Accessible Ojibwemowin in Leech Lake Tribal College

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$23,709
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$18,911
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Leech Lake Tribal College
Recipient Type
Public College/University
Status
In Progress
Start Date
January 2016
End Date
June 2017
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Cass
Legal Citation / Subdivision
MN 2015 Session Law, 1st Special, Article 4, Sect. 2, Subd. 2
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$23,709
Direct expenses
$23,130
Administration costs
$579
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Increase the availability of Ojibwemowin in print, digital, and elder resources by creating an Ojibwemowin resource room on campus and hosting a montly OjibwemowinEelder Council Meeting. Increase community exposure to Ojibwemowin by creating an Ojibwemowin resource room open to the community, hosting a montly commumity-wide Ojibwemowin Elder Council meeting, teaching weekly immersion lunches open to the public and hosting an annual Epiitendaagwak Ojibwemowin Quiz Bowl.

Measurable Outcome(s)

We have secured a room in the LLTC Learning Center for the Ojibwemowin Speaker Gatherings where learners can come speak to and learn from first speakers of Ojibwemowin. We've had two more Ojibwemowin Speaker Gatherings. Both were wonderful gatherings where learners and speakers had fun, and learners were able to gather valuable language knowledge from our speakers. We have gathered more names of 1st speakers to invite to future gatherings. We will work to find them and invite them to the gatherings in a proper way. All of our activities other than the Speaker gatherings, take place during the academic year of the College; activites are not held during times when classes are not in session.

Source of Additional Funds

State funding

Recipient Board Members
Vikki Howard (Acting Chair), Rebecca Graves, Dennis Banks, Rochell Pemberton, Gary Charwood, Yvonne Wilson, Arnold Dahl-Wooley, Lenny Fineday, Michael Bismark (Student Rep)
Legal Citation / Subdivision
MN 2015 Session Law, 1st Special, Article 4, Sect. 2, Subd. 2
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$18,911
Direct expenses
$23
Administration costs
$579
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Increase the availability of Ojibwemowin in print, digital, and elder resources by creating an Ojibwemowin resource room on campus and hosting a montly OjibwemowinEelder Council Meeting. Increase community exposure to Ojibwemowin by creating an Ojibwemowin resource room open to the community, hosting a montly commumity-wide Ojibwemowin Elder Council meeting, teaching weekly immersion lunches open to the public and hosting an annual Epiitendaagwak Ojibwemowin Quiz Bowl.

Source of Additional Funds

100% State funding

Recipient Board Members
Vikki Howard (Acting Chair), Rebecca Graves, Dennis Banks, Rochell Pemberton, Gary Charwood, Yvonne Wilson, Arnold Dahl-Wooley, Lenny Fineday, Michael Bismark (Student Rep)
Project Overview

Leech Lake Tribal College is commiteed to the goal of ensuring that Ojibwemowin remains a vital part of our culture for generations to come. This grant will play an important role in complementing that work and helping LLTC make Ojibwemowin more accessible to our community. The purpose of our grant propsal is to create more and varied learning opportunites accessible to students, staff, and community members in order to create more Ojibwemowin learners and speakers.

Project Manager
First Name
Nyleta
Last Name
Belgarde
Organization Name
Leech Lake Tribal College
Street Address
6945 Littlewolf Road
City
Cass Lake
State
MN
Zip Code
56633
Phone
218/335-4282
Email
Nylet.belgarde@lltc.edu
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications

NA

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

NA

Conflict of Interest Disclosed
NO
Conflict of Interest Contact

NA