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ERIC Number: EJ1008241
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-May
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1052-5505
Ojibwemotaadidaa: Preparing a New Generation of Fluent Speakers
Erdrich, Persia
Tribal College Journal of American Indian Higher Education, v24 n4 May 2013
Ojibwemotaadidaa Omaa Gidakiiminaang (let's speak Ojibwe to one another here on our Earth) is an Ojibwe language immersion program funded by Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College (FDLTCC, Cloquet, MN) and with grants from the State of Minnesota. With a development team that included FDLTCC President Larry Anderson, among others, participants sought to create a program where students could learn Ojibwe at an advanced level. The Ojibwemotaadidaa program at FDLTCC has been successful because language learning is not purely academic. Tribal colleges and universities are the ideal venue for such programs, as they are institutions where cultural life, spirituality, humor, and learning intersect. FDLTCC's program emphasizes that the fluent first speakers of the language are the experts. And by bringing fluent speakers and language learners together, the integrity and diversity of the language is ensured.
Tribal College Journal of American Indian Higher Education. P.O. Box 720, Mancos, CO 81328. Tel: 888-899-6693; Fax: 970-533-9145; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Minnesota