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Event Overview:

This class is FULL.
You can be added to the waitlist by emailing: programs@mycche.org
We are considering opening a 2nd section if you are interested contact: programs@mycche.org

This class will meet for 4 sessions from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM CST on the following dates:

  • January 5
  • January 12
  • January 19
  • January 26

It is possible to begin speaking Anishinaabemowin at any age. It is never too late to learn. We welcome you to join us in starting to learn Anishinaabemowin.

“Anishinaabemowin (also called Ojibwemowin, the Ojibwe/Ojibwa language, or Chippewa) is an Indigenous language, with a strong concentration around the Great Lakes. Elders share that the term Anishinaabemowin acknowledges the creation story of the Ojibwe people: “Anishinaabe” means “the spirit that is lowered down from above,” “-mo” refers to expression through speech and “-win” refers to the life energy within, used to do so. Linguists also explain that “-win” is a nominalizer that turns the verb Anishinaabemo (“he/she is speaking the Anishinaabe language”) into a noun”

“Elders often speak about the importance of Anishinaabemowin to Anishinaabe culture and society. In addition to routine communication, the language is essential in the officiating of Ojibwe ceremonies and the repatriation of sacred items as well as in providing a unique way of understanding the world. The survival of Anishinaabemowin is directly related to the survival of Anishinaabe identity and culture.” “Anishinaabemowin is considered an endangered language.”

Seeking a more advanced class? Contact: programs@mycche.org


Chelsey Commisso, Niijii Indigenous Mentorship Outreach Coordinator

Registration Details:

  • This series runs for 4 class sessions on the following dates: January 5, 12, 19, 26 from 5:30 pm-7:00 pm CST. Price is for all 4 sessions.
  • Participants will receive an email with the Zoom link and other event details 12-48 hours prior to the start of the event, late registrations will receive this information just prior to the start of the class.
  • *To ensure that cost is not a barrier we are offering a 100% off scholarship for this event, enter the following code at checkout:  scholarship100

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January 26
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Event Category:


Cook County Higher Education

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