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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.

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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

2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$199,979

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.

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.

Recipient
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Campus-Department of Indian Studies
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$90,000

Recruit dedicate community members to take part in language instruction at the University level. Financially assist full-time committed language students in need. Train a qualified undergraduate student as an apprentice to assist instructors. Train three teacher student practicum’s in immersion classrooms to assist fluent instructors. Instructors and students will plan activities for enrichment ( to hold/attend events).

Recipient
University of Minnesota-Morris
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$24,303

The primary goals of this project will be to expand American Indian studies curriculum offerings to include language practice and introduce theories or language development and revitalization to support more college students to fluency in the language and culture. Additionally, this project will develop advanced Ojibwe language to allow intermediate Anishinaabe speakers to become more advanced and fluent in the language.

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.

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.

2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$100,000

The purpose of this grant is to build on what was created with last year’s grant funding by creating a Dakota Language and culture institute. The purpose of the institute is to offer multilevel teacher training seminars and Dakota language and culture immersion sessions for intergenerational groups.

Recipient
Concordia College Corp
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$100,000

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.

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.

Recipient
Dakota Wicohan
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$52,469

-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

Recipient
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.

Recipient
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

Recipient
The Upper Sioux Community
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$35,000

The Dakota immersion camp will last for nine weeks, beginning June 7, 2010 and ending on August 6th, 2010. It is expected that there will be 25 participants at the camp. Specific camp activities include: speaking, listening, and interacting in Dakota. Going on field trips; nature, culture, others. Preparing and eating meals. Participating in community services. Attending Dakota culture presentations. Mentoring children with Dakota play. Nurturing community garden. Playing games; moccasin, lacrosse, other. Learning and participating in Dakota singing and dancing, as appropriate.

Recipient
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.

Recipient
Dakota Wicohan
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$78,623

Apprentices will enroll and attend certifications courses at the U of M. Dakota Wichohan will support students to ensure retention and academic success. Apprentices will attend and participate in trainings by the teacher in residence, staff trainings, and language conferences. Apprentices will implement a community language venue (tables, after-school programs, etc.). Apprentices will serve as language facilitators at youth camps. Apprentices will meet weekly with master speakers. Apprentices and families will attend monthly Tiwahe gatherings.

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.

Recipient
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Campus
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$100,000

The objective of the grant is to develop a strategy and responsive plan for wide-spread public engagement with the Ojibwe People’s Dictionary during the first year it will be available on-line. Speakers of the Ojibwe language, beyond the group of Ojibwe elders in Minnesota with whom the University now collaborates with, may be encouraged to contact the University once the dictionary is online and wish to participate in the next stage of the dictionary’s development.

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

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.

Recipient
Red Lake Band of Chippewa
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$224,064

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.

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
Leech Lake Tribal College
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$11,721

-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

Recipient
Division of Indian Work
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$102,785

-Increase knowledge for 69 American Indian youth ages 7-17 through practice of conversational Dakota
-Build the foundation for youth to grow to become fluent speakers
-Improve proficiency of Dakota language learners by the end of 12 months

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.

Recipient
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.

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.

Recipient
Fond du Lac Tribal College
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$108,787

The Fond du Lac Tribal College will provide two-day language immersion weekends for students and teachers having intermediate level fluency. They will be offered one weekend each month for eight months from September 2011 through April 2012. The weekends will focus on participatory activities including individual and small group discussions, skits, meal preparation, games, and field trips to seasonal camps. A wing of the college dormitory will also be set aside for language students to speak Ojibwe together and participate in language enrichment programming.

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
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.

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
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.

Recipient
District 318-American Indian Services
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$23,841

2010 Activities