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Recipient
Leech Lake Tribal College
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$23,709
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$18,911

Leech Lake Tribal College is commiteed to the goal of ensuring that Ojibwemowin remains a vital part of our culture for generations to come. This grant will play an important role in complementing that work and helping LLTC make Ojibwemowin more accessible to our community. The purpose of our grant propsal is to create more and varied learning opportunites accessible to students, staff, and community members in order to create more Ojibwemowin learners and speakers.

Cass
Recipient
Minnesota Department of Education
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$52,334

The project is to develop proficiency assessments for L/Dakota and complete the Ojibwe assessments to enable students to earn college credit

Ramsey
Statewide
Recipient
Niigaane
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$125,000

The Niigaane program focus is on Ojibwemowin curriculum development and delivery. Ojibwemowin is the vehicle used to educate our students in kindergarten through sixth grade. We rely on our First Language Elder Speakers to help facilitate and guide our teachers and students in Ojibwe language acquisition. Ojibwe cultural activities are integrated within the academic lessons. Ojibwemowin classes and family centered activities are hosted by Niigaane staff to promote language preservation and acquisition efforts for all family and community members.

Cass
Recipient
Eastside Neighborhood Development Company
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$66,763
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$31,711

Support a new project that will aid in the development of a Montessori Language Proficiency Assessment for D/Lakota and Ojibwe languages for children 3-5 years.

Ramsey
Recipient
Niigaane
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$125,000

To immerse students in the Ojibwe Language and Culture and strengthen home/community outreach to revitalize our language and continue our traditions.

Cass