Program Name Change Announcement!
Anishinaabe Gikinoo'amaadiwin was formerly known as "Indian Education". We are still here, and we are still the same program. We have adopted a new name in an effort to become more culturally aware and reflect the correct identity of our students. Anishinaabe Gikinoo'amaadiwin means "Ojibwe Education" in the Ojibwe language.
Anishinaabe Gikinoo'amaadiwin is pronounced:
uh-nih-shin-ah-bay gih-kih-new uh-mah-dih-win
Our team would be happy to help you pronounce this. Please swing by any of our classrooms and ask!
Anishinaabe Gikinoo’amaadiwin (Ojibwe Education)
Since 1974, the Ojibwe Education Programs of ISD 318 has helped ensure the highest quality education for all children of native descent.
ISD 318 Ojibwe Education Program is here to assist Native American students and their families by promoting academic success and cultural understanding between community, staff, parents, and students.
The vision of the program is to work with Native American students as a whole, while providing social, emotional, physical, and economic support towards graduation and to become successful community members and practice life skills through the Seven Grandfather Teachings.
The Seven Grandfather Teachings:
- Wisdom - Nibwaakaawin
- Love - Zaagi'idiwin
- Respect - Manaaji'idiwin
- Bravery - Zoongide'ewin
- Honesty - Gwayakwaadiziwin
- Humility - Inendizowin
- Truth - Debwewin
Program Director - Office at East
Program Coordinator - Office at East
Student Advocate - GRHS
Student Advocate - RJEMS and Bigfork
Student Advocate - East Elementary
Student Advocate - West Elementary and Cohasset
Cultural Advocate - Office at RJEMS