We have partnered with the Post-Secondary Enrollment Options Program (PSEO) to offer high school students entering into their junior and senior year, the opportunity to enroll in Beginning Dakota I & II, or Beginning Ojibwe I & II.
This program is designed to offer a tuition-free opportunity for high school students interested in learning how to speak one of Minnesota’s indigenous languages.
What will you learn?
- Basic techniques to become a fluent speaker
- Reading and writing Dakota or Ojibwe
- Indigenous language revitalization history, issues, and research
- Basic principles of language revitalization
What are the benefits?
- Earn college credits
- Gain college experiences
- Help preserve Minnesota's indigenous languages
- Enjoy campus at the University of Minnesota
First, apply with the Department of American Indian Studies for the Dakota or Ojibwe Language PSEO Program.
You must submit:
- 250-word essay that describes your interest in learning the Dakota or Ojibwe language
- Your high school transcript
- Two academic letters of recommendation from non–relatives (Please limit to one page each)
- Completed application form: PSEO Application
Next, you complete to the University of Minnesota PSEO Application.
Submit your application: You can email, fax or mail your completed application to the Department of American Indian Studies.
For more information, call Brittany Anderson at 612-626-5759, or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.