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. At least 10,000 people on Turtle Island (aka North America) speak Anishinaabemowin, mostly in southern Canada. An estimated 50 elderly speakers live in the northern United States. There are roughly 331,000 Ojibwe living on Turtle Island.

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, Ottawa, Potawatomi, and Algonquin. Fluent speakers of the various dialects can often understand each other, though there are clear distinctions between the dialects.

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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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  • Ojibwemowin for February 26, 2024
    document seq 85.00
  • Ojibwemowin for February 19, 2024
    document seq 84.00
  • Ojibwemowin for February 12, 2024
    document seq 83.00
  • Ojibwemowin for February 5, 2024
    document seq 82.00
  • Ojibwemowin for January 29, 2024
    document seq 81.00
  • Ojibwemowin for January 22, 2024
    document seq 80.00
  • Ojibwemowin for January 15, 2024
    document seq 79.00
  • Ojibwemowin for January 8, 2024
    document seq 78.00
  • Ojibwemowin for January 1, 2024
    document seq 77.00
  • Ojibwemowin for December 25, 2023
    document seq 76.00
  • Ojibwemowin for December 18, 2023
    document seq 75.00
  • Ojibwemowin for December 11, 2023
    document seq 74.00
  • Ojibwemowin for December 4, 2023
    document seq 73.00
  • Ojibwemowin for November 27, 2023
    document seq 72.00
  • Ojibwemowin for November 20, 2023
    document seq 71.00
  • Ojibwemowin for November 13, 2023
    document seq 70.00
  • Ojibwemowin for November 6, 2023
    document seq 69.00
  • Ojibwemowin for October 30, 2023
    document seq 68.00
  • Ojibwemowin for October 23, 2023
    document seq 67.00
  • Ojibwemowin for October 16, 2023
    document seq 66.00
  • Ojibwemowin for October 2, 2023
    document seq 65.00
  • Ojibwemowin for September 25, 2023
    document seq 64.00
  • Ojibwemowin for September 18, 2023
    document seq 63.00
  • Ojibwemowin for September 11, 2023
    document seq 62.00
  • Ojibwemowin for September 4, 2023
    document seq 61.00
  • Ojibwemowin for August 28, 2023
    document seq 60.00
  • Ojibwemowin for August 21, 2023
    document seq 59.00
  • Ojibwemowin for August 14, 2023
    document seq 58.00
  • Ojibwemowin for August 7, 2023
    document seq 57.00
  • Ojibwemowin for July 31, 2023
    document seq 56.00
  • Ojibwemowin for July 24, 2023
    document seq 55.00
  • Ojibwemowin for July 17, 2023
    document seq 54.00
  • Ojibwemowin for July 3, 2023
    document seq 53.00
  • Ojibwemowin for June 26, 2023
    document seq 52.00
  • Ojibwemowin for June 19, 2023
    document seq 51.00
  • Ojibwemowin for June 12, 2023
    document seq 50.00
  • Ojibwemowin for June 5, 2023
    document seq 49.00
  • Ojibwemowin for May 29, 2023
    document seq 48.00
  • Ojibwemowin for May 8, 2023
    document seq 47.00
  • Ojibwemowin for April 24, 2023
    document seq 46.00
  • Ojibwemowin for April 17, 2023
    document seq 45.00
  • Ojibwemowin for April 10, 2023
    document seq 44.00
  • Ojibwemowin for April 3, 2023
    document seq 43.00
  • Ojibwemowin for March 27, 2023
    document seq 42.00
  • Ojibwemowin for March 20, 2023
    document seq 41.00
  • Ojibwemowin for March 13, 2023
    document seq 40.00
  • Ojibwemowin for March 6, 2023
    document seq 39.00
  • Ojibwemowin for February 20, 2023
    document seq 37.00
  • Ojibwemowin for January 30, 2023
    document seq 36.00
  • Ojibwemowin for January 23, 2023
    document seq 35.00
  • Ojibwemowin for January 16, 2023
    document seq 34.00
  • Ojibwemowin for January 9, 2023
    document seq 33.00
  • Ojibwemowin for January 2, 2023
    document seq 32.00
  • Ojibwemowin for December 26, 2022
    document seq 31.00
  • Ojibwemowin for December 19, 2022
    document seq 30.00
  • Ojibwemowin for December 12, 2022
    document seq 29.00
  • Ojibwemowin for December 5, 2022
    document seq 28.00
  • Ojibwemowin for November 28, 2022
    document seq 27.00
  • Ojibwemowin for November 21, 2022
    document seq 26.00
  • Ojibwemowin for November 14, 2022
    document seq 25.00
  • Ojibwemowin for November 7, 2022
    document seq 24.00
  • Ojibwemowin for October 24, 2022
    document seq 23.00
  • Ojibwemowin for October 17, 2022
    document seq 22.00
  • Ojibwemowin for October 10, 2022
    document seq 21.00
  • Ojibwemowin for October 3, 2022
    document seq 20.00
  • Ojibwemowin for September 26, 2022
    document seq 19.00
  • Ojibwemowin for September 19, 2022
    document seq 18.00
  • Ojibwemowin for September 12, 2022
    document seq 17.00
  • Ojibwemowin for September 5, 2022
    document seq 16.00
  • Ojibwemowin for August 29, 2022
    document seq 15.00
  • Ojibwemowin for August 22, 2022
    document seq 14.00
  • Ojibwemowin for August 15, 2022
    document seq 13.00
  • Ojibwemowin for August 8, 2022
    document seq 12.00
  • Ojibwemowin for August 1, 2022
    document seq 11.00
  • Ojibwemowin for July 25, 2022
    document seq 10.00
  • Ojibwemowin for July 18, 2022
    document seq 9.00
  • Ojibwemowin for July 11, 2022
    document seq 8.00
  • Ojibwemowin for July 4, 2022
    document seq 7.00
  • Ojibwemowin for June 27, 2022
    document seq 6.00
  • Ojibwemowin for June 20, 2022
    document seq 5.00
  • Ojibwemowin for June 13, 2022
    document seq 4.00
  • Ojibwemowin for June 6, 2022
    document seq 3.00
  • Ojibwemowin for May 30, 2022
    document seq 2.00
  • Ojibwemowin for May 23, 2022
    document seq 1.00