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FDLTCC'S Ojibwe Language Symposium goes virtual

The Virtual Ojibwe Language Symposium is a family-oriented, collaborative, community event where language holders and learners can come together. The event will take place on Saturdays and Wednesdays throughout February, starting Saturday, Feb. 5.

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Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College in Cloquet.
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CLOQUET — Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College's 2022 Ojibwe Language Symposium will be virtual, and held throughout the month of February, according to a news release.

The Virtual Ojibwe Language Symposium is a family-oriented, collaborative, community event where language holders and learners can come together. The event will take place on Saturdays and Wednesdays throughout February, starting Saturday, Feb. 5.

The symposium is free and open to everyone, the news release said. The event will offer two strands of language learning: a nurturing level for beginning and emerging speakers, and an immersive level for practitioners and fluent speakers. On Wednesdays, the event will feature storytellers from the community, while on Saturdays the event will focus on language and feature a variety of presentations from community members.

To register, visit: https://mnscu.rschooltoday.com/public/costoption/class_id/207543/public/1/sp// .

Some of the presenters for the Saturday sessions include:

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  • Nenaaw Giizhig (Charlie Smith)
  • Gimiwan aka Dustin Burnette, executive director of MIIN (Midwest Indigenous Immersion Network)
  • Dr. Mary Hermmes
  • Migizi aka Dr. Micheal Sullivan, professor of Ojibwemowin
  • Maajiigoneyaash aka Dr. Gordon Jourdain, Elder First Language Speaker
  • Joseph Montano

The storytellers for the Wednesday Ojibwe Language Symposium events include:

  • February 9, 2022: Bwaananaabekwe aka Mary Moose, Elder First Language Speaker
  • February 16, 2022: Migizi Dr. Michael Sullivan, Premiere Second Language Speaker
  • February 26, 2022: Maajiigoneyaash aka Dr. Gordon Jourdain, Elder First Language Speaker

For a full list of presenters and presentation topics, please visit: https://fdltcc.edu/campus-life/ojibwe-language-symposium/ .

For more information on the event, please visit https://fdltcc.edu/campus-life/ojibwe-language-symposium/ or contact Roxanne DeLille, Dean of Indigenous Affairs at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College via email at roxanned@fdltcc.edu .

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