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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. 

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 regularly scheduled classroom hours.

Courses and Descriptions

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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 for additional contact information.
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.

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.

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-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.


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Computer/Laptop Requirements

Online learning is a critical component of course delivery in all Red River College programs. To ensure each student has the tools they need to achieve their academic goals, all Red River College students require, at minimum:

1.  Off-campus access to a current computer with a webcam

2.  A high speed internet connection

• Recommended minimum speed: 10 mbps for download, 3 mbps for upload
• Slower internet connection speeds may result in audio and video issues. Please keep in mind that if others in your home are using the same internet connection at the same time as you are, you may also experience audio and video issues.
• Please refer to for further information on Computer Requirements for Students.

Please note that any anticipated costs are not included in Books and Supplies estimates.

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

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

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.
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