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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
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Fond du Lac Tribal College
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$88,061

-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

Recipient
Fon du Lac Tribal College
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$37,204

-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

Recipient
Bois Forte
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$110,400

Language and Culture Resource Center to locate and centralize the existing resources relating to the Bois Forte Language and culuture. To also provide Bois Forte community with opportunities to learn the language and culture, not only in an edcuational setting but also in a hands on setting while engaging cultural practices.

St. Louis
St. Louis
Hennepin
Recipient
Bois Forte Band of Ojibwe
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$62,000
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$62,000

To increase the Ojibwe language fluency, proficiency and literacy fo the Bois Forte Indian Community through partnerships with existing language perservation programs to develop a curriculum for pre-K learners, and K-6th grade.

Koochiching
St. Louis
Recipient
Dakhota Iapi
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$116,387

The goal of this project is to increase fluency and proficiency in the Dakhota language by creating a Dakhota Dictionary Mobile App that is linguistically accurate and widely accessible for both adult and youth language learners in the classroom and for individual study. The Dakhota Dictionary Mobile App will expand the Dakhota language lexical database's value as an archive preserving the Dakhota language, while presenting an accessible and vibrant new resource to a large and growing community of Dakhota language learners.

Hennepin
Recipient
Bdote
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$110,400

This project will address the critical need of Dakota and Ojibwe immersion schools to have a standardized system for determining reading levels for the Dakota and Ojibwe languages by developing an agreed upon method for assessing the readability of the languages.

Hennepin
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
Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$110,400

Over the next two years, through continued implementation of the Immersion Head Start program, Master Speaker/Apprentice program, incorporation of "lessons learned,: coalescence of materials and teaching tools we will create and share a content-based culturally appropriate authentic curriculum for Ojibwe Language Immersion at the Head Start, Kindergarten and First Grade levels. The development process will be an organic, real-time "in classroom" methodology incorporating models from successful Ljibwe language immersion schools.

Beltrami
Recipient
Red Lake Band of Chippewa
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$112,032

-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

Recipient
Fond du Lac Tribal College
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$35,400
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$147,150

Raise the bar for language learning, immersion program expansion and language revitalization on a broader scale.

Carlton
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Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$83,799

Project Goals and Objectives: With this proposal, 1) we seek to increase Ojibwe proficiency intergenerational language speaking opportunities for community members within our camp and afterwards. 2) We want to develop teaching materials for outdoor activities for use in any camp setting, and 3) Provide a model for professional development of language camp staff.

Carlton
Recipient
Fond du Lac Tribal College
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$99,532

Ojibwemotaadidaa Omaa Gidakiiminaang - Complete staff field trainings led by elder-first speakers focused on ricing, trapping, sugar bush and basket-making. Produce high quality audio files of the language of each cultural activity and develop immersion curriculum for each incorporating the audio. Apply, test and disseminate the curriculum through workshops focused on each activity. Develop searchable archives for the audio files in teh Fond du Lac College Library.

Carlton
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Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$124,371
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$124,371

Develop youth's understanding of the language, their culture and themselves; equip youth with the knowledge, skills and qualities needed for leadership; encourage youths' appreciation forlanguage, cultureal values, teachings, traditions and spirituality; and build youth leadership through meaningful engagement in real community issues.

Mille Lacs
Recipient
Independent School District #361
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$27,220

-Ojibwe curriculum k-12
-Language tables
-Public Awareness through city signage in Ojibwe
-Transfer of recordings of elder Ojibwe speakers from cassette to CD (35)

Recipient
ISD 361
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$22,092
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$65,017

Maintenance of the Ojibwe language and culture classes, along withi participatioin in Ojibwe Quiz bowls, classroom presentations, language tables and Ojibwe cultural immersion camp, are essential for continued success of American Indian students and ensures a positive reinforcement of the self-image of American Indian students. The Dakota and Ojibwe Language Revitalization Grant will be monitored by the ISD 361 Indian Education staff and parent committee. Quarterly meetins will take place to monitor the program.

Koochiching
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$64,446

-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

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
Lower Sioux Indian Community
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$62,000
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$62,000

Reestablish the Lower Sioux Cultural Resource dedicated solely towards tribal youthby hiring workforce to manage and oversee programming. Increase cultural, language and beliefs into all youth programs - develop and format cultural based youth programming. Strengthen and open dialogue between the youth and elder populations to pass on language and cultural knowlege; build partnership with Lower Sioux Senior Services. Utilize technology to aid in education and awareness; create technological resources geared specifically toward youth language learning.

