Zhaabwiitoodaa onji binoojiinyig

Let's save it for the children

Committed to the revitalization of Anishinaabemowin, we know that our language must be brought into our homes and into our everyday lives. That is why we aim to give learners the piece of the language that will enable students to continue learning and using Anishinaabemowin outside of the classroom. 

Language is an ever changing puzzle of beautiful mental images that we paint with the tools of our language. The sounds, the patterns, and the laughter come together to create a medicine. 

Why Zhaabwiitoodaa?

We are committed to the survivance of Anishinaabeg and Anishinaabemowin.

  • Anishinaabeg are automatically eligible for our niijii rate for all courses. (See Reparations page for more details)

  • Anishinaabeg are also eligible for scholarships that cover the majority of the fees

  • We understand life happens. You can redo the same level if you need or want to at no extra charge.

FAQ

  • What variety of Anishinaabemowin do you teach?

    Anishinaabemowin has many many varieties and can vary from family to family, community to community, and even within communities. We teach from the Manitoulin varieties of Anishinaabemowin, and we recognize and support the learning of all varieties as they are just as beautiful.

  • Do you use the double vowel system or syllabics?

    We use the International Anishinaabemowin Alphabet - also know as the double vowel system.

  • Is there supportive audio to make sure students are pronouncing and speaking the language correctly?

    Flashcards with audio are provided for word lists and explanations of content are done in video.

  • Is there any special equipment needed for these courses?

    There is no special equipment needed - you do need access to the internet. All platforms used are accessible via desktop and mobile devices. Familiarity with Zoom, Quizlet, Kahoot, and Google docs and forms is encouraged.

  • I am non-Indigenous / I am a settler, can I still register for these courses

    Yes - you may still register. If you are worried about taking up space - please consider one of the self-directed courses.