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How Should We View Missionary Work?

The Vatican announced earlier this month that Bishop Frederic Baraga, best known for his missionary work among the Anishinaabeg in the early-to-mid-1800′s, is venerable. Unless you’re a Catholic, you probably don’t know what it means to be officially “venerable.” Not … Continue reading

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Free Source Code for Language App Made Available

Last week we blogged about the launch of a very cool Ojibwe-English talking dictionary. This week we have more good Ojibwe-related news for you. A new free app for the iPad, iPod Touch, and iPhone not only makes learning Ojibwe … Continue reading

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Ojibwe Talking Dictionary Launched Today

Earlier today, the Department of American Indian Studies at the University of Minnesota launched a ground-breaking website called the Ojibwe People’s Dictionary. The professors and students who created the site wanted to create a compelling, interactive experience that would make … Continue reading

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Popular Summer Camp Teaches Ojibwe Language, Culture

As children across the country finish out the school year, parents begin looking for fun and educational activities to engage their children over summer break. One community in Sawyer, Minnesota has a great way to start – and the whole … Continue reading

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Non-Profit Group Partners with Tribes to Customize Language Tools

Did your ancestors speak Ojibwe but you don’t know how to? Would you like to learn? Last year, the non-profit organization Grassroots Indigenous Media (GIM) released cutting-edge software that teaches the Ojibwe language. The software, which was developed through a … Continue reading

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Signs of Respect Appreciated in a Minnesota City

In the city of Bemidji, in north-central Minnesota, a simple idea has led to improved intercultural relations. Michael Meuers, an employee of the Red Lake Band of Chippewa, thought it would be nice if local business owners would put signs … Continue reading

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New Language Preservation Documentary Available to View on Twin Cities Public Television Website

A compelling new film documenting efforts to preserve and revitalize the Ojibwe language aired on Twin Cities Public Television for the first time this week. In First Speakers: Restoring the Ojibwe Language filmmakers Dianne Steinbach and John Whitehead rely on … Continue reading

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Ojibwe Taught in Public Schools

A recent article written by Linda Grover for Budgeteer News describes how Ojibwe Language and Culture are taught in Duluth, MN public high schools. The curriculum is growing, with Ojibwe culture and history classes being added this year.  Both Native … Continue reading

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