Pronunciation guide Menaetowak – min-aeh-tow-wuk animals Anaem – uh-naem dog Ka ̄ sakaeh – kaah-suh-kaeh cat Ko ̄ hko ̄ s – koh-koes pig Paesekokasiw – pass-uh-koh-kuh-see horse Mama ̄ kehsaew – mum-aah-kay-saeh donkey Pesaehkiw – pish-aeh-kee cow Menu ̄ kuapos – min-new-kua-pose goat Ma ̄ nesta ̄ nes – maah-nih-staah-nis sheep Pa ̄ kaqa ̄ hkwan – paah-kuq-aah-kwun chicken Mase ̄ qnaew – muh-sayq-now turkey Maehkak – maeh-kaahk goose Se ̄ qsep – sayq-sip duck To ̄ no ̄ h bull * the “q” is a glottal stop sound
General Information Sacred Little Ones Initiative is a special project devoted and dedicated to the infusion of Menominee and Native culture into reservation pre-school instruction. This project is funded through the American Indian College Fund and the W. K. Kellogg Foundation. Paula Fernandez is an enrolled Menominee women who lives and works on the Menominee Indian Reservation. She is married and she has five children. She practices and teaches the traditional ways.