Mino-Bimaadiziwi/Chante Luta Language and Culture Program

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$100,400
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Minneapolis Public Schools
Recipient Type
K-12 Education
Status
In Progress
Start Date
July 2018
End Date
June 2019
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Hennepin
Legal Citation / Subdivision
MN 2017 Session Law, Regular Session, Chapter 91, Article 4 Subd. 9
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$100,400
Direct expenses
$53,000
Administration costs
$57,400
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.5
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Participants will have a foundational understanding of both Ojibwe and Dakota, Increased awareness of cultural identity and belonging, and increased Feelings of connectedness to school will increase for students and families.

Recipient Board Members
Nelson Inz, Ira Jordain, Kim Ellison, Siad Ali, Jenny Arneson, Bob Walser, Kerry Jo Feldner
Project Overview

To support students' acquisition of Ojibwe and Dakota language and culture that begins in early childhood immersion at Anishinaabe Academy and firmly establish this learning into daily, regular classroom and community behavior. Strengthen and support the existing language pathways through 12th grade and extend our focus on the development and implementation of a strong Dakota language curriculum. MPS will hire expert consultants in both Ojibwe and Dakota language who will facilitate the language table, create language curriculum, audit language classes, and assist in the recruitment of language instructors.

Project Manager
First Name
Anna
Last Name
Ross
Organization Name
Minneapolis Public Schools Indian Education
Street Address
1250 W Broadway Ave
City
Minneapolis
State
MN
Zip Code
55411
Phone
612-668-5432
Email
Anna.Ross@mpls.k12.mn.us