Nokomis is the Anishinaabemowin word for grandmother.
Nokomis Term Timeline in Firekeeper’s Daughter
The timeline below shows where the term Nokomis appears in Firekeeper’s Daughter. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...women. Auntie tells a story about a young Nish girl who’d gather pansies with her nokomis every summer. The girl’s nokomis would set aside the yellow pansies, but she wouldn’t tell... (full context)