Resources

This page is intended to support the revitalization of Anishinaabemowin. We list resources from all dialects so you may want to choose items from communities close to yours or be prepared to make a few spelling adjustments. All material here is posted with the permission of the author or publisher who retains the copyright. Please use this page to make connections with other students and teachers and let them know when you find their work valuable. You may submit your own material to share, or let us know about Anishinaabemowin resources you have seen by emailing amuitz@uwm.edu

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A Concise Dictionary of Minnesota Ojibwe

Nichols, John D., & Nyholm, Earl. (1994). University of Minnesota Press. (Western Dialect)

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A Dictionary of the Ojibway Language

Baraga, Frederic. (1992) Minnesota Historical Society Press.

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Aanii.org

Little River Band of Ottawa Indians and Kenny Pheasant’s resources from Anishinaabemdaa.

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Algoma University

Three-year undergraduate degree in Anishinaabemowin

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Algoma University

Anishinaabemowin courses for credit. May require admisison to the institution.

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Anishinaabemowin

This language app promotes engagment of parents and their children to learn Ojibwe, from Wikwemikong Heritage Organization, developed by Thornton Media, Inc. Available on Android/Google Play $8.49

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Anishinaabemowin Niwasa

This language app promotes engagment of parents and their children to learn Ojibwe, from Niwasa Kendaaswin Teg Head Start School, developed by Thornton Media, Inc. Available on Android/Google Play $8.49 and iOS/Apple $7.99

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Anishinaabemowin Posters by Beth LaPensee

Printable/downloadable posters featuring original art by Beth LaPensee

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Anishinabe Translator V‪2‬

Developed by Isabelle Galton, the text and audio are from the Long Point First Nation and Temiscaming First Nation area. The purpose is to focus on the auditory, as there is no formal way of writing for the Algonquin Nation. Available for iOS/Apple

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Anishinaubae Thesaurus

Johnston, Basil H. (2007) Michigan State University Press

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Awesiinyensag: Dibaajimowinan Ji-gikinoo’amaageng

Original stories in Anishinaabemowin. Written by Nancy Jones, et al. Gaa-mazinibii’ang Wesley Ballinger. Wiigwaas Press, 2010.

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Babaamosedaa! Let’s Go for a Walk

Let’s Go For a Walk, by Manitoba Indigenous Cultural Education Centre, Ogoki Learning Systems. Join Ben and Jenni as they walk to the river. Features voices from respected Ojibwe speaking elders. Available on Android/GooglePlay & iOS/Apple.

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BarbaraNolan.com

Barbaranolan.com takes you to the fun world of understandable Nishnaabe-language immersion video. We’ve carefully designed and produced immersion-style dramatized episodes fully expecting that you’ll be able to understand the general meaning of the stories being acted out – without needing translation.

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Bay Mills Community College

Anishinaabemowin courses for credit. May require admisison to the institution.

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Bay Mills Community College

Anishnaabemwin Pane Immersion Program Diploma

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Bemidji State University

Anishinaabemowin courses for credit. May require admisison to the institution.

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Bemidji State University

Certificate in Instruction in Ojibwe

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Bemidji State University

Undergraduate Minor in Ojibwe

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College of St Scholastica

Anishinaabemowin courses for credit. May require admisison to the institution.

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Dibaajimowinan: Anishinaabe Stories of Culture and Respect

A collection of 34 stories in Anishinaabemowin, with English translation. Great Lakes Indian Fisheries & Wildlife Commission, 2013.

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Eastern Ojibwa-Chippewa-Ottawa Dictionary

Rhodes, Richard A. (1993). De Gruyter. (Eastern Dialect)

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Ezhichigeyang: Ojibwe Word List

Word lists for traditional fishing practices and wigwam building. Written by Nancy Jones, Gordon Jourdain, and Raose Tainter. Editors: Aton Treuer and Keller Paap. Waadookodaading Ojibwe Immersion Charter School, 2011.

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Fond du Lac Tribal & Community College

Certificate in Anishinaabe Language

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Fond du Lac Tribal & Community College

Anishinaabemowin courses for credit. May require admisison to the institution.

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Freelang: Ojibwe-English Online Dictionary

One of the largest word collections; mixture of dialects.

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Gidagaashiinh (Little You)

Little You was written by Richard Van Camp and illustrated by Julie Flett. It was translated into Anishinaabemowin by Margaret Noodin and Angela Mesic, Orca Book Publishers, 2021.

