Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College is excited to host the 4th annual Ojibwe Language Symposium in person, February 3-5, 2023. The annual Ojibwe Language Symposium is a family oriented, collaborative, community event where language holders and learners can come together. For more information and registration, please visit

The 4th Annual Ojibwe Language Symposium is free to everyone and registration is open through the start of the event on Friday, February 3. Like past years, the event will offer two strands of language learning: an emergent level for beginning speakers, and an immersive level for practitioners, and fluent speakers.

4th annual Ojibwe Language Symposium Keynote Presenters:

  • Presenters: Obizaan (Lee Staples) & Ombishkebines (Chato Gonzales)
    Presentation: Why we wrote the book Anishinaabe-niimi’iding: An Anishinaabe Ceremonial Drum.
  • Presenters: A panel of current and founding educators
    Presentation: “Ani-bagakendamaang Nandagikenjigeyaang”
  • Presenter: Waabibizhikiikwe, Pat Ningewance
    Presentation Description- Title: Looking Far Ahead for Anishinaabemowin: We Can Do It
  • Presenter: Miigizi, Michael D. Sullivan Sr., PhD.
    Presentation Title: Statement Made by the Indians: Treaties, Sovereignty, and Language.
  • Presenter: Baabiitawigiizhigookwe “Baabiitaw” Boyd
    Presentation: Ani-gikenindizong biminizha’aman i’iw gidinwewininaan: Self-awareness and your pursuit of language.

For a full list of presenters and other information, please visit: or contact Roxanne DeLille, Dean of Indigenous and Academic Affairs at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College at roxanned*AT*

Gidinwewininaan – Mii iw epiitendaagwak (Our language is most highly valued).

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