Forget Rosetta Stone: an Ojibwe immersion camp happening near Espanola, Ont., this week aims to provide time and space to gain confidence in speaking a language that many Ojibwe people do not speak themselves — and perhaps, to tap into culture and tradition.
Mskwaankwad Rice, who is helping to run the camp, said it will provide Anishinaabemowin immersion and grammar instruction for adult learners to preserve their language now — and for future generations of Anishinaabeg.
"We're at the point where we need to do this for the language to survive ... for us to maintain that sense of identity," he said.
The camp will take place at the Anishinabe Spiritual Centre at Anderson Lake.
Listen to the complete interview with Mskwaankwad Rice on CBC Sudbury's Up North radio show.