Mino-Bimaadiziwi/Chante Luta Language and Culture Program
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.
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.