The University of Winnipeg is offering an intensive Ojibwe course that include medicine teachings, beading, and song teachings. The first portion of the course is offered on campus from August 14 to 18, 2017 and a second, land-based portion takes place at Keeseekoowenin Ojibway First Nation near Riding Mountain National Park from August 26 to 31.
“We are very proud to be able to work with our friends and partners in Keeseekoowenin and our amazing faculty in Indigenous Studies,” said Kevin Lamoureux, UWinnipeg Associate Vice President, Indigenous Affairs. “Last term’s courses proved that there is strong community in Manitoba of people eager to learn, teach and celebrate the Ojibway language. It is inspiring to see this community come together once again.”
A number of community spots are available for those who would like to participate but are not seeking university credit for the course. For more information on the community spots please contact Angeline Nelson at email@example.com before submitting the Learn Ojibwe 2017 application form.
“Making space for learners to be part of Indigenous language revitalization efforts is important for the University of Winnipeg,” said Jarita Greyeyes, UWinnipeg Director, Community Learning and Engagement. “Students and community members will have the opportunity to be out on the land, putting their newly learned language skills into action.”
Selected applicants will have their transportation, accommodations, and meals covered for the off-campus portion of the course. The on-campus portion of the course will include lunch and transportation for the field trip.
Students may register for either the Introduction or Intermediate level Ojibwe program (providing you already have the Introduction credit). Transportation, meals, and lodgings are included in the course fee. For more information on the course and earning a credit, you can contact Sarra Deane at firstname.lastname@example.org.
These courses are offered by UWinnipeg’s Indigenous Studies department in partnership with the Office of Indigenous Affairs.