Online Ojibwe Language Program

Boozhoo!

Welcome to our Online Ojibwe Language Program, where anyone can watch our live or archived classes for free. Archived classes can be found below, along with instructions for viewing. UW-Eau Claire offers two years of Ojibwe Language, and a "Certificate of Ojibwe Language." Ojibwe courses can be used to fulfill the foreign language requirement for a baccalaureate degree. Those who have questions about our program or who wish to take Ojibwe online for college credit should contact our instructor:

Dr. Wendy Makoons Geniusz
715-836-4768
geniuszw@uwec.edu

We hope you will join us for our live classes ... and don't worry, we won't be able to see or hear you. But if you'd like to participate, you can chat with us during the class using the Chat feature.

We broadcast Beginning Ojibwe II Mon-Thurs 9:00am-9:50am (central time)

We broadcast Intermediate Ojibwe II Mon-Thurs 10:00am-10:50am (central time).

If you want to join us for the live classes:

  1. Write down these instructions
  2. Go to this link for Beginning Ojibwe II: https://bluejeans.com/587732451
  3. Go to this link for Intermediate Ojibwe II:  https://bluejeans.com/302766611
  4. Choose "Join Meeting" or "Join As a Guest" (whichever comes up)
  5. Give yourself a First Name only (no email or last name because it will be preserved with our archived video)
  6. If your computer wants to download a "plug in" let it by choosing "download" or "save" and then "run" (you will only have to do this once in a while).  If it asks you if you want it to "Allow" the program to run say "Allow."
  7. Uncheck the boxes beside "send mic and video" but if you forget we will do it for you.
  8. Click Enter Meeting

BOOZHOO! This is an archive of our Beginning Ojibwe I classes from Fall 2017.  We include both sections of the class in one recording.
These videos should be downloadable.  Let us know if you have problems with this.

Niizho-giizhigak Aabitooseg Niiyo-giizhigak Week
No Class No Class Praying 1
Directions + Intros Intros: Me + S/he Intros: Conversing 2
Numbers Ages + Temp Working with Numbers 3
Not Available Numbers + NA vs NI Dependent Nums + Pres. Prep 4
Moons + Time Making Study Aides Birthdays: some tech probs
Review for Midterm
5-7
Feelings Feelings Feelings + Grammar 8
Weather + Days Weather + Tenses Weather + Times of day 9
Preparing for Presentations Not Available Student Presentations 10
Presentations + S/he is verbs (neg) S/he is verbs + ina S/he is verb + tenses 11
Relatives + Activities Not Available Not Available 12

 

Relatives + Activities Relatives Introducing Relatives
Not Available Presentation Prep. Introduction Review
Student Presentations Presentations+Review  

This is an archive of our Beginning Ojibwe II classes, currently being recorded Spring 2018 classes.  If you have trouble downloading these files, please contact us.  We are in the process of updating our website Spring 2018, so we may not be able to add links as quickly to this page as we could in the past.  If you see that links haven't been added in a while, it means that we are not updating for several weeks, but during that time you can email us (geniuszw@uwec.edu) and we can put you on a listserv to receive weekly recordings of our classes.

As of 7 March 2018, we are still able to update this page and are not sending out emails of links yet.

These are the materials we are using in this class:

  • Dictionary: Peoples Ojibwe Dictionary: http://ojibwe.lib.umn.edu/
  • Song CD: Gresczyk,Rick. et al.Nagamodaa Ojibwemong Abinoojiinh-nagamonan!: Let's Sing Children Songs in Ojibwe!.Minneapolis: EagleWorks, CD
  • Textbook: Gresczyk,Rick. And Margaret Sayers. Ambe Ojibwemodaa Endaayang! Minneapolis: EagleWorks

Spring 2018 Class

Nitamanokii-giizhigak Niizho-giizhigak Aabitooseg Niiyo-giizhigak Weeks:
  Asking for help Intros + asking for help Fluent Speech 1
Intros + asking for help VTA: Patterns Not Available Not Available 2
Colors: Na + Ni Colors: Na + Ni Colors: Na + Ni Colors + Numbers 3
Colors: Other Colors Colors + Possession Colors + "The One That is" Cookies 4
Not Available Not Available Seasons Seasons + Moons 5
Plural People Feelings + Plural People Plural People VAIs "am" Pronunciation 6

Boozhoo! Welcome to our Intermediate Ojibwe I Archive of classes from Fall 2017! For this class we are primarily using the following text from Eagle Works: Traveling With Ojibwe: A Phrasebook in the Chippewa Language With Emphasis on the Contemporary. Copies can be purchased from our university bookstore: 715-836-2172


All of these classes should be downloadable. If you have any problems downloading them, please contact us: geniuszw@uwec.edu

Nitam-anokii-giizhigak Niizho-giizhigak Aabitooseg Niiyo-giizhigak Week
        1
Moons, Seasons, VTAs Weeks + Weather, VIIs VIIs + VTAs VTAs: You + Me 2
Mezinaatesegin + VTIs (an) Mezinaatesegin + VIIs Mezinaatesegin + VAIs Mezinaatesegin + Presenting 3
Gichigamiin Gichigamiin Gichigamiin + nawaj Giving Directions 4
Maa'ishkamong Maa'ishkamong Adaaweng VTAs 5
Not Available Not Available Ataageng Zhooniyaa-wataageng 7
Midterm Review Midterm Review Midterm Review Not Available 8
Wiisining Okosimaani-giizhigad Enideg Epogwak 9
4th Person/ "The other(s)" 4th Thing Not Available 4th Person/ "The other(s)" 10
4th Person/ "The other(s)" Ezhipogwak Not Available Presentation Practice 11
Presentation Prep Student Presentations Not Available Not Available 12
Biindigebii'igeng Rudolph Biindigebii'igeng + Rudolph VTIs + Rudolph 13
Mazina'igan-adaawewigamig Not Available Mazina'igan-adaawewigamig Review 14
Working on Skits Christmas Carols Review   15

This is an archive or our Intermediate Ojibwe II classes, currently being recorded Spring 2018.  We are in the process of updating our website Spring 2018, so we may not be able to add links as quickly to this page as we could in the past. If you see that links haven't been added in a while, it means that we are not updating for several weeks, but during that time you can email us (geniuszw@uwec.edu) and we can put you on a listserv to receive weekly recordings of our classes.

As of 7 March 2018, we are still able to update this page and are not sending out emails of links yet.

 Nitam-anokii-giizhigak  Niizho-giizhigak  Aabitooseg  Niiyo-giizhigak  Week
   VTAs + Praying  VTAs: Do it to him verbs  Fluent Speech 1
 Asemaa + "The Other" Asemaa  Not Available  Not Available
 Asemaa + VTAs  Asemaa + VTA sentences  Asemaa + Baawitigoon  Ways to talk about Asemaa
 Asemaa: Wiindaawasong Asemaa  Asemaa + Animikiig  Asemaa + Animikiig
 Not Available  Not Available  Asemaa + Niimi'idiing  Asemaa + Speech Prep
 Mezinaashiikweban dibaajimo  Asemaa + Oratory  Switching from niin to wiin  Conjugations + Pronunciation
Presenting Teachings       7
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