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  Ojibwe syllabary, pronunciation and language
This was sufficient to write Ojibwe, but Evans' superiors were not keen on his invention and would not allow his to use it.
Ojibwe is an Algonquian language spoken on by about 50,000 people in the Canadian provinces of Ontario, Manitoba and Saskatchewan, and by about 30,000 people in the US states of Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Montana and North Dakota.
The Ojibwe syllabary is used mainly in Canada, while in the USA the Latin alphabet is prefered for writing Ojibwe.
www.omniglot.com /writing/ojibwa.htm   (289 words)

 Ojibwe Culture - Indian Country Wisconsin
The Ojibwe call themselves "Anishinaabeg," which means the "True People" or the "Original People." Other tribes and Europeans called them "Ojibwe" or "Ojibwe," which means "puckered up," probably because the Ojibwe traditionally wore moccasins with a puckered seam on the toe.
Ojibwe religious life was largely personal, but was also a daily concern with living appropriately and making one's way through a world filled with spirits which inhabited birds, animals, rocks, and cosmic phenomena including the sun, moon, the four winds, thunder, lightning, and thunderbirds.
Ojibwe fishermen were harassed at boat landings throughout northern Wisconsin and often had to withstand racial slurs and physical assaults by non-Indians.
www.mpm.edu /wirp/ICW-51.html   (3475 words)

 Native Americans: Chippewa Indian Tribe (Ojibway First Nations, Ojibwa, Anishinabe)
Language:: The Ojibwe language--otherwise anglicized as Chippewa, Ojibwa or Ojibway and known to its own speakers as Anishinabe or Anishinaabemowin--is an Algonquian tongue spoken by 50,000 people in the northern United States and southern Canada.
On the whole Ojibwe is among the heartiest of North American languages, with many children being raised to speak it as a native language.
The Ojibwe people were less devastated by European epidemics than their densely-populated Algonquian cousins to the east, and they resisted manhandling by the whites much better.
www.native-languages.org /chippewa.htm   (1250 words)

 Storytelling in the lesson plan: UMNnews: U of M.
Oijbwe is one of nearly 40 foreign languages taught at the University of Minnesota.
The Ojibwe language is the mother tongue of the Ojibwe people--the third-largest group of Native Americans in the United States, numbering more than 100,000 across the north from Michigan to Montana.
Ojibwe stories and teachings should not be trivialized by referring to them as myths or fables, says Aubid.
www.umn.edu /umnnews/Feature_Stories/Storytelling_in_the_lesson_plan.html   (799 words)

 Ojibwe Language Society: Keeping Ojibwe Language and Culture Strong
Ojibwemowin Zagaswe'idiwin (Ojibwe Langauge Society) is dedicated to the revitalization and preservation of the Ojibwe language.
The Twin Cities Ojibwe Language Table is open to the community, and meets every Monday during the school-year for food and Ojibwe conversation.
Ojibwe teachers in the Twin Cities area volunteer their time to teach at our langauge table.
www.homepagedesign.biz /ojibwemowin   (249 words)

 INDG 280 Syllabus - Introduction to Nishinaabemowin
Language is recognized as the principal means by which culture is accumulated.
This course is an introduction to conversational Ojibwe.
Due to the nature of the language, it is essential that students attend class regularly.
www.trentu.ca /nativestudies/Syllabus/sylnast280.html   (565 words)

 The Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe
By the mid-1700s, the Ojibwe had settled in the region around Mille Lacs Lake in what is today Central Minnesota.
During the Dakota Conflict of 1862, when some Ojibwe joined the fight against the whites, the Mille Lacs People kept their promise to the United States government, and even protected white settlers.
The Band has a language and culture center where all Band members can participate in programs that teach the Ojibwe language and traditions, a language and culture program for all daycare, Head Start, and Nay Ah Shing school students, and more.
www.millelacsojibwe.org /culture.asp   (558 words)

 Ojibwe Language Society: Keeping Ojibwe Language and Culture Strong
Ojibwemowin Zagaswe'idiwin (Ojibwe Langauge Society) is dedicated to the revitalization and preservation of the Ojibwe language.
The Twin Cities Ojibwe Language Table is open to the community, and meets every Monday during the school-year for food and Ojibwe conversation.
Ojibwe teachers in the Twin Cities area volunteer their time to teach at our langauge table.
www.homepagewebdesign.com /ojibwemowin   (249 words)

 Ojibwe (Anishinaabemowin)
Ojibwe, also called Ojibwe, Chippewa or Anishinaabemowin, is the third most commonly spoken aboriginal language in Canada (after Cree and Inuktitut), and the fourth in the U.S. (after Navajo, Cree, and Inuktitut).
Various distinct dialects of Ojibwe are spoken in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan in the U.S., and in Manitoba, Ontario, and Quebec in Canada.
Ojibwe verbs have three "orders" that more or less correspond to mood in European languages: the Independent Order corresponds to the indicative mood; the Conjunct Order is used mostly in subordinate clauses; the Imperative Order correspond to the imperative mood.
www.nvtc.gov /lotw/months/october/Ojibwa.html   (1017 words)

