Indigenous Languages
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Indigenous Languages

Indigenous Languages


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