Minnesota History: Building A Legacy

Ojibwe People's Dictionary

  • Project Overview
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Project Overview

Partner Organizations: University of Minnesota, Minnesota Digital Library, Minitex.

The Ojibwe language, like many other indigenous languages, is endangered. Most current speakers are over the age of 65 and probably fewer than a thousand speakers of Ojibwe in the United States learned it as their first language.

Through this project, the partners are creating an Ojibwe dictionary that will be accessible online, serving to create a public and scholarly resource that will preserve and revitalize the Ojibwe language in Minnesota. The interactive, multi-media language and cultural heritage dictionary will link the voices of recorded language speakers to digitized images of cultural objects, photographs, maps, sound and visual recordings and documents from the Minnesota Historical Society.

Project Details

Through this project, the partners are creating an Ojibwe dictionary that will be accessible online, serving to create a public and scholarly resource that will preserve and revitalize the Ojibwe language in Minnesota.

Legal Citation / Subdivision
LAWS of MINNESOTA for 2009 Ch. 172, Art. 1, Subd. 4 (d), History Partnerships

Appropriation Language
(d) History Partnerships. $1,250,000 in 2010 and $2,750,000 in 2011 are for partnerships between and with the Minnesota Historical Society and partnering organizations to enhance access to Minnesota's history and cultural heritage in all regions of the state.

Funding Amount: $358,267

Project Manager

Brenda Child
University of Minnesota
215 Johnston Hall, 101 Pleasant St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
612-626-5330
child011@umn.edu

Administering Agency

Minnesota Historical Society

Quick Facts

Project Type: External Partnerships

Funding Amount: $358,267

Source: Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund

Status: Completed

Appropriation Years: 2010 2011

Counties Impacted: Statewide

MN Senate District: All Districts

MN House District: All Districts

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