"The grant allows for the creation of immersion opportunities by the Anishinaabemowin Club," Ekdahl said.
The club hosts gatherings where people are required to speak in Ojibwe during meal and social situations. Instructional cards were created to generate dialogue.
"We also have a Little Language Warrior Club for 3- to 7-year-olds," Ekdahl said. "The program targets young children and parents."
Ekdahl said the project work has created tools to teach young children, including board games, Bingo and charades translated into the Ojibwe language, which are used during the immersion programs.
"We teach them how to play ‘duck, duck, goose' in the language," Ekdahl said. "The parents have to participate.