Aanii the Online Ojibwe 1 class is available for you to register. Class begins in March. Here is the link to register!
February 1, 2014
September 12, 2013
Aanii Folks, for those of you who are interested in taking Ojibwe 1 at Montcalm Community College, we are going to be setting up and recording this semester’s lectures /powerpoints and it will be available to long distance learners nationwide by the Spring 2014. Online does not mean by email only, you will listen to recorded lectures and powerpoints and be able to interact with me the instructor at designated “tune in” times to answer questions, and you will be able to partner up with other students to collaborate and practice dialog through canvas software. Students will need high speed internet, mic and speakers to take the course. If you do not have those at home, please contact Susan Hatto at Montcalm Community College and she can help you locate places in your area where those are available to take the course.
This class will be available nationwide, so those of you who have messaged me asking for classes in your rural / urban areas can take the course as well. So those of you out there who have been wishing for a class close to home that is cheaper than university now have an opportunity. Please email the school to let them know if you are interested in taking the class online in the spring, the more interest the better to continue offering this Ojibwe language class and the more students who complete Ojibwe 1, then I can go ahead and write up Ojibwe 2 and offer that online as well.
September 10, 2013
Aanii, I wanted to shout out to Carmen Harrington and Menoukha I am working with MCC to try and figure out a way for you long distance learners to take the class as well. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you both are still interested. I will know more information from the college by this friday on how this will work and whether they can set it up and how. So if any of you readers out there still want to take my beginners class please email me asap, as the deadline is Sept 30 for registration, and the college would like to know if there is any other interest in long distance learning out there for my class.
September 9, 2013
Yes I am teaching again this fall Ojibwe 1 at Montcalm Community College in Sidney, Mi. I had to raise the price as it was not covering my gas, printer ink and paper for the worksheets for the students, not to mention the new games I have created… and some of the students did not realize the depth of the class due to the low price. Hurry and register there are only a few spots left. Registration ends by Sept 30th.
Here is a link to register : http://register.asapconnected.com/Courses.aspx?CourseGroupID=2906
The class runs from October 2nd to November 6th. Wednesday evenings 6-8pm
January 28, 2013
I have been real busy of late, we were house hunting over last spring and summer and finally found our oshki waka’igan! We moved into the new house in September. My job has taken some topsy turvy turns and over my Christmas break, My husband got an idea for me to start a business on Etsy. So we have been working diligently to make that happen over the past month and a half. We opened the shop yesterday, I am trying to link it but word press is having a problem, so go to Etsy and search Mahoohns Den. I put in my two weeks notice at my regular job in order to pursue the business, and I am looking for other opportunities at the same time to make money to funnel into the business to make it grow. My current job ends on February 8th, so I will have more time to work on my new website as well which is focused on my art, anishinabemowin, and art blog and a blog about the new movement that began in December of 2012 – Idle No More. The other website I am still working on you can check it out at http://www.makoohnsden.com (as I said about the Etsy shop link.. the wordpress linker is broken, it won’t let me insert the link so you will have to copy the address and paste in your browser window.)
You all can watch the transformation as I improve on the design and add more content. I will be making any new posts on the language there. I will not be ridding myself of this site, I will be leaving it up, but for new language posts you will have to check out my new site. I also am teaching Basic Anishinabemowin again at Montcalm Community College in Sidney Michigan for this spring semester. If you missed my first class you are welcome to register for the spring section here http://register.asapconnected.com/Courses.aspx?CourseGroupID=2906
I also participated in an Idle No More Round Dance Flash Mob at the Rivertown Crossings Mall in Grand Rapids a few weeks ago, you can see the video on my Wabanaisee Singers Youtube channel.
So there is the short of the changes here in Makoohns Den!
August 1, 2012
Just thought I would put the word out that I will be teaching an introductory course on Anishinabemowin at Montcalm Community College, 2800 College Dr., Sidney, Michigan. If any of you readers out there are interested, it will be a two fun – filled hours a week for 6 weeks and the whopping cost of $49.00. What will you get for the $49 smackeroos, well you will get a more comprehensive course than I took at the University for $1500… and with history and culture thrown in for fun! We shall learn songs, watch clips of fluent elders, play games and practice dialog…. alot of dialog…. and get you started on the road to becoming an Anishinabe Language Warrior ! So here is the link to register for this fall class: http://register.asapconnected.com/Courses.aspx?CourseGroupID=2906
The class shall begin on September 11, 2012 at 6pm at the Sidney Campus. I hope to see you all there!
Bama api gi waabamin!
May 10, 2012
Sorry I have been gone so long…. there has been a move… work … car accident… physical therapy and more work and family things…
So it is finally Minokami here in Michigan and a weird one at that… early hot temperatures had the plants and trees blooming early and then a freeze and snow killed some of the plants… the weather has been all over the place.
Before I begin posting oshki ikidowinan, I would like to hear from you all on what words and phrases you would like to learn about…
Leave me lists in the comments and I will check back to see what you all come up with!
Bama pii gi waabamin!