Established in 1963, the Indian Affairs Council is the oldest council in the nation and serves as a liaison of the Indian tribes and the state of Minnesota. The Indian Affairs Council Offices, located in St. Paul and Bemidji, Minnesota, carry out the mission of the Indian Affairs Council, which is "to protect the sovereignty of the eleven Minnesota tribes and ensure the well being of all American Indian citizens throughout the state of Minnesota."
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Dakota and Ojibwe Language Revitalization Grants
NOW AVAILABLE: RFP FOR NEW CYCLE OF DAKOTA AND OJIBWE LANAGUAGE REVITALIZATION.
The following documents are necessary for the completion of application to this cycle of Dakota and Ojibwe Language Reviatlization Grants:
- * RFP
- * Grant Impact Evaluation
- * Grant Review Criteria (Criteria developed by the Volunteer Working Group on Dakota and Ojibwe Language Revitalization)
- * Commissioner's Plan (Highlighting allowable expense information - keep for your records)
According to the language set forth in the State Legislature's Laws of 2013, with this RFP an applicant may request funding for, "Competitive Grants for Language Immersion" or "Grants to Protect and Preserve Dakota or Ojibwe Language," or both. Please see RFP packet for further details regarding available funding and instructions.
The grants areas are intentionally broad and somewhat flexible so that a diverse array of projects can be funded. Offices, agencies, or divisions administered under the authority of an American Indian Nation or Alaska Native Community located in Minnesota, recognized educational facilities, and non-profits, are encouraged to apply.
We want to make these new opportunities available to all Minnesotans, so will appreciate your forwarding this information to anyone you think might be interested. If you have questions about the arts and cultural heritage fund or the new programs, please don't hesitate to contact Melanie Plucinski at Melanie.Plucinski@state.mn.us, or call at 651.231.9248
Minnesota's 2011 Dakota & Ojibwe Language Report
The Minnesota Indian Affairs Council, along with language experts from across Minnesota, is proud to release the 2011 Volunteer Working Group on Dakota and Ojibwe Language revitalization and Preservation Report. As a result of its effort, the work group has been able to address all ten directives set by the Legislature, resulting in: a reliable picture of the
status of Dakota and Ojibwe languages and of current efforts to revitalize Minnesota's Indigenous languages, the identification of best practices for addressing language revitalization, the identification of barriers to successful language revitalization, and recommendations for action that can be taken by Tribal Governments, the Minnesota Legislature and the State
Department of Education to remove obstacles and advance the cause of language revitalization.
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