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2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$27,801

The goal of the American Indian Family Center is to create an Early Childhood Montessori Language Immersion Program to offer to American Indian Families living in Saint Paul and the east metro area. This grant will recruit and select candidates for each training opportunity (both the Montessori Teacher and Assistant), train the candidates in both models (Montessori and language immersion), and ultimately place the candidates in programs that are committed to offering the model for early learners.

2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$144,344

Bdote's vision is that students will develop a love of lifelong learning, language, and cultural fluency, the skills and education to determine their own future, and a commitment to give back to family, community, and Nation.The short-term goal of the project is to complete development of a K-3rd grade Ojibwe and Dakota Core Curriculum Unit designed for use in immersion settings.

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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.

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Dakota Wicohan
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$202,810

Dakota Wicohan is excited that many are speaking the Dakota language on in the Upper and Lower Sioux Communities. Because of this, Dakota Wicohan has the opportunity to focus on a small, but significant, group of language learners-15 Dakota language speakers. The project goal is to strengthen the community's capacity to reclaim and revitalize their language by nurturing the language skills of 15 Dakota language leaders.

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Dakota Wicohan
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$82,262

Dakota Wicohan is a regional non-profit language support organization that seeks to revitalize the Dakota language in Minnesota to a living language. Dakota Wicohan’s long range strategic plan includes building a strong teacher base, recording speakers, developing teaching tools from filming fluent speakers, developing additional learning opportunities, as well as, long term educational plans. Their grant requested money to provide an interactive Dakota language learning camp for a minimum of 40 Dakota youth.

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
Division of Indian Work
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$52,909

The first goal of this project is that sixty nine American Indian youth ages 7-17 will increase their knowledge and practice of conversational Dakota through out-of-school time instruction by the end of the project period. Additionally, it is the hope that the Indian youth will continue to study Dakota and become fluent speakers. The project will provide experiential language instruction in conversational Dakota through cultural and recreational activities to these youth.

Recipient
American Indian Family Center
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$27,801

The goal of the American Indian Family Center is to create an Early Childhood Montessori Language Immersion Program to offer to American Indian Families living in Saint Paul and the east metro area. This grant will recruit and select candidates for each training opportunity (both the Montessori Teacher and Assistant), train the candidates in both models (Montessori and language immersion), and ultimately place the candidates in programs that are committed to offering the model for early learners.

Recipient
Migizi Communications
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$37,625

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

2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$37,523

Grassroots Indigenous Multimedia hopes to serve two broad populations with this project: collaboration among Dakota and Ojibwe people engaged in curriculum and documentation and give easy access to those who are looking for such resources. This will be accomplished by creating a web-based resource and a booklet that gathers, digitizes, organizes, and describes many of the curriculum materials and resources that are currently available.

Recipient
Rice Lake Resource Center
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$71,944

The project goal is to enhance the Ojibwe language skills of the Minisinaakwaang young people interested in learning and carrying on the traditions of the community. This initiative will increase the number of young people using the language and ensuring that our ceremonies are conducted in the Ojibwe language. The grantees approach connects the first language speakers of the Minisinaakwaang community with the Ojibwe language apprentices that have made an investment in their ceremonies.

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Little Earth of United Tribes
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$60,000

The short term goal of the project is introduce the Ojibwe and Dakota Languages to the residents of Little Earth. Programs will be developed to help feel residents feel welcomed and have a basic understanding of the languages. Learning the language will also bring forth the culture of the American Indian community to the residents of Little Earth.

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

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.

Recipient
The Minneapolis American Indian Center
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$30,000

To expand on the weekly language classes already offered at the Indian center by providing an immersion language class where only the targeted language is spoken. This will provide participants with the opportunity to, not only become proficient in the targeted language, but also to gain a deep understanding of its culture, values, spirituality.

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.

Recipient
East Side Neighborhood Development Center
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$130,000

The goal of the Montessori Language Nest is to engage young children and their families in strengthening their cultural wellness through language acquisition and revitalization of cultural parenting/child rearing practices. This will be accomplished through short and long term goals, measure through objectives to produced the intended outcomes.

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American Indian Family Center
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$66,000

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.

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ISD 318 American Indian Services
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$20,746

The primary project of the Bagidinise Project is to add wood to the fire of learning and revitalization of the Ojibwe language sparked by the Ishkodeke Project. Short term goals are to continue to create high school level curriculum for two more Ojibwe language classes, Ojibwe III and IV, to expand the Ojibwe I offering by an additional section.

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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.

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Wicoie
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$250,000
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Wicoie
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$250,000