I want to learn Anishinaabemowin


Anishinaabemowin Gikinoo’amaaganag

The Rainy River District School Board and Seven Generations Education Institute have partnered to support Anishinaabemowin programming in schools. Along with programming within the elementary and secondary schools, we are fortunate to be partnered with preschool settings in the district where Anishinaabemowin is encouraged and supported.

Land based pedagogy increases experiential learning and emphasizes the interconnectedness of Anishinaabe language, culture, and land which is highly valued in the classroom.

The use of technology in the Anishinaabemowin program enriches students’ 21st Century skills and allows them to explore further language learning.

This programming is supported by language speakers, knowledge keepers, and elders who come into the classrooms and offer learning experiences. This supports students, teachers, and families in their journey of learning and speaking Anishinaabemowin which is the goal of the Anishinaabemodaa initiative. If you have any questions regarding these programs, please contact us.


Daycares that are dedicated to teaching Anishinaabemowin

Couchiching Child Care Centre View website
Countryview Child Care Centre
Onigaming Child Care Centre View website
Little Bears Club - Fort Frances Tribal Area Health Services View website
Nigigoonsiwiigiwam Child Care Centre View website
United Native Friendship Centre - Zaagi-idiwin Aboriginal Head Start View website
Naicatchewenin First Nation Head Start


Elementary Schools with Anishinaabemowin

Crossroads School View website
Donald Young School View website
JW Walker School View website
McCrosson Tovell School View website
Mikinaak Onigaming School View website
Mine Centre School View website
Robert Moore School View website
Zhingwaako Zaaga’igan


Secondary Schools with Anishinaabemowin

Fort Frances High School View website
Mikinaak Onigaming School
Rainy River High School View website
Zhingwaako zaaga’igan

Word Resources

Pathways Download here
Mentor-Learner Application Download here


Post-Secondary Schools with Anishinaabemowin

Seven Generation Education Institute Early Childhood Education Diploma View pamphlet View website
Lakehead University Bachelor of Arts View pamphlet View website


Gichi apiidendaagwat manaajichigewin


Daga Anishinaabemodaa! - Part 1


Gikinoo'amawisinan Giigoonwag

Daga Anishinaabemodaa! - Part 2

Ezhinikaazowaad Mitigoog

Maamawi-naadamawin Gaa-kendamowaad: Sherry Copenace

Maamawi-naadamawin Gaa-kendamowaad: Wejepibines

Learning Anishinaabemowin



Rainy River District
School Board

522 Second Street East,
Fort Frances, Ontario P9A 1N4
807 274-2796
807 274-8761

Seven Generations
Education Institute

1452 Idylwild Drive,
Box 297, Fort Frances, ON P9A 3M6
807 274-2796
807 274-8761


19 Falcon Place,
Halifax, NS B3M 3R4
905 867-8929