What is "Learn Ojibwe Online"

This is an Online Ojibwe classroom where students, children, youth, parents and grandparents can login from the privacy of your home/work/classroom computer to participate in our live Online Ojibwe lessons for FREE!!!!

Just click the first link above on the top left of the screen "ENTER VIRTUAL OJIBWE CLASSROOM" every Wednesday at 7pm EST

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Kidwenan Book and Audio Disc - $25

Please Note that the Purchase of Kidwenan, An Ojibwe Language Book and Cd, has been Temporarily cancelled, the Book and Cd will be back up for sale shortly.

The Sacred Tree

For all of the people of the earth, the Creator has planted a Sacred Tree under which they may gather, and there find healing, power, wisdom, and security. The roots of this tree spread deep into the body of Mother Earth. Its branches reach upward like hands praying to Father Sky. The fruits of this Tree are the good things the Creator has given to the people: teachings that show the path of love, compassion, generosity, patience, wisdom, justice, courage, respect, humility, and many other wonderful gifts.

The ancient ones taught us that the life of the Tree is the life of the people. If the people wander far away from the protective shadow of the Tree, if they forget to seek the nourishment of its fruit, or if they should turn against Tree and attempt to destroy it, great sorrow will fall upon the people. Many will become sick at heart. The people will lose their power. They will cease to dream dreams and see visions. They will begin to quarrel among themselves over worthless trifles. They will become unable to tell the truth and to deal with each other honestly. They will forget how to survive in their own land. Their lives will become filled with the anger and gloom. Little by little they will poison themselves and all they touch.

It was foretold that these things would come to pass, but that the Tree would never die. And so as long as the Tree lives the people live. It was also foretold that the day would come when people would awaken, as if from a long, drugged sleep; that they would begin, timidly at first but then with great urgency, to search again for the Sacred Tree.

The knowledge of its whereabouts, and of the fruits that adorn its branches have always been carefully guarded and preserved within the minds and hearts of our wise elders and leaders. These humble, loving and dedicated souls will guide anyone who is honestly and sincerely seeking along the path leading to the protecting shadow of the Sacred tree.

The objective of this virtual language classroom is to become a guiding force to finding the path of the protecting shadow of the Sacred Tree in all of us. We do not have to walk in two worlds with only one language anymore, start the healing and learning here.

The Sacred Tree; Phil Lane, Jr., Judie Bopp, Michael Bopp, Lee Brown, and Elders.

Brief Introduction

Anishinaabemowin language programs have popped out of the woodwork in recent times. Many people have taken the initiative to bring back the language into their communities.

We all have worked tirelessly to bring Anishinaabemowin back into our communities. It has become very evident that our Elders are the keepers of the language, but without them who do we have to continue their legacy.

Our Elders continue to pass on to the Spirit world. With their journey they take the language with them, so now is the time to make that commitment to learn this very reality of it’s almost depletion.