Immersion Signs

In Hawai’i, signs are filled with Hawaiian (haw): aloha (hello/good-bye), kāne (men) on the restrooms and more. Ojibwe (oji) has now come to the American town of Bemidji, Minnesota in the same way.

This is a fantastic development. Not only does it assist those who speak Ojibwe and educate people wanting to learn Ojibwe, it raises the awareness of the existence of Ojibwe and confirms the place Ojibwe holds in the community.

Read the exciting details at “Whole Town of Bemidji Becomes Ojibwa Language Immersion Experience” on the SAIVUS blog.

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3 Responses to “Immersion Signs”

  1. wakablogger Says:

    The Talking Alaska blog has picked up on this story as well. He asks, “If Bemidji State University can add Ojibwe signage, why can’t University of Alaska Fairbanks add Tanana Athabascan signs?” Read the post at “The Power of Signs.”

  2. wakablogger Says:

    More information on this topic:

    Ojibwe Words Help Temper Racism
    Ojibwe-language sign program promotes unity in Bemidji

  3. Immersion Signs – Ethnos Project Crisis Zone Says:

    […] In Hawai’i, signs are filled with Hawaiian (haw): aloha (hello/good-bye), kāne (men) on the restrooms and more. Ojibwe (oji) has now come to the American town of Bemidji, Minnesota in the same way. This is a fantastic development. Not only does it assist those who speak Ojibwe and educate people wanting to learn Ojibwe, it raises […] […]

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