There are many goals in this project, each building on the Ojibwe language program already established on the Fond du Lac Reservation. The first being, to train thirty students in transcription methods and techniques and complete follow-up transcription projects. This will be done by conducting transcription training weekends for Ojibwemotaaidaa students to learn accepted methods and techniques for transforming audio recordings into written texts. Through transcription training and follow-up practice, students will advance more rapidly in language proficiency.
The goal of this project is teacher training through the Master/Apprentice approach to language proficiency in concurrence with observation and lesson pilot at Head Start and regional language immersion sites. The objectives of this project are to increase the Ojibwe language and cultural proficiency in two apprentices and fluency in two master speakers and to partners with the Language Preservation Group and Red Lake Head Start to integrate Master/Apprentice teams into the Head start site, while also supporting the Head Start objectives of child development and school readiness.
The goal of this project is to expand Ojibwe language class availability on the Bois Forte Reservation in terms of both the number and levels offered. This project will use local experts and form partnerships with existing language preservation programs to implement a plan to address the revitalization and preservation of the Native language on the Bois Forte Indian Reservation. The long term goal s to increase the Oibwe language fluency, proficiency, and literacy of the Bois Forte Indian Community. A local Elder language expert wil be hired at 16 hours per week.
Implement and train on the new scope and sequence model for preschool-early childhood (k-3) for Ojibwe Language Instruction. Grassroots Indigenous Multimedia will provide whole staff training on the new model with follow up Skype sessions. The White Earth Band will also provide opportunities for students to demonstrate language skills to the community.Develop new scope and sequence model with curriculum framework up to fifth grade by the end of the second year of the grant.