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Lindsey Harper, director at Niigaane Immersion School, hosted in the Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig School, records Jaydyn "Namajiins" Johnson walking down a red carpet carrying an Emmy Award. Last year, the 34 students in the Ojibwe immersion school were featured in a documentary "Restoring Ojibwe Language," which won the award by Twin Cities Public Television. On Friday, students held a farewell ceremony to the award as it travels next week to Bemidji State University, which also featured in the documentary. Pionee...

Saving the language: School immerses students by teaching Ojibwe

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Students in the Niigaane Ojibwemowin Immersion School, a K-6 school within the Bug O Nay Ge Shig School on the Leech Lake Reservation near Bena, know what it feels to be movie stars.


They were featured on "First Speakers: Restoring the Ojibwe Language," a documentary by Twin Cities Public Television that was recently honored with a Regional Emmy Award.

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