Anishinaabemodaa miinawaa!  

"Let's speak Anishinaabemowin again".

Bimose Tribal Council and its governing member communities have set out goals of revitalizing and preserving Anishinaabemowin for our future generations. Under this direction, Bimose Tribal Council has undertaken a number of initiatives.

Projects have been funded through the Ministry of Canadian Heritage, Aboriginal Languages Initiative, the Ontario Ministry of Education, Indigenous Languages Fund, and the Ontario Arts Council.Through these generous funding opportunities, Bimose Language and Culture staff have been very busy.

The projects include the completion of a book of short stories in Anishinaabemowin shared by the communities Bimose serves, training for Bimose Native Language Teachers, creation of Anishinaabemowin resources and curriculum for teachers and students.

As the Federal Government works towards the official Native Languages Act, Bimose Tribal Council will continue to seek funding opportunities and grow its capacity in Anishinaabemowin language revitalization and preservation.

Support Staff

Jim B. Green, Language and Cultural Advisor

Jim’s role as the Language and Cultural Advisor is to provide translation support for the projects being implemented.  He plays a crucial role in serving as the intermediary between first language speakers and those wanting to learn.  He is very effective at facilitating discussions in Anishinaabemowin, his first language.  He is very passionate about his role at Bimose Tribal Council and is often called on to provide cultural protocol advice.

"It is the goal to have many speakers again and to practice and learn our ways of traditional life and the Anishinaabe Language that comes with it" - Jim Green

Cynthia Jourdain, Anishinaabemowin Project Coordinator

As the Anishinaabemowin Project Coordinator, Cynthia’s main role is to coordinate the projects currently funded and to look at potential opportunities going forward.  This includes completing project deliverables within specific time frames and within budget.  One of Cynthia’s main goals in her personal life is to relearn Anishinaabemowin.

Recent News

December 2018 - Bimose Tribal Council honored its Native Language Teachers for the work they do to provide quality language instruction to our children.  They are the frontline workers that are helping to revive and preserve Anishinaabemowin.  Pictures from left to right:

Pat Green (Gaagagekiizhik GaKinoo'amaawadiiwi'gamig GaKinoo'amaawasowin), Stewart Green (Ojibway Heritage School),  Ron I. Mandamin (David Kejick School), Barbara Pitchenese (Waabshki Penasi School), Roxanne Martin (Migisi Sahgaigan School), Roland White (Baibombeh Anishinabe School), Eldon Copenace (Baibombeh Anishinabe School), Judy Land (Mizhakiiwetung Memorial School), Shirley Keewatin (Sakatcheway Anishinabe School),

(not pictured) Ron P McDonald, Mizhakiiwetung Memorial School

Head Office

Washagamis Bay 38A,
P.O. Box 1200,
Kenora, Ontario
P9N 3X7

Central Office

598 Lakeview Drive,
Kenora, Ontario
P9N 3P7


Phone: 807-468-5551

Fax: 807-468-3908

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