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Ojibwe Language and Culture 1 with Ricky White

Our language and culture is our reality and are the focal point of who we are. This course is an awakening of the good that is in all of our spirits. This is open to all people and you will feel very welcomed and appreciated by this experience.

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Public University Class:  Ojibwe Language and Culture 1 with Ricky White

This is a 12-meeting virtual class using the Zoom platform.

Tuesdays, Sept 10, 17, 24, Oct 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Nov 5, 12,19, 26 

5-7 pm CT

About this class:

This is an introductory course to Ojibwe Language and Culture. There will be language embedded into each evening along with cultural teachings.  Native cultures stress that the language is the culture and the culture is the language and we cannot have one without the other. This unique course will build a proficient base and will add to the overall knowledge of the Ojibwe.

Instructor bio:

Ricky White is an Ojibwe educator who is fluent in the Ojibwe language and deeply knowledgeable in the Ojibwe culture, customs, and ways of life. He is also a member of the renowned singing group, the Whitefish Bay Singers, and he is deeply honored to share the teachings that he has retained from his mentors, experiences, and study. Ricky is a sought-after Native American consultant and he is dedicating his life to helping school districts and organizations to better understand Native people.

HND Value Statement

Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program, do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities or Humanities North Dakota. However, in an increasingly polarized world, we at Humanities North Dakota believe that being open-minded is necessary to thinking critically and rationally. Therefore, our programs and classes reflect our own open-mindedness in the inquiry, seeking, and acquiring of scholars to speak at our events and teach classes for our Public University. To that end, we encourage our participants to join us in stepping outside our comfort zones and considering other perspectives and ideas by being open-minded while attending HND events featuring scholars who hold a variety of opinions, some being opposite of our own held beliefs.

Humanities North Dakota classes and events are funded in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities

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