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123 Red River Boulevard W., Winnipeg, MB, R2V 3X9| Phone: (204) 334-8417| Fax: (204) 334-9031
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Riverbend Community School
May 26, 2024
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Ojibwe Bilingual Program


Give your children the gift of an additional language!


circle-of-feathers.jpgThe curriculum developed is designed to enable children to succeed WITHOUT requiring parents to have any Ojibwe language skills.

The goal of our K-5 Ojibwe Bilingual Program is to shape our students into language and knowledge keepers who ensure the stories and words of yesterday and today are shared for generations to come.

Speaking, reading and writing Anishinaabemowin helps students reclaim their roots, take pride in their identities and shed some of the shame history has placed upon their culture.

Classes are taught by Anishinaabe teachers who know and live the culture. Lessons – rooted in numerous traditional teachings – involve many hands-on experiences that help enrich students’ cultural and language growth.

Students enrolled in the Ojibwe Bilingual Program receive instruction in core subject areas in both Ojibwe and English. Lessons are taught in each language approximately half the day.

Students participate in:

  • Drum teachings
  • Turtle teachings
  • Gender teachings
  • Thirteen Moon teachings
  • Traditional song and dance
  • Guest speaker presentations, delivered in both Ojibwe and English
  • Traditional food preparation and meal sharing