August 5, 2011

Ojibwe/English Signs Expanding in Bemidji


Bemidji’s Ojibwe Language Project Seeking Permanence
By ICTMN Staff
July 28, 2011

What started with the Ojibwe words for women (Ikwewag) and men (Ininiwag) on local restroom doors in 2005 is becoming more permanent and resonating with Bemidji, Minnesota residents.

Sanford Health officials have started placing Ojibwe/English signage throughout their complex, and Bemidji area schools have committed to placing bilingual signage in every school building. These efforts are all part of the Bemidji Ojibwe Language Project, which is affiliated with Shared Vision.

There are now more than 130 sites in Bemidji committed to posting signage, and it continues to grow. But perhaps one of the more exciting organizations to sign on is Bemidji Independent School District 31 (ISD 31).

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