Ziigwang Inakamigiziwin: Ojibwe Language Immersion and Land-Based Learning Institute

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Ziigwang Inakamigiziwin 2019 Information Sheet

Ziigwang Inakamigiziwin is a special spring session offering of university courses from Shingwauk Kinoomaage Gamig/Algoma University at our main campus in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.

A two-week Ojibwe language full immersion program (May 12 – May 26) Language students will be placed at the level appropriate to their knowledge and ability (either introductory or intermediate). Students will be in class or engaged in activities in the language from 8.30 am until 4.00 pm six days a week. All professors and helpers will be fluent Anishinaabemowin speakers. If eligible to study in a university degree program, successful students will earn 3 university credits.

A one-week course, ‘Anishinaabe Architecture on the Land’ (May 6 – May 11) offers a hands-on culture-based experience in ‘teaching lodge’ construction. This course will involve significant outdoor activity. Students will be fully engaged with the course activities from 8.30 am until 6 pm for the six days of classes. This course will be offered in English with the use of Anishinaabemowin. If eligible to study in a university degree program, successful students will earn 3 university credits.

Course credits: All students in these courses who wish to earn a university credit must be eligible to study in a university degree program. Course credits are normally transferable to other universities.

Deadline to apply: Monday April 29

Course descriptions:

OJIB 1206 Intensive Conversational Practice, introductory level

This course provides students with intensive oral conversational practice, building on grammatical and vocabulary notions of the language at a beginner’s level. Language used in everyday interactions such as greetings, questions and answers about daily activities, giving directions and following instructions, and understanding simple ceremonial language will be practiced until fluency is achieved. (LANG 6) Note: students will be placed in a language course according to their ability*. Sunday May 12 (evening) – Sunday May 26 (afternoon), 8.30 am to 4 pm, Monday – Saturday.

OJIB 2206 Intensive Conversational Practice, intermediate level

This course provides students with intensive oral conversational practice, building on grammatical and vocabulary notions of the language at an intermediate level. Language used in everyday interactions such as outdoor activities, beading and sewing, purchasing and selling, evaluating, planning, organizing, and participating in ceremonies will be practiced until fluency is achieved. (LANG 6) Note: students will be placed in a language course according to their ability.* Sunday May 12 (evening) – Sunday May 26 (afternoon), 8.30 am to 4 pm, Monday – Saturday
*Note: OJIB 1206 and 2206 course descriptions are subject to final Senate approval.

ANIS 3906 Special Topics in Anishinaabe Studies I: Anishinaabe Architecture on the Land

This course explores the enduring traditions of Anishinaabe architecture and community planning, with a focus on the philosophical foundations, ethics, and practices of building ceremonial lodges. Students will engage in experiential, hands-on learning, as they collaboratively build a traditional teaching lodge on campus. The course will be delivered through a combination of learning from traditional teachers and knowledge holders, hands-on work and learning, class discussions, and reflective writing exercises. As a land-based course, students should be prepared to be outdoors for the duration. (Monday May 6 – Saturday May 11, 2019, 830am-6pm). Note: there are no prerequisites for this course. Monday May 6 – Saturday May 11 8.30 – 6 pm each day, Monday-Saturday

REGISTRATION AND COST:

Tuition:

1 course (3 credits) $942.86
2 courses (6 credits) $1662.96

Note: The two weeks of immersion count as one course. The one week of lodge building also counts as one course. All students, whether taking the course for university credit or not, must pay the same tuition. These tuition fees may be slightly adjusted.

Apply to take courses at regoffice@algomau.ca

Residence

Residence is optional. Three residence packages are available:

Sunday May 5-Sunday May 12, $172.00
Sunday May 12-Sunday May 26 $345.00
Sunday May 5 – Sunday May 26 $517.00

Residence accommodation is in single rooms in townhouses. Each townhouse has a kitchen. For those staying in residence, please bring all your bedding and cooking utensils (a few dishes and some cutlery for yourself, as well as a pot and pan to cook with).

The deadline to apply to stay in residence is May 1st. These residence fees may be slightly adjusted.

Apply for residence by e-mailing Housing and Conference Services, rosetta.linklater@algomau.ca

Meals:

Lunches are provided for all students on course days at no extra cost. All other meals are the responsibility of individual students. Townhouses are equipped with kitchens and the university cafeteria is open. There is a grocery store within walking distance of campus.

Ready to sign up? Have more questions?

To register, e-mail the registrar’s office at regoffice@algomau.ca

For more detailed information contact: Mitch Case Director of Student Services, Outreach and Resources Shingwauk Kinoomaage Gamig mcase@shingwauk.ca 705-942-5069