Ojibway Language

"Teachings and activities that go with the times and way of life in a traditional setting"

For thousands of years, the Anishinaabeg have passed on their knowledge and culture orally through the Ojibwe language.  Only recently in the language's history, have people begun to write it.

In the community of Nigigoonsiminikaaning, we are trying to revitalize the language through practical means and application.  This incorporates a complete understanding of the customs and cultural practices of the Ojibwe in the Grand Council Treaty #3 area, and extends to our neighbors in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Manitoba.

The Community of Nigigoonsiminikaaning is very fortunate to have members who are in the educational field of teaching the Ojibway Language and Culture. Dennis Jones is an educational instructor at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Dennis operates the Language Camp. Jason Jones is an educational teacher at a local elementary school in Fort Frances, Jason specializes in the grammer of the Ojibway Language.

Both Dennis and Jason are very much dedicated in helping the Community revitalize the Native Language and Culture to our communities.