Beginning Anishinaabemowin (Ojibwe Language) April Series
Thursdays April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 | 5:30pm-7pm
Cost: $100 *50% and 100% Scholarships Available
Instructor: Michael Zimmerman Jr.
Register at: https://mycche.org/event/beginning-anishinaabemowin-ojibwe-language-april-series/ www.mycche.org | 218-387-3411 | [email protected]
It is possible to begin speaking Anishinaabemowin at any age. It is never too late to learn. We welcome you to join us in starting to learn Anishinaabemowin. In this class, we will cover the basic information you need to start to understand the scope of Anishinaabemowin.
Session 1: Alphabet, Sounds, Spelling, and Greetings
Session 2: Overview of Verbs, Pronouns, and Nouns
Session 3: Verb Type 1
Session 4: Pronouns and Verb 2
Session 5: Additional Verb Types
“Anishinaabemowin (also called Ojibwemowin, the Ojibwe/Ojibwa language, or Chippewa) is an Indigenous language, with a strong concentration around the Great Lakes. Elders share that the term Anishinaabemowin acknowledges the creation story of the Ojibwe people: “Anishinaabe” means “the spirit that is lowered down from above,” “-mo” refers to expression through speech, and “-win” refers to the life energy within, used to do so. Linguists also explain that “-win” is a nominalizer that turns the verb Anishinaabemo (“he/she is speaking the Anishinaabe language”) into a noun”
Instructor Bio: Michael Zimmerman Jr. Ojibwe Language and Culture Instructor Michael Zimmerman Jr. is an enrolled member of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians of Michigan and Indiana. He has formerly worked as their Tribal Historic Preservation Officer, Tribal Historian, and lead Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act consultant. He is currently a consultant on Potawatomi language for his band and Forest County as well as working full time as the Ojibwe Language and Culture Instructor at the Indian Community School of Milwaukee where he teaches k4 through 8th grades.
Date & Time
Weekly on Thursday
Apr 01, 2021 through Apr 29, 2021
5:30PM - 7:00PM
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