INDLF-CT Indigenous Language - Ojibwe

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Overview

  • One-year (eight-month) certificate
  • September entry date
  • Notre Dame Campus, Winnipeg

Description
This program is designed to train you to work in the K-12 school system or in community-based programs with an emphasis on the Ojibwe language and cultural competencies such as reading, writing and speaking the Ojibwe language. This program will also increase your understanding of the social, cultural and historical significance of Indigenous peoples, in Canada and abroad.

You will learn the Anishinaabemowin (Ojibwe) Language, and obtain skills important to the revitalization of the Indigenous Language. You will learn in a variety of settings: classroom instruction, lab instruction, land-based learning and in a classroom or community-based practicum.

Admission Requirements

If your academic history includes any of the following, please visit me.rrc.mb.ca/Catalogue/Information/MyEducation for important information: post-secondary studies at an institution other than Red River College; Modified (M), English as an Additional Language (E), or GED high school courses; or home schooling.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS ARE DUE WITHIN 30 DAYS OF APPLYING (unless otherwise noted below).

However, if you apply within 6 weeks of the program start date, admission requirements are due within 5 days of applying.

Preference will be given to people of Indigenous ancestry.

Regular Admission Requirements

  1. Grade 12
    • Submit proof of graduation from or enrolment in Grade 12, including one credit of:
      • Grade 12 English
    • If you provide proof of enrolment at time of application, your official final grades indicating successful completion must be submitted by July 15 for fall enrolment or by the deadline specified in your admission letter.
    • If you are required to complete an English language assessment, do not submit your transcripts until requested to do so.  See English Language Requirements (ELRs) for more information.
      and
  2. English Language Requirements (ELRs)
    • Have you successfully completed the equivalent of three years of full-time secondary (high school) education in Canada, the United States, or an ELR exempt country where English was the language of instruction? To view a list of ELR exempt countries click here.
      • If yes, you appear to meet English language requirements. Submit your transcripts for verification purposes.
        or
      • If no, you are required to submit proof of meeting an English language requirements option.  If you choose to complete an English language assessment, review this program's approved assessments and required levels.
        or
      • If you completed all of your education in Canada, the United States, or an ELR exempt country in English but did not complete three years of high school, submit your transcripts for review.

Mature Student Admission Requirements
If you are 19 years of age or older and have been out of high school for a minimum of one year at time of application, and you do not meet the regular admission requirements, you may apply under the Mature Student admission requirements. 

  1. Academic Requirement
    • High school graduation is not required, but you must have successfully completed or be enrolled in:
      • Grade 12 English
    • If you provide proof of enrolment at time of application, your official final grades indicating successful completion must be submitted by July 15 for fall enrolment or by the deadline specified in your admission letter
    • If you are required to complete an English language assessment, do not submit your transcripts until requested to do so.  See English Language Requirements (ELRs) for more information.
      and
  2. Meet Regular Admission Requirement 2

English Language Assessments

English Language AssessmentMinimum Required Levels
L - Listening, S - Speaking, R - Reading, W - WritingLSRW
AEPUCE (Academic English Program of University and College Entrance )
8888
CAEL (Canadian Academic English Language)
60606060
CLB (LINC) (Canadian Language Benchmark (Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada))
Canadian Citizens: LINC programs are not available.
8888
CanTEST (Canadian Test of English for Scholars and Trainees)
RRC Institutional or Official CanTEST accepted EXCEPT for the Medical Laboratory Sciences (MLS) program. The MLS program requires the Official CanTEST (the RRC Institutional CanTEST will not be accepted).
4.54.54.54.5
IELTS - Academic (International English Language Testing System)
6.56.56.56.5
TOEFL-iBT (Test of English as a Foreign Language - internet Based Test)
20201924

Who Should Enrol?

This program is suited to those who wish to learn the Indigenous Language (Ojibwe), and who are prepared to take further language training to develop their skills in a variety of settings.

