Rainy River

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$30,650
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$30,650
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Rainy River Community College
Recipient Type
Public College/University
Status
In Progress
Start Date
January 2016
End Date
June 2017
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Koochiching
Legal Citation / Subdivision
MN 2015 Session Law, 1st Special, Article 4, Sect. 2, Subd. 2
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$30,650
Direct expenses
$30,650
Administration costs
$10,800
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

American Indian Ojibwe Elders connecting with the youth with an eagerness to learn. An increase in the American Indian Ojibwe community involmnet with language and cultural events.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Met with Elders speaking the language and listening to insure everthing we are doing is done in the proper way. Students were given an Ojibwe word a day to learn the meaning of. Survey to see what Elders, American Indian families, Community members and youth. Built workbooks and got supplies for language table. Met with elders, drum keepers, American Indian Families and local teachers to develop activities for language table. Working on more signage for Rainy River community college.

Source of Additional Funds

Private

Recipient Board Members
Public College
Legal Citation / Subdivision
MN 2015 Session Law, 1st Special, Article 4, Sect. 2, Subd. 2
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$30,650
Direct expenses
$28
Administration costs
$10
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

American Indian Ojibwe Elders connecting with the youth with an eagerness to learn. An increase in the American Indian Ojibwe community involmnet with language and cultural events.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Community members and youth want to better understand the Ojibwe culture. A huge impact is the willingness of the young people to want to learn the language, culture and to be a part of these events. The elders sharing their stories of the culture and language is honored and greatly received. The students are still given an Ojibwe word of the day to be able to pronounce and know the meaning of. A very important outcome was the positive reception and feedback from the American Indian clients of the Recovery Treatment program. They participated in the Ojibwe language table and immersion camp. Their response was what they are taking with them to share with their family members and want to continue to listen and learn more about the culture. An elder expressed, "you cannot learn the language if you do not understand the culture." An estimated 400 people were directly served due to funding for this program.

Source of Additional Funds

Private Funding

Recipient Board Members
Public College
Project Overview

The purpose of the grant is to increase and enhance the understanding of the American Indian Ojibwe language and culture to ensure positive reinformcement of the self image and sense of identity four our American Indian Ojibwe people: To engage American Indian Ojibwe language and culture in our communities.

Project Manager
First Name
Dianne
Last Name
Briggs
Organization Name
Rainy River Community College
Street Address
1501 Hwy 71
City
International Falls
State
MN
Zip Code
56649
Phone
(218)244-1417
Email
dianne.briggs@aeoa.org
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications

NA

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

NA

Conflict of Interest Contact

NA