Editorial Board, Studies in American Indian Literatures Journal
Vice-President, Division of Language Change, MLA
Delegate to the Governing Assembly, MLA
Board Member, Birchbark House Nonprofit Publishing
Board Member, Anishinaabemowin-Teg
Board Member, Ojibwemodaa: Grassroots Indigenous Multimedia

Recent Publications:


(forthcoming January 2014) Bawaajimo: A Dialect of Dreams in Anishinaabe Language and Literature. East Lansing: Michigan State University Press.

Editor, Ogimaakwe Mitigwaki (Queen of the Woods): A Novel by Simon Pokagon. East Lansing: Michigan State University Press, 2011.

Selected Essays

"Megwa Baabaamiiaayaayaang Dibaajomoyaang: Anishinaabe Literature as Memory in Motion." The Oxford Handbook of Indigenous American Literature. Eds. Daniel Heath Justice and James Cox. New York: Oxford University Press (in production).

"Bundling the Day and Unraveling the Night." Special double issue of SAIL: Studies in American Indian Literatures and American Indian Quarterly: The SAI and its Legacies. 2013.

"Anishinaabemowin: Language, Family and Community." Bringing our Languages Home: Language Revitalization for Families. Ed. Leanne Hinton. Berkeley: Heydey Press, 2013.

"Beshaabiiag G'gikenmaaigowag: Comets of Knowledge." Centering Anishinaabeg Studies: Understanding the World through Stories. Eds. Jill Doerfler, Niigaanwewidom James Sinclair and Heidi Kiiwetinepinesiik Stark. East Lansing: Michigan State University Press, 2013.

"Louise Erdrich Anishinaabezhibiiaan." Louise Erdrich: Critical Insights. Ed. P. Jane Hafen. Ipswich, Massachusetts: Salem Press Inc., 2012.

"Waasechibiiwaabikoonsing Nd'anami'aami (Praying through a Wired Window): Using Technology to Teach Anishinaabemowin." Studies in American Indian Literature 23.2 (2011): 3 - 24.

"Ezhi-Anishinaabebiige Noongwa: Tradition in Contemporary Anishinaabe Text." The Crossroads of Africaness and Indianess in the Landscape of the Americas. Spec. issue of Black Magnolias: A Literary Journal. Eds. Chezia Thompson-Cager and Liegh McInnis (2011): 28 - 40.

"Native American Narratives from Early Art to Graphic Novels: How We See Stories / Ezhi-g'waabmaananig Aadizookaanag." Multicultural Comics: From Zap to Blue Beetle. Ed. Frederick Luis Aldama. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2010.

"Wenesh Waa Oshkii-Bimaadizijig Noondamowaad: What Will the Young Children Hear?" Indigenous Language Revitalization: Encouragement, Guidance and Lessons Learned. Eds. Jon Reyhner, Louise Lockard. Flagstaff: Northern Arizona University, 2009.


"Dine Land (Dinebikayah)." Yukhika Latuhse: She Tells Us Stories a Journal of the Oneida Nation Arts Program 8 (2012) 24 - 25.

"Ezhi-Zhibiigeyaang / The Way We Write," "Ezhi-bimoseyaang / The Way We Walk," "Ezhi-gaagiigidoyaang / The Way We Talk" and "Ezhi-wiisiniyaang / The WayWe Eat." Cell Traffic: New and Selected Poems. Heid Erdrich. Tuscon: The University of Arizona Press, 2011, 66 - 82.

"Kaanan / Bones," "Wazhashwag Wazhashkwedong / Muskrats in Mushrooms" and "Manoomin / Wild Rice." Voice On the Water: Great Lakes Native America Now. Eds. Grace Chaillier and Rebecca Tavernini. Marquette, Michigan: Northern Michigan University Press, 2011, 55 -56 and 207.

"Waawaateseg / Fireflies" and "N'gii Zhibiiamaag Niijaanisag Chigamigong / A Poem for the Children of the Great Lakes." The Great Lakes: Love Song and Lament. Spec. issue of The Michigan Quarterly Review (2011) L.3, 310 - 313.

"Dibikiziigwaagaame: Night Syrup." Sing: Poetry from the Indigenous Americas. Ed. Allison Adelle Hedge Coke. Tuscon: University of Arizona Press, 2011. 184.

"Triplets Duet." Natural Bridge: A Journal of Contemporary Literature. (2011) 26, 5.

"Geyabi Ingoding Manido-Giizisong / Once Again In January." Water Stone Review (2010) 13, 138 - 140.

"Words of Wiiyaas." Lowdown and Coming On: A Feast of Dangerous and Delicious Poems About Pigs. Ed. Jim Lenfesty. Minneapolis: Red Dragonfly Press, 2010. 148.

"Anishinaabemowin Dopwin, Bazgem." Sovereign Bones: New Native American Writing edited by Eric Gansworth. New York: Nation Books, 2007. 107 - 116.

"Nengatch Gwa." Yellow Medicine Review: A Journal of Indigenous Literature, Art & Thought, Winter (2007) 60.