Making our Dreams of Ojibwe Language a Reality for Our Community
$550,000 in 2010 and $700,000 in 2011 are appropriated to the Indian Affairs Council to issue grants for programs to preserve Dakota and Ojibwe Indian languages and to foster educational programs in Dakota and Ojibwe languages.
The project outcomes include: professional development and training on researched-based practices supporting oral language, reading, and writing skills in the Ojibwe Language; development and implementation of week long summer Ojibwe Language Camp experiences for elementary, middle, and high school students; development of Ojibwe 1 and 2 language courses for high school students in grades 9-12; expansion and continued development of the district Language Table to support student and adult opportunities to use Ojibwe language; continue to expand the resources and Indian Education Lending Library materials available to families in Ojibwe and Dakota Languages.
Five Indian Educattion Advisors attended Ojibwe language camp (Fond Du Lac). They brought back language and culture and implemented into the Language and Cultural Celebration on May 21
2011. Held weekly Ojibwe language tables for high school students and their parents with participation ranging from 13-20 people. Six week Ojibwe language offered at all six middle schools during the World language class that all 7th graders take.
The primary goal of this grant is to establish intergenerational Ojibwe language fluency within our American Indian families and our community.