Posts under: Languages

Waadookodaading – Ojibwe Language Immersion School

In this wonderful video, Wisconsin Media Lab and The Ways shows us how an Ojibwe immersion school integrates the tradition of sugaring into their curriculum. Keller Paap, a teacher, and Brooke Ammann, the school director, explain the importance of students learning Ojibwe language in this way. Waadookodaading Iskigamizigewin The winter...

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Mvskoke Language Featured on City Signs

I love seeing these signs in Native languages! It seems to be the trend with more and more communities installing signs with Indigenous words around Indian Country. Back in 2012, Ojibwe language signs were installed all throughout Bemidji, Minnesota. A recent post on the Okmulgee Main Street Facebook page shows...

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Ikceya – New Dakota Language DVD

One of our readers tipped us off to a new DVD that helps encourage and motivate folks to learn the Dakota language. Especially the younger generation! The instructor is H'upahu Duta (Redwing Thomas), Bdewakantunwan Dakota from the land of the Isanti (Santee NE). He has a number of years of...

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Arapaho Language Camps 2015

County 10 reports that the Northern Arapaho Revitalization and Cultural Preservation Organization is hosting two Arapaho language camps this summer! The first session starts July 22-24 at the Wind River Tribal College in Ethete, WY. The second camp is August 11-13 at the St. Stephens Mission. Starting at 8 am,...

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Revitalizing the Blackfeet Language in Montana

Inspiring story with an incredibly beautiful backdrop of Montana! In this video from the Montana Office of Tourism they spoke with Darrell Kipp, a Harvard scholar, U.S. veteran and member of the Blackfeet tribe who was well-known for his work revitalizing Native American languages. He was the director of the...

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