Langauge Revitalization Project

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$72,400
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Independent School District 361
Recipient Type
K-12 Education
Status
Completed
Start Date
January 2014
End Date
June 2015
Legal Citation / Subdivision
M.L. 2014, Chp. 137, Art. 4, Sec. 2, Sub. 10
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$72,400
Measurable Outcome(s)

Intro to Anishinaabe Studies continued with enrollment of 20 students. Intro to Ojibwe Language classes continued with enrollment of 25 students. Anishinaabe Immersion classes continued with enrollent of 12 students. Anishinaabe I (college course) continued with enrollment of 8 students. Weekly one on one Ojibwe instruction continued for 5th - 8th grade students. American Indian student/parent/teacher meetings attended. Mixed Blood Theater perfromed According to Coyote to all Pre-K through 12th grade students. Weekly Ojibwe language table continued. Ojibwe students presented traditional stroies to the residents of the Good Samaritan retirement home (10 students

Measurable Outcome(s)

21 elders

Measurable Outcome(s)

5 staff). Cradleboard presentations and traditional stories told to 2 kindergarten classes (44 students

Measurable Outcome(s)

4 staff). Oibwe Quiz Bowl Study group continued

Measurable Outcome(s)

Hosted the Bois Forte Ojibwe Quiz Bowl at Fortune Bay Resort. Seven schools and 12 teams attended - 64 students and 35 community members

Measurable Outcome(s)

elders and staff attended).

Project Overview

The ISD 361 Indian Education Project will continue to work closely with the local school district, Indian education staff, and parent committee members in the evaluation process. The goal of this project is that American Indian secondary student participation in Ojibwe language and culture classes. Data will be reported to and reviewed by ISD 361 Indian Education program committee staff and parent committee quarterly. Tests will be administered. Attendance will be captured, and all date will be kept on file. The secondary goal of this project is that American Indian elementary students will be facilitated with Ojibwe language and cultural activities. Thirdly, American Indian student participation in weekly language tables and in the creation and distribution of Ojibwe signage. Additionally, thirty five cassette tapes containing stories by Ojibwe elders will be edited and transferred to CD.

Project Manager
First Name
Thomas
Last Name
Vollum
Organization Name
ISD 361
Street Address
1515 11th Street
City
International Falls
State
MN
Zip Code
56649