Fond Du Lac Tribal College Ojibwe Language Project

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$35,400
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$147,150
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Fond du Lac Tribal College
Recipient Type
Public College/University
Status
In Progress
Start Date
January 2016
End Date
June 2017
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Carlton
Legal Citation / Subdivision
MN 2015 Session Law, 1st Special, Article 4, Sect. 2, Subd. 2
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$35,400
Direct expenses
$35,400
Administration costs
$0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

We expect 50 % of 50 eligible American Indian students in grades 9-12 to participate in Indroduction to Ojibwe, Anishinaabemowin II, and Anishinaabe Studies classes in 2015-2016; 52% in 2016-2017; and 55% of American Indian students will participate in Ojibwe 1, Ojijbwe II, Ojibwe III, or American Indian studies classes in 2017-2018. We expect all students to be knowledgaeable in the Ojibwe language. We expect all students in grades k-5 to develop an interest and understanding of the Ojibwe language and cultural activities by the end of this school year and the 2016-2017 school year. We expect all student sto be knowledgeable in the Ojibwe language and culture. We expect 20% of 55 eligible American Indian students in grades 7-12 to participate in weekly language tables and in the 2016-2017 cultural immersion camp. We expect weekly participation in the language table to increase to 35% in 2016-2017 and 40% in 2017-2018. We expect all student sto be knowledgeable in the Ojibwe language and culture.

Measurable Outcome(s)

We did not meet the 52% participation in goal #1 (we did have 62 students in the Introduction to Ojibwe Language, Anishinaabe Studies, and Ojibwe II courses), 100% of American Indian students in grades k-5 were offered Ojibwe language and cultural activities weekly, American Indian students in grades 7-12 were offered a weekly Ojibwe language table, but we did not meet our 30% participation, the Ojibwe cultural immersion camp will begin fall 2016, and 100% of American Indian students in grade six were offered Ojibwe language and cultural activities weekly.

Recipient Board Members
Gordon Dault (Chair), Michelle Hebner, Will Kostiuk, Dena Wenberg, Mike Holden, Darrell Wagner
Legal Citation / Subdivision
MN 2015 Session Law, 1st Special, Article 4, Sect. 2, Subd. 2
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$147,150
Direct expenses
$22
Administration costs
$0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Select three outstanding candidates for 16-month residential language fellowships. Provide apprenticeships in Ojibwe immersion and preservation with elders and faculty. Enable supervised participation in multiple language revitalization efforts.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Adikoons has improved greatly with her communicative abilities and is developing strategies for conveying meaning when expressing herself. She appeared to be very nervous which likely led to make speech errors that she typically would not make. In order to advance up the scale of proficiency, Adikoons should work on improving her accuracy in complex sentences and begin to formulate short narratives dealing with topics outside of her immediate situations. She can narrate at teh intermidiate level regarding situation and activities in which she is most familiar but her language abilities break down when pressed with the demand to speak about other people and things. Gaining command of complex sentence level speech will allow her to begin to maintain accuracy when giving short narratives, providing demonstrations and explanantions, as well as communicating effectively in more informal situations. Since her last assessment Ziibiins has improved significantly. She still pauses frequently. She produces many false starts but self-corrects and repairs her mistakes almost immediately. She is picking up the humor prevalent in the culture and can formulate complex sentences with care and attention to detail and form but sometimes results in drawn out pauses and delays in her speech. She can maintain accuracy for the most part at the intermediate level and is showing signs of emerging advanced level proficiency but has yet to acquire the fluency characteristics of more advanced speakers.

Source of Additional Funds

12% Tribal 27% Federal Other 4%

Recipient Board Members
Vern Zacher (Chair) Michael Rabideaux, Bonnie Wallace, Leslie Northrup, Lyz Jaakola, Jim Boyd
Project Overview

Raise the bar for language learning, immersion program expansion and language revitalization on a broader scale.

Project Manager
First Name
Robert "Sonny"
Last Name
Peacock
Organization Name
Fond du Lac Tribal College
Street Address
1720 Big Lake Road
City
Cloquet
State
MN
Zip Code
55720
Phone
218/878-7504
Email
robertpeacock@fdlrez.com
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications

NA

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

NA

Conflict of Interest Contact

NA