This specialized certificate is designed for individuals who seek knowledge and experience with the Ojibwe language as the principal means of understanding the Ojibwe culture and people.  Student learning focuses primarily on use of the Ojibwe language and the incorporation of Ojibwe culture and traditional activities through the language.  Topics that are covered in this certificate program include the importance of language as a means of cultural expression, communication, and revitalization.


As a student in this certificate program, you should:

  • Desire knowledge of the Ojibwe language
  • Want to experience Ojibwe culture beyond the classroom setting
  • Communication effectively


As a graduate of this certificate, you will be able to:

  • Use Ojibewmowin
  • Express aspects of Ojibwe culture through the medium of Ojibwemowin
  • Utilize Ojibwe texts, media, and other resources


Graduates with a specialized certificate in Ojibwe language can lead to career positions in such fields as cultural educator, teaching assistant, media program developer, translator, museum and archival work, and journalism.  The Ojibwe language can also be an important second skil for many jobs in Native business, industry, government, and human services, while also serving as a gateway to increasing potential for personal growth and advancement.