Renville
Recipient
Lower Sioux
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$108,233

The goal of the Cansayapi Dakota Iapi (Language) Program is to establish a permanent Dakota language program at Lower Sioux that promotes continuous language learning and speaking opportunities across the generations and community.

Renville
Recipient
Minneapolis American Indian Center
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$86,159

The Minneapolis American Indian Center has developed a long-term plan to increase accessibility to and interest in Native languge instruction by increasing access to learning Dakota and Ojibwe languages and increase interest among Native youth and adult community memebers to learn their Native language.

Hennepin
Recipient
Minneapolis American Indian Center
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$89,893

The Minneapolis American Indian Center has developed a long term plan to increase accessibility to and interest in Native language instruction through increased access to Dakota and Ojibwe language tables, monthly family nights, field trips and other cultural activities.

Hennepin
Recipient
Minneapolis American Indian Center
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$89,893

The Minneapolis American Indian Center has developed a long term plan to increase accessibility to and interest in Native language instruction through increased access to Dakota and Ojibwe language tables, monthly family nights, field trips and other cultural activities.

Hennepin
Recipient
Minneapolis Public Schools
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$100,400

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.

Hennepin
Recipient
Misaaekong DPS
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$80,063

This project will assist our Misaabekong Program by strengthening the programming and learning opportunities we provide through quality immersion model.

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
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Eastside Neighborhood Development Center
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$65,000

-Engage young children, strengthen families' cultural wellness through Indigenous language acquisition
-Revitalize cultural parenting practices
-Teaching parents to be advocates of holistic health for children
-Enroll 12-15 children and their families
-Bi-weekly language nest sessions with focus on language and cultural identity

Recipient
Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$83,799

Four Ojibwe language audio CDs plus one YouTube DVD created by youth in the FDL youth program.

Carlton
Recipient
Nawayee Center School
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$116,387

Ojibwe language instruction and integrated curriculum provide a strong cultural base for core academic offerings and support services at Nawayee Center School. Nawayee also offers students opportunities to participate in sweat lodges, naming ceremonies and language tables. These cultural activities, which also attract parents and other adults in the community, complement the school day curriculum.

Hennepin
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
Recipient
Niigaane
2017 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.

Recipient
Lower Sioux
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$109,830

Cansayapi will: 1) Increase teaching tools for the community by translating eight (8) curriculum units for the Dakota Immersion School and developing a ?second-year high school Dakota language syllabus that meets ACTFL world standards for listening and speaking; 2) Introduce and build the Dakota language skills of 122 community members; and 3) extend Dakota language use across the community through expanded technologically-based language interpretation at Lower Sioux?s Historic Site.

Renville
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White Earth Nation Tribal Council
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$34,940

-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

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Prairie Island Indian Community
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$41,288
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$91,119

To revitalize our Dakota language and increase the use of our language through classes, immersion efforts and activities promoting Dakota use throughout the community.

Goodhue
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Rainy River Community College
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$30,650
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$30,650

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.

Koochiching
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Bdote
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$100,086
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$100,085

To develop an increased number of high quality Dakota and Ojibwe immersion teachers.

Hennepin
Recipient
Fond du Lac Tribal College
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$110,101

Ojibwemotaadidaa Omaa Gidakiiminaang - will train five staff members in the language and practice of traditional activities associated with babies and parenting, led by knowledgeable elder-first speakers with years of experience. Staff members will spend a total of 16 days with four elder-first speakers engaged in language associated with pregnancy, birthing, newborns, infants, toddlers, cradleboard, moss bags, baby swing, and baby rattles. We will make audio-video recordings of these training sessions to have as a detailed record and reference tool.

Carlton

UMD

Recipient
University of MN Duluth
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$50,000
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$25,000

The purpose of this grant is to produce quality (written and spoken) language materials, general use by different language revitalization efforts (colleges, communities, schools), and increased language learning for mulitple audience.

St. Louis
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Dakota Wicohan
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$113,605
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$110,602

Increase rural community capacity to teach and transmit Dakota language. Create a safe, nurturing immersion - learning environment that actively engages 15 intergenerational families in learning and speaking Dakota together through traditional Dakota lifeways.

Renville
Recipient
Upper Sioux

The project goal of Daunkotapi! is to nurture healthy Dakota youth identities through Dakota language and cultural traditions.

Yellow Medicine