Regular attendance is mandatory. Punctuality and accountability are expected. In addition, you must be prepared to set aside time to complete assignments and projects outside of daily class hours.

Locations, Dates and Fees

Next Estimated Term 1 Start Date (subject to change)

Location Start Date Apply Link
Notre Dame Campus Sep 08, 2020 Apply now

Costs (estimates only; subject to change)

Program/Student Fees
Year 1
$4,817.00
Books and Supplies
Year 1
$725.00
Other Fees
Year 1
$255.001
1Health and Dental Fees

Students may apply for financial assistance through the Manitoba Student Aid program. For general information on applying please call 204-945-6321 or 1-800-204-1685, or visit their website at www.manitobastudentaid.ca, which also includes an online application. For detailed information, please visit one of the RRC Student Service Centres or call 204-632-2327. Applicants requiring financial assistance should complete their student loan applications well in advance of the class start date.

Red River College is a participating institution in the HigherEdPoints program. Through this program, students are able to convert Aeroplan® Miles and TD Points into funds to help cover their tuition. Family members and friends can also contribute to a student’s education by converting their loyalty points - anyone can donate their points to an individual student.

Visit the HigherEdPoints website for more information about the program and/or to set up an account to convert your points.

Courses and Descriptions

(Click the course name to view the description of the course)
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
In addition to Transfer of Credit from a recognized post secondary institution, other RPL processes are available for RPL courses. Click here for more information. For courses with no RPL, please check www.rrc.ca/rpl for additional contact information.
ABOR-1055Introduction Curriculum Development and Design
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The Introduction Curriculum Development and Design course introduces participants to a range of theories and approaches to curriculum development and design, such as competency-based education and outcomes-based education. Although this course introduces such general concepts of curriculum theory and practice, the course focuses primarily upon the design and development of curriculum documents related to Indigenous language instruction. The course also prompts reflection upon the importance of designing and developing positive learning environments.

ABOR-1070Land-based Learning 1
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The Fall land-based program offers experiential learning and land-based experiences in Anishinaabe teachings through pedagogy. First year students gain an opportunity to learn authentic life skills and ancestral teachings of the Anishinaabe Language and Culture while synthesizing knowledge, skills and abilities. The land-based immersion program offers students teachings from Ojibwe elders, cultural and Indigenous educators. The land-based philosophy is based on a "good way of life" through sacred teachings, ceremonies and songs. The seasonal Indigenous teachings have been passed down from generation to generation. Natural law and traditional teachings incorporate how to live off the land, care and protect Mother Earth. Students learn about the sacredness of Mother Earth, fauna and flora, and the elements - air, water, fire and earth. Students are immersed in the Ojibwe traditional and contemporary worldview of the fall season in holistic teachings and activities. Survival and social skills are embedded in the topics covered - e.g. fishing, hunting, and harvesting medicines and food. Students participate in the activities and seasonal protocols applicable to Fall.

ABOR-2055Developing Units, Lesson Plans and Class Materials Using Indigenous Language
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Participants will develop material related to their own work environment. In addition, participants will develop skills related to instructional design such as the development of plans for teaching and learning. This course highlights the importance of alignment; that is, the connection between course outcomes/goals, and delivery of instruction using Indigenous Languages. The course also prompts reflection upon the importance of designing and developing positive learning environments. Participants will use creative techniques and frameworks to help their students learn how to learn and how to think critically and creatively.

Prerequisites:
ABOR-2056Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Rubrics
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This course highlights the importance of alignment; that is, the connection between course learning outcomes/goals, delivery of instruction and the assessment and evaluation of learning with the use of rubrics and other assessment strategies. The course also provides the knowledge and skills to design and implement a comprehensive strategy for obtaining information that is used to inform learners of their progress and guide them to successful completion. The course enables the participants to plan, construct and use assessment instruments that are appropriate and ethical to the teaching of Ojibwe. The course also prompts reflection upon the importance of designing and developing positive learning environments.

