Minnesota's Legacy

Minneapolis American Indian Center-Dakota and Ojibwe Language Programming

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$30,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
The Minneapolis American Indian Center
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
December 2014
End Date
January 2015
Legal Citation / Subdivision
M.L. 2014, Chp. 137, Art. 4, Sec. 2, Sub. 10
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$30,000
Measurable Outcome(s)

We contracted with language instructors for Dakota and Ojibwe language sessions

Measurable Outcome(s)

once per week. Between November 1

Measurable Outcome(s)

2015 and January 31

Measurable Outcome(s)

2016 nine Dakota classes and nine Ojibwe classes were held

Measurable Outcome(s)

as documented by sign in sheets at each session. Across the 18 classes held in Quarter 1

Measurable Outcome(s)

there were 115 class slots used. Of these

Measurable Outcome(s)

64 were for Dakota language and 51 were for Ojibwe. The attendance at the Ojibwe classes have increased. The important outcome is that the urban population had and used the opportunity to learn their language free of charge.

Project Overview

To expand on the weekly language classes already offered at the Indian center by providing an immersion language class where only the targeted language is spoken. This will provide participants with the opportunity to, not only become proficient in the targeted language, but also to gain a deep understanding of its culture, values, spirituality. and tradition.The long term goal of this project is to build on existing language immersion program and to expand the American Indian Culture and traditional arts programming at the Minneapolis American Indian Center and be recognized as a cultural organization in the Twin Cities and beyond. The objectives of this project are to (1) Provide a weekly immersion language table in both Ojibwe and Dakota languages at the Minneapolis American Indian Center, supporting language acquisition of all participants and (2) to foster and expand inter generational relationships among youth, families, and elders through participation in the language immersion tables.

Project Manager
First Name
Mary
Last Name
LaGarde
Organization Name
Minneapolis American Indian Center
Street Address
1530 E Franklin Ave
City
Minneapolis
State
MN
Zip Code
55404