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Chanie Wenjack School

Gowski College in the moonlight from across the Otonabee river
for Indigenous Studies

Chanie Wenjack School

Courses

Mazinawgamiig: Five Day Camp

INDG 3851H

This land-based language and culture camp explores Anishinaabemowin through experiential learning. The course covers basic knowledge and history of Anishinaabe language. Participants will engage with Anishinaabemowin with specific emphasis on  summer cyclical environmental knowledge as expressed through oral and written Anishinaabemowin (writing system, oral traditions and stories, songs, chants, spoken word dances) and conveyed through action (physical activities, dances, practices) that facilitate the development of positive relationships with the land and water at Mazinaw-Gamiig (Bon Echo Provincial Park)

Fall Weekends

INDG 3852H

This weekend course builds on the language learned in INDG 3851H. Coming together over the fall term in regional Indigenous communities or cultural sites, participants will engage with Anishinaabemowin with specific emphasis on fall cyclical environmental knowledge as expressed through oral and written Anishinaabemowin (writing system, oral tradition and stories, songs, chants, spoken word dances) and conveyed through action (physical activities, dances, practices) that facilitate the development of positive relationships with the land and watersheds across regional Anishinaabe homelands.

Winter Weekends 

INDG 3853H

This weekend course builds on the language learned in INDG 3851H. Coming together over the fall term in regional Indigenous communities or cultural sites, participants will engage with Anishinaabemowin with specific emphasis on winter cyclical environmental knowledge as expressed through oral and written Anishinaabemowin (writing system, oral tradition and stories, songs, chants, spoken word dances) and conveyed through action (physical activities, dances, practices) that facilitate the development of positive relationships with the land and watersheds across regional Anishinaabe homelands.

 

To inquire about fees and to register, please contact Chris Welter, academic administrative assistant, Indigenous Studies.