Language & Culture

Bimose Tribal Council and its governing member communities have set out goals of revitalizing and preserving Anishinaabemowin for our future generations. Under this direction, Bimose Tribal Council has undertaken a number of initiatives.

Projects have been funded through the Ministry of Canadian Heritage, Aboriginal Languages Initiative, the Ontario Ministry of Education, Indigenous Languages Fund, and the Ontario Arts Council. Through these generous funding opportunities, Bimose Language and Culture staff have been very busy.

The projects include the completion of a book of short stories in Anishinaabemowin shared by the communities Bimose serves, training for Bimose Native Language Teachers, creation of Anishinaabemowin resources and curriculum for teachers and students.

As the Federal Government works towards the official Native Languages Act, Bimose Tribal Council will continue to seek funding opportunities and grow its capacity in Anishinaabemowin language revitalization and preservation.

Resources

Gaa-gikenimigooyang Book

“That which they want us to know” – Features Anishinaabemowin stories shared by 25 Elders from the communities served by Bimose Tribal council. Stories weave through personal exeriences, community history and traditional teachings.

The stories were vide recorded in anishinaabemowin, translated into English and assembled in book format. For language learners & teachers, the book was developed as a side-by-side Anishinaable comparison.

For more information on how to grab a copy for your library – contact Cynthia Jourdain through our contact page.

Accompanying the stories are the recordings that readers may follow along – available here

Land-Based Learning Series

Bimose Tribal Council and its governing member communities have set out goals of revitalizing and preserving Anishinaabemowin for our future generations.

The videos are land-based, traditional activities the people of the territory still practice today. It is our hope these videos will capture the oral and written language and will be shared with generations to come.

Clicking this link will redirect you to the Bimose YouTube channel

 

Anishinaabemowin Flash Card Series

Created by the Bimose Tribal Council Language program with assistance from the I.T Department – Using the App Quizlet we have established a flash card based learning experience for teachers and students to utilize in schools and at home. Clicking this link will redirect you to the Quizlet Website.

View Flashcard Sets

"We walk to strengthen our Anishinaabe way and our goal is to build a better, stronger, healthier life for the Anishinaabeg"

- Our Vision