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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

Migizi Communications
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount

The short term goal of this project is to develop a K-3rd grade Ojibwe language CORE curriculum and a K-3rd Dakota language CORE curriculum designed for use in an immersion setting. Additionally, twenty five Ojibwe and Dakota Elders Speakers will be engaged in the development of the curriculum

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

Fond du Lac Tribal College
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount

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.

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

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

American Indian Family Center
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount

The language and cultural needs of the American Indian community in the Twin Cities urban area are high. Additionally, the urban area has Dakota and Ojibwe tribal members, as well as, other tribal members.