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Anishinaabemowin (the sound of the Ojibwe Language)

The goal of this program is to teach Anishinaabemowin to our communities, provide learning opportunities for those who would like to learn the language, and to speak the language and preserve sovereignty. The Language Department staff provides in-person community language classes across our seven county service area, livestream lessons, Facebook lessons, and assists with many translations, projects, and events. Additionally, the Anishinaabemowin language program provides a language lesson to the Win Awenen Nisitotung Newspaper to be printed monthly and hosts a yearly language conference.

All classes are free and open to the public.

To access our archive of Anishinaabemowin lessons, please visit our Livestream and Facebook page below:

All of our weekly live language classes are currently virtual. See below for the schedule.

Wednesdays from 6-8 p.m. EST with Susan Askwith and Paul Blondeau
Join using this link: www.tinyurl.com/susanpaul 
or join by phone at 312‑626‑6799 (Meeting ID: 926 5838 7956; Passcode: 631691)

Thursdays from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. with Shirley Recollet and Cecil E. Pavlat Sr.
Join using this link: www.tinyurl.com/shirleycecil 
or join by phone at 646‑558‑8656 (Meeting ID: 951 9196 1173; Passcode: 346018)

Contact Information:

Shirley Recollet
Cecil E. Pavlat Sr.
Susan Askwith
Paul Blondeau

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Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783

Phone: 906‑635‑6050 (Main Office)

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