Sokaogon Chippewa Community News
Rosetta Stone to Offer Ojibwe Language Course
The Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe in eastern Minnesota has partnered with Rosetta Stone to create a six-level course to teach the Ojibwe language. Tribal Members say it couldn’t have come at a better time.
Two decades ago, 145 members of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe spoke the Ojibwe language fluently.
In the past couple of years, that number has dropped to 20. The Mille Lacs Band is trying to reverse the trend by partnering with Rosetta Stone to create an Ojibwe language course that is both multi-level and easily accessible.
Rosetta Stone’s Ojibwe course became available to members of the Mille Lacs band earlier this month. It opened to the public on March 1st.