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Coverage for grant FN-50011-06

Chippewa Grammar Project for Southwestern Chippewa Dialect
Anton Treuer, Bemidji State University

Grant details:

First Speakers: Restoring the Ojibwe Language (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Twin Cities Public Television
Publication: First Speakers: Restoring the Ojibwe Language
Date: 9/1/2010
Abstract: A language is lost every fourteen days. One of those endangered tongues is Minnesota’s own Ojibwe language. Now a new generation of Ojibwe scholars and educators are racing against time to save the language. Working with the remaining fluent-speaking Ojibwe elders, they hope to pass the language on to the next generation. But can this language be saved? Told by Ojibwe elders, scholars, writers, historians and teachers, this tpt original production is filled with hope for the future.

Letter Men: Brothers Fight for Ojibwe Language (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Terry Gross
Publication: National Public Radio: Fresh Air With Terry Gross
Date: 4/23/2008
Abstract: Brothers David and Anton Treuer are members of the Ojibwe nation from the Leech Lake Reservation in northern Minnesota. They are working to preserve the Ojibwe language, one of the few Native American languages in use. Anton Treuer is a professor of Ojibwe language and oral tradition at Bemidji State University. He is editor of the Oshkaabewis Native Journal and Omaa Akiing, a collection of Ojibwe tales by Leech Lake elders. Anton is also the author of Living Our Language: Ojibwe Tales and Oral Histories.

Preserving the Language: Treuer Receives Fellowship to Document Dialects of Ojibwe (Media Coverage)
Publication: Bemidji Pioneer
Date: 10/4/2006