The Dakota and Ojibwe languages are considered treasured relatives to Native people in Minnesota. These languages provide an unparalled worldview and intrically describes how life evolved in North America, however, the number of fluent speakers are rapidly declining. MPS Indian Education works to provide students, parents and teachers with resources to not only revitalize these precious languages, but to propel student learning by providing academic rigor through Indigenous language instruction.
Recently, there has been evidence to support students learning Indigenous languages increases academic outcomes. We are here to support Indigenous language learning as a best practice for Native students to succeed in school!
For more information about Indigenous language learning opportunities, please contact our Indigenous Linguist, James Vukelich at 612.668.0176
Dakota Language Resources
Ojibwe Language Resources
Join Anishinaabe linguist James Vukelich along with Dakota educator Neil McKay & explore the teachings & language of the Ojibwe & Dakota people. Students, families & community members are encouraged to participate! To view the flier for 2016-17 school year, click here
Our Facebook page has Ojibwe & Dakota words of the day!
Indian Education Tweets Ojibwe & Dakota words daily!