Ojibwemowin

Boozhoo!
That means "Hello" in Anishinaabemowin / Ojibwemowin, the native language of the Anishinaabe / Ojibwe people. You might be more familiar with hearing "Chippewa" which is an anglicized version of Ojibwe. Over 50,000 people on Turtle Island (aka North America) speak Anishinaabemowin, mostly in southern Canada and the northern United States. Anishinaabemowin is an Algonquian language. Although there are several dialects of Anishinaabemowin, the main ones are: Western Ojibwe, Eastern Ojibwe, Northern Ojibwe, Southern Ojibwe, Southwestern Ojibwe, Algonquin, and Ottawa. Though there are distinctions between the dialects, fluent speakers can understand each other.

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Word of the Week FB 11.21.22




Ojibwemowin in Red Cliff
We offer language activities and classes for children and adults in an effort to preserve the language within our community. Our comprehensive Ojibwemodaa Endaaso Giizhik language plan includes various methods of language preservation, including free books and audio for community members, language lessons online, and in-person language workshops.

The Red Cliff Tribal Council passed Resolution 4.20.21E declaring efforts to revitalize Ojibwemowin.

The Red Cliff Band also offers a 3-year Ojibwemowin Teaching & Training program to create fluent speakers and teachers.

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Anishinaabemowin Phrases of the Week (Click Here!)26 documents

  • Ojibwemowin for November 21, 2022
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  • Ojibwemowin for November 14, 2022
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  • Ojibwemowin for November 7, 2022
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  • Ojibwemowin for October 24, 2022
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  • Ojibwemowin for October 17, 2022
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  • Ojibwemowin for October 10, 2022
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  • Ojibwemowin for October 3, 2022
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  • Ojibwemowin for September 26, 2022
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  • Ojibwemowin for September 19, 2022
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  • Ojibwemowin for September 12, 2022
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  • Ojibwemowin for September 5, 2022
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  • Ojibwemowin for August 29, 2022
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  • Ojibwemowin for August 22, 2022
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  • Ojibwemowin for August 15, 2022
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  • Ojibwemowin for August 8, 2022
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  • Ojibwemowin for August 1, 2022
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  • Ojibwemowin for July 25, 2022
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  • Ojibwemowin for July 18, 2022
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  • Ojibwemowin for July 11, 2022
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  • Ojibwemowin for July 4, 2022
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  • Ojibwemowin for June 27, 2022
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  • Ojibwemowin for June 20, 2022
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  • Ojibwemowin for June 13, 2022
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  • Ojibwemowin for June 6, 2022
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  • Ojibwemowin for May 30, 2022
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  • Ojibwemowin for May 23, 2022
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