The Department of Native Studies offers a Minor in Native Languages; most of the language courses taught in fall and winter are Ojibway and Cree at both the introductory and the intermediate level. In the summer, Summer Institutes in one of these languages are offered bringing together the learning of and about the language and stories in the language.
Ojibway is offered as a minor option and is open to students in all faculties.
Interesting courses and unique opportunities
Note: the Department of Native Studies established in 2010 in collaboration with Linguistics and the Department of English, Film and Theatre an ongoing Summer Institute in Cree Language and Narrative that will alternate with similar institutes in other Indigenous Languages, like Ojibway in the future.
A Native Studies degree in general provides job opportunities in all areas of both the private and the public sector where a knowledge and appreciation of Indigenous peoples is an asset. This qualification will be greatly enhanced by competency in the Ojibway language for employment especially in Manitoba and Ontario. Even combined with a non- Native Studies degree such competency will be invaluable in positions such as:
What is unique about this program at the U of M?
The Summer Institutes in Indigenous Language and Narrative are a unique feature of the Native Studies Department at the University of Manitoba.