Prerequisites:
COMP-1250Applied Technology 1
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This is a prerequisite foundation course for Applied Technology 2, in which students use a variety of technology in their professional and personal lives. This course provides opportunities to apply technology to conduct and analyze research, communicate with others, and explore Indigenous language software and applications. Students focus on culturally relevant, professional and targeted use of software and internet sources.

COMP-2250Applied Technology 2
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This course provides opportunities to apply technology to create culturally appropriate language materials. Using computer software, students will research, collect, analyze and create English and Indigenous language information that will be used in other courses and applications.

Prerequisites:
LANG-1050Anishinaabemowin Culture and Language 1
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This course will focus on the knowledge and application of the basic grammatical structure of the Anishinaabemowin double vowel writing system utilizing Anishinaabe cultural perspectives and knowledge as the context and content. The students will be able to speak, read and write the Anishinaabemowin language at an introductory level.

LANG-1051Anishinaabemowin Culture and Language 2
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This course will continue to focus on language proficiency utilizing Anishinaabe cultural worldview and teachings as the context and content. The students will expand on their ability to speak, read and write the Anishinaabemowin language at an introductory to intermediate level using the Double Vowel writing system.

LANG-1052Ojibwe Language Structures 1
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This introductory course delivers effective intrapersonal and interpersonal oral communication skills and reading and writing processes in English/Ojibwe. Students focus on personal and professional development of communication skills and a variety of academic writing in Ojibwe. Students use different contexts to accurately transmit oral and written messages and record written content using communication formats, media and technology. Oral presentations, reading and written assignments, portfolio and assessments focus on evaluating in Ojibwe.

LANG-1053Applied Indigenous Learning and Methodologies 1
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The course introduces Applied Teaching and Learning methodologies for language instruction. Students develop knowledge and skills to teach in a variety of educational environments. Students learn to apply both Indigenous and contemporary teaching and learning models using culturally appropriate resources, activities, and assessments in a variety of classroom and community contexts.

LANG-2052Ojibwe Language Structures 2
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This intermediate course continues to focus on effective communication and written skills for students by using creative writing and presentation skills. Students strengthen their skills by discussing children's literature from a variety of sources. Oral presentations, written assignments and assessments focus on evaluating skills and abilities.

Prerequisites:
LANG-2053Applied Indigenous Learning and Methodologies 2
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The course Applied Teaching and Learning 2 continues developing learning competencies for diverse Indigenous educational environments. Students continue to learn to apply both Indigenous and contemporary teaching and learning models using culturally appropriate resources, activities, and assessments in a variety of classroom and community contexts.

Prerequisites:
LANG-3052Ojibwe Language Structures 3
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This advanced course continues to focus on improving effective communication and written skills for students. Competencies are developed through integration of a variety of communication techniques and media. Students strengthen their skills by creating a variety of ways to share information by selecting the appropriate communication tools. Oral presentations, written assignments and assessments provide opportunities to integrate and evaluate their developing skills and abilities.

Prerequisites:
WRKE-1025Work Practicum 1
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Contributing to community is one of the six values of Red River College. This practicum provides an opportunity for students to serve a school division in a non-paid capacity. Students are expected to synthesize the knowledge, skills, and competencies they are developing in the program to meet specific meaningful needs of the classroom/community partner. This practicum challenges students to apply real world critical thinking, self-assessment and reflection, communication in both languages, problem-solving, leadership and teamwork skills. Practicum outcomes are individualized for each student in partnership with the school or community partner to help define the student's role and responsibilities. The first Year 1 placement focuses on acquiring Anishinaabemon language in the context of culture and history to provide students with the opportunity to further develop knowledge, skills, and competencies needed for success in speaking, listening, reading and writing the Ojibwe language. Students also learn to apply both Indigenous and contemporary teaching and learning models using culturally appropriate resources, activities, and assessments in a variety of classroom and community contexts. The substantial hours in the workplace provide opportunities to improve both languages in a variety of contexts.

