Revitalizing Ojibwe Language (culture/education)

When his mother took senior Paul Ganas to his very first powwow as a toddler, she said he immediately got involved, dancing and swaying to the beat of the drums. Now that he's older, Ganas, 25, is involved with American Indian culture in a more intimate way - learning to speak Ojibwe and teaching it to others, in turn breathing new life into an endangered language.

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Guardians of tradition (language)

Guardians of tradition-By Lauren Dake / The Bulletin Published: October 09. 2009 4:00AM PST

At first Merle Kirk and Adeline Miller were inseparable. For eight hours a day, the two went over language drills. Miller, a tribal elder, would say a word in her native Ishichkin, and Kirk would repeat it. They traveled and taught together. Kirk listened without interrupting. Access full at:

Klamath Dams Settlement (Environment)

The troubles on the Klamath River are much older than the 2002 fish kill, and they continue to this day. But seven years ago, when as many as 70,000 Chinook and coho washed up dead on the banks of the river, a desperate new sense of urgency was born in the public consciousness. For the first time, it seemed possible that California's second most productive salmon fishery could turn completely barren, and that it could happen soon. And in the intervening years, in fact, commercial salmon fishing has shriveled, banned entirely for some years due to a lack of fish. The river has seen numerous other mass die-offs, mostly of juvenile salmon, since the 2002 crisis.

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Keeping The Culture (Language)

Keeping it in the culture

Senior helps create course to teach, revitalize Ojibwe language

Janie Boschma-Issue date: 10/8/09 Section: Student Life

Senior Paul Ganas goes over a list of Ojibwe words and phrases before his language class Monday in the Old Library's distance learning lab, where the class is both broadcast live and recorded. Watch archived classes online.

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