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Gijigowi Anishinaabemowin Language Department (GALD) Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa

Lots of language resources including teaching and learning info, games and puzzles, videos and more. Additional resources and materials may be available by contacting the department staff.

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Great Lakes Indian Fish & Wildlife Commission

Geared toward children and early learners. GLIFWC resources focus on vocabulary for the natural world.

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Great Lakes Indian Fish & Wildlife Commission Downloadables and Books

Geared toward children and early learners. GLIFWC resources focus on vocabulary for the natural world.

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Honour Water

A singing game to pass on teachings about water, by Pinnquaq with art and design by Elizabeth LaPensée. Songs by Anishinaabe elders and Sharon Day, sung by the Oshkii Giizhik Singers. Available for iOS/Apple.

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Indians Don’t Cry: Gaawiin Mawisiiwag Anishinaabeg

Poems about Indigenous life by George Kenny. New edition features poems translated into Anishinaabemowin by Pat Ningewance. University of Manitoba Press, 2014.

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Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa Community College

Anishinaabemowin courses for credit. May require admisison to the institution.

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Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe College

Anishinaabemowin courses for credit. May require admisison to the institution.

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Lakehead University

Anishinaabemowin courses for credit. May require admisison to the institution.

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Lakehead University

Indigenous Language Education Programs

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Leech Lake Tribal College

Anishinaabemowin courses for credit. May require admisison to the institution.

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Meennunyakaa (Blueberry Patch)

Blueberry Patch was written and illustrated by Jennifer Leason. It was translated into Anishinaabemowin by Norman Chartrand, Orca Book Publishers, 2019.

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Michigan State University

Anishinaabemowin courses for credit. May require admisison to the institution.

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Mikan APK

Developed as part of the Duluth Children’s Museum’s “Manoominike” Ojibwe language learning exhibit, this matching game teaches terms used in the sacred tradition of wild ricing. Available for Android/GooglePlay & iOS/Apple.

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Mino-doodaading: Dibaajimowinan Ji-mino-ayaang

Original stories in Anishinaabemowin. Written by Nancy Jones, et al. Gaa-mazinibii’ang Wesley Ballinger. Wiigwaas Press, 2013.

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M’Chigeeng Anishinaabemowin Revival Program

1 year of curricular resources available; must initiate contact and sign a user agreement, per the website.

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Naadamaading: Dibaajimowinan Ji-nisidotaading.

Original stories in Anishinaabemowin. Written by Nancy Jones, et al. Gaa-mazinibii’ang Jonathan Thunder. Wiigwaas Press, 2013.

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Neechee

Build a sentence in English and translate to Ojibwe. Use verbs in the simple (indicative), conditional (conjunct) and even bossy (imperative) forms! Available for Android/GooglePlay & iOS/Apple.

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Nenboozhoo Ekidod

Anishinaabemwin Revival Program (ARP) of Lakeview School, M’chigeeng First Nation, Ontario. Nenbosh e-kidod is a game the teaching double vowel writing system. Available on iOS/Apple, coming soon to Androi/Google Play

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Nenbosh

Anishinaabemwin Revival Program (ARP) of Lakeview School, M’chigeeng First Nation, Ontario. This is the second game in the Nenbosh e-kidod series, a game teaching the double vowel writing system. Available on iOS/Apple, coming soon to Android/Google Play

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Nibi Aawon Nbiish (Nibi is Water)

Nibi is Water is written by Joanne Robertson and translated into Anishinaabemowin by Shirley Williams and Isadore Toulouse. Written from an Anishinaabe water protector’s perspective, the book is in dual language—English and Anishinaabemowin. Orca Book Publishers, 2020.

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Nijiikendam (My Heart Fills With Happiness)

My Heart Fills With Happiness was written by Monique Gray Smith and illustrated by Julie Flett. It was translated into Anishinaabemowin by Margaret Noodin and Angela Mesic, Orca Book Publishers, 2021.

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Nishnaabemda‪a

By Barbara Nolan and Ogoki Learning Systems Inc,. Available for iOS/Apple

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Nishnaabemwin: Odawa & Eastern Ojibwe Online Dictionary

Dictionary for Eastern dialects, run by Mary Ann Corbiere & Rand Valentine

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Northern Michigan University

Anishinaabemowin courses for credit. May require admisison to the institution.

