Ojibwe Language

Ojibwe Language

Language Staff

  • Dawn LaPrairie - Cultural Curriculum Coordinator
  • Dawn LaPrairie - Ojibwe Language FACE-Grade 2
  • Sidnee Kellar - Ojibwe Language Grade 3-6
  • Jodie Lockling - Ojibwe Language Grade 7-12
  • Ian Proulx - Drum Instructor

Ojibwe oral tradition that tells us that there were Seven Grandfathers who were given the responsibility by the Creator to watch over the Earth’s people. The Seven Grandfathers gave the people seven gifts, which are Wisdom, Love, Respect, Bravery, Honesty, Humility, and Truth.


The core values, Mino-bimaadiziwin, promote spiritual, emotional, and physical wholeness of individuals, families, communities, and tribal nations. All students and staff will walk this path together and work toward the betterment of all Indigenous people and all communities.

Ojibwe Language Resources

The Good Path of the Anishinaabeg

  • Honor the creator
  • Honor the elders
  • Honor plants and animals
  • Honor women
  • Parenting support
  • Keep our promises and uphold our pledges
  • Show kindness to everyone, even to those you disagree
  • Be peaceful in mind and spirit
  • Be courageous
  • Be moderate in thoughts, words, and deeds