Anishnaabemowin Pathways – Developing the Next Generation of Language Teachers, Programmers and Language Activators

Georgian College of Applied Arts and Technology
M. Fifield
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The Anishnaabemowin Pathways project identified a pathway for students enrolled in the Anishnaabemowin (Ojibwe) Language Programming (ANLP) program at Georgian College to transfer seamlessly into Lakehead University’s Indigenous Language Teacher Diploma (ILTD) formerly Native Language Teacher’s Certificate program. This will be done through an integrated delivery format between Georgian College (Barrie) and Lakehead University (Orillia). Prior to implementation, Lakehead University will need to complete the revisions to its credential to meet new Ontario College of Teachers standards. As part of the ONCAT supported work, Georgian also reviewed and revised its existing program with the help of language and subject matter experts and Elders. We anticipate that students entering the Sept 2017 cohort at Georgian will have the option of moving into the ILTD upon completion of the Georgian program in 2019.