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Concordia College Corp.
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$80,000

2010 Grant Activities Plan and implement a five-day immersion methodology training session for 20 Dakota participants, with a follow up weekend workshop. Create a thematic based immersion curriculum, along with assessment tools, for Dakota learners that will be available in print and via an interactive web page. Implement two successful intergenerational immersion sessions for a total of 80 participants, by hiring/training leaders and staff. Grant Amount $100,000

2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$100,000

Dakota Wicohan is a regional non-profit language support organization that seeks to revitalize the Dakota language in Minnesota to a living language. In this grant, they will develop, digitize, and make available electronic and manual Dakota language learning resources to a minimum of 15 Dakota families and other learners broadly throughout the project year.

2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$52,469

Grant Activities: Dakota Wicohan is a regional non-profit language support organization that seeks to revitalize the Dakota language in Minnesota to a living language. In this grant, they will create a Dakota Public Awareness Project to promote awareness and knowledge of the Dakota language and its history to Minnesotans in 2013. Dakota Wicohan created a Dakota language documentary film which will be shown in ten communities, along with an educational booklet.

2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$102,785

The Division of Indian Work’s First Language Project will service youth who attend Minneapolis Public Schools. The goal of this grant is that American Indian youth, ages 7-17 will increase their knowledge and practice of conversational Ojibwe language. Additionally, the goal is that these students will continue to study the language after the grant cycle is over. Measurement of these goals will be determined through periodic testing of the Ojibwe language acquisition.

Recipient
Fond du Lac Tribal College
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$125,000

2010 Activities:
Offer Fond du Lac Family language camp. Receive training for Ojibwe language immersion teaching. Develop Ojibwe immersion curriculum. Publish 2,000 copies of Daga Anishinaabemodaa with illustrations and audio CD. Establish feeder college and pre K-12 school network. Draft guidelines and establish elder-student apprenticeships. Set up and announce website. Accept students and pre K-12 teachers for Ottertail language camp for summer 2011 and promise financial support. Evaluate all grant activities.

Recipient
Niigaane Ojibwe Immersion School
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$125,000
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$125,000
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$125,000
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$125,000

Money was appropriated to the two Immersion Schools to develop and expand K-12 curriculum; provide fluent speakers in the classroom; develop appropriate testing and evaluation procedures; and develop community-based training and engagement.

2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$88,000

Grant Activities: The short term goals are to use language and traditional teachings as literacy tools through the development of an Anishinaabemowin Family Literacy program taking place throughout the 2012-2013 school years. The Anishinaabemowin Revitalization team will consist of school staff, elders, tribal government employees, parents, and community members. A written plan for revitalization will be concluded by June 2013. An increased capacity for immersion programming will result through the development of local speakers, materials, and an effective school based program.

Recipient
Oyate Nipi Kte
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$109,000

The mission of Oyate Nipi Kte (The People Shall Live) is to support the recovery of Dakota traditional knowledge including language, spirituality, and life-ways; develop initiatives for sustainable living based on a Dakota environment ethic; facilitate an understanding of the harmful effects of colonization; and empower individuals and collective communities to more effectively resist colonization and strengthen Dakota Sovereignty.

Recipient
White Earth Reservation
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$48,160
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$48,000
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$68,750
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$78,623

2010 Grant Activities
Recording of 1st speakers. Webmaster hired to maintain language website. Conduct two half day gatherings for 1st Generation speakers.

Recipient
Wicoie Nandagikendan Early Childhood Urban Immersion Project
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$125,000
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$125,000
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$125,000
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$125,000

Wicoie Nandagikendan Early Childhood Urban Immersion Project provides a 3-hour-a-day preschool language immersion experience. It builds on the integral connections between culture, literacy, and educational attainment. The project partners with existing programs to provide fluent speakers and language curriculum.