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Ojibway

By Darrick Baxter & Arlene Mousseau, Ogoki Learning Systems. Features professional quality audio & pictures. Practice syllabics, learn about treaties, history, maps, famous Ojibwe peoeple and more. Available for Android/GooglePlay & iOS/Apple

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Ojibwe

By AKRC Language App and Ogoki Learning Systems Inc., the Ojibwe App includes words and phrases in the Ojibwe language in dialect of Northwestern Ontario. Available for Android/GooglePlay & iOS/Apple.

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Ojibwe Text Anthology

Nichols, John. (1988) Centre for Research and Teaching of Canadian Native Languages, University of Western Ontario

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Ojibwe Waasa Inaabidaa: We Look in All Directions

Wisuri, Marlene and Peacock, Thomas. D. (2009) Minnesota Historical Society Press

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Oshkaabewis Native Journal

Includes free text and audio that can be downloaded from the back catalogue of the Oshkaabewis Native Journal.

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Pocket Ojibwe for Kids and Parents

Written by Trevor Greyeyes and Maeengan Linklater, with an introduction by Patricia Ningewance, Mazinaate Inc, 2011.

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Portage Lake: Memories of an Ojibwe Childhood.

Maude Kegg tells stories of her Ojibwe childhood to John D. Nichols (editor). University of Minnesota Press, 1993.

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Red Lake Nation College

Anishinaabemowin courses for credit. May require admisison to the institution.

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Saginaw Chippewa Tribal College

Anishinaabemowin courses for credit. May require admisison to the institution.

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Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Language & Culture Department

Links to weekly online classes (as of 1/31/21 held via BlueJeans meeting platform. Information on site).

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Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Language & Culture Department Archived Anishinaabemowin Courses

Archive of previous Anishinaabemowin classes from the Sault Ste Marie Tribe’s Language and Culture Department

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Singuistics

By Pinnquaq, provides a 3-step learning method: listen, practice, then record your own version of each song to share. Offers unique lessons for each word and original artwork. Nunavut produced, developed, and owned. Available for iOS/Apple.

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The Dog’s Children: Anishinaabe Texts Told by Angeline Williams

A collection of story told in Anishinaabemowin by Angeline Williams in 1941, with translations into English. Leonard Bloomfield (editor) University of Manitoba Press, 2017.

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The Manitous: The Spiritual World of the Ojibway

Johnston, Basil H. (2001) Minnesota Historical Society Press

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The Mishomis Book: The Voice of the Ojibway

Benton-Banai, Edward. (1988/2010) University of Minnesota Press

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The Ojibwe People’s Dictionary from the University of Minnesota

Primarily a dictionary of Western dialects, but also has some sound clips and cultural information

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Trent University

Anishinaabemowin courses for credit. May require admisison to the institution.

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University of Guelph

Anishinaabemowin courses for credit. May require admisison to the institution.

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University of Manitoba

Anishinaabemowin courses for credit. May require admisison to the institution.

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University of Manitoba

Undergraduate Minor in Native Languages

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University of Michigan

Anishinaabemowin courses for credit. May require admisison to the institution.

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University of Minnesota Morris

Anishinaabemowin courses for credit. May require admisison to the institution.

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University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Anishinaabemowin courses for credit. May require admisison to the institution.

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University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Bachelor of Arts in Ojibwe Language

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University of Toronto

Anishinaabemowin courses for credit. May require admisison to the institution.

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University of Toronto Library Guide to Online Anishinaabemowin resources

An excellent compilation of resources available online from various Anishinaabe communities in the US and Canada. It is extensive (but not exhaustive) and there may be some overlap between this list and the UToronto guide.

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University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire

Anishinaabemowin courses for credit. May require admisison to the institution.

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University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire

Online course available to the public

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University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee

Anishinaabemowin courses for credit. May require admisison to the institution.

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University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee

Certificate in Anishinaabe Language

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Waking Up Ojibwe

Includes embedded videos and other learning resources. Calendar shows regular online Anishinaabemowin events. Website is a collective effort from a number of Anishinaabe communities and educational institutions.

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White Earth Tribal and Community College

Anishinaabemowin courses for credit. May require admisison to the institution.

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Wiijikiiwending

A large collection of stories about characters learning to navigate life. Written by Rosemarie DeBungie, et al, Wiigwaas Press, 2014. Gaa-mazinibii’ang Andrea Carlson.

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York University

Anishinaabemowin courses for credit. May require admisison to the institution.

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