“For thousands of years the Anishinabek and Cree people have been using a Red Ochre…
We have held four language houses so far. The first Anshinaabemowin Wiigwaam was in Espanola and the other two were in Serpent River First Nation. We also held one Cree Language House with Erin Konsmo and Tanya Kappo in Edmonton. We plan to fully continue our language immersion programs once our Culture Camp infrastructure is built in 2017/2018. Please visit our Facebook page for updates.
1 House: No English
1 house, 7 youth, 4 days, no English.
UPDATE: The Next Anishinaabemowin Wiigwaam in Espanola will be November 12 - 15, 2015.
For all updates please see: https://www.facebook.com/groups/AnishinaabemowinWiigwaam/
Ojibway Language House for Youth was inspired by language resurgence actions & the language house Khelsilem Rivers created to help revitalize Skwxwú7mesh this past fall.
Our trial weekend was March 20-21, 2015 in Espanola. In July, 2015 we are coordinating a canoe building immersion week with Chippewa of the Thames First Nation. We believe that being on the land, learning directly from Mother Earth, is the best way to learn the language and part of the reclaiming and resurgence work needed in our Nations. Next fall & winter we will return back indoors for more immersion weeks or weekends. Our goal is to create increase fluency among young people.
This project was organized without government funding by Taryn Pelletier, Isaac Murdoch & Christi Belcourt.