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Mr. Vukelich
Mr. Vukelich

This course immerses the student in the Ojibwe language by utilizing oral drills and repetition in the classroom setting.  Towards the end of the semester, the course shall look at a linguistic study of the Ojibwe language and will emphasize the writing skills in a standardized writing system.  The student will also learn the mechanics fo the language and the history of the orhography.  Topics shall include:

  • History of the Ojibwe Language
  • Daga Anishinaabemodaa in-class questions
  • Weekdays and Ojibwe Calendar
  • Introduction to the Double Vowel Writing System
  • In-Class Vocabulary and Conversational Phrases
  • Greetings
  • Telling Time
  • Dailogues
  • Weather Terms
  • Feeling Terms
  • Basic Commands
  • Final Speech 

Co-Teachers are James Vukelich and Mavis Mantila. 



For our Sanford students who are joining us for the 3rd quarter here are the units we will be working on:

Level Bezhig


Make sure you watch the video component of this course:


Level Niizh


Level Niswi



For the students who have been in class all year we will continue to work on this unit:  Miigwech!



Here is the latest unit on Pow-wows:



Here is new unit on Animals:


Here are the links to the Oshkaabewis Native Journal:


Download Volume 3 Num 2

Here is a new unit on buildings and verbs!:



New Unit:




video Ojibwe VII Verbs 'Weather'.   --  This is a video that introduces VII verbs using weather terms. It is a companion to the new Memrise course 'Ojibwe VII Verbs'.