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Fond du Lac Tribal College
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount

-Train 30 students in transcription methods and techniques, conduct transcription projects
-Identify and train 3 language specialists to work with elders in developing and recording audio vocabulary for existing Ojibwemotaadidaa immersion curriculum
-Language fair
-Produce a play script and audio-animated video in Ojibwe based on traditional story
-Publish collection of Ojibwe stories with photographs and an audio CD

Dakota Wicohan
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount

-Strengthen community capacity to revitalization Dakota language in MN
-Nurture language skills of 15 Dakota language leaders
-Create safe and secure Dakota-speaking community-based working environment that actively engages 10 beginning to fluent speakers
-Grow speaking and teaching skills for 8 intermediate Dakota language learners

Dakota Wicohan
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount

Dakota Wicohan is excited that many are speaking the Dakota language on in the Upper and Lower Sioux Communities. Because of this, Dakota Wicohan has the opportunity to focus on a small, but significant, group of language learners-15 Dakota language speakers. The project goal is to strengthen the community's capacity to reclaim and revitalize their language by nurturing the language skills of 15 Dakota language leaders.

Red Lake Band of Chippewa
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount

-Increase Ojibwe language proficiency in two apprentices and fluency in two masters
-Raise public awareness of Ojibwe language in community
-Create collaboration with Economic Development Language Preservation Group to integrate language curriculum into Head Start program

Leech Lake Tribal College
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount

-Create and execute internship program for four Ojibwe students per academic year
-Strengthen and enhance Ojibwe curriculum for college levels 4 and 5
-Increase the number of near-fluent speakers of Ojibwe language

Division of Indian Work
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount

-Increase knowledge for 69 American Indian youth ages 7-17 through practice of conversational Dakota
-Build the foundation for youth to grow to become fluent speakers
-Improve proficiency of Dakota language learners by the end of 12 months

2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount

-Employ local elder language expert to conduct semi-weekly language tables
-Engage apprentices in basic Ojibwe conversation
-Obtain a state of MN American Indian Language and Culture teaching license (k-12)
-Hold culture committee meetings that will identify needs of language project and help to support
-Committee will also work to elicit maximum participation of community member in Ojibwe education

2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount

-K-12 immersion site curriculum development.
-Fluent speakers in the classroom
-Develop testing and evaluation procedures
-Community-based training and engagement

White Earth Nation Tribal Council
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount

-Implement and train on a new scope and sequence model for preschool-early childhood Ojibwe language instruction.
-Staff training on the new model conducted by Grassroots Indigenous Multimedia with ongoing Skype session support
-Curriculum development (k-5)
-Immersion school collaboration and site visits
-Dual language road sides for community to increase public awareness of Ojibwe language

2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount

-Expand American Indian studies curriculum
-Support college student fluency of Dakota and Ojibwe languages
-Support a pre-doctoral fellow to develop curriculum and begin to offer Dakota I and II and UMM
-Create a structure to support the development of leaders in the language-learning community
-Develop partnerships with local area tribal communities