WRKE-2025Work Practicum 2
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Contributing to community is one of the six values of Red River College. This practicum provides an opportunity for students to serve a school division in a non-paid capacity. Students are expected to synthesize the knowledge, skills, and competencies they are developing in the program to meet specific meaningful needs of the classroom/community partner. This practicum challenges students to apply real world critical thinking, self-assessment and reflection, communication in both languages, problem-solving, leadership and teamwork skills. Practicum outcomes are individualized for each student in partnership with the school or community partner to help define the student's role and responsibilities. The first Year 1 placement focuses on acquiring Anishinaabemon language in the context of culture and history to provide students with the opportunity to further develop knowledge, skills, and competencies needed for success in speaking, listening, reading and writing the Ojibwe language. Students also learn to apply both Indigenous and contemporary teaching and learning models using culturally appropriate resources, activities, and assessments in a variety of classroom and community contexts. The substantial hours in the workplace provide opportunities to improve both languages in a variety of contexts.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes

Students who complete the program will acquire:
  •       The ability to read, write and speak in the English and Indigenous Language
  •       The ability to develop Indigenous Language programming with learning outcomes and assessments with rubrics
  •       Multimedia and desktop publishing skills to support Indigenous Language instruction
  •       Work experience in a variety of settings

Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process which documents and compares an individual's prior learning gained from prior education, work and life experiences and personal study to the learning outcomes in College courses/programs. For more information, please visit www.rrc.ca/rpl.

Other Information

Financial Assistance

First Nation students are advised to apply for financial assistance by contacting their Band Office, Tribal Council, or local management board.

Metis students are advised to contact their regional office of the Manitoba Metis Federation or Metis local management board.

Inuit students are advised to contact:
Government of the Northwest Territories
Northwest Territories Education
Culture and Employment
Manager of Student Services
Yellowknife, NWT  X1A 2L9
1-800-661-0793
Fax 1-800-661-0893

Nunavut students are advised to contact:
Financial Assistance for Nunavut Students
Nunavut Department of Education
Adult Learning and Post Secondary Services
Box 390
Arviat, Nunavut
X0C 0E0
1-877-860-0680
Fax: 1-877-860-0167
E-mail: FANS@gov.nu.ca

Inuit students from Nunavut are advised to apply for financial assistance from their Band Office.

Inuit students residing in Manitoba can try contacting the Education Directorate at Indian and Northern Affairs Canada, phone 204-983-2338.

Applicants who receive, or who are eligible to receive City of Winnipeg or Province of Manitoba Social Assistance are advised to contact their local office.

Applicants who receive, or who are eligible to receive Employment Insurance benefits are advised to contact their nearest Employment Centre.

Graduate Employment Report

Red River College surveys its graduates on an annual basis to collect data related to the graduates’ employment status, salary, occupation and skill use. In addition, graduates are asked to indicate their level of satisfaction regarding the education they received at Red River College.

Visit www.rrc.ca/numbers/reports/graduate-satisfaction for graduate satisfaction and employment reports.

Employment Potential

Graduates may find employment as educators, or work in legal, medical, or Aboriginal organizations or agencies. Other graduates have pursued university programs in the areas of arts and education. 

Contact Information

For further information, contact:

Indigenous Liaison/Advisors

Monica Morin 204.631.3361

Jaime Richard 204.632.2483

Aspiring Student Manager

Frank Parkes 204.632.2534                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  http://www.rrc.ca/indigenoussupport  

How to Apply

For information on how to apply to this program, follow the link below.

www.rrc.ca/howtoapply

Student Evaluation of Program

Every year Red River College surveys students, in all full-time programs, to learn more about their college experience. The questionnaire includes questions about students’ experiences with College programs, facilities, and services offered.

Visit www.rrc.ca/numbers/reports/student-evaluation-of-program for student evaluation of program reports.

College Support Services

Red River College is committed to student success and provides valuable support services to assist in helping students make the most of their time at RRC.

Visit www.rrc.ca/supports for more information.

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