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Anishinaabemowin Instructor for the Center for Native American Studies at Northern MIchigan University in Marquette Michigan. My job is to help rescue an endangered language-Ojibwe. Collaborating with other instructors from K-12, community, college and higher Education in Ontario, MIchigan, Minnesota and more. Happy with higher level teaching. Educated at York University in Toronto Ontario and continuing with Creative Writing at NMU, I plan to promote language retention and education to those beyond and within the Native American community.

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Day 2 at Merlot

As a refresher here is one link for on-line teachers.

The Center for Native American Studies (CNAS) is hosting the 13th annual UP Indian Education conference for one day Sept 21. Do not fret, 13 is a lucky number in Native america. You are protected. lol. For faculty dissemination here is last years link.

Faculty is encouraged to… Continue

Posted on August 15, 2009 at 2:51pm

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At 11:34am on June 4, 2009, deborah said…
Hi Ken
At 11:49am on June 5, 2009, Bryant Varney said…

It has been a joy working with you this week!

At 9:22am on June 12, 2009, Glenna Carolyn Pendleton said…
Kenn I would like to add you to my Merlot group of friends.
At 12:39pm on June 19, 2009, kenn pitawanakwat said…
Hi Mark: Miigwech (thank you) for the update...I tried to play the record..but the audio kicks out after a few seconds leaving me with a slide show and a buffer bar telling me it is loading but when I press play, nadda happens...any tips? I do appreciate your help. Thank you.
At 9:58am on August 17, 2009, Laura Franklin said…
Hi, Kenn,

Sorry to hear you're stranded, but at least it's in a nice place, great weather and wonderful produce. I loved the salad we had there.

I want to reiterate my invitation to start an Ojibwe collection in MERLOT World Languages. The first step would be to log in, click on contribute a material and follow the form. Tutorials, drill and practice, collections, videos, podcasts and many other material types are available. When you categorize your materials for now, the path will be Humanities, World Languages, Less Commonly Taught. Please be sure to put Ojibwe in as a keyword. If you're logged into MERLOT, you'll see my contact info in the Member Directory. I am here to help.
Please extend my invitation to other Native American colleagues to put their web resources into MERLOT. I can even arrange a sub-category when we have enough materials added. Thanks for enriching our collection in that way, so that faculty members and students will have access to them.



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