December 1, 2004

Language

Jane Johnston Schoolcraft was taught both English, and Ojibwa languages, which enabled her to record the oral stories of her people. Today, all Ojibwa speak english, but only about a quarter speak their native Ojibwa language. Follow this link for a few audio samples of a man speaking ojibwa:

http://www.schoolnet.ca/aboriginal/audiosam/anish/anish-e.html

Source: http://www.geocities.com/bigorrin/chippewa_kids.htm

Posted by hans1944 at December 1, 2004 12:02 AM