Ojibwe is used in Canada, although Ojibwe west of Lake Winnipeg are sometime referred to as the Saulteaux.
A post (and Ojibwe village) was established in 1717 at Thunder Bay, and by 1727 they reaching west to the Pigeon River from Grand Portage to Rainey Lake and Lake of the Woods to the Red River, Lake Winnipeg, and the northern plains.
This concluded in 1923 with the Williams Treaty with the Ojibwe of southern Ontario.
www.tolatsga.org /ojib.html   (16124 words)

 Indian Country Diaries . Today's Challenges . Objibwe Language & Culture | PBS
Ojibwe is actually only one of three names the tribe is known as.
Birch bark was also used as scrolls on which the Ojibwe recorded their religious beliefs and ceremonies using a pictorial writing system.
Yet, the Ojibwe language is threatened, at least in the U.S. The 2000 Census found that less than 9 percent of Ojibwe Indians speak the language in the home.
www.pbs.org /indiancountry/challenges/ojibwe.html   (682 words)

 Honoring Nations 1999 >> Ojibwe Language Program
In 1994, only 10 percent of the members of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe were fluent in the Band’s native language, and the youngest native speaker was 37.
To demonstrate that Ojibwe is a living language, for example, K-12 classes are taught by two speakers, so that students can hear actual, fluent, and complete conversations in Ojibwe.
Language and other traditional knowledge sustain American Indian nations—they are an integral part of the fabric that binds a Native society together.
www.ksg.harvard.edu /hpaied/hn/hn_1999_lang.htm   (689 words)

 Native Languages: Links and resources for study
Oshkabewis Native Journal -- emphasis is on Ojibwe language and culture.
Prairie Band Potawotomie Language Project -- With support of a grant from Iowa Humanities Commission, University and Reservation-based group is attempting to construct a lexicon, a grammar, and other tools to keep this Algonquian language alive.
SIL bibliography of Native Language publications -- non-tchnical and technical are on same page, separated by a top of the pag jump anchor.
www.kstrom.net /isk/stories/language.html   (1547 words)

 Pimsleur Ojibwe - Comprehensive Language Program
Ojibwe, more commonly known as Chippewa and also spelled Ojibwa or Ojibway, is an Algonquian language and part of the North American Indian language family.
There is no official Ojibwe language, but forms of Ojibwe are spoken by tribes in North American and Canada, especially in the states of Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, and the provinces of Saskatchewan and Manitoba.
The Pimsleur Ojibwe Program was originally commissioned by the Ojibwe Nation as a means of ensuring the Ojibwe language's survival in a climate which threatens to see the language become extinct in favor of English.
www.language-programs.com /pimsleur/language-programs/ojibwe   (260 words)

 News | TimesDaily.com | TimesDaily | Florence, AL   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Ojibwe is frequently referred to as a "Central Algonquian" language; however, Central Algonquian is an areal grouping rather than a genetic one.
The Anishinaabe language is spoken by around 10,000 people in the United States and by as many as 45,000 in Canada, making it one of the largest Algic languages by speakers.
The primary ones are Nipissing and Algonquin, Plains Ojibwe (Saulteaux/Bungee), Eastern Ojibwe (Mississaugas), Northern Ojibwe (Northwestern Ojibwa/Ontario Saulteaux), Odaawaa (Ottawa), Severn Ojibwe (Oji-Cree/Northern Ojibwa), and Southwestern Ojibwe (Chippewa).
www.timesdaily.com /apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=NEWS&template=wiki&text=Ojibwe_language   (2295 words)

 Ojibwe - Chippewa - Ojobwa   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Ojibwe (Ojibwa, Chippewa) is a language which is thousands of years old and very specific in meaning.
It is an Algic language with several dialects which is spoken in the northern United States and Southern Canada from the central to west of both countries.
There is a an effort to preserve the language and traditions and nearly all speakers also are fluent in English.
www.flw.com /languages/ojibwe.htm   (72 words)

 The Ojibwe Language
The people and language go under many English names: Ojibway, Ojibwa, Ojibwe, Chippewa, etc. Anishinaabe is the appropriate Native name, although there are spelling and pronunciation variants.
The language is spoken throughout Ontario, southern Manitoba, eastern Saskatchewan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, and Michigan, basically the area surrounding the Great Lakes, and west of that region.
As the language crosses many different modern-day borders and jurisdictions, it is no surprise that there have been a plethora of writing systems devised, by missionaries, linguists, educators, as well as Native speakers themselves.
www.languagegeek.com /algon/ojibway/anishinaabemowin.html   (576 words)

