Friday, April 9, 2010

The Value of Our Native Tongue

by Scott Hall

Ojibwe scholar and author Anton Treuer's new book, "Ojibwe In Minnesota", has just been released by the Minnesota Historical Society Press. Treuer is professor of Ojibwe at Bemidji State University and editor of "Living Our Language: Ojibwe Tales and Oral Histories" and "Oshkaabewis Native Journal", the only academic journal of the Ojibwe language. His passion for his native language goes beyond scholarship. He is involved in a variety educational efforts to create new generations of Anishinaabe for whom Ojibwe is their first language. Hear some of his thoughts about what learning Ojibwe means to native people here in northern Minnesota this Monday morning on 91.7 KAXE.

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