Teacher Resources- Indian Education


The Ojibwe People's Dictionary: The Ojibwe People’s Dictionary is a searchable, talking Ojibwe-English dictionary that features the voices of Ojibwe speakers.

freelang.net: This dictionary is a helpful secondary resource for individual words. You can search in English and Ojibwemowin.

Ojibwe Vocabulary Project: This vocabulary project is the product of working sessions with fluent speakers throughout Ojibwe territory.

History & Culture

Nando-gikenimindwaa Nindinawemaaganidog: Getting to know all of creation: The concept of this project was inspired by the lack of materials and resources available for the youth and those wanting to learn and understand the life around us; water, air, fire, rocks, plants, trees, and the animals. Without these beings, we could not exist.

Great Lakes Indian Fish & Wildlife Commission: Children's Culture & Language Activities

Minnesota Historical Society: Resources for Educators

Powwow Understanding: What is a powwow?

University of Minnesota Ojibwe Art Curriculum: Culturally based art curriculum

Why Treaties Matter: In this virtual exhibit, see for yourself how Dakota and Ojibwe treaties with the U.S. government affected the lands and lifeways of the Indigenous peoples of the place now called Minnesota and why these binding agreements between nations still matter today.

Smithsonian's Nation Museum of the American Indian: Native Knowledge 360° is the National Museum of American Indian's national initiative to inspire and promote improvement of teaching and learning about American Indians. Explore the lesson plans and curriculum.

Native Skywatchers: Designed by Annette S. Lee (2007), the Native Skywatchers initiative seeks to remember and revitalize indigenous star and earth knowledge. The overarching goal of Native Skywatchers is to communicate the knowledge that indigenous people traditionally practiced a sustainable way of living and sustainable engineering through a living and participatory relationship with the above and below, sky and earth.


YouTube: "Waking Up Ojibwe Anishinaabemodaa"

Vimeo: "GAA-ONDINANG DAKWAANOWED MAKWA/ How the Bear Got a Short Tail"

YouTube: "All The Love The Manidoog Have For Our Children"

Corn Soup: A guide to this traditional recipe, by a chef and a knowledge keeper