Online Anishinaabemowin Program Fact Sheet

Beginning I

Fall 2021

15-Week Semester

Sept. 7 – Dec. 17, 2021

  • Free Community Class offered by Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, Gijigowi Anishinaabemowin Language Department, in partnership with North Central Michigan College (NCMC) and funded by Administration for Native Americans (ANA).
  • Delivered via online Brightspace LMS (Learning Management System)
  • Asychronous Flexible Schedule: learning occurs virtually, 100% online, through prepared resources, without real-time interaction. Student will log on at any time – 24 hours/day, 7 days/week – to view video lessons and complete activities (assignments, quizzes, and tests).
  • Academic Week: Monday – Sunday
  • Time Commitment: 4 – 6 hours per week for the average student
  • Computer Skills Required: must have basic computer skills, ability to email and message, navigate Brightspace program, audio or video record self on device, upload assignments into Brightspace including written texts, word, pdf, images such as jpeg/png photos, mp3 audio file, mp4 video file (tutorials/instructions will be provided to assist).
  • Course Requirements: Student must have access to a desktop or laptop computer.

Submit Application on/before Friday, August 13, 2021 to Aankwadong@LtbbOdawa-nsn.gov

Applicant will be notified of Acceptance on/before Friday, August 20, 2021.

Selected Students will attend a 30-min Zoom Orientation on (pick 1 date):

Tuesday, August 24, 6 pm OR Wednesday, August 25, 10 am OR Thursday, August 26, 7 pm.

Student will be assigned a NCMC student account and email.

Student will be graded and receive a certificate of completion.



Application Download Here

Student must be willing to make a commitment to:

  • participate in class on a regular basis
  • devote an average of 4 – 8 hours, or more, per week to study
  • complete 2 – 4 assignments and a quiz or test each week
  • submit weekly assignments and quizzes by due dates
  • participate in weekly forums to interact with other students
  • take and submit a final exam during the last week of the semester -Week 15
  • complete the entire 15-week class

In Beginning I, Students will learn:

  • an introduction about the background and history of Anishinaabemowin
  • about the writing system, syllables and sounds
  • how to introduce oneself in Anishinaabemowin
  • greetings and farewells
  • vocabulary sets: beginning verbs-actions and feelings; beginning nouns-names of objects; beginning animal names, beginning weather terms
  • to make simple sentences and questions

For further information, contact the Gijigowi Anishinaabemowin Language Department by email to Aankwadong@LtbbOdawa-nsn.gov