 ANA Ojibwe language grant lays foundation for infusing language into GLIFWC’s programs   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Because so much of Ojibwe history, tradition and culture is expressed through ojibwemowin  (Ojibwe language), GLIFWC is seeking to better define and strengthen the input of ojibwemowin into treaty rights and resource management.
Ojibwe elders from GLIFWC’s member communities are the keepers of traditional knowledge and language today; therefore, the success of the grant hinges on their input.
An Ojibwe language specialist is being sought to establish the Natural Resource Ojibwe Language Mentoring Committee and develop the plans and strategies that are part of the grant’s goals.
www.glifwc.org /pub/winter02/ANA_language.htm   (716 words)

 Waasa Inaabidaa: Episode Six
Episode Six: Ojibwemowin – “Ojibwe Oral Tradition” begins with Ojibwe origin narratives, and chronicles the decline and near disappearance of Ojibwe language and culture, continues through rebirth and renewal, and comes full circle to today’s cultural renaissance and revival of language and tradition.
A mixture of Ojibwe language (with English sub-titles), animation, drama, artwork, archival photos, interviews, and story telling presents a rich tapestry and narrative of Ojibwe creation and tradition.
The Ojibwe people have adapted and survived generations of assaults on Ojibwe culture, language and identity.
www.ojibwe.org:16080 /info/overview/episode6.html   (213 words)

 Ojibwe   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The first textbook is very strong on the integration of some basic language materials with the annualcycle of activities in traditional and contemporary Ojibwe society.
Language is the Severn Ojibwe (Oji-Cree) dialect of northern Ontario.
Ojibwe and English are on facing pages, a full Ojibwe-English glossary is appended, and linguistic study aids are provided by the editor.
linguistics.buffalo.edu /ssila/learning/ojibwe.htm   (2370 words)

 Pimsleur Ojibwe Language Course
Pimsleur Ojibwe Language program is an efficient audio training system designed to teach spoken Ojibwe language communication skills to English speakers within a very short period of training.
The Pimsleur Ojibwe audio program uses a natural mode of interactive communication -- questions and answers; statements and rejoinder; give and take -- beginning with the most-frequently-utilized vocabulary native speakers use in their everyday conversations with each other.
These are the most useful words and structures every language learner needs to insure communication.
www.orbislingua.com /pimsleur-ojibwe.htm   (195 words)

 MPR: Reviving the language
It's a camp that focuses on Ojibwe language and culture, run by the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe.
Skinaway is a fluent Ojibwe speaker, but she remembers when speaking the language wasn't allowed.
Passfield says in her community, Ojibwe language is on the verge of disappearing.
news.minnesota.publicradio.org /features/2003/08/20_robertsont_languagecamp   (1129 words)

 Ojibwe Language Course, Audio CD, Tapes, Learn Ojibwe, Speak
This basic introductory course in Ojibwe (Ojibwa) or Chippewa, was developed and recorded by native speakers, and consists of two booklets: "Everyday Ojibwe", which covers pronunciation, commands, and common expressions; and "Ojibwe Word Lists", which includes separate lesson units on time, weather, feelings, household items, actions, food, clothing, and other topics of daily living.
The various components of language -- vocabulary, pronunciation and grammar -- are all learned together without rote memorization and drills.
At the end of a full Comprehensive Program listeners will be conducting complete conversations and be well on their way to mastering the language.
www.maps2anywhere.com /Languages/Ojibwe_language_course.htm   (731 words)

 "the People's Paths home page!" First People's Language
Aboriginal Languages Initiative Objective: "The Aboriginal Languages Initiative maintains and revitalizes Aboriginal languages for future generations by increasing the number of Aboriginal language speakers, by encouraging the transmission of these languages from generation to generation, and by expanding language usage in family and community settings.
The Society for the Study of the Indigenous Languages of the Americas "SSILA was founded in December 1981 as the international scholarly organization representing American Indian linguistics, and was incorporated in 1997.
Potawatomi Web "The Potawatomi language belongs to the Algonkian language group; as such it is related in structure and vocabulary to the Ojibwe, Menominee, Kickapoo, Miami-Illinois, Shawnee and Cree languages, and most closely resembles Ojibwe and Kickapoo.
www.yvwiiusdinvnohii.net /language.html   (4804 words)

 Learn Ojibwe Now!
Languages are naturally acquired by people listening to language.
If you go to a language school, you tend to go somewhere where they have a special theory about how language should be learned, and they impose that theory upon you.
Every language is cut so close to a pattern, that some linguists regard them basically as dialects of one language.
www.pimsleurapproach.com /learn-ojibwe.asp   (2231 words)

 Definition of Ojibwe language
Ojibwe, Ojibwa, Chippewa or Anishinaabemoowin is the third most commonly spoken Native language in Canada (after Cree and Inuktitut).
Anishinaabemoowin, an Algonquian language that is closely related to Cree, Potawatomi, Odawa, and Algonkin, is spoken by the Anishinaabeg (Ojibwe) people.
Ojibwe has a syllabary developed by missionary James Evans around 1840, based on Pitman's shorthand.
www.wordiq.com /definition/Ojibwe_language   (291 words)

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