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Dennis Banks performs a magic trick for his granddaughter, Zinzii Banks, 12, pictured in red, and her classmates as students and staff at the Niigaane Ojibwe Immersion School, operated through the Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig School, celebrate their new classrooms. Bethany Wesley | Bemidji Pioneer

Niigaane celebrates: Ojibwe immersion school finds permanency in new classroom space

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BENA — As one of only two such schools in the nation, the Niigaane school is drawing attention for the right reasons.

The Niigaane Ojibwe Immersion School, its own school within Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig school, opened in 2004 to revitalize the Ojibwe language.


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