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ERIC Number: EJ1074928
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Aug
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1052-5505
Oshki Bimaadiziiwin: Restoring Balance through Education
Hemming, Patricia; Shields, Patrick
Tribal College Journal of American Indian Higher Education, v27 n1 Aug 2015
The concept of a community college implies some connection to the community beyond mere setting. A tribal community college suggests even more--a college which maintains its roots in traditional Native culture and serves the tribal community in a unique way. Located in northwest Wisconsin within the traditional homelands of the Ojibwe people, the Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community college's mission is to provide Anishinaabe communities with classes in their language, culture, and history. This article describes how the Oshki Bimaadiziiwin, an educational outreach program developed in the fall of 2011 by a small group of dedicated faculty, extends educational opportunities to incarcerated populations in Sawyer, Ashland, Vilas, Washburn, and Bayfield Counties, as well as those at the Lac Courte Oreilles Halfway House.
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: Two Year Colleges; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin
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